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Critical Review

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Literature and Literary Theory

Social Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1986-2001, 2005-ongoing
Scope Founded in 1987 as a site where social-scientific theorizing confronts empirical realities, Critical Review publishes pathbreaking research and reflections on the effects of modern society—particularly its capitalist and democratic elements—on human well-being. Since 1997, the journal has treated complexity as the defining feature of modernity, and has focused on the effects of complexity on mass democracy. Critical Review is now the leading forum for considering whether voters and other political decision makers can make good choices in the face of pervasive ignorance about the social problems they are trying to solve.


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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.

Literature and Literary Theory1999Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2000Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2001Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2002Q2
Literature and Literary Theory2003Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2004Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2006Q2
Literature and Literary Theory2007Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2008Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2009Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2011Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations1999Q3
Political Science and International Relations2000Q4
Political Science and International Relations2001Q2
Political Science and International Relations2002Q4
Political Science and International Relations2003Q4
Political Science and International Relations2004Q3
Political Science and International Relations2006Q4
Political Science and International Relations2007Q2
Political Science and International Relations2008Q2
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q2
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q2
Political Science and International Relations2014Q2
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q2
Political Science and International Relations2017Q2
Political Science and International Relations2018Q2

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)19990.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.673
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20009
Self Cites20018
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200727
Self Cites200825
Self Cites20095
Self Cites201040
Self Cites201110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20142
Self Cites201510
Self Cites201618
Self Cites201716
Self Cites201812
Total Cites19999
Total Cites200011
Total Cites200117
Total Cites20027
Total Cites20031
Total Cites20047
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200614
Total Cites200731
Total Cites200845
Total Cites200931
Total Cites2010105
Total Cites2011106
Total Cites201257
Total Cites201326
Total Cites201440
Total Cites201549
Total Cites201657
Total Cites201757
Total Cites201863
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 document19990.167
External Cites per document20000.034
External Cites per document20010.184
External Cites per document20020.140
External Cites per document20030.031
External Cites per document20040.333
External Cites per document20050
External Cites per document20060.125
External Cites per document20070.091
External Cites per document20080.247
External Cites per document20090.310
External Cites per document20100.783
External Cites per document20111.391
External Cites per document20120.821
External Cites per document20130.276
External Cites per document20140.500
External Cites per document20150.534
External Cites per document20160.600
External Cites per document20170.612
External Cites per document20180.739
Cites per document19990.188
Cites per document20000.186
Cites per document20010.347
Cites per document20020.140
Cites per document20030.031
Cites per document20040.333
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.583
Cites per document20070.705
Cites per document20080.556
Cites per document20090.369
Cites per document20101.265
Cites per document20111.536
Cites per document20120.851
Cites per document20130.342
Cites per document20140.526
Cites per document20150.671
Cites per document20160.877
Cites per document20170.851
Cites per document20180.913
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents199948
Citable documents200059
Citable documents200149
Citable documents200250
Citable documents200332
Citable documents200421
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200624
Citable documents200744
Citable documents200881
Citable documents200984
Citable documents201083
Citable documents201169
Citable documents201267
Citable documents201376
Citable documents201476
Citable documents201573
Citable documents201665
Citable documents201767
Citable documents201869
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 documents199942
Uncited documents200052
Uncited documents200140
Uncited documents200243
Uncited documents200331
Uncited documents200415
Uncited documents20050
Uncited documents200616
Uncited documents200723
Uncited documents200866
Uncited documents200972
Uncited documents201054
Uncited documents201136
Uncited documents201248
Uncited documents201355
Uncited documents201452
Uncited documents201543
Uncited documents201631
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201836
Cited documents19996
Cited documents20007
Cited documents20019
Cited documents20027
Cited documents20031
Cited documents20046
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20068
Cited documents200721
Cited documents200816
Cited documents200914
Cited documents201031
Cited documents201134
Cited documents201219
Cited documents201321
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201531
Cited documents201635
Cited documents201731
Cited documents201833
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