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American Political Science Review


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Cambridge University Press



Publication type



15375943, 00030554





How to publish in this journal


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. American Political Science Review is sold ONLY as part of a joint subscription with Perspectives on Politics and PS: Political Science & Politics. 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)19992.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.710
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.956
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.122
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.602
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.644
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.992
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 Cites201827
Self Cites201941
Total Cites1999356
Total Cites2000375
Total Cites2001445
Total Cites2002425
Total Cites2003446
Total Cites2004574
Total Cites2005583
Total Cites2006744
Total Cites2007659
Total Cites2008612
Total Cites2009649
Total Cites2010664
Total Cites2011656
Total Cites2012698
Total Cites2013866
Total Cites2014943
Total Cites2015935
Total Cites2016875
Total Cites2017774
Total Cites2018806
Total Cites20191038
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 document19992.148
External Cites per document20002.200
External Cites per document20012.745
External Cites per document20022.709
External Cites per document20033.195
External Cites per document20044.246
External Cites per document20054.480
External Cites per document20065.391
External Cites per document20074.248
External Cites per document20083.816
External Cites per document20094.282
External Cites per document20104.953
External Cites per document20115.522
External Cites per document20125.264
External Cites per document20136.252
External Cites per document20146.601
External Cites per document20156.343
External Cites per document20165.669
External Cites per document20174.955
External Cites per document20184.994
External Cites per document20195.508
Cites per document19992.297
Cites per document20002.344
Cites per document20012.987
Cites per document20022.872
Cites per document20033.353
Cites per document20044.415
Cites per document20054.664
Cites per document20065.594
Cites per document20074.423
Cites per document20083.873
Cites per document20094.356
Cites per document20105.188
Cites per document20115.704
Cites per document20125.584
Cites per document20136.611
Cites per document20146.833
Cites per document20156.538
Cites per document20165.912
Cites per document20175.026
Cites per document20185.167
Cites per document20195.735
% 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 documents201114
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201619
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents20198
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 documents2011115
Citable documents2012125
Citable documents2013131
Citable documents2014138
Citable documents2015143
Citable documents2016148
Citable documents2017154
Citable documents2018156
Citable documents2019181
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 documents199943
Uncited documents200058
Uncited documents200135
Uncited documents200250
Uncited documents200344
Uncited documents200434
Uncited documents200529
Uncited documents200625
Uncited documents200735
Uncited documents200841
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201128
Uncited documents201221
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201428
Uncited documents201534
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201831
Uncited documents201935
Cited documents1999113
Cited documents2000103
Cited documents2001116
Cited documents200299
Cited documents200394
Cited documents2004104
Cited documents2005105
Cited documents2006114
Cited documents2007117
Cited documents2008122
Cited documents2009119
Cited documents2010110
Cited documents2011101
Cited documents2012115
Cited documents2013125
Cited documents2014122
Cited documents2015126
Cited documents2016127
Cited documents2017134
Cited documents2018135
Cited documents2019154
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