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Journal of Social Policy

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Social Work
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14697823, 00472794
Coverage1976, 1978-1984, 1986-2020
Scope The Journal of Social Policy carries high quality articles on all aspects of social policy in an international context. It places particular emphasis upon articles which seek to contribute to debates on the future direction of social policy, to present new empirical data, to advance theories, or to analyse issues in the making and implementation of social policies. The Journal of Social Policy is part of the "Social Policy Package", which also includes Social Policy and Society and the Social Policy Digest. An online resource, the Social Policy Digest, was launched in 2003. The Digest provides a regularly up-dated, fully searchable, summary of policy developments and research findings across the whole range of social policy.


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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.

Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law1999Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
Public Administration1999Q1
Public Administration2000Q1
Public Administration2001Q1
Public Administration2002Q1
Public Administration2003Q1
Public Administration2004Q1
Public Administration2005Q1
Public Administration2006Q1
Public Administration2007Q1
Public Administration2008Q1
Public Administration2009Q1
Public Administration2010Q1
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Social Work1999Q1
Social Work2000Q1
Social Work2001Q1
Social Work2002Q1
Social Work2003Q1
Social Work2004Q1
Social Work2005Q1
Social Work2006Q1
Social Work2007Q1
Social Work2008Q1
Social Work2009Q1
Social Work2010Q1
Social Work2011Q1
Social Work2012Q1
Social Work2013Q1
Social Work2014Q1
Social Work2015Q1
Social Work2016Q1
Social Work2017Q1
Social Work2018Q1
Social Work2019Q1

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)19991.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.122
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.989
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.127
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 Cites199910
Self Cites200010
Self Cites200112
Self Cites20024
Self Cites200310
Self Cites20043
Self Cites200521
Self Cites200612
Self Cites200710
Self Cites200813
Self Cites200912
Self Cites201013
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201227
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201536
Self Cites201613
Self Cites201716
Self Cites201820
Self Cites201934
Total Cites199960
Total Cites2000102
Total Cites200191
Total Cites200276
Total Cites2003103
Total Cites2004113
Total Cites2005184
Total Cites2006179
Total Cites2007230
Total Cites2008194
Total Cites2009201
Total Cites2010184
Total Cites2011185
Total Cites2012225
Total Cites2013272
Total Cites2014271
Total Cites2015291
Total Cites2016289
Total Cites2017309
Total Cites2018261
Total Cites2019280
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 document19990.943
External Cites per document20001.559
External Cites per document20011.162
External Cites per document20020.986
External Cites per document20031.274
External Cites per document20041.467
External Cites per document20052.090
External Cites per document20062.012
External Cites per document20072.529
External Cites per document20082.011
External Cites per document20092.077
External Cites per document20101.839
External Cites per document20111.923
External Cites per document20121.960
External Cites per document20132.324
External Cites per document20142.167
External Cites per document20152.024
External Cites per document20162.173
External Cites per document20172.738
External Cites per document20182.620
External Cites per document20192.795
Cites per document19991.132
Cites per document20001.729
Cites per document20011.338
Cites per document20021.041
Cites per document20031.411
Cites per document20041.507
Cites per document20052.359
Cites per document20062.157
Cites per document20072.644
Cites per document20082.156
Cites per document20092.209
Cites per document20101.978
Cites per document20112.033
Cites per document20122.228
Cites per document20132.590
Cites per document20142.377
Cites per document20152.310
Cites per document20162.276
Cites per document20172.888
Cites per document20182.837
Cites per document20193.182
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents199953
Citable documents200059
Citable documents200168
Citable documents200273
Citable documents200373
Citable documents200475
Citable documents200578
Citable documents200683
Citable documents200787
Citable documents200890
Citable documents200991
Citable documents201093
Citable documents201191
Citable documents2012101
Citable documents2013105
Citable documents2014114
Citable documents2015126
Citable documents2016127
Citable documents2017107
Citable documents201892
Citable documents201988
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 documents199924
Uncited documents200021
Uncited documents200124
Uncited documents200235
Uncited documents200329
Uncited documents200424
Uncited documents200521
Uncited documents200620
Uncited documents200725
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200919
Uncited documents201019
Uncited documents201130
Uncited documents201231
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents201652
Uncited documents201728
Uncited documents201823
Uncited documents201915
Cited documents199929
Cited documents200038
Cited documents200144
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200344
Cited documents200451
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200665
Cited documents200764
Cited documents200869
Cited documents200972
Cited documents201074
Cited documents201164
Cited documents201275
Cited documents201386
Cited documents201488
Cited documents201591
Cited documents201688
Cited documents201789
Cited documents201872
Cited documents201977
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