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Language and Communication

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Language and Linguistics

Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope This journal is unique in that it provides a forum devoted to the interdisciplinary study of language and communication. The investigation of language and its communicational functions is treated as a concern shared in common by those working in applied linguistics, child development, cultural studies, discourse analysis, intellectual history, legal studies, language evolution, linguistic anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, the politics of language, pragmatics, psychology, rhetoric, semiotics, and sociolinguistics. The journal invites contributions which explore the implications of current research for establishing common theoretical frameworks within which findings from different areas of study may be accommodated and interrelated. By focusing attention on the many ways in which language is integrated with other forms of communicational activity and interactional behaviour, it is intended to encourage approaches to the study of language and communication which are not restricted by existing disciplinary boundaries.


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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.

Experimental and Cognitive Psychology1999Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2000Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2001Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2002Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2003Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2004Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2005Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2006Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2007Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2008Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2009Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2010Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2011Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2012Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2013Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2014Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2015Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2016Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2017Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2018Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2019Q3
Language and Linguistics1999Q3
Language and Linguistics2000Q2
Language and Linguistics2001Q2
Language and Linguistics2002Q2
Language and Linguistics2003Q2
Language and Linguistics2004Q1
Language and Linguistics2005Q1
Language and Linguistics2006Q1
Language and Linguistics2007Q2
Language and Linguistics2008Q1
Language and Linguistics2009Q1
Language and Linguistics2010Q1
Language and Linguistics2011Q1
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q2
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q3
Linguistics and Language2000Q2
Linguistics and Language2001Q2
Linguistics and Language2002Q2
Linguistics and Language2003Q2
Linguistics and Language2004Q1
Linguistics and Language2005Q1
Linguistics and Language2006Q1
Linguistics and Language2007Q2
Linguistics and Language2008Q1
Linguistics and Language2009Q1
Linguistics and Language2010Q1
Linguistics and Language2011Q1
Linguistics and Language2012Q1
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q2
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2019Q1
Social Psychology1999Q4
Social Psychology2000Q3
Social Psychology2001Q4
Social Psychology2002Q3
Social Psychology2003Q4
Social Psychology2004Q2
Social Psychology2005Q3
Social Psychology2006Q2
Social Psychology2007Q3
Social Psychology2008Q2
Social Psychology2009Q2
Social Psychology2010Q2
Social Psychology2011Q2
Social Psychology2012Q3
Social Psychology2013Q2
Social Psychology2014Q2
Social Psychology2015Q2
Social Psychology2016Q3
Social Psychology2017Q2
Social Psychology2018Q2
Social Psychology2019Q2

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)19990.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.307
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20007
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20026
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200511
Self Cites20069
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20089
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20109
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20129
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201413
Self Cites201513
Self Cites201610
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201822
Self Cites20196
Total Cites199919
Total Cites200025
Total Cites200114
Total Cites200221
Total Cites200332
Total Cites200455
Total Cites200541
Total Cites200671
Total Cites200751
Total Cites200871
Total Cites200956
Total Cites201086
Total Cites201186
Total Cites201289
Total Cites201398
Total Cites2014153
Total Cites2015176
Total Cites2016157
Total Cites2017184
Total Cites2018242
Total Cites2019207
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 document19990.250
External Cites per document20000.321
External Cites per document20010.240
External Cites per document20020.288
External Cites per document20030.508
External Cites per document20040.742
External Cites per document20050.500
External Cites per document20061.170
External Cites per document20070.860
External Cites per document20081.000
External Cites per document20090.766
External Cites per document20101.185
External Cites per document20111.162
External Cites per document20121.026
External Cites per document20131.022
External Cites per document20141.333
External Cites per document20151.417
External Cites per document20161.105
External Cites per document20171.257
External Cites per document20181.560
External Cites per document20191.358
Cites per document19990.297
Cites per document20000.446
Cites per document20010.280
Cites per document20020.404
Cites per document20030.525
Cites per document20040.887
Cites per document20050.683
Cites per document20061.340
Cites per document20070.895
Cites per document20081.145
Cites per document20090.875
Cites per document20101.323
Cites per document20111.265
Cites per document20121.141
Cites per document20131.101
Cites per document20141.457
Cites per document20151.530
Cites per document20161.180
Cites per document20171.314
Cites per document20181.716
Cites per document20191.399
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20046
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201912
Citable documents199964
Citable documents200056
Citable documents200150
Citable documents200252
Citable documents200361
Citable documents200462
Citable documents200560
Citable documents200653
Citable documents200757
Citable documents200862
Citable documents200964
Citable documents201065
Citable documents201168
Citable documents201278
Citable documents201389
Citable documents2014105
Citable documents2015115
Citable documents2016133
Citable documents2017140
Citable documents2018141
Citable documents2019148
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 documents199949
Uncited documents200040
Uncited documents200139
Uncited documents200241
Uncited documents200343
Uncited documents200443
Uncited documents200545
Uncited documents200633
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200833
Uncited documents200937
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201241
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201442
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201662
Uncited documents201760
Uncited documents201857
Uncited documents201972
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200016
Cited documents200111
Cited documents200214
Cited documents200321
Cited documents200425
Cited documents200520
Cited documents200626
Cited documents200720
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200929
Cited documents201037
Cited documents201140
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201355
Cited documents201469
Cited documents201572
Cited documents201681
Cited documents201790
Cited documents201895
Cited documents201988
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