Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Sociology of Religion


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Association for the Sociology of Religion



Publication type





1964-1975, 1977-1978, 1980-1984, 1986-1994, 1996, 1998-2001, 2005-2020



How to publish in this journal


Sociology of Religion, the official journal of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, is published quarterly for the purpose of advancing scholarship in the sociological study of religion. The journal publishes original (not previously published) work of exceptional quality and interest without regard to substantive focus, theoretical orientation, or methodological approach. Although theoretically ambitious, empirically grounded articles are the core of what we publish, we also welcome agenda setting essays, comments on previously published works, critical reflections on the research act, and interventions into substantive areas or theoretical debates intended to push the field ahead. Sociology of Religion has published work by renowned scholars from Nancy Ammerman to Robert Wuthnow. Robert Bellah, Niklas Luhmann, Talcott Parsons, and Pitirim Sorokin all published in the pages of this journal. More recently, articles published in Sociology of Religion have won the ASA Religion Section’s Distinguished Article Award (Rhys Williams in 2000) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s Distinguished Article Award (Matthew Lawson in 2000 and Fred Kniss in 1998). Building on this legacy, Sociology of Religion aspires to be the premier English-language publication for sociological scholarship on religion and an essential source for agenda-setting work in the field. 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.

Religious Studies1999Q1
Religious Studies2000Q1
Religious Studies2001Q1
Religious Studies2002Q1
Religious Studies2003Q1
Religious Studies2004Q1
Religious Studies2006Q1
Religious Studies2007Q1
Religious Studies2008Q1
Religious Studies2009Q1
Religious Studies2010Q1
Religious Studies2011Q1
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)19990.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.055
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.720
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.854
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.649
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.644
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.568
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 Cites19997
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20073
Self Cites200812
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20109
Self Cites20117
Self Cites201215
Self Cites201321
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201533
Self Cites201620
Self Cites20174
Self Cites201813
Self Cites201923
Total Cites199927
Total Cites200016
Total Cites200154
Total Cites200232
Total Cites200339
Total Cites200423
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200611
Total Cites200741
Total Cites200869
Total Cites200978
Total Cites2010113
Total Cites201182
Total Cites2012105
Total Cites2013133
Total Cites201484
Total Cites2015121
Total Cites2016140
Total Cites2017115
Total Cites2018127
Total Cites2019128
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 document19990.500
External Cites per document20000.318
External Cites per document20010.667
External Cites per document20020.410
External Cites per document20030.696
External Cites per document20040.920
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20060.500
External Cites per document20070.792
External Cites per document20080.851
External Cites per document20091.185
External Cites per document20101.891
External Cites per document20111.364
External Cites per document20121.607
External Cites per document20132.036
External Cites per document20141.382
External Cites per document20151.419
External Cites per document20161.818
External Cites per document20171.708
External Cites per document20182.036
External Cites per document20191.909
Cites per document19990.675
Cites per document20000.364
Cites per document20010.720
Cites per document20020.410
Cites per document20030.696
Cites per document20040.920
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.550
Cites per document20070.854
Cites per document20081.030
Cites per document20091.200
Cites per document20102.055
Cites per document20111.491
Cites per document20121.875
Cites per document20132.418
Cites per document20141.527
Cites per document20151.952
Cites per document20162.121
Cites per document20171.769
Cites per document20182.268
Cites per document20192.327
% 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 documents20072
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents200914
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199940
Citable documents200044
Citable documents200175
Citable documents200278
Citable documents200356
Citable documents200425
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200620
Citable documents200748
Citable documents200867
Citable documents200965
Citable documents201055
Citable documents201155
Citable documents201256
Citable documents201355
Citable documents201455
Citable documents201562
Citable documents201666
Citable documents201765
Citable documents201856
Citable documents201955
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 documents199921
Uncited documents200032
Uncited documents200146
Uncited documents200258
Uncited documents200335
Uncited documents200412
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents200615
Uncited documents200732
Uncited documents200834
Uncited documents200941
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201133
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201316
Uncited documents201429
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201618
Uncited documents201727
Uncited documents201819
Uncited documents201918
Cited documents199919
Cited documents200012
Cited documents200129
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200321
Cited documents200413
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20065
Cited documents200718
Cited documents200840
Cited documents200938
Cited documents201047
Cited documents201131
Cited documents201240
Cited documents201341
Cited documents201432
Cited documents201550
Cited documents201657
Cited documents201743
Cited documents201841
Cited documents201940
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