Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Government and Opposition

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14777053, 0017257X
Scope Government and Opposition has been a leading international journal of comparative politics for over 40 years. Its distinctive voice amongst politics journals has ensured a large, worldwide circulation. Government and Opposition"s interests include: - developments in the theory and practice of democracy, including significant elections the evolution of political parties, and the consequences of new political challenges for governments and oppositions - the governance of the global economy and the implications of interdependence worldwide politics - including the politics of the European Union - major issues of public policy, especially from a comparative perspective theoretical and ethical dimensions of political issues and policy. (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.

Public Administration1997Q1
Public Administration1998Q3
Public Administration1999Q2
Public Administration2000Q3
Public Administration2001Q3
Public Administration2002Q3
Public Administration2003Q3
Public Administration2004Q2
Public Administration2005Q2
Public Administration2006Q1
Public Administration2007Q1
Public Administration2008Q2
Public Administration2009Q1
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q2
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q2
Public Administration2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science1997Q2
Sociology and Political Science1998Q3
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q3
Sociology and Political Science2003Q3
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
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)19990.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.637
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.416
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.380
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.712
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20161
Total Cites199929
Total Cites200033
Total Cites200123
Total Cites200232
Total Cites200339
Total Cites200441
Total Cites200575
Total Cites2006102
Total Cites2007124
Total Cites200879
Total Cites2009119
Total Cites2010127
Total Cites201185
Total Cites201287
Total Cites2013108
Total Cites201499
Total Cites201598
Total Cites201652
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 document19990.286
External Cites per document20000.360
External Cites per document20010.280
External Cites per document20020.416
External Cites per document20030.488
External Cites per document20040.547
External Cites per document20051.028
External Cites per document20061.463
External Cites per document20071.704
External Cites per document20081.070
External Cites per document20091.548
External Cites per document20101.800
External Cites per document20111.191
External Cites per document20121.273
External Cites per document20131.284
External Cites per document20141.141
External Cites per document20150.960
External Cites per document20160.654
Cites per document19990.319
Cites per document20000.384
Cites per document20010.307
Cites per document20020.416
Cites per document20030.488
Cites per document20040.547
Cites per document20051.056
Cites per document20061.522
Cites per document20071.746
Cites per document20081.113
Cites per document20091.630
Cites per document20101.814
Cites per document20111.250
Cites per document20121.318
Cites per document20131.333
Cites per document20141.165
Cites per document20150.980
Cites per document20160.667
% 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 documents20053
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20169
Citable documents199991
Citable documents200086
Citable documents200175
Citable documents200277
Citable documents200380
Citable documents200475
Citable documents200571
Citable documents200667
Citable documents200771
Citable documents200871
Citable documents200973
Citable documents201070
Citable documents201168
Citable documents201266
Citable documents201381
Citable documents201485
Citable documents2015100
Citable documents201678
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 documents199968
Uncited documents200064
Uncited documents200158
Uncited documents200252
Uncited documents200355
Uncited documents200453
Uncited documents200536
Uncited documents200633
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200930
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201125
Uncited documents201229
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201448
Uncited documents201560
Uncited documents201653
Cited documents199923
Cited documents200022
Cited documents200117
Cited documents200225
Cited documents200326
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200538
Cited documents200637
Cited documents200744
Cited documents200837
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201040
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201239
Cited documents201354
Cited documents201439
Cited documents201544
Cited documents201634
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