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Journal of Social Policy

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

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Social Work
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14697823, 00472794
Coverage1976, 1978-1984, 1986-ongoing
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
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
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 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

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)19991.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.229
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.648
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.246
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.345
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
Total Cites199957
Total Cites2000103
Total Cites200185
Total Cites200275
Total Cites200396
Total Cites2004103
Total Cites2005177
Total Cites2006169
Total Cites2007233
Total Cites2008200
Total Cites2009203
Total Cites2010181
Total Cites2011168
Total Cites2012217
Total Cites2013268
Total Cites2014270
Total Cites2015284
Total Cites2016273
Total Cites2017263
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 document19990.887
External Cites per document20001.576
External Cites per document20011.074
External Cites per document20020.973
External Cites per document20031.178
External Cites per document20041.333
External Cites per document20052.000
External Cites per document20061.892
External Cites per document20072.534
External Cites per document20082.055
External Cites per document20092.076
External Cites per document20101.806
External Cites per document20111.736
External Cites per document20121.881
External Cites per document20132.264
External Cites per document20142.139
External Cites per document20151.908
External Cites per document20162.000
External Cites per document20172.245
Cites per document19991.075
Cites per document20001.746
Cites per document20011.250
Cites per document20021.027
Cites per document20031.315
Cites per document20041.373
Cites per document20052.269
Cites per document20062.036
Cites per document20072.648
Cites per document20082.198
Cites per document20092.207
Cites per document20101.946
Cites per document20111.846
Cites per document20122.149
Cites per document20132.528
Cites per document20142.348
Cites per document20152.185
Cites per document20162.100
Cites per document20172.391
% 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 documents20138
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents20178
Citable documents199953
Citable documents200059
Citable documents200168
Citable documents200273
Citable documents200373
Citable documents200475
Citable documents200578
Citable documents200683
Citable documents200788
Citable documents200891
Citable documents200992
Citable documents201093
Citable documents201191
Citable documents2012101
Citable documents2013106
Citable documents2014115
Citable documents2015130
Citable documents2016130
Citable documents2017110
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 documents199926
Uncited documents200021
Uncited documents200127
Uncited documents200235
Uncited documents200330
Uncited documents200424
Uncited documents200521
Uncited documents200623
Uncited documents200725
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201020
Uncited documents201133
Uncited documents201232
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201553
Uncited documents201655
Uncited documents201733
Cited documents199927
Cited documents200038
Cited documents200141
Cited documents200238
Cited documents200343
Cited documents200451
Cited documents200557
Cited documents200662
Cited documents200765
Cited documents200870
Cited documents200972
Cited documents201073
Cited documents201161
Cited documents201274
Cited documents201383
Cited documents201488
Cited documents201591
Cited documents201686
Cited documents201785
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