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Mass Communication and Society

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Publication typeJournals
Scope Mass Communication and Society ’s mission is to publish articles on a wide variety of topics that advance mass communication theory, especially at the societal or macrosocial level. It publishes original articles and book reviews on topics related to mass media practices, content, effects, messages, and research methods. The journal welcomes both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with a strong preference for social-scientific perspectives. Please contact the editor via email for any questions about the appropriateness of your paper and its fit for the journal’s scope.


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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)20090.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.298
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.430
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.736
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 Cites201026
Self Cites201136
Self Cites201237
Self Cites201338
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201517
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201713
Self Cites201821
Self Cites201910
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20097
Total Cites201061
Total Cites2011128
Total Cites2012159
Total Cites2013221
Total Cites2014172
Total Cites2015166
Total Cites2016225
Total Cites2017258
Total Cites2018279
Total Cites2019397
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 document20090.292
External Cites per document20100.745
External Cites per document20111.195
External Cites per document20121.341
External Cites per document20131.679
External Cites per document20141.345
External Cites per document20151.221
External Cites per document20161.793
External Cites per document20172.207
External Cites per document20182.367
External Cites per document20193.617
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.292
Cites per document20101.298
Cites per document20111.662
Cites per document20121.747
Cites per document20132.028
Cites per document20141.445
Cites per document20151.361
Cites per document20161.940
Cites per document20172.324
Cites per document20182.560
Cites per document20193.710
% 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 documents201010
Non-citable documents201115
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents20199
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200924
Citable documents201047
Citable documents201177
Citable documents201291
Citable documents2013109
Citable documents2014119
Citable documents2015122
Citable documents2016116
Citable documents2017111
Citable documents2018109
Citable documents2019107
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 documents201028
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201238
Uncited documents201345
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201557
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201747
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201926
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20094
Cited documents201029
Cited documents201155
Cited documents201267
Cited documents201377
Cited documents201473
Cited documents201577
Cited documents201690
Cited documents201778
Cited documents201881
Cited documents201990
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