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Contemporary Buddhism


United Kingdom

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Contemporary Buddhism is an international, Thomson Reuters-indexed journal that publishes articles on the current state and influence of Buddhism. The journal is cross-disciplinary in its outlook and in addition to Buddhist and Religious Studies approaches, presents work from philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, historians, theologians, political scientists and other disciplines. Contemporary Buddhism examines the historical, doctrinal, literary, social, political, developments that have formed contemporary versions of Buddhism, East and West. In all this Buddhism is predicated as an inhabited and relevant action-influencing worldview. The interests of Contemporary Buddhism include: the meeting of Buddhism with western culture • the current self-understanding of different traditions of Buddhism and the relations between these traditions • the relations of Buddhism to other world religious traditions, both in mutual appreciation and in conflict • Buddhism in application within societies, Western and Asian • the uptake of Buddhism into other fields and disciplines • spotlighting issues arising for Buddhism in the 21st century • the non-partisan representation of all schools of Buddhism • the active investigation of diversity in the development of Buddhism as we see it today. 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.

Religious Studies2011Q3
Religious Studies2012Q1
Religious Studies2013Q2
Religious Studies2014Q3
Religious Studies2015Q2
Religious Studies2016Q2
Religious Studies2017Q1
Religious Studies2018Q1
Religious Studies2019Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.326
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.266
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.667
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20187
Self Cites20197
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20111
Total Cites20126
Total Cites20133
Total Cites201410
Total Cites201516
Total Cites201639
Total Cites201725
Total Cites201833
Total Cites201943
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.167
External Cites per document20120.444
External Cites per document20130.111
External Cites per document20140.250
External Cites per document20150.230
External Cites per document20160.485
External Cites per document20170.306
External Cites per document20180.366
External Cites per document20190.507
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.167
Cites per document20120.667
Cites per document20130.111
Cites per document20140.250
Cites per document20150.262
Cites per document20160.574
Cites per document20170.347
Cites per document20180.465
Cites per document20190.606
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20116
Citable documents20129
Citable documents201327
Citable documents201440
Citable documents201561
Citable documents201668
Citable documents201772
Citable documents201871
Citable documents201971
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 documents20100
Uncited documents20115
Uncited documents20127
Uncited documents201325
Uncited documents201433
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201649
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201857
Uncited documents201954
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20111
Cited documents20123
Cited documents20133
Cited documents20148
Cited documents201512
Cited documents201621
Cited documents201714
Cited documents201819
Cited documents201922
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