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American Review of Public Administration

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBusiness, Management and Accounting

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1967-1983, 1987-ongoing
Scope The American Review of Public Adminstration (ARPA) aspires to be the premier academic journal in the field of public affairs and public administration. As a peer-reviewed journal with the combined goals of advancing the knowledge of public administration and improving its practice, ARPA features articles that address rapidly emerging issues in public administration and public affairs and is open to both traditional and nontraditional apporaches. ARPA has no methodological bias other than a preference for an analytical approach to the issue(s) being addressed. Of particular interest are theory-based empirical research, commentaries on pressing issues, reviews or syntheses of research, and conceptual/theoretical discussions on or over the boundaries of traditional public administration.


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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.

Public Administration1999Q4
Public Administration2000Q2
Public Administration2001Q2
Public Administration2002Q1
Public Administration2003Q2
Public Administration2004Q1
Public Administration2005Q1
Public Administration2006Q1
Public Administration2007Q1
Public Administration2008Q1
Public Administration2009Q1
Public Administration2010Q1
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q4
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q2
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)19990.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.372
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.393
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.953
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.041
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20026
Self Cites20036
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200513
Self Cites20066
Self Cites20076
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20099
Self Cites201011
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20129
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201510
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201724
Total Cites199910
Total Cites200022
Total Cites200128
Total Cites200233
Total Cites200326
Total Cites200439
Total Cites200552
Total Cites200669
Total Cites200789
Total Cites200898
Total Cites2009155
Total Cites2010144
Total Cites2011169
Total Cites2012166
Total Cites2013165
Total Cites2014209
Total Cites2015222
Total Cites2016264
Total Cites2017263
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 document19990.127
External Cites per document20000.357
External Cites per document20010.433
External Cites per document20020.450
External Cites per document20030.323
External Cites per document20040.517
External Cites per document20050.650
External Cites per document20061.000
External Cites per document20071.107
External Cites per document20081.293
External Cites per document20091.921
External Cites per document20101.684
External Cites per document20111.852
External Cites per document20121.554
External Cites per document20131.500
External Cites per document20141.776
External Cites per document20151.797
External Cites per document20162.016
External Cites per document20171.975
Cites per document19990.141
Cites per document20000.393
Cites per document20010.467
Cites per document20020.550
Cites per document20030.419
Cites per document20040.672
Cites per document20050.867
Cites per document20061.095
Cites per document20071.187
Cites per document20081.307
Cites per document20092.039
Cites per document20101.823
Cites per document20111.920
Cites per document20121.644
Cites per document20131.618
Cites per document20141.953
Cites per document20151.881
Cites per document20162.063
Cites per document20172.174
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20172
Citable documents199971
Citable documents200056
Citable documents200160
Citable documents200260
Citable documents200362
Citable documents200458
Citable documents200560
Citable documents200663
Citable documents200775
Citable documents200875
Citable documents200976
Citable documents201079
Citable documents201188
Citable documents2012101
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents2014107
Citable documents2015118
Citable documents2016128
Citable documents2017121
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 documents199965
Uncited documents200045
Uncited documents200142
Uncited documents200240
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200437
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200640
Uncited documents200743
Uncited documents200838
Uncited documents200937
Uncited documents201032
Uncited documents201134
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201340
Uncited documents201438
Uncited documents201544
Uncited documents201647
Uncited documents201734
Cited documents19999
Cited documents200012
Cited documents200118
Cited documents200221
Cited documents200318
Cited documents200423
Cited documents200526
Cited documents200624
Cited documents200733
Cited documents200838
Cited documents200942
Cited documents201050
Cited documents201159
Cited documents201271
Cited documents201366
Cited documents201472
Cited documents201577
Cited documents201684
Cited documents201789
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