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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
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
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

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)20063.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.391
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.260
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.578
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.374
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.811
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.870
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 Cites20099
Self Cites201012
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20127
Self Cites201329
Self Cites201430
Self Cites201518
Self Cites201627
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201825
Total Cites199936
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200666
Total Cites200767
Total Cites2008208
Total Cites2009155
Total Cites201098
Total Cites2011113
Total Cites2012138
Total Cites2013189
Total Cites2014229
Total Cites2015216
Total Cites2016247
Total Cites2017223
Total Cites2018205
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 document20062.632
External Cites per document20071.486
External Cites per document20083.865
External Cites per document20092.980
External Cites per document20101.870
External Cites per document20112.140
External Cites per document20122.519
External Cites per document20132.712
External Cites per document20143.109
External Cites per document20152.176
External Cites per document20162.683
External Cites per document20172.420
External Cites per document20182.687
Cites per document19991.800
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.474
Cites per document20071.811
Cites per document20084.000
Cites per document20093.163
Cites per document20102.130
Cites per document20112.260
Cites per document20122.654
Cites per document20133.203
Cites per document20143.578
Cites per document20152.374
Cites per document20163.012
Cites per document20172.753
Cites per document20183.060
% 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 documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Citable documents199920
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200619
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200949
Citable documents201046
Citable documents201150
Citable documents201252
Citable documents201359
Citable documents201464
Citable documents201591
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201781
Citable documents201867
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 documents200923
Uncited documents201027
Uncited documents20119
Uncited documents201215
Uncited documents201310
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents201531
Uncited documents201623
Uncited documents201722
Uncited documents201814
Cited documents199915
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200614
Cited documents200727
Cited documents200844
Cited documents200942
Cited documents201032
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201237
Cited documents201349
Cited documents201456
Cited documents201563
Cited documents201663
Cited documents201762
Cited documents201858
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