Scimago Journal & Country Rank

American Literary History

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Literature and Literary Theory

Social Sciences
Cultural Studies
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14684365, 08967148
Scope Recent Americanist scholarship has generated some of the most forceful responses to questions about literary history and theory. Yet too many of the most provocative essays have been scattered among a wide variety of narrowly focused publications. Covering the study of US literature from its origins through the present, American Literary History provides a much-needed forum for the various, often competing voices of contemporary literary inquiry. Along with an annual special issue, the journal features essay-reviews, commentaries, and critical exchanges. It welcomes articles on historical and theoretical problems as well as writers and works. Inter-disciplinary studies from related fields are also invited.


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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.

Cultural Studies1999Q2
Cultural Studies2000Q2
Cultural Studies2001Q2
Cultural Studies2002Q2
Cultural Studies2003Q2
Cultural Studies2004Q1
Cultural Studies2005Q1
Cultural Studies2006Q2
Cultural Studies2007Q2
Cultural Studies2008Q1
Cultural Studies2009Q1
Cultural Studies2010Q1
Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q1
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q1
Cultural Studies2015Q2
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1
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)19990.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.498
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.508
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.079
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.317
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.266
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20056
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20070
Self Cites200810
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20115
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20176
Total Cites19995
Total Cites20008
Total Cites200115
Total Cites200210
Total Cites200324
Total Cites200431
Total Cites200546
Total Cites200622
Total Cites200740
Total Cites200858
Total Cites200975
Total Cites201078
Total Cites201194
Total Cites201287
Total Cites201383
Total Cites201486
Total Cites201563
Total Cites201674
Total Cites201742
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 document19990.037
External Cites per document20000.060
External Cites per document20010.100
External Cites per document20020.075
External Cites per document20030.191
External Cites per document20040.219
External Cites per document20050.305
External Cites per document20060.127
External Cites per document20070.301
External Cites per document20080.356
External Cites per document20090.541
External Cites per document20100.507
External Cites per document20110.578
External Cites per document20120.535
External Cites per document20130.510
External Cites per document20140.530
External Cites per document20150.419
External Cites per document20160.465
External Cites per document20170.224
Cites per document19990.046
Cites per document20000.080
Cites per document20010.150
Cites per document20020.093
Cites per document20030.209
Cites per document20040.242
Cites per document20050.351
Cites per document20060.155
Cites per document20070.301
Cites per document20080.430
Cites per document20090.564
Cites per document20100.557
Cites per document20110.610
Cites per document20120.547
Cites per document20130.535
Cites per document20140.577
Cites per document20150.426
Cites per document20160.477
Cites per document20170.261
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents200115
Non-citable documents200211
Non-citable documents200313
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents200814
Non-citable documents200943
Non-citable documents201046
Non-citable documents201147
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20174
Citable documents1999108
Citable documents2000100
Citable documents2001100
Citable documents2002107
Citable documents2003115
Citable documents2004128
Citable documents2005131
Citable documents2006142
Citable documents2007133
Citable documents2008135
Citable documents2009133
Citable documents2010140
Citable documents2011154
Citable documents2012159
Citable documents2013155
Citable documents2014149
Citable documents2015148
Citable documents2016155
Citable documents2017161
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 documents1999109
Uncited documents200098
Uncited documents2001105
Uncited documents2002110
Uncited documents2003109
Uncited documents2004108
Uncited documents200595
Uncited documents2006125
Uncited documents2007112
Uncited documents2008104
Uncited documents2009124
Uncited documents2010142
Uncited documents2011155
Uncited documents2012127
Uncited documents2013115
Uncited documents2014110
Uncited documents2015115
Uncited documents2016116
Uncited documents2017138
Cited documents19995
Cited documents20008
Cited documents200110
Cited documents20028
Cited documents200319
Cited documents200422
Cited documents200538
Cited documents200619
Cited documents200728
Cited documents200845
Cited documents200952
Cited documents201044
Cited documents201146
Cited documents201248
Cited documents201353
Cited documents201449
Cited documents201546
Cited documents201647
Cited documents201727
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