Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal for the Academic Study of Religion


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Equinox Publishing Ltd



Publication type



2047704X, 20477058





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The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion is a fully refereed interdisciplinary academic journal. The journal reflects the wide variety of research dealing with all aspects of the academic study of religion. The journal is committed to presenting cutting edge research from both established and new scholars. As well as articles, it publishes book and film reviews, conference reports, and the annual lectures delivered to members of its partner organisation, the Australian Association for the Study of Religion. The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion is published three times a year and issues alternate between thematic and regular issues. Regular issues include articles on any topic that bears upon the academic study of religion. 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 Studies2014Q3
Religious Studies2015Q4
Religious Studies2016Q2
Religious Studies2017Q3
Religious Studies2018Q3
Religious Studies2019Q1
Religious Studies2020Q2
Religious Studies2021Q1

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.054
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.281
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20194
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20211
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20142
Total Cites20152
Total Cites201616
Total Cites201715
Total Cites201812
Total Cites201915
Total Cites202019
Total Cites202116
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 document20130
External Cites per document20140.143
External Cites per document20150.065
External Cites per document20160.356
External Cites per document20170.326
External Cites per document20180.244
External Cites per document20190.275
External Cites per document20200.487
External Cites per document20210.366
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.111
Cites per document20150.054
Cites per document20160.302
Cites per document20170.288
Cites per document20180.267
Cites per document20190.357
Cites per document20200.475
Cites per document20210.356
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20214
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201414
Citable documents201531
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201746
Citable documents201841
Citable documents201940
Citable documents202039
Citable documents202141
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 documents20130
Uncited documents201416
Uncited documents201535
Uncited documents201641
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201837
Uncited documents201935
Uncited documents202029
Uncited documents202133
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20142
Cited documents20152
Cited documents201612
Cited documents201712
Cited documents20188
Cited documents20197
Cited documents202011
Cited documents202112
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