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Canadian Journal of Sociologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Canada

Subject Area and Category


University of Toronto Press



Publication type





1977, 1979, 1981-1982, 1984-1985, 1987, 1993-1994, 1996-2019



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The Canadian Journal of Sociology publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research articles and innovative theoretical essays by social scientists from around the world, providing insight into the issues facing Canadian society as well as social and cultural systems in other countries. The journal also features a lively debate/commentary section encouraging the intensive exchange of ideas, along with regular sections such as "Notes on Society" that address topical issues of the day from a social science point of view and "Notes on the Discipline" designed to discuss a variety of issues encountered in the course of the sociological analysis of modern society. Each issue of the journal also has a comprehensive book review section. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q3
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q3
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q3
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q3

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.

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)19990.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.418
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.776
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.433
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.605
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.707
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.649
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.160
Total 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.

Self Cites19994
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20023
Self Cites20036
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20053
Self Cites200612
Self Cites20074
Self Cites200812
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20190
Total Cites199922
Total Cites200017
Total Cites200129
Total Cites200226
Total Cites200347
Total Cites200433
Total Cites200543
Total Cites200665
Total Cites200755
Total Cites200839
Total Cites200944
Total Cites201053
Total Cites201144
Total Cites201234
Total Cites201328
Total Cites201434
Total Cites201539
Total Cites201652
Total Cites201727
Total Cites201845
Total Cites201947
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.

External Cites per document19990.367
External Cites per document20000.296
External Cites per document20010.473
External Cites per document20020.383
External Cites per document20030.661
External Cites per document20040.448
External Cites per document20050.606
External Cites per document20060.768
External Cites per document20070.797
External Cites per document20080.474
External Cites per document20090.641
External Cites per document20100.700
External Cites per document20110.580
External Cites per document20120.623
External Cites per document20130.659
External Cites per document20140.640
External Cites per document20150.607
External Cites per document20160.750
External Cites per document20170.393
External Cites per document20180.913
External Cites per document20191.146
Cites per document19990.449
Cites per document20000.315
Cites per document20010.527
Cites per document20020.433
Cites per document20030.758
Cites per document20040.493
Cites per document20050.652
Cites per document20060.942
Cites per document20070.859
Cites per document20080.684
Cites per document20090.688
Cites per document20100.757
Cites per document20110.638
Cites per document20120.642
Cites per document20130.683
Cites per document20140.680
Cites per document20150.639
Cites per document20160.813
Cites per document20170.482
Cites per document20180.978
Cites per document20191.146
% 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
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.

Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents199949
Citable documents200054
Citable documents200155
Citable documents200260
Citable documents200362
Citable documents200467
Citable documents200566
Citable documents200669
Citable documents200764
Citable documents200857
Citable documents200964
Citable documents201070
Citable documents201169
Citable documents201253
Citable documents201341
Citable documents201450
Citable documents201561
Citable documents201664
Citable documents201756
Citable documents201846
Citable documents201941
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.

Uncited documents199934
Uncited documents200039
Uncited documents200135
Uncited documents200241
Uncited documents200340
Uncited documents200443
Uncited documents200543
Uncited documents200638
Uncited documents200733
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200940
Uncited documents201038
Uncited documents201143
Uncited documents201230
Uncited documents201323
Uncited documents201431
Uncited documents201540
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201827
Uncited documents201919
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200015
Cited documents200120
Cited documents200219
Cited documents200324
Cited documents200426
Cited documents200525
Cited documents200632
Cited documents200732
Cited documents200826
Cited documents200929
Cited documents201037
Cited documents201126
Cited documents201223
Cited documents201319
Cited documents201420
Cited documents201524
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201718
Cited documents201823
Cited documents201926
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