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Zhurnal Issledovanii Sotsial'noi Politiki


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation

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Tsentr Social'noi Politiki i Gendernykh Issledovanii



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The Journal of Social Policy Studies provides a forum for scholarly discussion of different aspects of social policy in Russia and abroad. By placing at the center of its analysis the issues of contemporary social, economic, political and cultural transformations societies in transition as well as the reasons and consequences of such changes, the Journal integrates a wide range of disciplines. Join the conversation about this journal

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 Administration2017Q4
Public Administration2018Q3
Public Administration2019Q3
Public Administration2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q3
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.414
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.936
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.851
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20174
Self Cites201812
Self Cites201912
Self Cites202014
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201722
Total Cites201836
Total Cites2019130
Total Cites2020156
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.486
External Cites per document20180.300
External Cites per document20190.937
External Cites per document20201.076
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.537
Cites per document20180.414
Cites per document20190.963
Cites per document20201.114
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20199
Non-citable documents20208
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201737
Citable documents201880
Citable documents2019126
Citable documents2020132
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201875
Uncited documents201994
Uncited documents202099
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20176
Cited documents201812
Cited documents201941
Cited documents202041
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