Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Social Sciences in China

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Ltd.

H-Index

11

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

02529203, 19405952

Coverage

1980-1981, 1983-1989, 1991-1997, 2008-2020

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Scope

Social Sciences in China (SSIC) is a peer-reviewed quarterly founded in 1980 by the Social Sciences in China Press (SSCP). It is the first social science journal in English published in the Chinese mainland, and is committed to China-related studies. Its articles are translated from the Journal of Zhongguo Shehui Kexue or solicited for special issues. SSIC is a platform projecting new realms, new trends and new achievements in Chinese academic studies. It introduces the latest developments in Chinese social sciences to foreign audience and bridges social sciences researchers and readers worldwide. It is a valuable resource for China studies and its international influence is ever-increasing. Many of SSIC ’s Chinese authors are famous in their own fields, and it also has increasing overseas contributors from the US, the UK, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea, etc. SSIC is especially appealing to scholars of regional studies and many articles in SSIC cited by worldwide publications and authors. As one of the best-selling social science journals published in the Chinese mainland in English, it enjoys an ever-increasing international visibility: it has received around 90 core subscriptions and a total circulation of more than 10,000 from libraries, institutions and personals around the world, and it also gains access to dozens of key international conferences. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q3
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.110
20000.121
20090.101
20100.135
20110.101
20120.133
20130.121
20140.110
20150.115
20160.104
20170.112
20180.111
20190.125
20200.142
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
19990
20000
200863
200954
201048
201154
201250
201349
201446
201546
201651
201749
201846
201943
202042
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)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.110
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.236
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20191
Self Cites20200
Total Cites19990
Total Cites20000
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20093
Total Cites201010
Total Cites201120
Total Cites201221
Total Cites201318
Total Cites201418
Total Cites201516
Total Cites201614
Total Cites201718
Total Cites201815
Total Cites201923
Total Cites202031
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.000
External Cites per document20000.000
External Cites per document20080
External Cites per document20090.048
External Cites per document20100.085
External Cites per document20110.123
External Cites per document20120.140
External Cites per document20130.124
External Cites per document20140.124
External Cites per document20150.116
External Cites per document20160.104
External Cites per document20170.130
External Cites per document20180.108
External Cites per document20190.163
External Cites per document20200.242
Cites per document19990.000
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.048
Cites per document20100.085
Cites per document20110.121
Cites per document20120.135
Cites per document20130.118
Cites per document20140.118
Cites per document20150.110
Cites per document20160.099
Cites per document20170.126
Cites per document20180.103
Cites per document20190.158
Cites per document20200.225
% 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
19990
20000
20080.00
20090.00
20104.17
20110.00
20120.00
20134.08
20144.35
20150.00
20167.84
20176.12
20180.00
20190.00
20207.14
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201911
Non-citable documents202010
Citable documents19992
Citable documents20001
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200963
Citable documents2010117
Citable documents2011162
Citable documents2012150
Citable documents2013145
Citable documents2014145
Citable documents2015138
Citable documents2016135
Citable documents2017138
Citable documents2018139
Citable documents2019135
Citable documents2020128
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents19992
Uncited documents20001
Uncited documents20080
Uncited documents200960
Uncited documents2010108
Uncited documents2011148
Uncited documents2012140
Uncited documents2013137
Uncited documents2014138
Uncited documents2015134
Uncited documents2016128
Uncited documents2017129
Uncited documents2018133
Uncited documents2019126
Uncited documents2020112
Cited documents19990
Cited documents20000
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20093
Cited documents20109
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201315
Cited documents201415
Cited documents201511
Cited documents201613
Cited documents201714
Cited documents201813
Cited documents201920
Cited documents202026
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