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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
Coverage1978-1995, 2005-ongoing
Scope Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of issues in second and foreign language acquisition of any language. Each volume contains four issues, one of which is generally devoted to a current topic in the field. The other three issues contain articles dealing with theoretical topics, some of which have broad pedagogical implications, and reports of quantitative and qualitative empirical research. Other rubrics include replication studies, State-of-the-Art articles, Notes and Discussion, review articles, book reviews, and book notices.


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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
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

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)20063.579
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.784
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.944
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 Cites201625
Self Cites201727
Total Cites199936
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200668
Total Cites200766
Total Cites2008188
Total Cites2009155
Total Cites201096
Total Cites2011112
Total Cites2012141
Total Cites2013188
Total Cites2014228
Total Cites2015212
Total Cites2016227
Total Cites2017207
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 document20062.737
External Cites per document20071.459
External Cites per document20083.481
External Cites per document20092.959
External Cites per document20101.680
External Cites per document20111.963
External Cites per document20122.393
External Cites per document20132.695
External Cites per document20143.094
External Cites per document20152.132
External Cites per document20162.463
External Cites per document20172.222
Cites per document19991.800
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.579
Cites per document20071.784
Cites per document20083.615
Cites per document20093.163
Cites per document20101.920
Cites per document20112.074
Cites per document20122.518
Cites per document20133.186
Cites per document20143.563
Cites per document20152.330
Cites per document20162.768
Cites per document20172.556
% 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 documents20177
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
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 documents200715
Uncited documents200826
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201110
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents201310
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents201534
Uncited documents201625
Uncited documents201726
Cited documents199915
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200614
Cited documents200726
Cited documents200842
Cited documents200942
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201240
Cited documents201349
Cited documents201456
Cited documents201560
Cited documents201661
Cited documents201762
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