Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Theory, Culture and Society

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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 in 1982 to cater for the resurgence of interest in culture within contemporary social science, Theory, Culture & Society provides a forum for articles which theorize the relationship between culture and society. Theory, Culture & Society is at the cutting edge of recent developments in social and cultural theory. The journal has helped to break down some of the disciplinary barriers between the humanities and the social sciences by opening up a wide range of new questions in cultural theory.


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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.

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
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

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)19990.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.704
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.955
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.879
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.589
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.707
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.358
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 Cites20057
Self Cites200612
Self Cites200720
Self Cites200811
Self Cites200953
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201140
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201414
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201637
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201830
Total Cites199984
Total Cites2000112
Total Cites200180
Total Cites2002101
Total Cites2003150
Total Cites2004236
Total Cites2005309
Total Cites2006314
Total Cites2007331
Total Cites2008379
Total Cites2009387
Total Cites2010435
Total Cites2011451
Total Cites2012570
Total Cites2013574
Total Cites2014421
Total Cites2015477
Total Cites2016635
Total Cites2017527
Total Cites2018457
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 document19990.673
External Cites per document20000.825
External Cites per document20010.524
External Cites per document20020.571
External Cites per document20030.854
External Cites per document20041.456
External Cites per document20052.041
External Cites per document20061.961
External Cites per document20070.981
External Cites per document20080.979
External Cites per document20090.908
External Cites per document20101.833
External Cites per document20112.210
External Cites per document20122.749
External Cites per document20132.829
External Cites per document20142.120
External Cites per document20152.350
External Cites per document20162.848
External Cites per document20172.381
External Cites per document20182.157
Cites per document19990.743
Cites per document20000.889
Cites per document20010.544
Cites per document20020.647
Cites per document20030.955
Cites per document20041.605
Cites per document20052.088
Cites per document20062.039
Cites per document20071.044
Cites per document20081.008
Cites per document20091.052
Cites per document20101.867
Cites per document20112.425
Cites per document20122.808
Cites per document20132.974
Cites per document20142.193
Cites per document20152.421
Cites per document20163.024
Cites per document20172.417
Cites per document20182.308
% 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 documents20099
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents1999113
Citable documents2000126
Citable documents2001147
Citable documents2002156
Citable documents2003157
Citable documents2004147
Citable documents2005148
Citable documents2006154
Citable documents2007317
Citable documents2008376
Citable documents2009368
Citable documents2010233
Citable documents2011186
Citable documents2012203
Citable documents2013193
Citable documents2014192
Citable documents2015197
Citable documents2016210
Citable documents2017218
Citable documents2018198
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 documents199980
Uncited documents200080
Uncited documents2001102
Uncited documents200297
Uncited documents200388
Uncited documents200465
Uncited documents200553
Uncited documents200664
Uncited documents2007187
Uncited documents2008225
Uncited documents2009227
Uncited documents2010117
Uncited documents201176
Uncited documents201298
Uncited documents201381
Uncited documents201477
Uncited documents201584
Uncited documents201693
Uncited documents201799
Uncited documents201870
Cited documents199934
Cited documents200048
Cited documents200146
Cited documents200260
Cited documents200370
Cited documents200483
Cited documents200597
Cited documents200693
Cited documents2007137
Cited documents2008160
Cited documents2009150
Cited documents2010123
Cited documents2011117
Cited documents2012111
Cited documents2013119
Cited documents2014119
Cited documents2015116
Cited documents2016117
Cited documents2017120
Cited documents2018132
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