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American Journal of Political Science

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15405907, 00925853
Coverage1982, 1986, 1996-ongoing
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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)19992.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.183
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.534
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.183
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.187
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.770
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.215
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.965
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.917
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
Total Cites1999339
Total Cites2000353
Total Cites2001368
Total Cites2002353
Total Cites2003459
Total Cites2004478
Total Cites2005446
Total Cites2006493
Total Cites2007559
Total Cites2008646
Total Cites2009798
Total Cites2010763
Total Cites2011827
Total Cites2012844
Total Cites2013841
Total Cites2014909
Total Cites20151019
Total Cites20161112
Total Cites20171101
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 document19991.855
External Cites per document20001.890
External Cites per document20011.955
External Cites per document20021.832
External Cites per document20032.421
External Cites per document20042.606
External Cites per document20052.547
External Cites per document20062.756
External Cites per document20072.955
External Cites per document20083.296
External Cites per document20094.108
External Cites per document20104.072
External Cites per document20114.483
External Cites per document20124.445
External Cites per document20134.262
External Cites per document20144.461
External Cites per document20154.884
External Cites per document20165.320
External Cites per document20175.269
Cites per document19992.042
Cites per document20002.166
Cites per document20012.359
Cites per document20022.114
Cites per document20032.684
Cites per document20042.897
Cites per document20052.770
Cites per document20063.006
Cites per document20073.140
Cites per document20083.473
Cites per document20094.314
Cites per document20104.215
Cites per document20114.646
Cites per document20124.637
Cites per document20134.497
Cites per document20144.710
Cites per document20155.121
Cites per document20165.560
Cites per document20175.478
% 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 documents20152
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20175
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 documents2015199
Citable documents2016200
Citable documents2017201
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 documents200344
Uncited documents200432
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200634
Uncited documents200737
Uncited documents200841
Uncited documents200933
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201125
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents201611
Uncited documents201731
Cited documents1999118
Cited documents2000119
Cited documents2001116
Cited documents2002112
Cited documents2003128
Cited documents2004135
Cited documents2005135
Cited documents2006131
Cited documents2007141
Cited documents2008145
Cited documents2009152
Cited documents2010155
Cited documents2011154
Cited documents2012162
Cited documents2013158
Cited documents2014178
Cited documents2015181
Cited documents2016189
Cited documents2017175
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