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Comparative Political Studies

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Comparative Political Studies is a journal of social and political science which publishes scholarly work on comparative politics at both the cross-national and intra-national levels. We are particularly interested in articles which have an innovative theoretical argument and are based on sound and original empirical research. We also encourage submissions about comparative methodology, particularly when methodological arguments are closely linked with substantive issues in the field.


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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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
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

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)19991.738
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.525
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.335
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.366
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.780
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 Cites19999
Self Cites200021
Self Cites20016
Self Cites200221
Self Cites200311
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200523
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200719
Self Cites200815
Self Cites200911
Self Cites201016
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201223
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201421
Self Cites201534
Self Cites201620
Self Cites201727
Total Cites1999139
Total Cites2000104
Total Cites2001136
Total Cites2002166
Total Cites2003225
Total Cites2004233
Total Cites2005315
Total Cites2006285
Total Cites2007294
Total Cites2008340
Total Cites2009447
Total Cites2010552
Total Cites2011534
Total Cites2012545
Total Cites2013439
Total Cites2014515
Total Cites2015632
Total Cites2016691
Total Cites2017647
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 document19991.625
External Cites per document20001.025
External Cites per document20011.340
External Cites per document20021.283
External Cites per document20031.740
External Cites per document20041.774
External Cites per document20052.374
External Cites per document20062.183
External Cites per document20072.083
External Cites per document20082.167
External Cites per document20092.675
External Cites per document20103.190
External Cites per document20113.091
External Cites per document20123.283
External Cites per document20132.681
External Cites per document20143.031
External Cites per document20153.286
External Cites per document20163.305
External Cites per document20173.196
Cites per document19991.738
Cites per document20001.284
Cites per document20011.402
Cites per document20021.469
Cites per document20031.829
Cites per document20041.879
Cites per document20052.561
Cites per document20062.262
Cites per document20072.227
Cites per document20082.267
Cites per document20092.742
Cites per document20103.286
Cites per document20113.256
Cites per document20123.428
Cites per document20132.744
Cites per document20143.160
Cites per document20153.473
Cites per document20163.404
Cites per document20173.335
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents20046
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20173
Citable documents199980
Citable documents200081
Citable documents200197
Citable documents2002113
Citable documents2003123
Citable documents2004124
Citable documents2005123
Citable documents2006126
Citable documents2007132
Citable documents2008150
Citable documents2009163
Citable documents2010168
Citable documents2011164
Citable documents2012159
Citable documents2013160
Citable documents2014163
Citable documents2015182
Citable documents2016203
Citable documents2017194
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 documents199937
Uncited documents200035
Uncited documents200146
Uncited documents200238
Uncited documents200341
Uncited documents200439
Uncited documents200531
Uncited documents200635
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200941
Uncited documents201034
Uncited documents201146
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201422
Uncited documents201527
Uncited documents201639
Uncited documents201729
Cited documents199948
Cited documents200048
Cited documents200154
Cited documents200276
Cited documents200388
Cited documents200491
Cited documents200599
Cited documents200693
Cited documents2007104
Cited documents2008113
Cited documents2009123
Cited documents2010137
Cited documents2011121
Cited documents2012134
Cited documents2013128
Cited documents2014143
Cited documents2015156
Cited documents2016165
Cited documents2017168
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