Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Theory, Culture and Society


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Ltd



Publication type



02632764, 14603616





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Theory, Culture & Society is a highly ranked, high impact factor, rigorously peer reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles in the social and cultural sciences. Launched to cater for the resurgence of interest in culture within contemporary social science, it provides a forum for articles which theorize the relationship between culture and society. 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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
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
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
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 Science2008Q2
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)19990.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.433
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.498
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.086
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.747
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.661
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 Cites19998
Self Cites20008
Self Cites20013
Self Cites200212
Self Cites200316
Self Cites200422
Self Cites20056
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200717
Self Cites200812
Self Cites200953
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201141
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201414
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201637
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201922
Total Cites199985
Total Cites2000112
Total Cites200182
Total Cites2002106
Total Cites2003151
Total Cites2004241
Total Cites2005317
Total Cites2006328
Total Cites2007344
Total Cites2008393
Total Cites2009405
Total Cites2010456
Total Cites2011485
Total Cites2012575
Total Cites2013576
Total Cites2014446
Total Cites2015487
Total Cites2016648
Total Cites2017540
Total Cites2018455
Total Cites2019497
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 document19990.681
External Cites per document20000.832
External Cites per document20010.545
External Cites per document20020.610
External Cites per document20030.865
External Cites per document20041.490
External Cites per document20052.101
External Cites per document20062.142
External Cites per document20071.069
External Cites per document20081.064
External Cites per document20090.959
External Cites per document20101.890
External Cites per document20112.265
External Cites per document20122.787
External Cites per document20132.854
External Cites per document20142.250
External Cites per document20152.401
External Cites per document20162.910
External Cites per document20172.452
External Cites per document20182.162
External Cites per document20192.596
Cites per document19990.752
Cites per document20000.896
Cites per document20010.566
Cites per document20020.688
Cites per document20030.968
Cites per document20041.639
Cites per document20052.142
Cites per document20062.216
Cites per document20071.124
Cites per document20081.098
Cites per document20091.104
Cites per document20101.924
Cites per document20112.474
Cites per document20122.847
Cites per document20133.000
Cites per document20142.323
Cites per document20152.472
Cites per document20163.086
Cites per document20172.488
Cites per document20182.310
Cites per document20192.716
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20199
Citable documents1999113
Citable documents2000125
Citable documents2001145
Citable documents2002154
Citable documents2003156
Citable documents2004147
Citable documents2005148
Citable documents2006148
Citable documents2007306
Citable documents2008358
Citable documents2009367
Citable documents2010237
Citable documents2011196
Citable documents2012202
Citable documents2013192
Citable documents2014192
Citable documents2015197
Citable documents2016210
Citable documents2017217
Citable documents2018197
Citable documents2019183
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 documents199979
Uncited documents200079
Uncited documents200199
Uncited documents200295
Uncited documents200387
Uncited documents200465
Uncited documents200552
Uncited documents200658
Uncited documents2007177
Uncited documents2008206
Uncited documents2009220
Uncited documents2010114
Uncited documents201177
Uncited documents201297
Uncited documents201380
Uncited documents201476
Uncited documents201583
Uncited documents201693
Uncited documents201799
Uncited documents201870
Uncited documents201976
Cited documents199935
Cited documents200048
Cited documents200147
Cited documents200260
Cited documents200370
Cited documents200483
Cited documents200598
Cited documents200693
Cited documents2007136
Cited documents2008161
Cited documents2009155
Cited documents2010129
Cited documents2011125
Cited documents2012111
Cited documents2013119
Cited documents2014120
Cited documents2015117
Cited documents2016117
Cited documents2017120
Cited documents2018132
Cited documents2019116
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