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Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Language and Linguistics
Literature and Literary Theory

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00371998, 16133692
Scope Semiotica, the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, founded in 1969, appears in five volumes of four issues per year, in two languages (English and French), and occasionally in German. Semiotica features articles reporting results of research in all branches of semiotic studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in this field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. From time to time, Special Issues, devoted to topics of particular interest, are assembled by Guest Editors. The publishers of Semiotica offer an annual prize, the Mouton d"Or, to the author of the best article each year. The article is selected by an independent international jury.


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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.

Language and Linguistics1999Q2
Language and Linguistics2000Q2
Language and Linguistics2001Q2
Language and Linguistics2002Q2
Language and Linguistics2003Q2
Language and Linguistics2004Q2
Language and Linguistics2005Q2
Language and Linguistics2006Q2
Language and Linguistics2007Q2
Language and Linguistics2008Q2
Language and Linguistics2009Q2
Language and Linguistics2010Q2
Language and Linguistics2011Q2
Language and Linguistics2012Q2
Language and Linguistics2013Q2
Language and Linguistics2014Q2
Language and Linguistics2015Q2
Language and Linguistics2016Q2
Language and Linguistics2017Q2
Linguistics and Language1999Q2
Linguistics and Language2000Q2
Linguistics and Language2001Q2
Linguistics and Language2002Q2
Linguistics and Language2003Q2
Linguistics and Language2004Q2
Linguistics and Language2005Q2
Linguistics and Language2006Q2
Linguistics and Language2007Q2
Linguistics and Language2008Q2
Linguistics and Language2009Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q2
Linguistics and Language2011Q2
Linguistics and Language2012Q2
Linguistics and Language2013Q2
Linguistics and Language2014Q2
Linguistics and Language2015Q2
Linguistics and Language2016Q2
Linguistics and Language2017Q2
Literature and Literary Theory1999Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2000Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2001Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2002Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2003Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2004Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2005Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2006Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2007Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2008Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2009Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2010Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2011Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2012Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q1

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)19990.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.335
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.369
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.196
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 Cites199923
Self Cites200012
Self Cites200131
Self Cites200222
Self Cites200319
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200521
Self Cites200639
Self Cites200715
Self Cites200821
Self Cites20098
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201111
Self Cites201215
Self Cites201314
Self Cites201415
Self Cites201513
Self Cites201618
Self Cites201710
Total Cites199945
Total Cites200046
Total Cites200154
Total Cites200246
Total Cites200336
Total Cites200446
Total Cites200544
Total Cites200694
Total Cites200781
Total Cites200896
Total Cites200961
Total Cites201070
Total Cites201162
Total Cites201264
Total Cites201369
Total Cites2014125
Total Cites201589
Total Cites2016115
Total Cites201764
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 document19990.081
External Cites per document20000.124
External Cites per document20010.081
External Cites per document20020.079
External Cites per document20030.058
External Cites per document20040.111
External Cites per document20050.084
External Cites per document20060.197
External Cites per document20070.253
External Cites per document20080.287
External Cites per document20090.194
External Cites per document20100.186
External Cites per document20110.207
External Cites per document20120.225
External Cites per document20130.226
External Cites per document20140.410
External Cites per document20150.259
External Cites per document20160.346
External Cites per document20170.185
Cites per document19990.166
Cites per document20000.167
Cites per document20010.190
Cites per document20020.151
Cites per document20030.122
Cites per document20040.155
Cites per document20050.161
Cites per document20060.337
Cites per document20070.310
Cites per document20080.368
Cites per document20090.223
Cites per document20100.271
Cites per document20110.252
Cites per document20120.294
Cites per document20130.284
Cites per document20140.466
Cites per document20150.303
Cites per document20160.411
Cites per document20170.219
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20027
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Citable documents1999271
Citable documents2000275
Citable documents2001284
Citable documents2002304
Citable documents2003294
Citable documents2004297
Citable documents2005274
Citable documents2006279
Citable documents2007261
Citable documents2008261
Citable documents2009273
Citable documents2010258
Citable documents2011246
Citable documents2012218
Citable documents2013243
Citable documents2014268
Citable documents2015294
Citable documents2016280
Citable documents2017292
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 documents1999246
Uncited documents2000248
Uncited documents2001254
Uncited documents2002276
Uncited documents2003269
Uncited documents2004270
Uncited documents2005246
Uncited documents2006212
Uncited documents2007205
Uncited documents2008206
Uncited documents2009234
Uncited documents2010220
Uncited documents2011212
Uncited documents2012179
Uncited documents2013201
Uncited documents2014213
Uncited documents2015247
Uncited documents2016214
Uncited documents2017246
Cited documents199929
Cited documents200033
Cited documents200135
Cited documents200235
Cited documents200329
Cited documents200432
Cited documents200531
Cited documents200670
Cited documents200757
Cited documents200857
Cited documents200945
Cited documents201048
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201245
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201459
Cited documents201550
Cited documents201670
Cited documents201751
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