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Oxford Journal of Law and Religion


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



20470770, 20470789





How to publish in this journal


Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of religion in public life and a concomitant array of legal responses. This has led in turn to the proliferation of research and writing on the interaction of law and religion cutting across many disciplines. The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (OJLR) will have a range of articles drawn from various sectors of the law and religion field, including: social, legal and political issues involving the relationship between law and religion in society; comparative law perspectives on the relationship between religion and state institutions; developments regarding human and constitutional rights to freedom of religion or belief; considerations of the relationship between religious and secular legal systems; and other salient areas where law and religion interact (e.g., theology, legal and political theory, legal history, philosophy, etc.). The OJLR reflects the widening scope of study concerning law and religion not only by publishing leading pieces of legal scholarship but also by complementing them with the work of historians, theologians and social scientists that is germane to a better understanding of the issues of central concern. We aim to redefine the interdependence of law, humanities, and social sciences within the widening parameters of the study of law and religion, whilst seeking to make the distinctive area of law and religion more comprehensible from both a legal and a religious perspective. We plan to capture systematically and consistently the complex dynamics of law and religion from different legal as well as religious research perspectives worldwide. The OJLR seeks leading contributions from various subdomains in the field and plans to become a world-leading journal that will help shape, build and strengthen the field as a whole. 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 Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q2
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.516
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.516
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.302
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20193
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201316
Total Cites201416
Total Cites201539
Total Cites201645
Total Cites201765
Total Cites201840
Total Cites201938
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 document20120
External Cites per document20131.000
External Cites per document20140.452
External Cites per document20150.680
External Cites per document20160.551
External Cites per document20170.682
External Cites per document20180.391
External Cites per document20190.407
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20131.143
Cites per document20140.516
Cites per document20150.780
Cites per document20160.652
Cites per document20170.765
Cites per document20180.435
Cites per document20190.442
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201732
Non-citable documents201844
Non-citable documents201945
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201314
Citable documents201431
Citable documents201550
Citable documents201669
Citable documents201785
Citable documents201892
Citable documents201986
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 documents20120
Uncited documents20137
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201536
Uncited documents201653
Uncited documents201784
Uncited documents2018114
Uncited documents2019106
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20138
Cited documents201413
Cited documents201521
Cited documents201623
Cited documents201733
Cited documents201822
Cited documents201925
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