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Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Social Sciences
Cultural Studies
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14693666, 10304312
Coverage1980-1981, 1988-1994, 2008-2020
Scope Continuum is an academic journal of media and cultural studies. For over two decades it has contributed to the formation of these disciplines by identifying new areas for investigation and developing new agendas for enquiry in the fields. The journal has consistently provided a space for important new voices in media and cultural studies, while also featuring the work of internationally renowned scholars. Continuum is now one of the most highly regarded and most cited journals in media and cultural studies. The journal is of central importance to all scholars involved in the research and teaching of media and cultural studies. It provides vital information and ideas for thinking about the formations of media in culture and the culture of media. The journal editors are interested in papers investigating the relationship between media texts and wider questions of culture. Particular areas of interest include the formation of communities, publics and nations; questions of taste and value; international mediascapes; policy, industry and academic interventions; issues around the disciplinary status of history, media studies, cultural studies, philosophy and visual arts; and questions around technologies, identities and cultures.


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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 Studies2009Q1
Cultural Studies2010Q1
Cultural Studies2011Q1
Cultural Studies2012Q1
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q1
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1
Cultural Studies2018Q1
Cultural Studies2019Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2009Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2010Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2011Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2012Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2013Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2014Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2015Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2016Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2017Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2018Q1
Visual Arts and Performing Arts2019Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.718
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.496
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20103
Self Cites201115
Self Cites201216
Self Cites201311
Self Cites20145
Self Cites201514
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20173
Self Cites201810
Self Cites20194
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200927
Total Cites201089
Total Cites2011132
Total Cites2012143
Total Cites2013150
Total Cites2014154
Total Cites2015156
Total Cites2016160
Total Cites2017225
Total Cites2018175
Total Cites2019126
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.324
External Cites per document20100.647
External Cites per document20110.574
External Cites per document20120.626
External Cites per document20130.665
External Cites per document20140.734
External Cites per document20150.683
External Cites per document20160.732
External Cites per document20171.078
External Cites per document20180.778
External Cites per document20190.601
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.397
Cites per document20100.669
Cites per document20110.647
Cites per document20120.704
Cites per document20130.718
Cites per document20140.759
Cites per document20150.750
Cites per document20160.766
Cites per document20171.092
Cites per document20180.825
Cites per document20190.621
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201117
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201917
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200968
Citable documents2010133
Citable documents2011204
Citable documents2012203
Citable documents2013209
Citable documents2014203
Citable documents2015208
Citable documents2016209
Citable documents2017206
Citable documents2018212
Citable documents2019203
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200955
Uncited documents201099
Uncited documents2011150
Uncited documents2012140
Uncited documents2013133
Uncited documents2014134
Uncited documents2015142
Uncited documents2016136
Uncited documents2017127
Uncited documents2018150
Uncited documents2019148
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200920
Cited documents201050
Cited documents201171
Cited documents201275
Cited documents201383
Cited documents201477
Cited documents201576
Cited documents201685
Cited documents201794
Cited documents201881
Cited documents201972
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