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International journal for the Study of the Christian Church


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



1474225X, 14740234





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The International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church (IJSCC) has a unique ecumenical and interdisciplinary focus on the theology of the Church, its contemporary life and its history, ministry and mission. The journal seeks to promote the exploration of new and traditional approaches to ecclesiology, and cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary exchange of research and scholarship over a wide geographical area, as a means of shaping understanding and knowledge of the Christian Church. IJSCC is a refereed journal, which publishes commissioned and unsolicited articles. In addition to historical, theological and biblical approaches, the editors particularly welcome contributions which look at ecclesiology and the arts, spirituality and sacramental and liturgical theology and practice. IJSCC also publishes material designed to put readers in touch with recent thinking on the ecclesiological aspects of events of current world concern. 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.

Religious Studies2002Q3
Religious Studies2003Q3
Religious Studies2004Q3
Religious Studies2005Q3
Religious Studies2006Q3
Religious Studies2007Q4
Religious Studies2008Q3
Religious Studies2009Q1
Religious Studies2010Q3
Religious Studies2011Q2
Religious Studies2012Q2
Religious Studies2013Q2
Religious Studies2014Q3
Religious Studies2015Q2
Religious Studies2016Q2
Religious Studies2017Q3
Religious Studies2018Q2
Religious Studies2019Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.207
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.100
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20099
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20192
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20040
Total Cites20052
Total Cites20061
Total Cites20072
Total Cites20089
Total Cites200920
Total Cites20106
Total Cites201113
Total Cites201220
Total Cites201314
Total Cites201415
Total Cites201513
Total Cites201612
Total Cites201716
Total Cites20189
Total Cites20197
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 document20010
External Cites per document20020.000
External Cites per document20030.000
External Cites per document20040.000
External Cites per document20050.040
External Cites per document20060.000
External Cites per document20070.067
External Cites per document20080.184
External Cites per document20090.200
External Cites per document20100.086
External Cites per document20110.190
External Cites per document20120.203
External Cites per document20130.194
External Cites per document20140.222
External Cites per document20150.164
External Cites per document20160.152
External Cites per document20170.227
External Cites per document20180.052
External Cites per document20190.083
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.080
Cites per document20060.042
Cites per document20070.067
Cites per document20080.184
Cites per document20090.364
Cites per document20100.103
Cites per document20110.206
Cites per document20120.290
Cites per document20130.209
Cites per document20140.238
Cites per document20150.213
Cites per document20160.182
Cites per document20170.242
Cites per document20180.155
Cites per document20190.117
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents200912
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201213
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201913
Citable documents20010
Citable documents20026
Citable documents200321
Citable documents200431
Citable documents200525
Citable documents200624
Citable documents200730
Citable documents200849
Citable documents200955
Citable documents201058
Citable documents201163
Citable documents201269
Citable documents201367
Citable documents201463
Citable documents201561
Citable documents201666
Citable documents201766
Citable documents201858
Citable documents201960
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 documents20010
Uncited documents20027
Uncited documents200324
Uncited documents200436
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200626
Uncited documents200734
Uncited documents200853
Uncited documents200951
Uncited documents201064
Uncited documents201165
Uncited documents201268
Uncited documents201367
Uncited documents201457
Uncited documents201561
Uncited documents201669
Uncited documents201767
Uncited documents201863
Uncited documents201968
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20052
Cited documents20061
Cited documents20072
Cited documents20085
Cited documents200916
Cited documents20106
Cited documents201111
Cited documents201214
Cited documents201310
Cited documents201415
Cited documents201511
Cited documents201611
Cited documents201713
Cited documents20189
Cited documents20195
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