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Zeitschrift fur Religionswissenschaft



Universities and research institutions in Germany

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Walter de Gruyter GmbH



Publication type





1993-2010, 2012-2019



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Forum für theoretische und methodische Fragestellungen des gesamten Faches Behandelt historische, gegenwärtige, europäische und außereuropäische Themen der Religionswissenschaft Interdisziplinär durch Seitenblicke auf die Geistes-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften Fachzeitschrift der Deutschen Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft Commissioned by the German Association for the Study of Religions, the Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft (Journal of Religious Studies) provides a forum for debates about important topics, questions, theories, and methods in the study of religion. The articles discuss theoretical problems on the basis of historical or contemporary examples from any region of the world. Due to their comparative perspective they contribute substantially to the disciplinary discourse in the study of religion and its neighboring disciplines. 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 Studies1999Q3
Religious Studies2000Q4
Religious Studies2001Q4
Religious Studies2002Q3
Religious Studies2003Q4
Religious Studies2004Q1
Religious Studies2005Q3
Religious Studies2006Q3
Religious Studies2007Q3
Religious Studies2008Q1
Religious Studies2009Q4
Religious Studies2010Q3
Religious Studies2011Q4
Religious Studies2012Q4
Religious Studies2013Q2
Religious Studies2014Q3
Religious Studies2015Q3
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q2
Religious Studies2018Q3
Religious Studies2019Q2

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)19990.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.143
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20191
Total Cites19991
Total Cites20003
Total Cites20011
Total Cites20021
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20042
Total Cites20051
Total Cites20061
Total Cites20074
Total Cites20083
Total Cites20095
Total Cites20104
Total Cites20111
Total Cites20123
Total Cites20135
Total Cites20145
Total Cites20156
Total Cites20166
Total Cites20175
Total Cites20183
Total Cites20194
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 document19990.032
External Cites per document20000.063
External Cites per document20010.032
External Cites per document20020.036
External Cites per document20030.000
External Cites per document20040.061
External Cites per document20050.036
External Cites per document20060.037
External Cites per document20070.080
External Cites per document20080.094
External Cites per document20090.152
External Cites per document20100.111
External Cites per document20110.029
External Cites per document20120.087
External Cites per document20130.125
External Cites per document20140.167
External Cites per document20150.146
External Cites per document20160.146
External Cites per document20170.103
External Cites per document20180.063
External Cites per document20190.103
Cites per document19990.032
Cites per document20000.094
Cites per document20010.032
Cites per document20020.036
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.061
Cites per document20050.036
Cites per document20060.037
Cites per document20070.160
Cites per document20080.094
Cites per document20090.152
Cites per document20100.111
Cites per document20110.029
Cites per document20120.130
Cites per document20130.208
Cites per document20140.208
Cites per document20150.146
Cites per document20160.146
Cites per document20170.128
Cites per document20180.094
Cites per document20190.138
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199931
Citable documents200032
Citable documents200131
Citable documents200228
Citable documents200329
Citable documents200433
Citable documents200528
Citable documents200627
Citable documents200725
Citable documents200832
Citable documents200933
Citable documents201036
Citable documents201134
Citable documents201223
Citable documents201324
Citable documents201424
Citable documents201541
Citable documents201641
Citable documents201739
Citable documents201832
Citable documents201929
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 documents199930
Uncited documents200029
Uncited documents200130
Uncited documents200227
Uncited documents200329
Uncited documents200431
Uncited documents200527
Uncited documents200626
Uncited documents200721
Uncited documents200829
Uncited documents200930
Uncited documents201032
Uncited documents201133
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201540
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201738
Uncited documents201832
Uncited documents201929
Cited documents19991
Cited documents20003
Cited documents20011
Cited documents20021
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20042
Cited documents20051
Cited documents20061
Cited documents20074
Cited documents20083
Cited documents20093
Cited documents20104
Cited documents20111
Cited documents20122
Cited documents20132
Cited documents20145
Cited documents20154
Cited documents20165
Cited documents20175
Cited documents20183
Cited documents20193
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