Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Sociological Methods and Research

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1977, 1987, 1996-ongoing
Scope Sociological Methods & Research is a quarterly journal devoted to sociology as a cumulative empirical science. The objectives of SMR are multiple, but emphasis is placed on articles that advance the understanding of the field through systematic presentations that clarify methodological problems and assist in ordering the known facts in an area. Review articles will be published, particularly those that emphasize a critical analysis of the status of the arts, but original presentations that are broadly based and provide new research will also be published. Intrinsically, SMR is viewed as substantive journal but one that is highly focused on the assessment of the scientific status of sociology. (source)

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)1997Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1998Q1
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
Sociology and Political Science1997Q1
Sociology and Political Science1998Q1
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

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)19991.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.556
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 Cites19993
Self Cites200014
Self Cites20016
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20036
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20075
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201210
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20147
Self Cites201516
Self Cites20163
Total Cites199957
Total Cites200060
Total Cites200164
Total Cites200259
Total Cites200373
Total Cites200467
Total Cites200555
Total Cites2006103
Total Cites2007149
Total Cites2008101
Total Cites2009124
Total Cites2010195
Total Cites2011191
Total Cites2012186
Total Cites2013161
Total Cites2014240
Total Cites2015249
Total Cites2016281
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 document19991.080
External Cites per document20000.902
External Cites per document20011.055
External Cites per document20021.018
External Cites per document20031.155
External Cites per document20041.204
External Cites per document20051.060
External Cites per document20062.042
External Cites per document20072.880
External Cites per document20081.754
External Cites per document20092.017
External Cites per document20102.608
External Cites per document20112.968
External Cites per document20122.514
External Cites per document20132.525
External Cites per document20143.282
External Cites per document20152.841
External Cites per document20163.310
Cites per document19991.140
Cites per document20001.176
Cites per document20011.164
Cites per document20021.054
Cites per document20031.259
Cites per document20041.241
Cites per document20051.100
Cites per document20062.146
Cites per document20072.980
Cites per document20081.772
Cites per document20092.067
Cites per document20102.635
Cites per document20113.032
Cites per document20122.657
Cites per document20132.639
Cites per document20143.380
Cites per document20153.037
Cites per document20163.345
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20046
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Citable documents199950
Citable documents200051
Citable documents200155
Citable documents200256
Citable documents200358
Citable documents200454
Citable documents200550
Citable documents200648
Citable documents200750
Citable documents200857
Citable documents200960
Citable documents201074
Citable documents201163
Citable documents201270
Citable documents201361
Citable documents201471
Citable documents201582
Citable documents201684
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 documents199931
Uncited documents200027
Uncited documents200135
Uncited documents200234
Uncited documents200336
Uncited documents200432
Uncited documents200526
Uncited documents200618
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200820
Uncited documents200925
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201124
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201420
Uncited documents201524
Uncited documents201623
Cited documents199924
Cited documents200030
Cited documents200125
Cited documents200227
Cited documents200328
Cited documents200428
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200635
Cited documents200735
Cited documents200841
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201049
Cited documents201144
Cited documents201255
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201453
Cited documents201559
Cited documents201662
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