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Cultural Sociology


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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SAGE Publications Ltd



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Cultural Sociology publishes empirically oriented, theoretically sophisticated, methodologically rigorous papers, which explore from a broad set of sociological perspectives a diverse range of socio-cultural forces, phenomena, institutions and contexts. The objective of Cultural Sociology is to publish original articles which advance the field of cultural sociology and the sociology of culture. The journal seeks to consolidate, develop and promote the arena of sociological understandings of culture, and is intended to be pivotal in defining both what this arena is like currently and what it could become in the future. Cultural Sociology will publish innovative, sociologically-informed work concerned with cultural processes and artefacts, broadly defined. Papers dealing with empirically-existing cultural phenomena, analysed and researched in theoretically and methodologically sophisticated ways, are particularly encouraged. Papers that concentrate on more 'empirical', or more 'methodological', or more 'theoretical' issues in cultural sociology and the sociology of culture, are also welcomed. The journal aims to facilitate fruitful dialogue and cooperation between scholars from different national contexts and between those working within different analytic and methodological paradigms. Although focussed on sociological contributions to cultural analysis, the journal will also encourage discussions between sociologists and others working in cognate fields such as cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, art history, history, literary and film studies, human geography and so on. 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.

Cultural Studies2008Q1
Cultural Studies2009Q1
Cultural Studies2010Q1
Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q1
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q1
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1
Cultural Studies2018Q1
Cultural Studies2019Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
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)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20081.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.571
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 Cites20084
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20124
Self Cites201317
Self Cites20146
Self Cites201511
Self Cites201612
Self Cites201712
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20196
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200824
Total Cites200947
Total Cites201084
Total Cites201161
Total Cites201279
Total Cites2013140
Total Cites2014103
Total Cites2015138
Total Cites2016154
Total Cites2017140
Total Cites2018139
Total Cites2019113
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 document20091.176
External Cites per document20101.519
External Cites per document20111.019
External Cites per document20121.172
External Cites per document20131.732
External Cites per document20141.228
External Cites per document20151.608
External Cites per document20161.732
External Cites per document20171.580
External Cites per document20181.803
External Cites per document20191.427
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20081.333
Cites per document20091.382
Cites per document20101.615
Cites per document20111.151
Cites per document20121.234
Cites per document20131.972
Cites per document20141.304
Cites per document20151.747
Cites per document20161.878
Cites per document20171.728
Cites per document20181.829
Cites per document20191.507
% 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 documents20083
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200818
Citable documents200934
Citable documents201052
Citable documents201153
Citable documents201264
Citable documents201371
Citable documents201479
Citable documents201579
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201781
Citable documents201876
Citable documents201975
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 documents20089
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201127
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201322
Uncited documents201432
Uncited documents201532
Uncited documents201634
Uncited documents201734
Uncited documents201831
Uncited documents201927
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200812
Cited documents200920
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201132
Cited documents201236
Cited documents201349
Cited documents201447
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201752
Cited documents201852
Cited documents201955
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