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International Journal of Sino-Western Studiesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Finland
Media Ranking in Finland

Subject Area and Category


Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies



Publication type



17998204, 22422471





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International Journal of Sino-Western Studies (IJS) is a Chinese-English bilingual academic journal, which is published twice a year in June and December in Finland by Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies. It is published simultaneously in printed and electronic online versions. The Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies is a university-related research platform based in Helsinki. We aim at encouraging Sino-Western dialogue, research, and enhancement of scholarly activities, e.g, conferences, student & scholar exchange, academic essay prize, and publication. As part of its publication programs, the Forum publishes a new Chinese-English bilingual journal to promote Sino-Western Studies internationally. The articles published in this journal do not necessarily represent the view or position of the journal or of the editorial board. This journal is fully open access, but once any part of this journal is reprinted, reproduced, or utilized in any form or by any means, presently known or hereafter invented, our journal's name should be mentioned, including quotations in academic works or book reviews. We neither charge APCs nor authors to publish articles in our journal, and the only license term for quoting or dowloading our articles is to mention our journal's name as the source of origin. Users can use, reuse and build upon the material published in our journal but only for non-commercial purposes.

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.

Cultural Studies2017Q4
Cultural Studies2018Q2
Cultural Studies2019Q3
Cultural Studies2020Q4
Cultural Studies2021Q4
Cultural Studies2022Q4
Cultural Studies2023Q4
Religious Studies2017Q3
Religious Studies2018Q2
Religious Studies2019Q2
Religious Studies2020Q4
Religious Studies2021Q4
Religious Studies2022Q4
Religious Studies2023Q4

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20230.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.025
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20230.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20230.054
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20210
Self Cites20220
Self Cites20230
Total Cites20160
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20181
Total Cites20191
Total Cites20202
Total Cites20212
Total Cites20222
Total Cites20234
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.000
External Cites per document20180.036
External Cites per document20190.019
External Cites per document20200.029
External Cites per document20210.026
External Cites per document20220.025
External Cites per document20230.051
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20180.036
Cites per document20190.019
Cites per document20200.029
Cites per document20210.026
Cites per document20220.025
Cites per document20230.051
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Non-citable documents20216
Non-citable documents20226
Non-citable documents20236
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201712
Citable documents201825
Citable documents201949
Citable documents202063
Citable documents202171
Citable documents202273
Citable documents202373
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201827
Uncited documents201953
Uncited documents202066
Uncited documents202175
Uncited documents202277
Uncited documents202375
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20170
Cited documents20181
Cited documents20191
Cited documents20202
Cited documents20212
Cited documents20222
Cited documents20234
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