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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
ISSN00925853, 15405907
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
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
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

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)20012.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.320
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.534
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.988
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.026
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.992
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.057
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.187
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.046
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 Cites200718
Self Cites200830
Self Cites200935
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201128
Self Cites201235
Self Cites201344
Self Cites201448
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201648
Self Cites201742
Self Cites201847
Total Cites1999339
Total Cites2000353
Total Cites2001373
Total Cites2002354
Total Cites2003479
Total Cites2004491
Total Cites2005468
Total Cites2006490
Total Cites2007529
Total Cites2008590
Total Cites2009702
Total Cites2010646
Total Cites2011817
Total Cites2012845
Total Cites2013842
Total Cites2014919
Total Cites20151066
Total Cites20161239
Total Cites20171309
Total Cites20181424
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 document20011.987
External Cites per document20021.838
External Cites per document20032.538
External Cites per document20042.685
External Cites per document20052.683
External Cites per document20062.738
External Cites per document20072.871
External Cites per document20083.353
External Cites per document20094.117
External Cites per document20103.975
External Cites per document20114.534
External Cites per document20124.451
External Cites per document20134.267
External Cites per document20144.513
External Cites per document20155.121
External Cites per document20165.955
External Cites per document20176.303
External Cites per document20187.026
Cites per document19992.042
Cites per document20002.166
Cites per document20012.391
Cites per document20022.120
Cites per document20032.801
Cites per document20042.976
Cites per document20052.907
Cites per document20062.988
Cites per document20072.972
Cites per document20083.533
Cites per document20094.333
Cites per document20104.089
Cites per document20114.695
Cites per document20124.643
Cites per document20134.503
Cites per document20144.762
Cites per document20155.357
Cites per document20166.195
Cites per document20176.512
Cites per document20187.265
% 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 documents20176
Non-citable documents20189
Citable documents1999166
Citable documents2000163
Citable documents2001156
Citable documents2002167
Citable documents2003171
Citable documents2004165
Citable documents2005161
Citable documents2006164
Citable documents2007178
Citable documents2008167
Citable documents2009162
Citable documents2010158
Citable documents2011174
Citable documents2012182
Citable documents2013187
Citable documents2014193
Citable documents2015199
Citable documents2016200
Citable documents2017201
Citable documents2018196
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 documents200343
Uncited documents200431
Uncited documents200527
Uncited documents200634
Uncited documents200739
Uncited documents200840
Uncited documents200932
Uncited documents201025
Uncited documents201124
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201521
Uncited documents20169
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201824
Cited documents1999118
Cited documents2000119
Cited documents2001116
Cited documents2002112
Cited documents2003129
Cited documents2004136
Cited documents2005136
Cited documents2006131
Cited documents2007139
Cited documents2008127
Cited documents2009130
Cited documents2010133
Cited documents2011151
Cited documents2012162
Cited documents2013158
Cited documents2014178
Cited documents2015180
Cited documents2016191
Cited documents2017181
Cited documents2018181
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