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Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Language and Linguistics

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication typeJournals
Scope Target is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal aiming to promote the interdisciplinary scholarly study of translational phenomena from any part of the world and in any medium. The journal presents research on various forms of translation and interpreting approached from historical, cultural, literary, sociological, linguistic, cognitive, philosophical, or other viewpoints that may be of relevance to the development of the discipline. It aims to combine the highest scholarly standards with maximum transparency and reader-friendliness. Target welcomes articles with a theoretical, empirical, or applied focus. It has a special preference for papers that somehow combine these dimensions and for those that position themselves at the cutting edge of the discipline. The purpose of the review section is to introduce and critically discuss the most important recent publications in the field and to reflect its evolution. The journal periodically zooms in on specific topics or areas by means of guest-edited special issues. It also welcomes shorter position papers to encourage open discussion in a “Forum” section of the journal. To facilitate involvement of authors, referees and readers from the whole world, the official language of publication of Target is English. To minimize the adverse effects of such a policy and honour the journal’s core topics of multilingualism and translation, Target runs an active and collaborative multilingual companion website, which welcomes translations into a wide range of languages of recent or older articles and reviews from the journal. Target publishes its articles Online First.


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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 Linguistics1999Q3
Language and Linguistics2000Q3
Language and Linguistics2001Q3
Language and Linguistics2002Q3
Language and Linguistics2003Q4
Language and Linguistics2004Q1
Language and Linguistics2005Q2
Language and Linguistics2006Q4
Language and Linguistics2007Q2
Language and Linguistics2008Q2
Language and Linguistics2009Q2
Language and Linguistics2010Q3
Language and Linguistics2011Q2
Language and Linguistics2012Q4
Language and Linguistics2013Q1
Language and Linguistics2014Q1
Language and Linguistics2015Q1
Language and Linguistics2016Q1
Language and Linguistics2017Q1
Language and Linguistics2018Q1
Language and Linguistics2019Q1
Linguistics and Language1999Q3
Linguistics and Language2000Q3
Linguistics and Language2001Q3
Linguistics and Language2002Q3
Linguistics and Language2003Q4
Linguistics and Language2004Q1
Linguistics and Language2005Q2
Linguistics and Language2006Q4
Linguistics and Language2007Q2
Linguistics and Language2008Q2
Linguistics and Language2009Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q3
Linguistics and Language2011Q3
Linguistics and Language2012Q4
Linguistics and Language2013Q1
Linguistics and Language2014Q1
Linguistics and Language2015Q1
Linguistics and Language2016Q1
Linguistics and Language2017Q1
Linguistics and Language2018Q1
Linguistics and Language2019Q1

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)19990.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.483
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.288
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.303
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.719
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.559
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 Cites19994
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20145
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20191
Total Cites199910
Total Cites20007
Total Cites20017
Total Cites20027
Total Cites20036
Total Cites200420
Total Cites200513
Total Cites20067
Total Cites200716
Total Cites200817
Total Cites200921
Total Cites20104
Total Cites201120
Total Cites201210
Total Cites201334
Total Cites201442
Total Cites201566
Total Cites201641
Total Cites201759
Total Cites2018100
Total Cites201946
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 document19990.092
External Cites per document20000.079
External Cites per document20010.184
External Cites per document20020.128
External Cites per document20030.125
External Cites per document20040.447
External Cites per document20050.263
External Cites per document20060.189
External Cites per document20070.375
External Cites per document20080.326
External Cites per document20090.447
External Cites per document20100.067
External Cites per document20110.447
External Cites per document20120.263
External Cites per document20130.775
External Cites per document20140.771
External Cites per document20151.231
External Cites per document20160.632
External Cites per document20170.983
External Cites per document20181.690
External Cites per document20190.818
Cites per document19990.154
Cites per document20000.111
Cites per document20010.184
Cites per document20020.179
Cites per document20030.150
Cites per document20040.526
Cites per document20050.342
Cites per document20060.189
Cites per document20070.400
Cites per document20080.370
Cites per document20090.447
Cites per document20100.089
Cites per document20110.526
Cites per document20120.263
Cites per document20130.850
Cites per document20140.875
Cites per document20151.269
Cites per document20160.719
Cites per document20171.017
Cites per document20181.724
Cites per document20190.836
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199965
Citable documents200063
Citable documents200138
Citable documents200239
Citable documents200340
Citable documents200438
Citable documents200538
Citable documents200637
Citable documents200740
Citable documents200846
Citable documents200947
Citable documents201045
Citable documents201138
Citable documents201238
Citable documents201340
Citable documents201448
Citable documents201552
Citable documents201657
Citable documents201758
Citable documents201858
Citable documents201955
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 documents199956
Uncited documents200059
Uncited documents200132
Uncited documents200233
Uncited documents200335
Uncited documents200424
Uncited documents200531
Uncited documents200630
Uncited documents200730
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200931
Uncited documents201044
Uncited documents201130
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201323
Uncited documents201423
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201639
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201824
Uncited documents201927
Cited documents19999
Cited documents20004
Cited documents20016
Cited documents20026
Cited documents20035
Cited documents200414
Cited documents20057
Cited documents20067
Cited documents200710
Cited documents200811
Cited documents200917
Cited documents20104
Cited documents201112
Cited documents20128
Cited documents201319
Cited documents201427
Cited documents201525
Cited documents201621
Cited documents201730
Cited documents201837
Cited documents201931
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