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Communication Theory

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
76
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Language and Linguistics

Social Sciences
Communication
Linguistics and Language
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14682885, 10503293
Coverage1991-2020
Scope Communication Theory is an international forum publishing high quality, original research into the theoretical development of communication from across a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, sociology, psychology, political science, cultural and gender studies, philosophy, linguistics, and literature. A journal of the International Communication Association, Communication Theory especially welcomes work in the following areas of research, all of them components of ICA: Communication and Technology, Communication Law and Policy, Ethnicity and Race in Communication, Feminist Scholarship, Global Communication and Social Change, Health Communication, Information Systems, Instructional/Developmental Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Journalism Studies, Language and Social Interaction, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Philosophy of Communication, Political Communication, Popular Communication, Public Relations, Visual Communication Studies, Children, Adolescents and the Media, Communication History, Game Studies, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, and Intergroup Communication. The journal aims to be inclusive in theoretical approaches insofar as these pertain to communication theory.

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Communication1999Q1
Communication2000Q1
Communication2001Q1
Communication2002Q2
Communication2003Q2
Communication2004Q1
Communication2005Q1
Communication2006Q1
Communication2007Q1
Communication2008Q1
Communication2009Q1
Communication2010Q1
Communication2011Q1
Communication2012Q1
Communication2013Q1
Communication2014Q1
Communication2015Q1
Communication2016Q1
Communication2017Q1
Communication2018Q1
Communication2019Q1
Language and Linguistics1999Q1
Language and Linguistics2000Q1
Language and Linguistics2001Q1
Language and Linguistics2002Q1
Language and Linguistics2003Q1
Language and Linguistics2004Q1
Language and Linguistics2005Q1
Language and Linguistics2006Q1
Language and Linguistics2007Q1
Language and Linguistics2008Q1
Language and Linguistics2009Q1
Language and Linguistics2010Q1
Language and Linguistics2011Q1
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q1
Linguistics and Language2000Q1
Linguistics and Language2001Q1
Linguistics and Language2002Q1
Linguistics and Language2003Q1
Linguistics and Language2004Q1
Linguistics and Language2005Q1
Linguistics and Language2006Q1
Linguistics and Language2007Q1
Linguistics and Language2008Q1
Linguistics and Language2009Q1
Linguistics and Language2010Q1
Linguistics and Language2011Q1
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2019Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.993
20000.998
20010.687
20020.485
20030.478
20040.771
20050.906
20060.981
20071.241
20081.234
20091.896
20101.417
20111.468
20121.525
20131.224
20141.440
20152.875
20162.283
20172.424
20182.859
20192.185
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)19991.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.337
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.888
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.681
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.908
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.707
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.548
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19998
Self Cites20004
Self Cites200110
Self Cites20024
Self Cites200310
Self Cites20044
Self Cites200511
Self Cites200612
Self Cites200713
Self Cites20088
Self Cites20099
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201712
Self Cites201812
Self Cites20193
Total Cites199957
Total Cites200065
Total Cites200152
Total Cites200251
Total Cites200377
Total Cites2004105
Total Cites2005116
Total Cites2006152
Total Cites2007132
Total Cites2008142
Total Cites2009185
Total Cites2010163
Total Cites2011149
Total Cites2012170
Total Cites2013151
Total Cites2014205
Total Cites2015254
Total Cites2016312
Total Cites2017296
Total Cites2018320
Total Cites2019268
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.961
External Cites per document20001.298
External Cites per document20010.792
External Cites per document20020.825
External Cites per document20031.031
External Cites per document20041.629
External Cites per document20051.750
External Cites per document20062.295
External Cites per document20071.831
External Cites per document20081.914
External Cites per document20092.551
External Cites per document20102.476
External Cites per document20112.458
External Cites per document20122.877
External Cites per document20132.377
External Cites per document20143.127
External Cites per document20153.692
External Cites per document20164.561
External Cites per document20174.116
External Cites per document20184.738
External Cites per document20193.955
Cites per document19991.118
Cites per document20001.383
Cites per document20010.981
Cites per document20020.895
Cites per document20031.185
Cites per document20041.694
Cites per document20051.933
Cites per document20062.492
Cites per document20072.031
Cites per document20082.029
Cites per document20092.681
Cites per document20102.587
Cites per document20112.525
Cites per document20122.982
Cites per document20132.475
Cites per document20143.254
Cites per document20153.908
Cites per document20164.727
Cites per document20174.290
Cites per document20184.923
Cites per document20194.000
% 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
19990.00
20009.52
200114.29
20028.70
200311.11
20045.26
20058.00
200613.64
20073.70
20088.33
200911.76
20104.76
20114.55
201214.29
20134.17
201421.74
201517.24
20164.00
201719.05
201828.00
20194.00
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents199951
Citable documents200047
Citable documents200153
Citable documents200257
Citable documents200365
Citable documents200462
Citable documents200560
Citable documents200661
Citable documents200765
Citable documents200870
Citable documents200969
Citable documents201063
Citable documents201159
Citable documents201257
Citable documents201361
Citable documents201463
Citable documents201565
Citable documents201666
Citable documents201769
Citable documents201865
Citable documents201967
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents199922
Uncited documents200015
Uncited documents200126
Uncited documents200231
Uncited documents200333
Uncited documents200413
Uncited documents200516
Uncited documents200624
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200831
Uncited documents200928
Uncited documents201025
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201316
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201611
Uncited documents201722
Uncited documents201814
Uncited documents201923
Cited documents199929
Cited documents200032
Cited documents200127
Cited documents200226
Cited documents200332
Cited documents200449
Cited documents200544
Cited documents200638
Cited documents200740
Cited documents200843
Cited documents200945
Cited documents201043
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201348
Cited documents201449
Cited documents201552
Cited documents201665
Cited documents201755
Cited documents201861
Cited documents201948
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