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Acta Politica

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Acta Politica is one of the few truly international political science journals with a broad scope across the discipline. In the past we have published theoretical and empirical articles, comparative and single-country studies and even some methodological notes. In times of an ever-increasing specialisation in political science, we however strongly believe a broad-ranging political science journal is as important as ever for the international scientific community. As Editors, we have a strong preference for articles that will attract a wide audience within the broader field of political science, no matter what the precise topic of the article might be. (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 Relations2007Q2
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
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1

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)20070.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.539
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.902
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.941
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.532
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 Cites20071
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20128
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20165
Total Cites20078
Total Cites200837
Total Cites200977
Total Cites201067
Total Cites201168
Total Cites201261
Total Cites201361
Total Cites201476
Total Cites201585
Total Cites2016117
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 document20070.350
External Cites per document20080.805
External Cites per document20091.328
External Cites per document20101.200
External Cites per document20111.185
External Cites per document20121.000
External Cites per document20130.982
External Cites per document20141.286
External Cites per document20151.266
External Cites per document20161.672
Cites per document20070.400
Cites per document20080.902
Cites per document20091.328
Cites per document20101.218
Cites per document20111.259
Cites per document20121.151
Cites per document20131.089
Cites per document20141.357
Cites per document20151.328
Cites per document20161.746
% 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 documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20166
Citable documents200720
Citable documents200841
Citable documents200958
Citable documents201055
Citable documents201154
Citable documents201253
Citable documents201356
Citable documents201456
Citable documents201564
Citable documents201667
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 documents200717
Uncited documents200817
Uncited documents200928
Uncited documents201027
Uncited documents201129
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201537
Uncited documents201632
Cited documents20075
Cited documents200826
Cited documents200935
Cited documents201031
Cited documents201129
Cited documents201229
Cited documents201328
Cited documents201436
Cited documents201534
Cited documents201641
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