SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) developed by SCImago by using the Google PageRank algorithm. It is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citation are the same. With SJR, the subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation that drive journal's impact. The SJR:
- is weighted by the prestige of the journal, thereby ‘leveling the playing field’ among journals
- eliminates manipulation: raise the SJR ranking by being published in more reputable journals
- ‘shares’ a journal’s prestige equally over the total number of citations in that journal
- normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields.
Example: 2019 SJR for journals under Social Science
Detailed Score for individual journal: American Sociological Review