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Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Now Publishers Inc
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15540634, 15540626
Scope In the last half-century, social scientists have engaged in a methodologically focused and substantively far-reaching mission to make the study of politics scientific. The mutually reinforcing components in this pursuit are the development of positive theories and the testing of their empirical implications. Although this paradigm has been associated with many advances in the understanding of politics, no leading journal of political science is dedicated primarily to the publication of positive political science. The Quarterly Journal of Political Science will solicit, review, and publish the highest quality manuscripts in positive political science and contemporary political economy. The substantive content of the journal will be broad and eclectic, including cutting-edge research on any aspect of private, local, national, comparative, or international politics. The methodological approach will be analytical, focusing on positive political theories, empirical tests of those theories, and the measurement of causal relationships. In their commitment to making the Journal the premier interdisciplinary publication of scientific research on politics, the editors welcome submissions not only from political scientists but also from scholars in cognate disciplines such as economics, business, and law.


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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 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
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
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
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.797
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.667
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20174
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20191
Total Cites20060
Total Cites20079
Total Cites200819
Total Cites200941
Total Cites201059
Total Cites201172
Total Cites201274
Total Cites201350
Total Cites201483
Total Cites201583
Total Cites2016116
Total Cites2017118
Total Cites2018134
Total Cites2019104
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
External Cites per document20072.250
External Cites per document20082.111
External Cites per document20091.577
External Cites per document20101.526
External Cites per document20111.533
External Cites per document20121.780
External Cites per document20131.297
External Cites per document20141.975
External Cites per document20152.075
External Cites per document20162.605
External Cites per document20172.923
External Cites per document20182.870
External Cites per document20192.191
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20072.250
Cites per document20082.111
Cites per document20091.577
Cites per document20101.553
Cites per document20111.600
Cites per document20121.805
Cites per document20131.351
Cites per document20142.075
Cites per document20152.075
Cites per document20162.698
Cites per document20173.026
Cites per document20182.913
Cites per document20192.213
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20060
Citable documents20074
Citable documents20089
Citable documents200926
Citable documents201038
Citable documents201145
Citable documents201241
Citable documents201337
Citable documents201440
Citable documents201540
Citable documents201643
Citable documents201739
Citable documents201846
Citable documents201947
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 documents20060
Uncited documents20071
Uncited documents20086
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201017
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents201411
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201711
Uncited documents201815
Uncited documents201911
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20074
Cited documents20084
Cited documents200916
Cited documents201023
Cited documents201129
Cited documents201227
Cited documents201325
Cited documents201430
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201631
Cited documents201730
Cited documents201833
Cited documents201936
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