Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of the American Academy of Religion


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



14774585, 00027189





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The Journal of the American Academy of Religion is generally considered to be the top academic journal in the field of religious studies. This international quarterly journal publishes top scholarly articles that cover the full range of world religious traditions together with provocative studies of the methodologies by which these traditions are explored. Each issue also contains a large and valuable book review section. 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.

Religious Studies1999Q2
Religious Studies2000Q1
Religious Studies2001Q2
Religious Studies2002Q2
Religious Studies2003Q1
Religious Studies2004Q2
Religious Studies2005Q1
Religious Studies2006Q1
Religious Studies2007Q1
Religious Studies2008Q1
Religious Studies2009Q1
Religious Studies2010Q1
Religious Studies2011Q1
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q1
Religious Studies2014Q1
Religious Studies2015Q1
Religious Studies2016Q1
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1

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)19990.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.398
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.911
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.605
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.688
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 Cites20000
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20035
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20088
Self Cites200913
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20118
Self Cites20129
Self Cites20133
Self Cites201410
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20169
Self Cites201712
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20197
Total Cites199915
Total Cites200012
Total Cites20019
Total Cites20027
Total Cites200330
Total Cites200421
Total Cites200531
Total Cites200636
Total Cites200735
Total Cites200859
Total Cites200976
Total Cites201072
Total Cites201191
Total Cites201296
Total Cites2013106
Total Cites2014108
Total Cites201593
Total Cites2016110
Total Cites2017100
Total Cites201870
Total Cites201971
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 document19990.194
External Cites per document20000.160
External Cites per document20010.082
External Cites per document20020.101
External Cites per document20030.333
External Cites per document20040.222
External Cites per document20050.307
External Cites per document20060.340
External Cites per document20070.333
External Cites per document20080.543
External Cites per document20090.759
External Cites per document20100.823
External Cites per document20110.933
External Cites per document20120.879
External Cites per document20130.990
External Cites per document20140.875
External Cites per document20150.796
External Cites per document20160.849
External Cites per document20170.759
External Cites per document20180.525
External Cites per document20190.547
Cites per document19990.208
Cites per document20000.160
Cites per document20010.123
Cites per document20020.101
Cites per document20030.400
Cites per document20040.259
Cites per document20050.352
Cites per document20060.383
Cites per document20070.365
Cites per document20080.628
Cites per document20090.916
Cites per document20100.911
Cites per document20111.022
Cites per document20120.970
Cites per document20131.019
Cites per document20140.964
Cites per document20150.823
Cites per document20160.924
Cites per document20170.862
Cites per document20180.574
Cites per document20190.607
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20008
Non-citable documents20019
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents200410
Non-citable documents200512
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents200729
Non-citable documents200832
Non-citable documents200932
Non-citable documents201014
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents199972
Citable documents200075
Citable documents200173
Citable documents200269
Citable documents200375
Citable documents200481
Citable documents200588
Citable documents200694
Citable documents200796
Citable documents200894
Citable documents200983
Citable documents201079
Citable documents201189
Citable documents201299
Citable documents2013104
Citable documents2014112
Citable documents2015113
Citable documents2016119
Citable documents2017116
Citable documents2018122
Citable documents2019117
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 documents199962
Uncited documents200072
Uncited documents200175
Uncited documents200270
Uncited documents200361
Uncited documents200474
Uncited documents200577
Uncited documents200678
Uncited documents200798
Uncited documents200884
Uncited documents200975
Uncited documents201055
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201259
Uncited documents201368
Uncited documents201471
Uncited documents201583
Uncited documents201670
Uncited documents201766
Uncited documents201882
Uncited documents201976
Cited documents199913
Cited documents200011
Cited documents20017
Cited documents20025
Cited documents200320
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200523
Cited documents200627
Cited documents200727
Cited documents200842
Cited documents200940
Cited documents201038
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201251
Cited documents201351
Cited documents201453
Cited documents201544
Cited documents201656
Cited documents201761
Cited documents201848
Cited documents201948
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