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European Journal of Criminology

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope The European Journal of Criminology is a refereed journal published by SAGE publications and the European Society of Criminology. It provides a forum for research and scholarship on crime and criminal justice institutions. The journal published high quality articles using varied approaches, including discussion of theory, analysis of quantitative data, comparative studies, systematic evaluation of interventions, and study of institutions of political process. The journal also covers analysis of policy, but not description of policy developments. Priority is given to articles that are relevant to the wider Europe (within and beyond the EU) although findings may be drawn from other parts of the world.


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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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.906
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.260
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.901
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.579
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 Cites20040
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20078
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20096
Self Cites201012
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201313
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201510
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201717
Self Cites201826
Total Cites20040
Total Cites200515
Total Cites200629
Total Cites200758
Total Cites200877
Total Cites200994
Total Cites2010142
Total Cites2011180
Total Cites2012182
Total Cites2013250
Total Cites2014255
Total Cites2015240
Total Cites2016253
Total Cites2017287
Total Cites2018316
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 document20040
External Cites per document20050.733
External Cites per document20060.750
External Cites per document20071.020
External Cites per document20081.346
External Cites per document20091.630
External Cites per document20102.097
External Cites per document20112.411
External Cites per document20121.920
External Cites per document20132.155
External Cites per document20141.941
External Cites per document20151.855
External Cites per document20161.929
External Cites per document20172.126
External Cites per document20182.320
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20051.000
Cites per document20060.906
Cites per document20071.184
Cites per document20081.481
Cites per document20091.741
Cites per document20102.290
Cites per document20112.466
Cites per document20122.068
Cites per document20132.273
Cites per document20142.143
Cites per document20151.935
Cites per document20162.008
Cites per document20172.260
Cites per document20182.528
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200515
Citable documents200632
Citable documents200749
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200954
Citable documents201062
Citable documents201173
Citable documents201288
Citable documents2013110
Citable documents2014119
Citable documents2015124
Citable documents2016126
Citable documents2017127
Citable documents2018125
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 documents20040
Uncited documents20058
Uncited documents200614
Uncited documents200721
Uncited documents200818
Uncited documents200916
Uncited documents201024
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201229
Uncited documents201346
Uncited documents201436
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201837
Cited documents20040
Cited documents20058
Cited documents200619
Cited documents200730
Cited documents200837
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201043
Cited documents201156
Cited documents201268
Cited documents201375
Cited documents201494
Cited documents2015101
Cited documents201690
Cited documents201791
Cited documents201892
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