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American Political Science Review

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
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15375943, 00030554
Scope American Political Science Review is political science"s premier scholarly research journal, providing peer-reviewed articles and review essays from subfields throughout the discipline. Areas covered include political theory, American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, and international relations. APSR has published continuously since 1906.


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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)19992.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.984
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.616
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.459
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 Cites199923
Self Cites200023
Self Cites200136
Self Cites200224
Self Cites200321
Self Cites200422
Self Cites200523
Self Cites200627
Self Cites200726
Self Cites20089
Self Cites200911
Self Cites201030
Self Cites201121
Self Cites201240
Self Cites201347
Self Cites201432
Self Cites201528
Self Cites201636
Self Cites201711
Self Cites201820
Total Cites1999354
Total Cites2000374
Total Cites2001443
Total Cites2002421
Total Cites2003444
Total Cites2004569
Total Cites2005576
Total Cites2006718
Total Cites2007604
Total Cites2008586
Total Cites2009608
Total Cites2010662
Total Cites2011654
Total Cites2012696
Total Cites2013860
Total Cites2014942
Total Cites2015932
Total Cites2016864
Total Cites2017757
Total Cites2018859
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 document19992.135
External Cites per document20002.194
External Cites per document20012.732
External Cites per document20022.682
External Cites per document20033.180
External Cites per document20044.208
External Cites per document20054.424
External Cites per document20065.195
External Cites per document20073.879
External Cites per document20083.652
External Cites per document20094.007
External Cites per document20104.938
External Cites per document20115.457
External Cites per document20125.206
External Cites per document20136.067
External Cites per document20146.500
External Cites per document20156.234
External Cites per document20165.595
External Cites per document20174.813
External Cites per document20185.344
Cites per document19992.284
Cites per document20002.338
Cites per document20012.973
Cites per document20022.845
Cites per document20033.338
Cites per document20044.377
Cites per document20054.608
Cites per document20065.398
Cites per document20074.054
Cites per document20083.709
Cites per document20094.081
Cites per document20105.172
Cites per document20115.638
Cites per document20125.524
Cites per document20136.418
Cites per document20146.729
Cites per document20156.428
Cites per document20165.838
Cites per document20174.884
Cites per document20185.471
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20048
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents201619
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201817
Citable documents1999155
Citable documents2000160
Citable documents2001149
Citable documents2002148
Citable documents2003133
Citable documents2004130
Citable documents2005125
Citable documents2006133
Citable documents2007149
Citable documents2008158
Citable documents2009149
Citable documents2010128
Citable documents2011116
Citable documents2012126
Citable documents2013134
Citable documents2014140
Citable documents2015145
Citable documents2016148
Citable documents2017155
Citable documents2018157
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 documents199944
Uncited documents200058
Uncited documents200135
Uncited documents200251
Uncited documents200344
Uncited documents200434
Uncited documents200529
Uncited documents200625
Uncited documents200736
Uncited documents200844
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201128
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201428
Uncited documents201534
Uncited documents201641
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201835
Cited documents1999112
Cited documents2000103
Cited documents2001116
Cited documents200298
Cited documents200394
Cited documents2004104
Cited documents2005105
Cited documents2006114
Cited documents2007116
Cited documents2008119
Cited documents2009119
Cited documents2010110
Cited documents2011101
Cited documents2012115
Cited documents2013125
Cited documents2014122
Cited documents2015126
Cited documents2016126
Cited documents2017134
Cited documents2018139
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