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Journal of Research in Applied Linguisticsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Iran

Subject Area and Category


Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

Shahid Chamran University in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



23453303, 25883887





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The growth of Applied Linguistics as a separate discipline is a success story of the 1950s. The field has developed in many parts of the world and is clearly destined to continue developing well into the twenty-first century. Being concerned with pragmatically motivated study of language in social and cultural settings, Applied Linguistics brings together work in a wide array of fields, including linguistics, literary studies, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and economics. The purpose of Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics is to contribute to the development of the field, reflect the breadth of work in Applied Linguistics, and enable readers to share in the exciting new developments that are taking place at the present time. Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics (RALs) invites all Iranian and foreign linguists, applied linguists, and teaching practitioners to contribute to the journal by submitting papers under the following main headings: Applied Linguistics Literary Studies Translation Studies. 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.

Language and Linguistics2018Q4
Language and Linguistics2019Q3
Language and Linguistics2020Q2
Linguistics and Language2018Q4
Linguistics and Language2019Q3
Linguistics and Language2020Q2

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.933
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 Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites2020101
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20186
Total Cites201939
Total Cites2020197
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 document20170
External Cites per document20180.109
External Cites per document20190.565
External Cites per document20200.409
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20180.109
Cites per document20190.565
Cites per document20200.838
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20170
Citable documents201855
Citable documents201969
Citable documents2020235
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 documents20170
Uncited documents201849
Uncited documents201950
Uncited documents2020144
Cited documents20170
Cited documents20186
Cited documents201919
Cited documents202091
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