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University of Toronto Law Journal



Universities and research institutions in Canada

Subject Area and Category


University of Toronto Press



Publication type





1974-1975, 1977, 1981, 1989, 1991-1993, 2008-2020



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The University of Toronto Law Journal has taken a broad and visionary approach to legal scholarship since its beginnings in 1935. Its first editor, Professor WPM Kennedy, hoped that the journal would foster a knowledge of law “as [the] expression … of organized human life, of ordered progress, and of social justice.” The University of Toronto Law Journal has since established itself as a leading journal for theoretical, interdisciplinary, comparative, and other conceptually oriented inquiries into law and law reform. The Journal regularly publishes articles that study law from such perspectives as legal philosophy, law and economics, legal history, criminology, law and literature, and feminist analysis. Global in relevance, international in scope, it publishes work by highly regarded scholars from many countries, including Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The University of Toronto Law Journal is currently ranked first among all general refereed law journals worldwide by the Washington and Lee most cited legal periodicals list, a position that it has held since 2007. UTLJ also received the highest ranking for journal quality from the Australian Research Council and is recommended to British law libraries by the Society of Legal Scholars. The University of Toronto Law Journal appears in numerous legal and social science databases, including Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Project Muse, and SCOPUS. 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.

Sociology and Political Science2009Q4
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2

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)20090.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.681
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.848
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.373
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20197
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20091
Total Cites201024
Total Cites201169
Total Cites201262
Total Cites201361
Total Cites201432
Total Cites201551
Total Cites201632
Total Cites201741
Total Cites201840
Total Cites201935
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 document20090.067
External Cites per document20100.706
External Cites per document20110.863
External Cites per document20120.660
External Cites per document20130.656
External Cites per document20140.425
External Cites per document20150.731
External Cites per document20160.475
External Cites per document20170.714
External Cites per document20180.554
External Cites per document20190.389
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.067
Cites per document20100.706
Cites per document20110.863
Cites per document20120.660
Cites per document20130.656
Cites per document20140.438
Cites per document20150.761
Cites per document20160.525
Cites per document20170.732
Cites per document20180.714
Cites per document20190.486
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200915
Citable documents201034
Citable documents201180
Citable documents201294
Citable documents201393
Citable documents201473
Citable documents201567
Citable documents201661
Citable documents201756
Citable documents201856
Citable documents201972
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 documents200914
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201261
Uncited documents201367
Uncited documents201459
Uncited documents201548
Uncited documents201639
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201832
Uncited documents201958
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20091
Cited documents201014
Cited documents201127
Cited documents201238
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201419
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201626
Cited documents201726
Cited documents201827
Cited documents201918
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