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British Journal of Political Science


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Cambridge University Press



Publication type



00071234, 14692112





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The British Journal of Political Science (BJPolS) is a broadly based journal aiming to cover developments across a wide range of countries and specialisms. Contributions are drawn from all fields of political science (including political theory, political behaviour, public policy and international relations), and articles from scholars in related disciplines (sociology, social psychology, economics and philosophy) appear frequently. With a reputation established over 40 years of publication, the BJPolS is widely recognised as one of the premier journals in its field. 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 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)19991.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.955
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 Cites19996
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites200412
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20069
Self Cites20077
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201111
Self Cites201214
Self Cites201316
Self Cites201417
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20183
Self Cites201924
Total Cites199981
Total Cites200080
Total Cites200186
Total Cites2002115
Total Cites2003146
Total Cites2004157
Total Cites2005170
Total Cites2006278
Total Cites2007235
Total Cites2008213
Total Cites2009278
Total Cites2010350
Total Cites2011379
Total Cites2012438
Total Cites2013326
Total Cites2014386
Total Cites2015467
Total Cites2016478
Total Cites2017465
Total Cites2018292
Total Cites2019592
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 document19990.938
External Cites per document20000.938
External Cites per document20010.882
External Cites per document20021.264
External Cites per document20031.678
External Cites per document20041.768
External Cites per document20051.854
External Cites per document20062.745
External Cites per document20072.092
External Cites per document20082.000
External Cites per document20092.621
External Cites per document20103.288
External Cites per document20113.286
External Cites per document20123.890
External Cites per document20132.897
External Cites per document20142.754
External Cites per document20152.853
External Cites per document20163.493
External Cites per document20175.033
External Cites per document20183.959
External Cites per document20195.117
Cites per document19991.013
Cites per document20001.000
Cites per document20010.925
Cites per document20021.264
Cites per document20031.678
Cites per document20041.915
Cites per document20051.910
Cites per document20062.837
Cites per document20072.156
Cites per document20082.029
Cites per document20092.699
Cites per document20103.365
Cites per document20113.384
Cites per document20124.018
Cites per document20133.047
Cites per document20142.881
Cites per document20152.865
Cites per document20163.515
Cites per document20175.110
Cites per document20184.000
Cites per document20195.333
% 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 documents20035
Non-citable documents200414
Non-citable documents200521
Non-citable documents200616
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201942
Citable documents199980
Citable documents200080
Citable documents200193
Citable documents200291
Citable documents200387
Citable documents200482
Citable documents200589
Citable documents200698
Citable documents2007109
Citable documents2008105
Citable documents2009103
Citable documents2010104
Citable documents2011112
Citable documents2012109
Citable documents2013107
Citable documents2014134
Citable documents2015163
Citable documents2016136
Citable documents201791
Citable documents201873
Citable documents2019111
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 documents199940
Uncited documents200038
Uncited documents200145
Uncited documents200242
Uncited documents200332
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200540
Uncited documents200628
Uncited documents200739
Uncited documents200841
Uncited documents200927
Uncited documents201022
Uncited documents201134
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201449
Uncited documents201542
Uncited documents201629
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201815
Uncited documents201924
Cited documents199940
Cited documents200042
Cited documents200148
Cited documents200249
Cited documents200360
Cited documents200466
Cited documents200570
Cited documents200686
Cited documents200778
Cited documents200871
Cited documents200984
Cited documents201089
Cited documents201185
Cited documents2012101
Cited documents201393
Cited documents201496
Cited documents2015131
Cited documents2016114
Cited documents201784
Cited documents201865
Cited documents2019129
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