Scimago Journal & Country Rank

American Journal of Sociology

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

University of Chicago

H-Index

181

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

00029602, 15375390

Coverage

1946-1950, 1964-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

ajs@press.uchicago.edu

Scope

Established in 1895 as the first US scholarly journal in its field, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) presents pathbreaking work from all areas of sociology, with an emphasis on theory building and innovative methods. AJS strives to speak to the general sociology reader and is open to contributions from across the social sciences—sociology, political science, economics, history, anthropology, and statistics—that seriously engage the sociological literature to forge new ways of understanding the social. AJS offers a substantial book review section that identifies the most salient work of both emerging and enduring scholars of social science. Commissioned review essays appear occasionally, offering readers a comparative, in-depth examination of prominent titles. Although AJS publishes a very small percentage of the papers submitted to it, a double-blind review process is available to all qualified submissions, making the journal a center for exchange and debate "behind" the printed page and contributing to the robustness of social science research in general. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

CategoryYearQuartile
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2020Q1
SJR

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

YearSJR
19993.737
20004.481
20013.245
20024.043
20034.389
20044.039
20054.033
20064.658
20074.769
20084.461
20095.372
20104.591
20114.862
20125.055
20135.492
20146.221
20154.506
20164.289
20173.685
20184.327
20193.856
20203.755
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
199935
200042
200142
200230
200327
200433
200541
200637
200738
200846
200938
201040
201136
201233
201330
201433
201535
201644
201740
201834
201930
202026
Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19993.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.485
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.369
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.344
Total Cites 
Self-Cites

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites199928
Self Cites200032
Self Cites200128
Self Cites200216
Self Cites200325
Self Cites200421
Self Cites200526
Self Cites200621
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200818
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201015
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201711
Self Cites201810
Self Cites201912
Self Cites202016
Total Cites1999345
Total Cites2000375
Total Cites2001352
Total Cites2002362
Total Cites2003398
Total Cites2004390
Total Cites2005443
Total Cites2006555
Total Cites2007628
Total Cites2008560
Total Cites2009620
Total Cites2010673
Total Cites2011601
Total Cites2012617
Total Cites2013588
Total Cites2014651
Total Cites2015539
Total Cites2016465
Total Cites2017519
Total Cites2018625
Total Cites2019582
Total Cites2020526
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19992.856
External Cites per document20003.363
External Cites per document20012.817
External Cites per document20022.908
External Cites per document20033.301
External Cites per document20043.765
External Cites per document20054.685
External Cites per document20065.287
External Cites per document20075.569
External Cites per document20084.839
External Cites per document20095.129
External Cites per document20105.576
External Cites per document20114.906
External Cites per document20125.593
External Cites per document20135.569
External Cites per document20146.505
External Cites per document20155.585
External Cites per document20164.602
External Cites per document20174.792
External Cites per document20185.642
External Cites per document20195.278
External Cites per document20205.100
Cites per document19993.108
Cites per document20003.676
Cites per document20013.061
Cites per document20023.042
Cites per document20033.491
Cites per document20043.939
Cites per document20054.922
Cites per document20065.495
Cites per document20075.658
Cites per document20084.828
Cites per document20095.124
Cites per document20105.516
Cites per document20114.847
Cites per document20125.412
Cites per document20135.394
Cites per document20146.576
Cites per document20155.615
Cites per document20164.745
Cites per document20174.634
Cites per document20185.252
Cites per document20194.932
Cites per document20205.058
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
19990.00
20000.00
20010.00
20026.67
20037.41
20049.09
20054.88
200616.22
200726.32
200841.30
200913.16
201010.00
20115.56
201215.15
20133.33
201421.21
201514.29
201627.27
201730.00
201814.71
201916.67
202019.23
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents201910
Non-citable documents20204
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001115
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003113
Citable documents200498
Citable documents200589
Citable documents2006101
Citable documents2007109
Citable documents2008112
Citable documents2009116
Citable documents2010118
Citable documents2011117
Citable documents2012108
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents201497
Citable documents201594
Citable documents201698
Citable documents2017106
Citable documents2018109
Citable documents2019108
Citable documents2020100
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents199921
Uncited documents200012
Uncited documents200122
Uncited documents200225
Uncited documents200319
Uncited documents200416
Uncited documents200513
Uncited documents200611
Uncited documents200711
Uncited documents200811
Uncited documents20099
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents20147
Uncited documents201514
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents201711
Uncited documents201811
Uncited documents201919
Uncited documents202015
Cited documents199990
Cited documents200090
Cited documents200193
Cited documents200294
Cited documents200395
Cited documents200483
Cited documents200577
Cited documents200690
Cited documents2007100
Cited documents2008105
Cited documents2009112
Cited documents2010107
Cited documents2011105
Cited documents2012103
Cited documents201397
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201582
Cited documents201684
Cited documents2017101
Cited documents2018108
Cited documents201999
Cited documents202089
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