Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Romance Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Maney Publishing



Publication type



02639904, 17458153


1983-1995, 2005-2020



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Romance Studies, founded in 1982 by Valerie Minogue and Brian Nelson, is an international, fully refereed journal devoted to the study of the Romance literatures and cultures. With a distinguished advisory panel representative of leading research across the disciplines, the journal is a forum for both established scholars and new researchers worldwide. The editors offer constructive criticism where appropriate and advise young scholars and new contributors on the effective presentation of their material. A single, broadly-defined theme provides the focus for most issues whilst articles on other subjects are also invited. The journal encourages new theoretical engagements and is open to the full range of comparative and interdisciplinary approaches. 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.

Literature and Literary Theory2011Q3
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q2
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q3
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2018Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2019Q4
Literature and Literary Theory2020Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.025
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.185
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20062
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20084
Total Cites20098
Total Cites20106
Total Cites20118
Total Cites20127
Total Cites20135
Total Cites20142
Total Cites20151
Total Cites20165
Total Cites20173
Total Cites20182
Total Cites20193
Total Cites20207
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 document20050
External Cites per document20060.118
External Cites per document20070.000
External Cites per document20080.063
External Cites per document20090.113
External Cites per document20100.066
External Cites per document20110.110
External Cites per document20120.099
External Cites per document20130.068
External Cites per document20140.014
External Cites per document20150.013
External Cites per document20160.060
External Cites per document20170.039
External Cites per document20180.029
External Cites per document20190.061
External Cites per document20200.152
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.105
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.057
Cites per document20090.104
Cites per document20100.074
Cites per document20110.103
Cites per document20120.090
Cites per document20130.061
Cites per document20140.025
Cites per document20150.012
Cites per document20160.057
Cites per document20170.038
Cites per document20180.027
Cites per document20190.059
Cites per document20200.146
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200617
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200864
Citable documents200971
Citable documents201076
Citable documents201173
Citable documents201271
Citable documents201374
Citable documents201472
Citable documents201576
Citable documents201683
Citable documents201776
Citable documents201870
Citable documents201949
Citable documents202046
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200617
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200866
Uncited documents200970
Uncited documents201075
Uncited documents201173
Uncited documents201272
Uncited documents201377
Uncited documents201477
Uncited documents201580
Uncited documents201683
Uncited documents201777
Uncited documents201871
Uncited documents201948
Uncited documents202043
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20062
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20084
Cited documents20097
Cited documents20106
Cited documents20115
Cited documents20126
Cited documents20135
Cited documents20142
Cited documents20151
Cited documents20165
Cited documents20173
Cited documents20182
Cited documents20193
Cited documents20205
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