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British Journal of Political Science

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14692112, 00071234
Scope The British Journal of Political Science 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 nearly 40 years of publication, the British Journal of Political Science is widely recognised as one of the premier journals in its field.


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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.

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

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)19990.988
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.988
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.951
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.064
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.868
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.437
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.121
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 Cites200610
Self Cites20077
Self Cites20081
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20107
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201316
Self Cites201416
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20176
Total Cites199981
Total Cites200078
Total Cites200184
Total Cites2002112
Total Cites2003135
Total Cites2004152
Total Cites2005165
Total Cites2006273
Total Cites2007225
Total Cites2008208
Total Cites2009252
Total Cites2010299
Total Cites2011304
Total Cites2012427
Total Cites2013308
Total Cites2014361
Total Cites2015454
Total Cites2016430
Total Cites2017390
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 document19990.915
External Cites per document20000.890
External Cites per document20010.842
External Cites per document20021.231
External Cites per document20031.552
External Cites per document20041.707
External Cites per document20051.798
External Cites per document20062.684
External Cites per document20072.000
External Cites per document20081.971
External Cites per document20092.860
External Cites per document20103.356
External Cites per document20113.149
External Cites per document20124.029
External Cites per document20132.863
External Cites per document20142.674
External Cites per document20152.773
External Cites per document20163.163
External Cites per document20174.174
Cites per document19990.988
Cites per document20000.951
Cites per document20010.884
Cites per document20021.231
Cites per document20031.552
Cites per document20041.854
Cites per document20051.854
Cites per document20062.786
Cites per document20072.064
Cites per document20081.981
Cites per document20092.930
Cites per document20103.437
Cites per document20113.234
Cites per document20124.146
Cites per document20133.020
Cites per document20142.798
Cites per document20152.785
Cites per document20163.185
Cites per document20174.239
% 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 documents201314
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201734
Citable documents199982
Citable documents200082
Citable documents200195
Citable documents200291
Citable documents200387
Citable documents200482
Citable documents200589
Citable documents200698
Citable documents2007109
Citable documents2008105
Citable documents200986
Citable documents201087
Citable documents201194
Citable documents2012103
Citable documents2013102
Citable documents2014129
Citable documents2015163
Citable documents2016135
Citable documents201792
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 documents199942
Uncited documents200040
Uncited documents200150
Uncited documents200242
Uncited documents200337
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200540
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200918
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201450
Uncited documents201541
Uncited documents201634
Uncited documents201743
Cited documents199940
Cited documents200042
Cited documents200145
Cited documents200249
Cited documents200355
Cited documents200466
Cited documents200570
Cited documents200685
Cited documents200776
Cited documents200870
Cited documents200976
Cited documents201073
Cited documents201170
Cited documents201296
Cited documents201388
Cited documents201490
Cited documents2015132
Cited documents2016109
Cited documents201783
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