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Religionsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute



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Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) is an international, open access scholarly journal, publishing peer reviewed studies of religious thought and practice. It is available online to promote critical, hermeneutical, historical, and constructive conversations. Religions publishes regular research papers, reviews, communications and reports on research projects. In addition, the journal accepts comprehensive book reviews by distinguished authors and discussions of important venues for the publication of scholarly work in the study of religion. Religions aims to serve the interests of a wide range of thoughtful readers and academic scholars of religion, as well as theologians, philosophers, social scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, neuroscientists and others interested in the multidisciplinary study of religions. Religions promotes interdisciplinary approaches to any of the world's religious/spiritual traditions, and invites contributions from scholars in various fields, notably: theology, comparative studies in religion and politics, theoretical or methodological discussions, thoughts, ideologies and philosophies, philosophy of religion, psychology of religion, history of religions, sociology of religion, role of religion in culture and society, religious ethics, religion and literature, religion and art, religion and linguistics, religion and health 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 Studies2011Q2
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1
Religious Studies2020Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.572
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.380
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.563
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 Cites20116
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20138
Self Cites20149
Self Cites201512
Self Cites201620
Self Cites201743
Self Cites201862
Self Cites2019108
Self Cites2020192
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20117
Total Cites201232
Total Cites2013107
Total Cites2014117
Total Cites201576
Total Cites2016122
Total Cites2017188
Total Cites2018260
Total Cites2019426
Total Cites2020775
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 document20110.111
External Cites per document20120.529
External Cites per document20130.825
External Cites per document20140.701
External Cites per document20150.370
External Cites per document20160.526
External Cites per document20170.495
External Cites per document20180.402
External Cites per document20190.388
External Cites per document20200.447
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.700
Cites per document20120.615
Cites per document20130.870
Cites per document20140.745
Cites per document20150.425
Cites per document20160.601
Cites per document20170.616
Cites per document20180.503
Cites per document20190.497
Cites per document20200.572
% 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 documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201825
Non-citable documents201938
Non-citable documents202051
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20119
Citable documents201251
Citable documents2013120
Citable documents2014154
Citable documents2015173
Citable documents2016194
Citable documents2017293
Citable documents2018492
Citable documents2019819
Citable documents20201305
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 documents20116
Uncited documents201236
Uncited documents201387
Uncited documents2014110
Uncited documents2015127
Uncited documents2016140
Uncited documents2017196
Uncited documents2018361
Uncited documents2019617
Uncited documents2020931
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20114
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201447
Cited documents201552
Cited documents201663
Cited documents2017109
Cited documents2018156
Cited documents2019240
Cited documents2020425
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