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GEMA Online Journal of Language Studiesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Malaysia

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Press



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The editorial welcomes submissions that provide insights into current and key issues dealing with language studies. The journal provides a venue for language researchers and practitioners to discuss, pursue and promote knowledge in emerging and developing areas in language studies. There must be critical discussion of issues and new and significant contribution to the related field. Articles can be from any of the following areas: LINGUISTICS LITERARY STUDIES LANGUAGE STUDIES TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING STUDIES. 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.

Language and Linguistics2010Q2
Language and Linguistics2011Q2
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q2
Language and Linguistics2018Q2
Language and Linguistics2019Q2
Language and Linguistics2020Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q2
Linguistics and Language2011Q2
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q2
Linguistics and Language2018Q2
Linguistics and Language2019Q2
Linguistics and Language2020Q2
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2011Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2018Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2019Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2020Q1

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.627
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.780
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 Cites20090
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201142
Self Cites2012120
Self Cites2013106
Self Cites201484
Self Cites201568
Self Cites201640
Self Cites201796
Self Cites201862
Self Cites201954
Self Cites202072
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201024
Total Cites201164
Total Cites2012206
Total Cites2013228
Total Cites2014210
Total Cites2015154
Total Cites2016128
Total Cites2017182
Total Cites2018162
Total Cites2019190
Total Cites2020270
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.182
External Cites per document20110.647
External Cites per document20121.284
External Cites per document20130.984
External Cites per document20140.900
External Cites per document20150.597
External Cites per document20160.807
External Cites per document20170.819
External Cites per document20180.800
External Cites per document20190.877
External Cites per document20201.193
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20102.182
Cites per document20111.778
Cites per document20122.901
Cites per document20131.727
Cites per document20141.419
Cites per document20151.020
Cites per document20161.143
Cites per document20171.717
Cites per document20181.296
Cites per document20191.226
Cites per document20201.627
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201011
Citable documents201134
Citable documents201267
Citable documents2013124
Citable documents2014140
Citable documents2015144
Citable documents2016109
Citable documents2017105
Citable documents2018125
Citable documents2019155
Citable documents2020166
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 documents20090
Uncited documents20106
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201483
Uncited documents201596
Uncited documents201667
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201870
Uncited documents2019100
Uncited documents202087
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20105
Cited documents201116
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201371
Cited documents201465
Cited documents201555
Cited documents201645
Cited documents201757
Cited documents201855
Cited documents201955
Cited documents202079
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