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Theoretical Criminology

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Social Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Consistently ranked in the top 12 of its category in the Thomson Scientific Journal Citation Reports, Theoretical Criminology is a major interdisciplinary, international, peer reviewed journal for the advancement of the theoretical aspects of criminological knowledge. Theoretical Criminology is concerned with theories, concepts, narratives and myths of crime, criminal behaviour, social deviance, criminal law, morality, justice, social regulation and governance. The journal is committed to renewing general theoretical debate, exploring the interrelation of theory and data in empirical research and advancing the links between criminological analysis and general social, political and cultural theory.


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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.

Pathology and Forensic Medicine1999Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2000Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2001Q2
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2002Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2003Q2
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2004Q2
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2005Q2
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2006Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2007Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2008Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2009Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2010Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2011Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2012Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2013Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2014Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2015Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2016Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1

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)19991.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.927
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 Cites199916
Self Cites200013
Self Cites20017
Self Cites200215
Self Cites20036
Self Cites20048
Self Cites20056
Self Cites200610
Self Cites20078
Self Cites20089
Self Cites20099
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20117
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201339
Self Cites201415
Self Cites201514
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201725
Total Cites199951
Total Cites200069
Total Cites200146
Total Cites200272
Total Cites200348
Total Cites200457
Total Cites200562
Total Cites2006109
Total Cites2007116
Total Cites2008127
Total Cites2009148
Total Cites2010179
Total Cites2011166
Total Cites2012192
Total Cites2013260
Total Cites2014264
Total Cites2015220
Total Cites2016223
Total Cites2017244
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 document19990.854
External Cites per document20000.848
External Cites per document20010.542
External Cites per document20020.781
External Cites per document20030.560
External Cites per document20040.653
External Cites per document20050.767
External Cites per document20061.571
External Cites per document20071.929
External Cites per document20082.034
External Cites per document20092.317
External Cites per document20102.677
External Cites per document20112.271
External Cites per document20122.190
External Cites per document20132.797
External Cites per document20143.152
External Cites per document20152.575
External Cites per document20162.411
External Cites per document20172.607
Cites per document19991.244
Cites per document20001.045
Cites per document20010.639
Cites per document20020.986
Cites per document20030.640
Cites per document20040.760
Cites per document20050.849
Cites per document20061.730
Cites per document20072.071
Cites per document20082.190
Cites per document20092.467
Cites per document20102.754
Cites per document20112.371
Cites per document20122.430
Cites per document20133.291
Cites per document20143.342
Cites per document20152.750
Cites per document20162.478
Cites per document20172.905
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20016
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20176
Citable documents199941
Citable documents200066
Citable documents200172
Citable documents200273
Citable documents200375
Citable documents200475
Citable documents200573
Citable documents200663
Citable documents200756
Citable documents200858
Citable documents200960
Citable documents201065
Citable documents201170
Citable documents201279
Citable documents201379
Citable documents201479
Citable documents201580
Citable documents201690
Citable documents201784
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 documents199921
Uncited documents200046
Uncited documents200149
Uncited documents200249
Uncited documents200355
Uncited documents200449
Uncited documents200542
Uncited documents200625
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200819
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201012
Uncited documents201123
Uncited documents201231
Uncited documents201320
Uncited documents201426
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201732
Cited documents199922
Cited documents200024
Cited documents200129
Cited documents200230
Cited documents200324
Cited documents200428
Cited documents200533
Cited documents200641
Cited documents200740
Cited documents200841
Cited documents200939
Cited documents201053
Cited documents201149
Cited documents201250
Cited documents201363
Cited documents201459
Cited documents201569
Cited documents201677
Cited documents201758
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