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Sociological Theory


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Ltd



Publication type



07352751, 14679558





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Published for the American Sociological Association, this important journal covers the full range of sociological theory - from ethnomethodology to world systems analysis, from commentaries on the classics to the latest cutting-edge ideas, and from re-examinations of neglected theorists to metatheoretical inquiries. Its themes and contributions are interdisciplinary, its orientation pluralistic, its pages open to commentary and debate. Renowned for publishing the best international research and scholarship, Sociological Theory is essential reading for sociologists and social theorists alike. 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 Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
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

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)19990.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.676
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20007
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20023
Self Cites20039
Self Cites20049
Self Cites20057
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20138
Self Cites201412
Self Cites20159
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201710
Self Cites201811
Self Cites20194
Total Cites199925
Total Cites200039
Total Cites200142
Total Cites200257
Total Cites200375
Total Cites200472
Total Cites2005105
Total Cites2006102
Total Cites2007138
Total Cites200889
Total Cites2009121
Total Cites2010141
Total Cites2011139
Total Cites2012197
Total Cites2013232
Total Cites2014196
Total Cites2015183
Total Cites2016124
Total Cites2017129
Total Cites2018132
Total Cites2019167
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 document19990.575
External Cites per document20000.762
External Cites per document20010.650
External Cites per document20020.831
External Cites per document20030.943
External Cites per document20041.000
External Cites per document20051.210
External Cites per document20061.253
External Cites per document20071.914
External Cites per document20081.735
External Cites per document20092.417
External Cites per document20102.271
External Cites per document20112.213
External Cites per document20123.310
External Cites per document20134.667
External Cites per document20144.000
External Cites per document20153.480
External Cites per document20162.327
External Cites per document20172.380
External Cites per document20182.420
External Cites per document20193.019
Cites per document19990.625
Cites per document20000.929
Cites per document20010.700
Cites per document20020.877
Cites per document20031.071
Cites per document20041.143
Cites per document20051.296
Cites per document20061.291
Cites per document20071.971
Cites per document20081.816
Cites per document20092.521
Cites per document20102.390
Cites per document20112.279
Cites per document20123.397
Cites per document20134.833
Cites per document20144.261
Cites per document20153.660
Cites per document20162.531
Cites per document20172.580
Cites per document20182.640
Cites per document20193.093
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents199940
Citable documents200042
Citable documents200160
Citable documents200265
Citable documents200370
Citable documents200463
Citable documents200581
Citable documents200679
Citable documents200770
Citable documents200849
Citable documents200948
Citable documents201059
Citable documents201161
Citable documents201258
Citable documents201348
Citable documents201446
Citable documents201550
Citable documents201649
Citable documents201750
Citable documents201850
Citable documents201954
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 documents199925
Uncited documents200021
Uncited documents200134
Uncited documents200234
Uncited documents200330
Uncited documents200429
Uncited documents200540
Uncited documents200642
Uncited documents200724
Uncited documents200818
Uncited documents200916
Uncited documents201025
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents20138
Uncited documents201411
Uncited documents20157
Uncited documents201619
Uncited documents201711
Uncited documents201813
Uncited documents201913
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200021
Cited documents200126
Cited documents200231
Cited documents200340
Cited documents200434
Cited documents200541
Cited documents200637
Cited documents200746
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200933
Cited documents201036
Cited documents201146
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201340
Cited documents201435
Cited documents201543
Cited documents201631
Cited documents201741
Cited documents201839
Cited documents201943
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