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Critical Discourse Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Publication type



17405904, 17405912


2005, 2010-2020



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Critical Discourse Studies is an interdisciplinary journal for the social sciences. Its primary aim is to publish critical research that advances our understanding of how discourse figures in social processes, social structures, and social change. Critical Discourse Studies has been established in response to the proliferation of critical discourse studies across the social sciences and humanities. We will consider for publication papers that meet the needs of scholars in diverse disciplines and areas of study which develop critical perspectives on the relationship between discourse and social dynamics. Relevant areas and disciplines include: anthropology, communication, linguistics, sociology, politics, political economy, education, psychology, media studies, geography, urban studies, cultural studies, management studies, literary studies, history, technology studies, legal studies, philosophy, gender studies, migration studies, ethnic studies and others. We also welcome papers which connect critical academic research with practical concerns and agendas, including those of activist and grassroots political movements. The scope of critical discourse studies is not limited to linguistic studies, or articles that are primarily empirical or analytical. Critical examination of non-linguistic phenomena that take a significant discourse orientation, as well as theoretical and methodological papers that advance critical understandings of discursive phenomena, are welcomed. 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.

Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q4
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.183
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.232
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.139
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.917
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.458
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201415
Self Cites20158
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20179
Self Cites201810
Self Cites201910
Self Cites202020
Total Cites20050
Total Cites20061
Total Cites20076
Total Cites20082
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201113
Total Cites201251
Total Cites201399
Total Cites201482
Total Cites2015100
Total Cites2016119
Total Cites2017128
Total Cites2018105
Total Cites2019152
Total Cites2020254
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 document20050
External Cites per document20060.250
External Cites per document20071.500
External Cites per document20080.500
External Cites per document20100
External Cites per document20110.632
External Cites per document20121.324
External Cites per document20131.492
External Cites per document20140.944
External Cites per document20151.095
External Cites per document20161.494
External Cites per document20171.488
External Cites per document20181.188
External Cites per document20191.527
External Cites per document20202.364
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20060.250
Cites per document20071.500
Cites per document20080.500
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.650
Cites per document20121.342
Cites per document20131.547
Cites per document20141.139
Cites per document20151.163
Cites per document20161.506
Cites per document20171.580
Cites per document20181.313
Cites per document20191.583
Cites per document20202.466
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20204
Citable documents20050
Citable documents20064
Citable documents20074
Citable documents20084
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201119
Citable documents201237
Citable documents201363
Citable documents201471
Citable documents201584
Citable documents201677
Citable documents201780
Citable documents201880
Citable documents201993
Citable documents202099
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 documents20050
Uncited documents20063
Uncited documents20071
Uncited documents20082
Uncited documents20100
Uncited documents201114
Uncited documents201215
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201438
Uncited documents201548
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201834
Uncited documents201936
Uncited documents202025
Cited documents20050
Cited documents20061
Cited documents20073
Cited documents20082
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20116
Cited documents201223
Cited documents201333
Cited documents201434
Cited documents201538
Cited documents201639
Cited documents201755
Cited documents201846
Cited documents201960
Cited documents202078
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