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Philosophy and Rhetoric

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00318213, 15272079
Scope Philosophy and Rhetoric is dedicated to publication of high-quality articles involving the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric. It has a longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and welcomes all theoretical and methodological perspectives that advance the journal"s mission. Philosophy and Rhetoric invites articles on such topics as the relationship between logic and rhetoric, the philosophical aspects of argumentation, philosophical views on the nature of rhetoric held by historical figures and during historical periods, psychological and sociological studies of rhetoric with a strong philosophical emphasis, and philosophical analyses of the relationship to rhetoric of other areas of human culture and thought, political theory and law.


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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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.345
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.627
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.407
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20056
Self Cites20066
Self Cites20075
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20115
Self Cites20124
Self Cites201316
Self Cites20149
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201715
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20035
Total Cites200411
Total Cites200519
Total Cites200622
Total Cites200719
Total Cites200817
Total Cites200916
Total Cites201032
Total Cites201132
Total Cites201233
Total Cites201348
Total Cites201437
Total Cites201528
Total Cites201645
Total Cites201753
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 document20020
External Cites per document20030.167
External Cites per document20040.263
External Cites per document20050.241
External Cites per document20060.281
External Cites per document20070.255
External Cites per document20080.210
External Cites per document20090.213
External Cites per document20100.450
External Cites per document20110.509
External Cites per document20120.527
External Cites per document20130.561
External Cites per document20140.394
External Cites per document20150.338
External Cites per document20160.481
External Cites per document20170.481
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.278
Cites per document20040.289
Cites per document20050.352
Cites per document20060.386
Cites per document20070.345
Cites per document20080.274
Cites per document20090.262
Cites per document20100.533
Cites per document20110.604
Cites per document20120.600
Cites per document20130.842
Cites per document20140.521
Cites per document20150.378
Cites per document20160.556
Cites per document20170.671
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200318
Citable documents200438
Citable documents200554
Citable documents200657
Citable documents200755
Citable documents200862
Citable documents200961
Citable documents201060
Citable documents201153
Citable documents201255
Citable documents201357
Citable documents201471
Citable documents201574
Citable documents201681
Citable documents201779
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200316
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200541
Uncited documents200640
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200851
Uncited documents200950
Uncited documents201047
Uncited documents201135
Uncited documents201240
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201454
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201657
Uncited documents201748
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20033
Cited documents20049
Cited documents200514
Cited documents200617
Cited documents200714
Cited documents200813
Cited documents200915
Cited documents201018
Cited documents201123
Cited documents201220
Cited documents201325
Cited documents201421
Cited documents201522
Cited documents201627
Cited documents201734
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