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Sociological Theory

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN07352751, 14679558
Scope 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.


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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.

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

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)19990.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.848
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.740
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.030
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 Cites20112
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20138
Self Cites201412
Self Cites20159
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201710
Total Cites199924
Total Cites200038
Total Cites200142
Total Cites200253
Total Cites200368
Total Cites200466
Total Cites2005106
Total Cites200697
Total Cites2007137
Total Cites200886
Total Cites2009113
Total Cites2010137
Total Cites2011128
Total Cites2012195
Total Cites2013226
Total Cites2014194
Total Cites2015183
Total Cites2016123
Total Cites2017109
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 document19990.550
External Cites per document20000.738
External Cites per document20010.650
External Cites per document20020.769
External Cites per document20030.843
External Cites per document20040.905
External Cites per document20051.222
External Cites per document20061.190
External Cites per document20071.900
External Cites per document20081.673
External Cites per document20092.298
External Cites per document20102.241
External Cites per document20112.100
External Cites per document20123.276
External Cites per document20134.542
External Cites per document20143.957
External Cites per document20153.480
External Cites per document20162.260
External Cites per document20171.941
Cites per document19990.600
Cites per document20000.905
Cites per document20010.700
Cites per document20020.815
Cites per document20030.971
Cites per document20041.048
Cites per document20051.309
Cites per document20061.228
Cites per document20071.957
Cites per document20081.755
Cites per document20092.404
Cites per document20102.362
Cites per document20112.133
Cites per document20123.362
Cites per document20134.708
Cites per document20144.217
Cites per document20153.660
Cites per document20162.460
Cites per document20172.137
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Citable documents199940
Citable documents200042
Citable documents200160
Citable documents200265
Citable documents200370
Citable documents200463
Citable documents200581
Citable documents200679
Citable documents200770
Citable documents200849
Citable documents200947
Citable documents201058
Citable documents201160
Citable documents201258
Citable documents201348
Citable documents201446
Citable documents201550
Citable documents201650
Citable documents201751
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 documents200235
Uncited documents200334
Uncited documents200432
Uncited documents200540
Uncited documents200642
Uncited documents200725
Uncited documents200819
Uncited documents200916
Uncited documents201025
Uncited documents201118
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents20138
Uncited documents201411
Uncited documents20157
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents201714
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200021
Cited documents200126
Cited documents200230
Cited documents200336
Cited documents200431
Cited documents200541
Cited documents200637
Cited documents200745
Cited documents200831
Cited documents200932
Cited documents201035
Cited documents201143
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201340
Cited documents201435
Cited documents201543
Cited documents201633
Cited documents201738
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