Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Mass Communication and Society

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Mass Communication and Society" mission is to publish articles from a wide variety of perspectives and approaches that advance mass communication theory, especially at the societal or macrosocial level. It draws heavily from many other disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, law, and history. Methodologically, journal articles employ qualitative and quantitative methods, survey research, ethnography, laboratory experiments, historical methods, and legal analysis.


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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.


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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.486
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201130
Self Cites201233
Self Cites201338
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201517
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201713
Self Cites201822
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20095
Total Cites201054
Total Cites2011109
Total Cites2012129
Total Cites2013221
Total Cites2014173
Total Cites2015163
Total Cites2016219
Total Cites2017256
Total Cites2018286
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.208
External Cites per document20100.941
External Cites per document20111.234
External Cites per document20121.231
External Cites per document20131.679
External Cites per document20141.353
External Cites per document20151.197
External Cites per document20161.726
External Cites per document20172.170
External Cites per document20182.400
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.208
Cites per document20101.588
Cites per document20111.703
Cites per document20121.654
Cites per document20132.028
Cites per document20141.454
Cites per document20151.336
Cites per document20161.872
Cites per document20172.286
Cites per document20182.600
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201811
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200924
Citable documents201034
Citable documents201164
Citable documents201278
Citable documents2013109
Citable documents2014119
Citable documents2015122
Citable documents2016117
Citable documents2017112
Citable documents2018110
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200925
Uncited documents201017
Uncited documents201130
Uncited documents201233
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201557
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201747
Uncited documents201838
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20094
Cited documents201023
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201255
Cited documents201377
Cited documents201473
Cited documents201577
Cited documents201688
Cited documents201778
Cited documents201883
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