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Sociological Methodology

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14679531, 00811750
Coverage1987-1990, 1993, 1996-ongoing
Scope Sociological Methodology is a compendium of new and sometimes controversial advances in social science methodology. Contributions come from diverse areas and have something useful -- and often surprising -- to say about a wide range of topics ranging from legal and ethical issues surrounding data collection to the methodology of theory construction. In short, Sociological Methodology holds something of value -- and an interesting mix of lively controversy, too -- for nearly everyone who participates in the enterprise of sociological research.


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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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
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 Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1

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)19991.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.944
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.450
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.722
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20019
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20035
Self Cites20046
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20066
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20180
Total Cites199927
Total Cites200066
Total Cites200140
Total Cites200259
Total Cites200346
Total Cites200451
Total Cites200545
Total Cites200654
Total Cites200766
Total Cites200843
Total Cites200945
Total Cites201020
Total Cites201178
Total Cites201294
Total Cites2013150
Total Cites201487
Total Cites2015123
Total Cites201684
Total Cites201770
Total Cites201867
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 document19991.000
External Cites per document20002.103
External Cites per document20011.148
External Cites per document20022.111
External Cites per document20031.464
External Cites per document20041.406
External Cites per document20051.216
External Cites per document20061.333
External Cites per document20071.833
External Cites per document20081.792
External Cites per document20092.045
External Cites per document20100.950
External Cites per document20112.741
External Cites per document20122.935
External Cites per document20133.816
External Cites per document20141.771
External Cites per document20152.294
External Cites per document20161.833
External Cites per document20172.029
External Cites per document20182.481
Cites per document19991.038
Cites per document20002.276
Cites per document20011.481
Cites per document20022.185
Cites per document20031.643
Cites per document20041.594
Cites per document20051.216
Cites per document20061.500
Cites per document20071.833
Cites per document20081.792
Cites per document20092.045
Cites per document20101.000
Cites per document20112.889
Cites per document20123.032
Cites per document20133.947
Cites per document20141.813
Cites per document20152.412
Cites per document20162.000
Cites per document20172.059
Cites per document20182.481
% 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 documents19999
Non-citable documents20009
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201819
Citable documents199926
Citable documents200029
Citable documents200127
Citable documents200227
Citable documents200328
Citable documents200432
Citable documents200537
Citable documents200636
Citable documents200736
Citable documents200824
Citable documents200922
Citable documents201020
Citable documents201127
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201338
Citable documents201448
Citable documents201551
Citable documents201642
Citable documents201734
Citable documents201827
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 documents199921
Uncited documents200015
Uncited documents200112
Uncited documents200210
Uncited documents200317
Uncited documents200420
Uncited documents200527
Uncited documents200623
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200814
Uncited documents200915
Uncited documents201016
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201225
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201431
Uncited documents201524
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201827
Cited documents199914
Cited documents200023
Cited documents200116
Cited documents200218
Cited documents200316
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200516
Cited documents200617
Cited documents200714
Cited documents200813
Cited documents200912
Cited documents20109
Cited documents201116
Cited documents201213
Cited documents201323
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201531
Cited documents201627
Cited documents201726
Cited documents201819
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