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Studies in Second Language Acquisition

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
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1978-1996, 2005-2020
Scope Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of acquisition or use of non-native and heritage languages. Each volume (five issues) contains research articles of either a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods nature in addition to essays on current theoretical matters. Other rubrics include shorter articles such as Replication Studies, Critical Commentaries, and Research Reports.


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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 Linguistics1999Q1
Language and Linguistics2006Q1
Language and Linguistics2007Q1
Language and Linguistics2008Q1
Language and Linguistics2009Q1
Language and Linguistics2010Q1
Language and Linguistics2011Q1
Language and Linguistics2012Q1
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q1
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

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)19991.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.305
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.578
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.973
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.879
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.162
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 Cites20050
Self Cites200616
Self Cites200712
Self Cites20087
Self Cites200910
Self Cites201012
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20127
Self Cites201329
Self Cites201430
Self Cites201518
Self Cites201627
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201822
Self Cites201955
Total Cites199936
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200669
Total Cites200773
Total Cites2008212
Total Cites2009171
Total Cites201099
Total Cites2011141
Total Cites2012145
Total Cites2013195
Total Cites2014229
Total Cites2015221
Total Cites2016256
Total Cites2017232
Total Cites2018217
Total Cites2019412
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 document19991.800
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20062.789
External Cites per document20071.649
External Cites per document20083.942
External Cites per document20093.286
External Cites per document20101.740
External Cites per document20112.500
External Cites per document20122.464
External Cites per document20132.814
External Cites per document20143.109
External Cites per document20152.231
External Cites per document20162.793
External Cites per document20172.531
External Cites per document20182.955
External Cites per document20193.923
Cites per document19991.800
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.632
Cites per document20071.973
Cites per document20084.077
Cites per document20093.490
Cites per document20101.980
Cites per document20112.611
Cites per document20122.589
Cites per document20133.305
Cites per document20143.578
Cites per document20152.429
Cites per document20163.122
Cites per document20172.864
Cites per document20183.288
Cites per document20194.527
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200916
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents199920
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200619
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200949
Citable documents201050
Citable documents201154
Citable documents201256
Citable documents201359
Citable documents201464
Citable documents201591
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201781
Citable documents201866
Citable documents201991
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 documents19995
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents20066
Uncited documents200714
Uncited documents200824
Uncited documents200921
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents20119
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents201310
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201812
Uncited documents201911
Cited documents199915
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200614
Cited documents200727
Cited documents200844
Cited documents200944
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201146
Cited documents201240
Cited documents201349
Cited documents201456
Cited documents201564
Cited documents201664
Cited documents201763
Cited documents201856
Cited documents201982
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