25 June 2020, Singapore – Contemporary Southeast Asia (CSEA), The Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (JSEAE) and Sojourn, the three key academic journals published by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, were ranked highly in terms of influence in their respective categories in the SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) journal rankings for 2019.
The SCImago measures the influence of scholarly journals based on the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals the citations come from over the period 2016-2019. All journals in SJR ranking are indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
Among academic journals published in the Asiatic region:
In the category of Social Sciences – History, CSEA ranked first out of 27 journals.
In the category of Social Sciences – Political Science and International Relations, CSEA ranked first and JSEAE fourth out of 24 journals.
In the category of Social Sciences – Anthropology, Sojourn ranked second out of 14 journals.
In the category of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, JSEAE ranked 17th out of 67 journals.
In the broader category of Arts and Humanities, CSEA ranked 33rd out of 114 journals.
Looking at academic journals published in Singapore specifically:
In the category of Social Sciences, all three journals were ranked in the top ten, with CSEA in second position, JSEAE in seventh and Sojourn in eighth place.
In the category of Arts and Humanities, CSEA was ranked in first place.
In the category of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, JSEAE was ranked ninth.
In the category of Social Sciences – Anthropology, Sojourn was ranked in first place.
Dr Terence Chong, Deputy Director of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, commenting on the results of the rankings: “This is great news. It is a recognition of how hard our editors and their staff have worked behind the scenes. Our three journals contribute significantly to our scholarly understanding of the region and we look forward to improving and scaling new heights.”
For more information on the SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) journal rankings, visit https://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php.
About ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS)
The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS), established as an autonomous organisation by the Singapore Government in 1968, is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment. The Institute aims to stimulate research and debate within scholarly circles, enhance public awareness of the region, and facilitate the search for viable solutions to the varied problems confronting the region. It also strives to nurture a community of scholars interested in the study of the region.