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Regulation and Governance

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN17485983, 17485991
Scope Regulation & Governance reaches an international audience, and showcases research addressing the world's most pressing audit and risk challenges, across all fields of regulation. It addresses issues that transcend both intellectual and geographic boundaries and reports empirical results with broad implications. With guidance from an outstanding editorial board and carefully selected reviewers, Regulation & Governance publishes significant new studies of regulatory governance, review articles on major lines of research in the field, and occasional shorter essays exploring new insights and directions for study. Published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell, Regulation & Governance is essential reading for academics, regulators, and legal experts working in business and civil society. The editorial team is committed to open and critical dialogue and encourages scholarly papers from different disciplines, using diverse methodologies, and from all areas of the world.


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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.

Public Administration2009Q3
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.965
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.000
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20109
Self Cites201118
Self Cites201229
Self Cites201327
Self Cites20148
Self Cites201528
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201725
Self Cites201831
Self Cites201947
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20097
Total Cites201059
Total Cites2011141
Total Cites2012144
Total Cites2013209
Total Cites2014227
Total Cites2015336
Total Cites2016338
Total Cites2017336
Total Cites2018272
Total Cites2019314
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.750
External Cites per document20101.923
External Cites per document20112.510
External Cites per document20121.742
External Cites per document20132.275
External Cites per document20142.433
External Cites per document20153.422
External Cites per document20163.951
External Cites per document20174.203
External Cites per document20183.130
External Cites per document20193.296
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.875
Cites per document20102.269
Cites per document20112.878
Cites per document20122.182
Cites per document20132.613
Cites per document20142.522
Cites per document20153.733
Cites per document20164.122
Cites per document20174.541
Cites per document20183.532
Cites per document20193.877
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents201924
Citable documents20080
Citable documents20098
Citable documents201026
Citable documents201149
Citable documents201266
Citable documents201380
Citable documents201490
Citable documents201590
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201774
Citable documents201877
Citable documents201981
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20095
Uncited documents201012
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201327
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents201616
Uncited documents201717
Uncited documents201816
Uncited documents201924
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20095
Cited documents201020
Cited documents201140
Cited documents201245
Cited documents201357
Cited documents201469
Cited documents201572
Cited documents201668
Cited documents201758
Cited documents201862
Cited documents201981
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