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Communication and Critical/ Cultural Studies

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Cultural Studies
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14794233, 14791420
Scope Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (CC/CS) is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. CC/CS publishes original scholarship that situates culture as a site of struggle and communication as an enactment and discipline of power. The journal features critical inquiry that cuts across academic and theoretical boundaries. CC/CS welcomes a variety of methods including textual, discourse, and rhetorical analyses alongside auto/ethnographic, narrative, and poetic inquiry.


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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.

Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q2
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q1
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.008
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.547
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20124
Self Cites201311
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20174
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201112
Total Cites201230
Total Cites201389
Total Cites201459
Total Cites201573
Total Cites201697
Total Cites201765
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.444
External Cites per document20120.456
External Cites per document20130.897
External Cites per document20140.636
External Cites per document20150.753
External Cites per document20161.011
External Cites per document20170.726
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.444
Cites per document20120.526
Cites per document20131.023
Cites per document20140.670
Cites per document20150.820
Cites per document20161.090
Cites per document20170.774
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents201415
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents20172
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201127
Citable documents201257
Citable documents201387
Citable documents201488
Citable documents201589
Citable documents201689
Citable documents201784
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201121
Uncited documents201244
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents201475
Uncited documents201568
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201745
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20118
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201428
Cited documents201536
Cited documents201652
Cited documents201741
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