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Journal of Child Language


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Cambridge University Press



Publication type



03050009, 14697602





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A key publication in the field, Journal of Child Language publishes articles on all aspects of the scientific study of language behaviour in children, the principles which underlie it, and the theories which may account for it. The international range of authors and breadth of coverage allow the journal to forge links between many different areas of research including psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and anthropology. This interdisciplinary approach spans a wide range of interests: phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and any other recognised facet of language study. Aspects of reading development are considered when there is a clear language component. The journal normally publishes full-length empirical studies or General Articles as well as shorter Brief Research Reports. To be appropriate for this journal, articles should include some quantitative data analyses, and articles based on case studies need to have a convincing rationale for this design. The journal publishes thematic special issues on occasion, the topic and format of which are determined by the editorial team. 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.

Developmental and Educational Psychology1999Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2000Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2001Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2002Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2003Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2004Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2005Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2006Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2007Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2008Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2009Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2010Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2011Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2012Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2013Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2014Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2015Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2016Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2017Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2018Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2019Q1
Developmental and Educational Psychology2020Q2
Developmental and Educational Psychology2021Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology1999Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2000Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2001Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2002Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2003Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2004Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2005Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2006Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2007Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2008Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2009Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2010Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2011Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2012Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2013Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2014Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2015Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2016Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2017Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2018Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2019Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2020Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2021Q2
Linguistics and Language1999Q1
Linguistics and Language2000Q1
Linguistics and Language2001Q1
Linguistics and Language2002Q1
Linguistics and Language2003Q1
Linguistics and Language2004Q1
Linguistics and Language2005Q1
Linguistics and Language2006Q1
Linguistics and Language2007Q1
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 Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2019Q1
Linguistics and Language2020Q1
Linguistics and Language2021Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Psychology (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Psychology (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Psychology (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Psychology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Psychology (miscellaneous)2021Q2

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)19991.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.545
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.215
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.416
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.610
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.266
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.723
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.901
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.377
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 Cites199920
Self Cites200024
Self Cites200114
Self Cites200224
Self Cites200327
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200522
Self Cites200625
Self Cites200710
Self Cites200813
Self Cites200910
Self Cites201016
Self Cites201131
Self Cites201221
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201432
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201619
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201830
Self Cites201923
Self Cites202026
Self Cites202137
Total Cites199999
Total Cites2000105
Total Cites200181
Total Cites2002124
Total Cites2003152
Total Cites2004105
Total Cites2005199
Total Cites2006184
Total Cites2007155
Total Cites2008179
Total Cites2009152
Total Cites2010241
Total Cites2011285
Total Cites2012308
Total Cites2013298
Total Cites2014282
Total Cites2015245
Total Cites2016285
Total Cites2017398
Total Cites2018338
Total Cites2019390
Total Cites2020358
Total Cites2021449
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 document19990.840
External Cites per document20000.827
External Cites per document20010.670
External Cites per document20020.877
External Cites per document20031.000
External Cites per document20040.724
External Cites per document20051.451
External Cites per document20061.371
External Cites per document20071.261
External Cites per document20081.456
External Cites per document20091.279
External Cites per document20101.860
External Cites per document20111.924
External Cites per document20121.901
External Cites per document20131.933
External Cites per document20141.678
External Cites per document20151.337
External Cites per document20161.494
External Cites per document20171.984
External Cites per document20181.801
External Cites per document20191.973
External Cites per document20201.738
External Cites per document20212.091
Cites per document19991.053
Cites per document20001.040
Cites per document20010.771
Cites per document20021.042
Cites per document20031.169
Cites per document20040.802
Cites per document20051.327
Cites per document20061.296
Cites per document20071.099
Cites per document20081.530
Cites per document20091.333
Cites per document20101.944
Cites per document20112.111
Cites per document20121.987
Cites per document20131.948
Cites per document20141.843
Cites per document20151.416
Cites per document20161.566
Cites per document20172.073
Cites per document20181.931
Cites per document20192.063
Cites per document20201.865
Cites per document20212.268
% 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 documents20003
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents200528
Non-citable documents200626
Non-citable documents200726
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents199994
Citable documents200098
Citable documents2001100
Citable documents2002114
Citable documents2003125
Citable documents2004127
Citable documents2005122
Citable documents2006116
Citable documents2007115
Citable documents2008114
Citable documents2009111
Citable documents2010121
Citable documents2011132
Citable documents2012151
Citable documents2013149
Citable documents2014149
Citable documents2015169
Citable documents2016178
Citable documents2017187
Citable documents2018171
Citable documents2019186
Citable documents2020191
Citable documents2021197
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 documents199939
Uncited documents200055
Uncited documents200155
Uncited documents200265
Uncited documents200369
Uncited documents200468
Uncited documents200569
Uncited documents200670
Uncited documents200774
Uncited documents200841
Uncited documents200947
Uncited documents201042
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents201350
Uncited documents201451
Uncited documents201563
Uncited documents201662
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201851
Uncited documents201958
Uncited documents202063
Uncited documents202147
Cited documents199955
Cited documents200046
Cited documents200150
Cited documents200254
Cited documents200361
Cited documents200463
Cited documents200581
Cited documents200672
Cited documents200767
Cited documents200876
Cited documents200967
Cited documents201082
Cited documents201185
Cited documents2012106
Cited documents2013103
Cited documents2014102
Cited documents2015110
Cited documents2016120
Cited documents2017131
Cited documents2018124
Cited documents2019131
Cited documents2020129
Cited documents2021151
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