Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Metal Music Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Intellect Ltd.



Publication type



20523998, 20524005





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This peer-reviewed journal provides a focus for research and theory in metal music studies, a multidisciplinary (and interdisciplinary) subject field that engages with a range of parent disciplines. It provides a platform for high-quality research and theory and aims to be a unique resource for metal music studies. It is the intellectual hub for the International Society of Metal Music 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.


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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20220.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20220.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.340
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20154
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201726
Self Cites201819
Self Cites201911
Self Cites202015
Self Cites202125
Self Cites202222
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20156
Total Cites201622
Total Cites201734
Total Cites201840
Total Cites201920
Total Cites202044
Total Cites202150
Total Cites202243
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 document20140
External Cites per document20150.200
External Cites per document20160.478
External Cites per document20170.160
External Cites per document20180.328
External Cites per document20190.099
External Cites per document20200.315
External Cites per document20210.278
External Cites per document20220.259
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.600
Cites per document20160.957
Cites per document20170.680
Cites per document20180.625
Cites per document20190.220
Cites per document20200.478
Cites per document20210.556
Cites per document20220.531
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201910
Non-citable documents202011
Non-citable documents202111
Non-citable documents202211
Citable documents20140
Citable documents20159
Citable documents201621
Citable documents201745
Citable documents201857
Citable documents201981
Citable documents202081
Citable documents202179
Citable documents202270
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 documents20140
Uncited documents20154
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201733
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201973
Uncited documents202061
Uncited documents202156
Uncited documents202255
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20156
Cited documents201610
Cited documents201717
Cited documents201824
Cited documents201918
Cited documents202031
Cited documents202134
Cited documents202226
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