Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Language Sciences

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

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Language Sciences is a forum for debate, conducted so as to be of interest to the widest possible audience, on conceptual and theoretical issues in the various branches of general linguistics. The journal is also concerned with bringing to linguists attention current thinking about language within disciplines other than linguistics itself; relevant contributions from anthropologists, philosophers, psychologists and sociologists, among others, will be warmly received. In addition, the Editor is particularly keen to encourage the submission of essays on topics in the history and philosophy of language studies, and review articles discussing the import of significant recent works on language and linguistics.


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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.

Language and Linguistics1999Q3
Language and Linguistics2000Q3
Language and Linguistics2001Q3
Language and Linguistics2002Q2
Language and Linguistics2003Q1
Language and Linguistics2004Q2
Language and Linguistics2005Q2
Language and Linguistics2006Q2
Language and Linguistics2007Q2
Language and Linguistics2008Q2
Language and Linguistics2009Q2
Language and Linguistics2010Q2
Language and Linguistics2011Q1
Language and Linguistics2012Q2
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q3
Linguistics and Language2000Q3
Linguistics and Language2001Q3
Linguistics and Language2002Q2
Linguistics and Language2003Q1
Linguistics and Language2004Q2
Linguistics and Language2005Q2
Linguistics and Language2006Q2
Linguistics and Language2007Q2
Linguistics and Language2008Q2
Linguistics and Language2009Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q2
Linguistics and Language2011Q1
Linguistics and Language2012Q2
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1

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)19990.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.346
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.848
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.967
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.975
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.951
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20034
Self Cites20049
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20062
Self Cites200724
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20109
Self Cites201114
Self Cites201210
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201541
Self Cites201619
Self Cites201729
Self Cites201817
Total Cites199911
Total Cites200016
Total Cites200114
Total Cites200213
Total Cites200342
Total Cites200428
Total Cites200529
Total Cites200636
Total Cites200760
Total Cites200846
Total Cites200989
Total Cites201079
Total Cites2011101
Total Cites2012136
Total Cites2013104
Total Cites2014180
Total Cites2015213
Total Cites2016199
Total Cites2017200
Total Cites2018210
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 document19990.106
External Cites per document20000.205
External Cites per document20010.197
External Cites per document20020.182
External Cites per document20030.475
External Cites per document20040.250
External Cites per document20050.281
External Cites per document20060.425
External Cites per document20070.444
External Cites per document20080.506
External Cites per document20090.911
External Cites per document20100.654
External Cites per document20110.763
External Cites per document20120.746
External Cites per document20130.427
External Cites per document20140.752
External Cites per document20150.910
External Cites per document20160.882
External Cites per document20171.012
External Cites per document20181.149
Cites per document19990.106
Cites per document20000.219
Cites per document20010.197
Cites per document20020.197
Cites per document20030.525
Cites per document20040.368
Cites per document20050.326
Cites per document20060.450
Cites per document20070.741
Cites per document20080.529
Cites per document20090.989
Cites per document20100.738
Cites per document20110.886
Cites per document20120.805
Cites per document20130.584
Cites per document20140.841
Cites per document20151.127
Cites per document20160.975
Cites per document20171.183
Cites per document20181.250
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20187
Citable documents1999104
Citable documents200073
Citable documents200171
Citable documents200266
Citable documents200380
Citable documents200476
Citable documents200589
Citable documents200680
Citable documents200781
Citable documents200887
Citable documents200990
Citable documents2010107
Citable documents2011114
Citable documents2012169
Citable documents2013178
Citable documents2014214
Citable documents2015189
Citable documents2016204
Citable documents2017169
Citable documents2018168
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 documents199995
Uncited documents200061
Uncited documents200161
Uncited documents200254
Uncited documents200368
Uncited documents200465
Uncited documents200575
Uncited documents200660
Uncited documents200760
Uncited documents200860
Uncited documents200953
Uncited documents201074
Uncited documents201167
Uncited documents2012104
Uncited documents2013121
Uncited documents2014129
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents2016126
Uncited documents201790
Uncited documents201889
Cited documents19999
Cited documents200012
Cited documents200110
Cited documents200212
Cited documents200316
Cited documents200416
Cited documents200521
Cited documents200624
Cited documents200725
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200942
Cited documents201038
Cited documents201152
Cited documents201271
Cited documents201364
Cited documents201492
Cited documents201598
Cited documents201687
Cited documents201787
Cited documents201886
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