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BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Social Sciences
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN09749276, 0976352X
Scope An early and popular form of film projector, “bioscope”, was widely used to refer to the cinema in twentieth century South Asia. By focusing on the word’s component parts, we highlight the expanding spectrum of forms involved in thinking about the relationship of life to visual and sound technologies. From the orbit of film, television and video, we invite research into a wide historical and contemporary canvas, from precinematic forms of assembly, through to contemporary computer practices, game cultures, multimedia telephony, ambient television, surveillance cameras, and the wide range of materials assembled on the internet. Our interests also extend to new media arts and contemporary screen-based art installations. BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies is a blind peer-reviewed journal published biannually, starting January 2010. We encourage theoretical and empirical research both on located screen practices and wider networks, linkages, and patterns of circulation. This involves research into the historical, regional, and virtual spaces of screen cultures, including globalized and multi-sited conditions of production and circulation. There is special attention given to archival research and field work. This includes documentation and ethnographic enquiry into media institutions and industries, and their modes of regulation, for example, the policies, debates and practices of urban administration, censorship regimes, and intellectual property regulation. Our concern with old and new media forms invites work not only on changing technologies, but also on the spaces within which media experience is organized, including changing architecture and design and an enquiry into spatial forms and histories.


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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.

Visual Arts and Performing Arts2011Q2
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2012Q3
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2013Q2
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2014Q2
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2015Q3
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2016Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2017Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2018Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2019Q1

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)20110.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.722
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.406
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.217
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 Cites20111
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20139
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20154
Self Cites201612
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20194
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20112
Total Cites20125
Total Cites201317
Total Cites20146
Total Cites20156
Total Cites201626
Total Cites201713
Total Cites201814
Total Cites201916
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 document20110.059
External Cites per document20120.185
External Cites per document20130.242
External Cites per document20140.167
External Cites per document20150.063
External Cites per document20160.389
External Cites per document20170.406
External Cites per document20180.344
External Cites per document20190.364
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.118
Cites per document20120.185
Cites per document20130.515
Cites per document20140.200
Cites per document20150.188
Cites per document20160.722
Cites per document20170.406
Cites per document20180.438
Cites per document20190.485
% 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 documents20124
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201117
Citable documents201227
Citable documents201333
Citable documents201430
Citable documents201532
Citable documents201636
Citable documents201732
Citable documents201832
Citable documents201933
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 documents201117
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201430
Uncited documents201534
Uncited documents201629
Uncited documents201730
Uncited documents201828
Uncited documents201928
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20112
Cited documents20125
Cited documents201310
Cited documents20146
Cited documents20155
Cited documents201615
Cited documents20179
Cited documents201810
Cited documents201911
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