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American Journal of Political Science

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15405907, 00925853
Coverage1982, 1986, 1996-ongoing
Scope The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) publishes research in all major areas of political science including American politics, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, political methodology, and political theory. Founded in 1956, the AJPS publishes articles that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about notable theoretical concerns, puzzles or controversies in any subfield of 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.

Sociology and Political Science1997Q1
Sociology and Political Science1998Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
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
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1

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)19991.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.461
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.142
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.626
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.059
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 Cites199931
Self Cites200045
Self Cites200163
Self Cites200247
Self Cites200344
Self Cites200448
Self Cites200536
Self Cites200640
Self Cites200733
Self Cites200832
Self Cites200938
Self Cites201026
Self Cites201129
Self Cites201235
Self Cites201344
Self Cites201448
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201645
Total Cites1999325
Total Cites2000349
Total Cites2001353
Total Cites2002344
Total Cites2003449
Total Cites2004459
Total Cites2005438
Total Cites2006481
Total Cites2007545
Total Cites2008632
Total Cites2009781
Total Cites2010752
Total Cites2011817
Total Cites2012833
Total Cites2013821
Total Cites2014896
Total Cites2015937
Total Cites2016949
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 document19991.771
External Cites per document20001.865
External Cites per document20011.859
External Cites per document20021.778
External Cites per document20032.368
External Cites per document20042.491
External Cites per document20052.497
External Cites per document20062.689
External Cites per document20072.876
External Cites per document20083.226
External Cites per document20094.016
External Cites per document20104.011
External Cites per document20114.427
External Cites per document20124.385
External Cites per document20134.155
External Cites per document20144.394
External Cites per document20154.472
External Cites per document20164.520
Cites per document19991.958
Cites per document20002.141
Cites per document20012.263
Cites per document20022.060
Cites per document20032.626
Cites per document20042.782
Cites per document20052.720
Cites per document20062.933
Cites per document20073.062
Cites per document20083.398
Cites per document20094.222
Cites per document20104.155
Cites per document20114.590
Cites per document20124.577
Cites per document20134.390
Cites per document20144.642
Cites per document20154.709
Cites per document20164.745
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents20166
Citable documents1999166
Citable documents2000163
Citable documents2001156
Citable documents2002167
Citable documents2003171
Citable documents2004165
Citable documents2005161
Citable documents2006164
Citable documents2007178
Citable documents2008186
Citable documents2009185
Citable documents2010181
Citable documents2011178
Citable documents2012182
Citable documents2013187
Citable documents2014193
Citable documents2015199
Citable documents2016200
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 documents199949
Uncited documents200044
Uncited documents200141
Uncited documents200257
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200434
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200635
Uncited documents200738
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200933
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201126
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201336
Uncited documents201422
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents201627
Cited documents1999117
Cited documents2000119
Cited documents2001115
Cited documents2002110
Cited documents2003127
Cited documents2004133
Cited documents2005135
Cited documents2006130
Cited documents2007140
Cited documents2008144
Cited documents2009152
Cited documents2010155
Cited documents2011153
Cited documents2012162
Cited documents2013159
Cited documents2014178
Cited documents2015182
Cited documents2016179
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