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American Journal of Political Science


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd



Publication type



00925853, 15405907


1982, 1986, 1996-2020



How to publish in this journal


The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) publishes research in all major areas of political science including American politics, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, political methodology, and political theory. Founded in 1956, the AJPS publishes articles that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about notable theoretical concerns, puzzles or controversies in any subfield of political science. 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.

Political Science and International Relations1999Q1
Political Science and International Relations2000Q1
Political Science and International Relations2001Q1
Political Science and International Relations2002Q1
Political Science and International Relations2003Q1
Political Science and International Relations2004Q1
Political Science and International Relations2005Q1
Political Science and International Relations2006Q1
Political Science and International Relations2007Q1
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q1
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
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)19992.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.579
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.399
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.994
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.247
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.946
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 Cites199931
Self Cites200045
Self Cites200163
Self Cites200247
Self Cites200345
Self Cites200448
Self Cites200536
Self Cites200641
Self Cites200733
Self Cites200833
Self Cites200938
Self Cites201026
Self Cites201129
Self Cites201235
Self Cites201344
Self Cites201448
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201648
Self Cites201742
Self Cites201844
Self Cites201953
Total Cites1999340
Total Cites2000352
Total Cites2001374
Total Cites2002354
Total Cites2003482
Total Cites2004494
Total Cites2005471
Total Cites2006513
Total Cites2007578
Total Cites2008660
Total Cites2009824
Total Cites2010768
Total Cites2011836
Total Cites2012850
Total Cites2013849
Total Cites2014918
Total Cites20151070
Total Cites20161248
Total Cites20171331
Total Cites20181353
Total Cites20191260
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 document19991.861
External Cites per document20001.883
External Cites per document20011.994
External Cites per document20021.838
External Cites per document20032.556
External Cites per document20042.703
External Cites per document20052.702
External Cites per document20062.878
External Cites per document20073.062
External Cites per document20083.371
External Cites per document20094.249
External Cites per document20104.099
External Cites per document20114.534
External Cites per document20124.478
External Cites per document20134.305
External Cites per document20144.508
External Cites per document20155.167
External Cites per document20166.030
External Cites per document20176.445
External Cites per document20186.679
External Cites per document20196.190
Cites per document19992.048
Cites per document20002.160
Cites per document20012.397
Cites per document20022.120
Cites per document20032.819
Cites per document20042.994
Cites per document20052.925
Cites per document20063.128
Cites per document20073.247
Cites per document20083.548
Cites per document20094.454
Cites per document20104.243
Cites per document20114.697
Cites per document20124.670
Cites per document20134.540
Cites per document20144.756
Cites per document20155.404
Cites per document20166.271
Cites per document20176.655
Cites per document20186.903
Cites per document20196.462
% 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 documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents1999166
Citable documents2000163
Citable documents2001156
Citable documents2002167
Citable documents2003171
Citable documents2004165
Citable documents2005161
Citable documents2006164
Citable documents2007178
Citable documents2008186
Citable documents2009185
Citable documents2010181
Citable documents2011178
Citable documents2012182
Citable documents2013187
Citable documents2014193
Citable documents2015198
Citable documents2016199
Citable documents2017200
Citable documents2018196
Citable documents2019195
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 documents199948
Uncited documents200044
Uncited documents200140
Uncited documents200255
Uncited documents200342
Uncited documents200431
Uncited documents200527
Uncited documents200631
Uncited documents200736
Uncited documents200841
Uncited documents200932
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201124
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents20169
Uncited documents201725
Uncited documents201824
Uncited documents201921
Cited documents1999118
Cited documents2000119
Cited documents2001116
Cited documents2002112
Cited documents2003130
Cited documents2004136
Cited documents2005136
Cited documents2006134
Cited documents2007142
Cited documents2008145
Cited documents2009153
Cited documents2010155
Cited documents2011155
Cited documents2012162
Cited documents2013158
Cited documents2014178
Cited documents2015181
Cited documents2016191
Cited documents2017182
Cited documents2018181
Cited documents2019184
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