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Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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1977, 1979-1980, 1983-1984, 1987-1988, 1996-2001, 2005-2020



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The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR) is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews on the social scientific study of religion. Published articles are representative of the best current theoretical and methodological treatments of religion. Manuscripts are subjected to a double-blind review process. JSSR does not publish review articles or articles geared toward clinical or other practitioner audiences. Substantive areas include both micro-level analysis of individuals' experience with religion and macro-level analysis of religious organizations, institutions, and social change. While many articles published in the journal are sociological, the journal also publishes the work of scholars in anthropology, economics, health sciences, religious studies, psychology, and political science. The journal does not publish theological treatments of religion. 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.

Religious Studies1999Q1
Religious Studies2000Q1
Religious Studies2001Q1
Religious Studies2002Q1
Religious Studies2003Q1
Religious Studies2004Q1
Religious Studies2006Q1
Religious Studies2007Q1
Religious Studies2008Q1
Religious Studies2009Q1
Religious Studies2010Q1
Religious Studies2011Q1
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1

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)19990.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.485
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.860
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.904
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.506
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.154
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 Cites199911
Self Cites200013
Self Cites200118
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20077
Self Cites200822
Self Cites200935
Self Cites201070
Self Cites201168
Self Cites201255
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201435
Self Cites201520
Self Cites201621
Self Cites201720
Self Cites201832
Self Cites201931
Total Cites199968
Total Cites200089
Total Cites2001111
Total Cites200258
Total Cites200370
Total Cites200446
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200626
Total Cites2007103
Total Cites2008176
Total Cites2009228
Total Cites2010273
Total Cites2011289
Total Cites2012320
Total Cites2013329
Total Cites2014287
Total Cites2015260
Total Cites2016259
Total Cites2017223
Total Cites2018270
Total Cites2019206
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 document19990.695
External Cites per document20000.784
External Cites per document20010.721
External Cites per document20020.492
External Cites per document20030.864
External Cites per document20041.179
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20060.774
External Cites per document20071.412
External Cites per document20081.467
External Cites per document20091.608
External Cites per document20101.586
External Cites per document20111.590
External Cites per document20121.853
External Cites per document20132.048
External Cites per document20141.738
External Cites per document20151.752
External Cites per document20161.750
External Cites per document20171.460
External Cites per document20181.587
External Cites per document20191.136
Cites per document19990.829
Cites per document20000.918
Cites per document20010.860
Cites per document20020.492
Cites per document20030.864
Cites per document20041.179
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.839
Cites per document20071.515
Cites per document20081.676
Cites per document20091.900
Cites per document20102.133
Cites per document20112.079
Cites per document20122.238
Cites per document20132.253
Cites per document20141.979
Cites per document20151.898
Cites per document20161.904
Cites per document20171.604
Cites per document20181.800
Cites per document20191.338
% 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 documents20065
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200815
Non-citable documents200915
Non-citable documents201020
Non-citable documents201122
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201519
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents199982
Citable documents200097
Citable documents2001129
Citable documents2002118
Citable documents200381
Citable documents200439
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200631
Citable documents200768
Citable documents2008105
Citable documents2009120
Citable documents2010128
Citable documents2011139
Citable documents2012143
Citable documents2013146
Citable documents2014145
Citable documents2015137
Citable documents2016136
Citable documents2017139
Citable documents2018150
Citable documents2019154
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 documents199945
Uncited documents200051
Uncited documents200170
Uncited documents200276
Uncited documents200343
Uncited documents200416
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents200619
Uncited documents200739
Uncited documents200849
Uncited documents200955
Uncited documents201040
Uncited documents201161
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents201355
Uncited documents201457
Uncited documents201565
Uncited documents201653
Uncited documents201762
Uncited documents201857
Uncited documents201973
Cited documents199937
Cited documents200046
Cited documents200159
Cited documents200242
Cited documents200338
Cited documents200423
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200617
Cited documents200739
Cited documents200871
Cited documents200980
Cited documents2010108
Cited documents2011100
Cited documents2012117
Cited documents2013110
Cited documents2014105
Cited documents201591
Cited documents201698
Cited documents201792
Cited documents2018102
Cited documents201989
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