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Sotsiologicheskiy Zhurnalopen access


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


Institut Sociologii RAN



Publication type



15622495, 16841581





How to publish in this journal


“Sotsiologicheskij Zhurnal” publishes the articles on sociological disciplines. Interdisciplinary studies in sociology and related disciplines, such as social psychology, cultural studies, anthropology, ethnography, etc. — are also welcomed. The main emphasis is on the fundamental research in the field of theory, methodology and history of sociology. The regular rubric highlights the results of mass surveys and case studies. The rubric “Discussion”, which debated the controversial issues of sociological research, is regular as well. The journal publishes book reviews, and summaries, as well as lists of new books in Russian and English, which represent the main areas of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. The journal aims to not only play samples of knowledge, considered regulatory and standards of internal expertise in the professional community, but also aims for opportunities to improve them. These rules, a tough selection and decision to print only a small portion of incoming materials allow “Sotsiologicheskij Zhurnal” contribute to improving the quality of sociological research. Submitted manuscripts should show a high integrity in problem setting, problem analysis and correspond to the journal’s thematic profile and its scientific priorities. 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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2021Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2021Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.338
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 Cites20170
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20191
Self Cites202010
Self Cites20213
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20186
Total Cites201918
Total Cites202050
Total Cites202144
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 document20170
External Cites per document20180.098
External Cites per document20190.230
External Cites per document20200.336
External Cites per document20210.373
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20180.146
Cites per document20190.240
Cites per document20200.417
Cites per document20210.396
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents20170
Citable documents201841
Citable documents201974
Citable documents2020119
Citable documents2021110
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 documents20170
Uncited documents201837
Uncited documents201959
Uncited documents202085
Uncited documents202183
Cited documents20170
Cited documents20184
Cited documents201916
Cited documents202035
Cited documents202128
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