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Quarterly Journal of Political Science

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherNow Publishers Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15540634, 15540626
Scope In the last half-century, social scientists have engaged in a methodologically focused and substantively far-reaching mission to make the study of politics scientific. The mutually reinforcing components in this pursuit are the development of positive theories and the testing of their empirical implications. Although this paradigm has been associated with many advances in the understanding of politics, no leading journal of political science is dedicated primarily to the publication of positive political science. (source)

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.

Political Science and International Relations2007Q1
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q1
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1

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)20072.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.571
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20150
Total Cites20079
Total Cites200818
Total Cites200940
Total Cites201058
Total Cites201173
Total Cites201273
Total Cites201349
Total Cites201474
Total Cites201566
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 document20072.250
External Cites per document20082.000
External Cites per document20091.538
External Cites per document20101.500
External Cites per document20111.556
External Cites per document20121.756
External Cites per document20131.270
External Cites per document20141.750
External Cites per document20151.650
Cites per document20072.250
Cites per document20082.000
Cites per document20091.538
Cites per document20101.526
Cites per document20111.622
Cites per document20121.780
Cites per document20131.324
Cites per document20141.850
Cites per document20151.650
% 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 documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Citable documents20074
Citable documents20089
Citable documents200926
Citable documents201038
Citable documents201145
Citable documents201241
Citable documents201337
Citable documents201440
Citable documents201540
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 documents20071
Uncited documents20086
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201017
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201218
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents201411
Uncited documents201521
Cited documents20074
Cited documents20084
Cited documents200916
Cited documents201023
Cited documents201129
Cited documents201226
Cited documents201325
Cited documents201430
Cited documents201520
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