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The objective of Sociology is to publish outstanding and original peer-reviewed 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. While the journal is intended to serve the interests of members of the British Sociological Association, it does not restrict its coverage to issues about British society, nor does it require authors to be members of the BSA. 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 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
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)19991.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.840
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.911
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 Cites201032
Self Cites201123
Self Cites201232
Self Cites201317
Self Cites201423
Self Cites201528
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201828
Self Cites201970
Total Cites1999166
Total Cites2000180
Total Cites2001175
Total Cites2002177
Total Cites2003229
Total Cites2004265
Total Cites2005314
Total Cites2006311
Total Cites2007411
Total Cites2008473
Total Cites2009460
Total Cites2010520
Total Cites2011505
Total Cites2012533
Total Cites2013582
Total Cites2014597
Total Cites2015723
Total Cites2016657
Total Cites2017684
Total Cites2018725
Total Cites2019825
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 document19991.008
External Cites per document20001.223
External Cites per document20011.180
External Cites per document20021.221
External Cites per document20031.599
External Cites per document20041.806
External Cites per document20051.958
External Cites per document20061.961
External Cites per document20072.106
External Cites per document20082.179
External Cites per document20092.029
External Cites per document20102.404
External Cites per document20112.472
External Cites per document20122.596
External Cites per document20132.927
External Cites per document20142.974
External Cites per document20153.528
External Cites per document20163.256
External Cites per document20173.171
External Cites per document20183.335
External Cites per document20193.630
Cites per document19991.248
Cites per document20001.385
Cites per document20011.367
Cites per document20021.351
Cites per document20031.672
Cites per document20041.978
Cites per document20052.181
Cites per document20062.046
Cites per document20072.283
Cites per document20082.426
Cites per document20092.255
Cites per document20102.562
Cites per document20112.590
Cites per document20122.762
Cites per document20133.016
Cites per document20143.093
Cites per document20153.670
Cites per document20163.369
Cites per document20173.337
Cites per document20183.469
Cites per document20193.966
% 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 documents200920
Non-citable documents201018
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201818
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents1999133
Citable documents2000130
Citable documents2001128
Citable documents2002131
Citable documents2003137
Citable documents2004134
Citable documents2005144
Citable documents2006152
Citable documents2007180
Citable documents2008195
Citable documents2009204
Citable documents2010203
Citable documents2011195
Citable documents2012193
Citable documents2013193
Citable documents2014193
Citable documents2015197
Citable documents2016195
Citable documents2017205
Citable documents2018209
Citable documents2019208
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 documents199963
Uncited documents200056
Uncited documents200167
Uncited documents200274
Uncited documents200359
Uncited documents200442
Uncited documents200549
Uncited documents200657
Uncited documents200770
Uncited documents200874
Uncited documents200980
Uncited documents201079
Uncited documents201170
Uncited documents201250
Uncited documents201350
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201744
Uncited documents201850
Uncited documents201940
Cited documents199981
Cited documents200085
Cited documents200172
Cited documents200268
Cited documents200385
Cited documents200499
Cited documents2005100
Cited documents2006104
Cited documents2007123
Cited documents2008138
Cited documents2009144
Cited documents2010142
Cited documents2011139
Cited documents2012153
Cited documents2013152
Cited documents2014147
Cited documents2015162
Cited documents2016165
Cited documents2017170
Cited documents2018177
Cited documents2019187
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