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Metaphor and Symbol

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPsychology
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

Social Sciences
Linguistics and Language
Publisher Psychology Press Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15327868, 10926488
Scope Metaphor and Symbol: A Quarterly Journal is an innovative, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of metaphor and other figurative devices in language (e.g., metonymy, irony) and other expressive forms (e.g., gesture and bodily actions, artworks, music, multimodal media). The journal is interested in original, empirical, and theoretical research that incorporates psychological experimental studies, linguistic and corpus linguistic studies, cross-cultural/linguistic comparisons, computational modeling, philosophical analyzes, and literary/artistic interpretations. A common theme connecting published work in the journal is the examination of the interface of figurative language and expression with cognitive, bodily, and cultural experience; hence, the journal's international editorial board is composed of scholars and experts in the fields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, literature, and media studies.


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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.

Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2008Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2009Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2010Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2011Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2012Q4
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2013Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2014Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2015Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2016Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2017Q3
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2018Q2
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2019Q2
Linguistics and Language2008Q2
Linguistics and Language2009Q2
Linguistics and Language2010Q1
Linguistics and Language2011Q2
Linguistics and Language2012Q2
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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.542
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.389
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20083
Self Cites200910
Self Cites201016
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20145
Self Cites201510
Self Cites20168
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201814
Self Cites20198
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200813
Total Cites200936
Total Cites201064
Total Cites201166
Total Cites201239
Total Cites201349
Total Cites201486
Total Cites201599
Total Cites201679
Total Cites201752
Total Cites201879
Total Cites201968
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 document20070
External Cites per document20081.111
External Cites per document20091.130
External Cites per document20101.333
External Cites per document20111.537
External Cites per document20120.841
External Cites per document20130.978
External Cites per document20141.723
External Cites per document20151.978
External Cites per document20161.578
External Cites per document20171.000
External Cites per document20181.444
External Cites per document20191.200
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.444
Cites per document20091.565
Cites per document20101.778
Cites per document20111.610
Cites per document20120.886
Cites per document20131.065
Cites per document20141.830
Cites per document20152.200
Cites per document20161.756
Cites per document20171.182
Cites per document20181.756
Cites per document20191.360
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20070
Citable documents20089
Citable documents200923
Citable documents201036
Citable documents201141
Citable documents201244
Citable documents201346
Citable documents201447
Citable documents201545
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201744
Citable documents201845
Citable documents201950
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20085
Uncited documents200913
Uncited documents201014
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201227
Uncited documents201324
Uncited documents201420
Uncited documents201512
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201818
Uncited documents201922
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20084
Cited documents200913
Cited documents201025
Cited documents201122
Cited documents201217
Cited documents201323
Cited documents201429
Cited documents201537
Cited documents201635
Cited documents201726
Cited documents201827
Cited documents201928
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