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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
Scope The objective of Sociology is to publish outstanding and original articles which advance the theoretical understanding of, and promote and report empirical research about the widest range of sociological topics. The journal encourages, and welcomes, submission of papers which report findings using both quantitative and qualitative research methods; articles challenging conventional concepts and proposing new conceptual approaches; and accounts of methodological innovation and the research process. Research Notes provide a means of briefly summarising results from recent or current studies or short discussions of methodological problems and solutions. Critical review essays and book reviews are seen as ways of promoting vigorous scholarly debate.


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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 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
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)19991.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.448
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.928
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.975
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.410
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 Cites199932
Self Cites200021
Self Cites200124
Self Cites200217
Self Cites200310
Self Cites200423
Self Cites200532
Self Cites200613
Self Cites200732
Self Cites200848
Self Cites200946
Self Cites201031
Self Cites201123
Self Cites201232
Self Cites201317
Self Cites201423
Self Cites201528
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201833
Total Cites1999163
Total Cites2000175
Total Cites2001168
Total Cites2002175
Total Cites2003226
Total Cites2004257
Total Cites2005312
Total Cites2006289
Total Cites2007394
Total Cites2008446
Total Cites2009424
Total Cites2010491
Total Cites2011464
Total Cites2012511
Total Cites2013579
Total Cites2014589
Total Cites2015722
Total Cites2016641
Total Cites2017672
Total Cites2018746
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 document19990.985
External Cites per document20001.185
External Cites per document20011.125
External Cites per document20021.206
External Cites per document20031.577
External Cites per document20041.746
External Cites per document20051.944
External Cites per document20061.816
External Cites per document20072.011
External Cites per document20082.041
External Cites per document20091.899
External Cites per document20102.255
External Cites per document20112.205
External Cites per document20122.314
External Cites per document20132.782
External Cites per document20142.859
External Cites per document20153.505
External Cites per document20163.158
External Cites per document20173.097
External Cites per document20183.395
Cites per document19991.226
Cites per document20001.346
Cites per document20011.313
Cites per document20021.336
Cites per document20031.650
Cites per document20041.918
Cites per document20052.167
Cites per document20061.901
Cites per document20072.189
Cites per document20082.287
Cites per document20092.131
Cites per document20102.407
Cites per document20112.320
Cites per document20122.469
Cites per document20132.866
Cites per document20142.975
Cites per document20153.646
Cites per document20163.270
Cites per document20173.262
Cites per document20183.552
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents200111
Non-citable documents200211
Non-citable documents20037
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200817
Non-citable documents200919
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents201818
Citable documents1999133
Citable documents2000130
Citable documents2001128
Citable documents2002131
Citable documents2003137
Citable documents2004134
Citable documents2005144
Citable documents2006152
Citable documents2007180
Citable documents2008195
Citable documents2009199
Citable documents2010204
Citable documents2011200
Citable documents2012207
Citable documents2013202
Citable documents2014198
Citable documents2015198
Citable documents2016196
Citable documents2017206
Citable documents2018210
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 documents199964
Uncited documents200059
Uncited documents200168
Uncited documents200275
Uncited documents200359
Uncited documents200444
Uncited documents200549
Uncited documents200659
Uncited documents200772
Uncited documents200878
Uncited documents200982
Uncited documents201086
Uncited documents201181
Uncited documents201263
Uncited documents201358
Uncited documents201462
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201744
Uncited documents201851
Cited documents199980
Cited documents200082
Cited documents200171
Cited documents200267
Cited documents200385
Cited documents200497
Cited documents2005100
Cited documents2006102
Cited documents2007121
Cited documents2008134
Cited documents2009136
Cited documents2010134
Cited documents2011131
Cited documents2012153
Cited documents2013152
Cited documents2014145
Cited documents2015162
Cited documents2016163
Cited documents2017170
Cited documents2018177
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