Scimago Journal & Country Rank

3L: Language, Linguistics, Literatureopen access



Universities and research institutions in Malaysia
Media Ranking in Malaysia

Subject Area and Category


Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

National University of Malaysia in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



01285157, 25502247





How to publish in this journal


The editorial board welcomes submissions that provide insights into key issues dealing with the English Language in a region that hosts multicultural/lingual communities and contexts. Our policy is to enable the advancement of knowledge dealing with English Language studies in these communities and contexts by providing a publication avenue for new and insightful multidisciplinary work in the region. The ultimate objective of the journal is to create critical awareness of Southeast Asian concerns with all areas of English language Studies. Submissions that draw parallels between regional and global concerns of English Language Studies are also welome. 3L publishes issues in March, June, September and December. Please visit the website to have a better idea of the kinds of articles published and the submission guidelines. 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.

Linguistics and Language2009Q4
Linguistics and Language2010Q3
Linguistics and Language2011Q2
Linguistics and Language2012Q2
Linguistics and Language2013Q2
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q2
Linguistics and Language2017Q2
Linguistics and Language2018Q2
Linguistics and Language2019Q1
Linguistics and Language2020Q1
Linguistics and Language2021Q2
Literature and Literary Theory2009Q2
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q2
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
Literature and Literary Theory2021Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.859
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.326
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20115
Self Cites201211
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201616
Self Cites201724
Self Cites201836
Self Cites201957
Self Cites202089
Self Cites202153
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20104
Total Cites20117
Total Cites201219
Total Cites201326
Total Cites201482
Total Cites201565
Total Cites201641
Total Cites201751
Total Cites201882
Total Cites2019144
Total Cites2020231
Total Cites2021181
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.000
External Cites per document20100.125
External Cites per document20110.067
External Cites per document20120.154
External Cites per document20130.214
External Cites per document20140.500
External Cites per document20150.365
External Cites per document20160.263
External Cites per document20170.250
External Cites per document20180.371
External Cites per document20190.540
External Cites per document20200.855
External Cites per document20210.859
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.250
Cites per document20110.233
Cites per document20120.358
Cites per document20130.257
Cites per document20140.689
Cites per document20150.508
Cites per document20160.432
Cites per document20170.472
Cites per document20180.661
Cites per document20190.894
Cites per document20201.392
Cites per document20211.215
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20080
Citable documents20098
Citable documents201016
Citable documents201130
Citable documents201252
Citable documents201398
Citable documents2014116
Citable documents2015126
Citable documents201695
Citable documents2017108
Citable documents2018124
Citable documents2019161
Citable documents2020166
Citable documents2021149
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20098
Uncited documents201012
Uncited documents201124
Uncited documents201238
Uncited documents201380
Uncited documents201471
Uncited documents201582
Uncited documents201666
Uncited documents201771
Uncited documents201873
Uncited documents201984
Uncited documents202076
Uncited documents202168
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20104
Cited documents20116
Cited documents201215
Cited documents201321
Cited documents201448
Cited documents201546
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201737
Cited documents201851
Cited documents201977
Cited documents202090
Cited documents202181
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