Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Hong Kong Law Journal


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.



Publication type





1985, 2010-2014, 2016-2017



How to publish in this journal


The Hong Kong Law Journal was founded in 1971 and is the leading scholarly journal in the English language on common law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and law in the mainland PRC. It is a peer-reviewed journal, providing up-to-date, academic, authoritative and critical analysis of current legal issues in Hong Kong and the PRC. In addition, the journal accepts and publishes comparative, jurisprudential, international, and interdisciplinary material relevant to the study of law. 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.


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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.122
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20128
Self Cites201313
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201110
Total Cites201216
Total Cites201328
Total Cites201423
Total Cites201514
Total Cites201615
Total Cites201719
Total Cites20183
Total Cites20197
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.114
External Cites per document20120.105
External Cites per document20130.132
External Cites per document20140.161
External Cites per document20150.117
External Cites per document20160.159
External Cites per document20170.232
External Cites per document20180.075
External Cites per document20190.175
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.286
Cites per document20120.211
Cites per document20130.246
Cites per document20140.195
Cites per document20150.117
Cites per document20160.183
Cites per document20170.232
Cites per document20180.075
Cites per document20190.175
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201135
Citable documents201276
Citable documents2013114
Citable documents2014118
Citable documents2015120
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201782
Citable documents201840
Citable documents201940
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201269
Uncited documents2013100
Uncited documents2014106
Uncited documents2015111
Uncited documents201670
Uncited documents201768
Uncited documents201839
Uncited documents201935
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20118
Cited documents201214
Cited documents201324
Cited documents201419
Cited documents201513
Cited documents201613
Cited documents201715
Cited documents20182
Cited documents20196
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