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Journal of Social Ontologyopen access



Universities and research institutions in Germany

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Walter de Gruyter GmbH



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The Journal of Social Ontology (JSO) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to social ontology and collective intentionality that was founded in 2015. It is supported by International Social Ontology Society and the University of Vienna. JSO features scholarly work pertaining to the basic structures of the social world from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including moral, social and political philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology. The topics that JSO covers range from small-scale everyday interactions to encompassing societal institutions, from expert teams to hierarchical organizations, and from unintended consequences to institutional design. The journal provides a forum for exchanges between scholars of diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds. In addition to major articles, JSO publishes review essays, discussion articles, and book reviews. 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.

Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)2021Q2
Linguistics and Language2019Q2
Linguistics and Language2020Q1
Linguistics and Language2021Q2
Social Psychology2019Q3
Social Psychology2020Q2
Social Psychology2021Q3

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.333
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20191
Self Cites20206
Self Cites20213
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201610
Total Cites201739
Total Cites201849
Total Cites201944
Total Cites202038
Total Cites202114
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 document20150
External Cites per document20160.364
External Cites per document20170.878
External Cites per document20180.885
External Cites per document20191.132
External Cites per document20201.280
External Cites per document20210.344
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.435
Cites per document20170.929
Cites per document20180.925
Cites per document20191.158
Cites per document20201.520
Cites per document20210.438
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201622
Citable documents201741
Citable documents201852
Citable documents201938
Citable documents202025
Citable documents202132
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201830
Uncited documents201917
Uncited documents20206
Uncited documents202124
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20166
Cited documents201723
Cited documents201823
Cited documents201921
Cited documents202019
Cited documents20218
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