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Perspectives on Politics

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
Scope Perspectives on Politics is a journal of broad interest to scholars across many fields, in addition to professional political scientists, political analysts, policy makers, and the informed public. Essays synthesize and extend significant research and developments in all dimensions of political science scholarship. In many cases, the journal aims to connect research findings, conceptual innovations, or theoretical developments to real problems of politics. (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 Relations2006Q2
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

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)20060.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.229
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 Cites20061
Self Cites20075
Self Cites20082
Self Cites20099
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201214
Self Cites201323
Self Cites201421
Self Cites201524
Total Cites20065
Total Cites200749
Total Cites2008123
Total Cites2009226
Total Cites2010298
Total Cites2011300
Total Cites2012401
Total Cites2013409
Total Cites2014376
Total Cites2015400
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 document20060.400
External Cites per document20071.023
External Cites per document20081.635
External Cites per document20092.192
External Cites per document20102.648
External Cites per document20112.174
External Cites per document20123.225
External Cites per document20133.712
External Cites per document20143.114
External Cites per document20152.785
Cites per document20060.500
Cites per document20071.140
Cites per document20081.662
Cites per document20092.283
Cites per document20102.759
Cites per document20112.273
Cites per document20123.342
Cites per document20133.933
Cites per document20143.298
Cites per document20152.963
% 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 documents20061
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents200814
Non-citable documents200921
Non-citable documents201021
Non-citable documents201119
Non-citable documents201217
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201518
Citable documents200610
Citable documents200743
Citable documents200874
Citable documents200999
Citable documents2010108
Citable documents2011132
Citable documents2012120
Citable documents2013104
Citable documents2014114
Citable documents2015135
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 documents20067
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200840
Uncited documents200952
Uncited documents201052
Uncited documents201159
Uncited documents201263
Uncited documents201353
Uncited documents201471
Uncited documents201580
Cited documents20064
Cited documents200724
Cited documents200848
Cited documents200968
Cited documents201077
Cited documents201192
Cited documents201274
Cited documents201371
Cited documents201462
Cited documents201573
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