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Social Science Japan Journal

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
Scope Social Science Japan Journal is a new forum for original scholarly papers on modern Japan. It publishes papers that cover Japan in a comparative perspective and papers that focus on international issues that affect Japan. All social science disciplines (economics, law, political science, history, sociology, and anthropology) are represented. All papers are refereed. The journal includes a book review section with substantial reviews of books on Japanese society, written in both English and Japanese. The journal occasionally publishes reviews of the current state of social science research on Japanese society in different countries.


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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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q3

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)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.767
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.720
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 Cites20012
Self Cites20023
Self Cites20033
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20185
Total Cites19990
Total Cites20003
Total Cites20019
Total Cites200210
Total Cites200312
Total Cites200415
Total Cites200510
Total Cites20068
Total Cites200727
Total Cites200816
Total Cites200913
Total Cites201013
Total Cites201119
Total Cites201230
Total Cites201314
Total Cites201414
Total Cites201510
Total Cites201614
Total Cites201715
Total Cites201826
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 document19990.000
External Cites per document20000.077
External Cites per document20010.179
External Cites per document20020.179
External Cites per document20030.237
External Cites per document20040.371
External Cites per document20050.294
External Cites per document20060.235
External Cites per document20070.750
External Cites per document20080.469
External Cites per document20090.333
External Cites per document20100.294
External Cites per document20110.633
External Cites per document20121.000
External Cites per document20130.440
External Cites per document20140.438
External Cites per document20150.267
External Cites per document20160.433
External Cites per document20170.400
External Cites per document20180.618
Cites per document19990.000
Cites per document20000.115
Cites per document20010.231
Cites per document20020.256
Cites per document20030.316
Cites per document20040.429
Cites per document20050.294
Cites per document20060.235
Cites per document20070.750
Cites per document20080.500
Cites per document20090.394
Cites per document20100.382
Cites per document20110.633
Cites per document20121.034
Cites per document20130.560
Cites per document20140.438
Cites per document20150.333
Cites per document20160.467
Cites per document20170.500
Cites per document20180.765
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Citable documents199914
Citable documents200026
Citable documents200139
Citable documents200239
Citable documents200338
Citable documents200435
Citable documents200534
Citable documents200634
Citable documents200736
Citable documents200832
Citable documents200933
Citable documents201034
Citable documents201130
Citable documents201229
Citable documents201325
Citable documents201432
Citable documents201530
Citable documents201630
Citable documents201730
Citable documents201834
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 documents199914
Uncited documents200024
Uncited documents200130
Uncited documents200229
Uncited documents200329
Uncited documents200422
Uncited documents200526
Uncited documents200627
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200825
Uncited documents200929
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201125
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201426
Uncited documents201526
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201724
Uncited documents201830
Cited documents19990
Cited documents20002
Cited documents20019
Cited documents200210
Cited documents20039
Cited documents200413
Cited documents20058
Cited documents20068
Cited documents200719
Cited documents200810
Cited documents20099
Cited documents20108
Cited documents201111
Cited documents201212
Cited documents20137
Cited documents20149
Cited documents20158
Cited documents20166
Cited documents201711
Cited documents201811
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