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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
ISSN00925853, 15405907
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 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

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)20002.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.469
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.168
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.183
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 Cites201439
Self Cites201543
Total Cites1999325
Total Cites2000347
Total Cites2001351
Total Cites2002334
Total Cites2003448
Total Cites2004455
Total Cites2005432
Total Cites2006475
Total Cites2007539
Total Cites2008617
Total Cites2009755
Total Cites2010744
Total Cites2011797
Total Cites2012818
Total Cites2013810
Total Cites2014850
Total Cites2015809
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 document20001.853
External Cites per document20011.846
External Cites per document20021.719
External Cites per document20032.363
External Cites per document20042.467
External Cites per document20052.460
External Cites per document20062.652
External Cites per document20072.843
External Cites per document20083.145
External Cites per document20093.876
External Cites per document20103.967
External Cites per document20114.315
External Cites per document20124.302
External Cites per document20134.096
External Cites per document20144.202
External Cites per document20154.141
Cites per document19991.958
Cites per document20002.129
Cites per document20012.250
Cites per document20022.000
Cites per document20032.620
Cites per document20042.758
Cites per document20052.683
Cites per document20062.896
Cites per document20073.028
Cites per document20083.317
Cites per document20094.081
Cites per document20104.110
Cites per document20114.478
Cites per document20124.495
Cites per document20134.332
Cites per document20144.404
Cites per document20154.373
% 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 documents201421
Non-citable documents201525
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 documents2015185
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 documents200143
Uncited documents200257
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200435
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200635
Uncited documents200737
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200934
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201126
Uncited documents201225
Uncited documents201336
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201540
Cited documents1999117
Cited documents2000119
Cited documents2001113
Cited documents2002110
Cited documents2003127
Cited documents2004132
Cited documents2005135
Cited documents2006130
Cited documents2007141
Cited documents2008144
Cited documents2009151
Cited documents2010155
Cited documents2011153
Cited documents2012160
Cited documents2013159
Cited documents2014177
Cited documents2015170
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