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Comparative Political Studies


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Inc.



Publication type



15523829, 00104140





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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. 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.

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
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)19991.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.710
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.516
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.572
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.988
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.433
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.496
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.951
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.891
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.172
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 Cites200022
Self Cites20017
Self Cites200221
Self Cites200311
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200523
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200719
Self Cites200815
Self Cites200911
Self Cites201016
Self Cites201129
Self Cites201223
Self Cites201311
Self Cites201424
Self Cites201525
Self Cites201628
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201832
Self Cites201929
Total Cites1999138
Total Cites2000108
Total Cites2001139
Total Cites2002169
Total Cites2003240
Total Cites2004241
Total Cites2005324
Total Cites2006292
Total Cites2007299
Total Cites2008343
Total Cites2009466
Total Cites2010566
Total Cites2011552
Total Cites2012561
Total Cites2013468
Total Cites2014548
Total Cites2015642
Total Cites2016767
Total Cites2017751
Total Cites2018768
Total Cites2019835
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 document19991.613
External Cites per document20001.062
External Cites per document20011.361
External Cites per document20021.310
External Cites per document20031.862
External Cites per document20041.839
External Cites per document20052.447
External Cites per document20062.238
External Cites per document20072.137
External Cites per document20082.201
External Cites per document20092.809
External Cites per document20103.274
External Cites per document20113.189
External Cites per document20123.301
External Cites per document20132.787
External Cites per document20143.138
External Cites per document20153.390
External Cites per document20163.889
External Cites per document20173.751
External Cites per document20183.957
External Cites per document20194.404
Cites per document19991.725
Cites per document20001.333
Cites per document20011.433
Cites per document20021.496
Cites per document20031.951
Cites per document20041.944
Cites per document20052.634
Cites per document20062.317
Cites per document20072.282
Cites per document20082.302
Cites per document20092.877
Cites per document20103.369
Cites per document20113.366
Cites per document20123.442
Cites per document20132.854
Cites per document20143.281
Cites per document20153.527
Cites per document20164.037
Cites per document20173.891
Cites per document20184.129
Cites per document20194.563
% 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 documents20072
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents199980
Citable documents200081
Citable documents200197
Citable documents2002113
Citable documents2003123
Citable documents2004124
Citable documents2005123
Citable documents2006126
Citable documents2007131
Citable documents2008149
Citable documents2009162
Citable documents2010168
Citable documents2011164
Citable documents2012163
Citable documents2013164
Citable documents2014167
Citable documents2015182
Citable documents2016190
Citable documents2017193
Citable documents2018186
Citable documents2019183
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 documents200145
Uncited documents200238
Uncited documents200338
Uncited documents200434
Uncited documents200530
Uncited documents200635
Uncited documents200728
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201034
Uncited documents201145
Uncited documents201229
Uncited documents201332
Uncited documents201420
Uncited documents201527
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201832
Uncited documents201938
Cited documents199948
Cited documents200048
Cited documents200155
Cited documents200276
Cited documents200391
Cited documents200496
Cited documents2005100
Cited documents200693
Cited documents2007105
Cited documents2008113
Cited documents2009125
Cited documents2010137
Cited documents2011122
Cited documents2012137
Cited documents2013133
Cited documents2014148
Cited documents2015155
Cited documents2016164
Cited documents2017171
Cited documents2018160
Cited documents2019155
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