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Public Administration

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14679299, 00333298
Scope Public Administration, founded in 1922, is a major refereed journal with global circulation and global coverage. The journal publishes articles on all facets of public administration, public policy and public management. The editors are especially interested in papers that deal with major administrative challenges that generate theoretical advances and provide substantive insights. The journal has three core objectives: • To stimulate international scholarly and practitioner dialogue in public administration, public management, public organization theory and policy analysis. • To encourage critical and comparative analysis of challenges facing contemporary systems of governing. • To publish theoretically and empirically rigorous research on topics of broad and vivid current interest.


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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 Administration1999Q1
Public Administration2000Q1
Public Administration2001Q1
Public Administration2002Q1
Public Administration2003Q1
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
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
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)19991.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.274
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.354
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.433
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.185
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 Cites199931
Self Cites200015
Self Cites20018
Self Cites200215
Self Cites200314
Self Cites200414
Self Cites200519
Self Cites200643
Self Cites200719
Self Cites200820
Self Cites200915
Self Cites201042
Self Cites201147
Self Cites201249
Self Cites201363
Self Cites201468
Self Cites201554
Self Cites2016106
Self Cites201772
Self Cites201883
Self Cites201956
Total Cites1999125
Total Cites2000122
Total Cites2001133
Total Cites200281
Total Cites2003128
Total Cites2004160
Total Cites2005266
Total Cites2006348
Total Cites2007259
Total Cites2008311
Total Cites2009382
Total Cites2010396
Total Cites2011457
Total Cites2012490
Total Cites2013574
Total Cites2014537
Total Cites2015443
Total Cites2016655
Total Cites2017721
Total Cites2018666
Total Cites2019688
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 document19990.887
External Cites per document20000.973
External Cites per document20011.276
External Cites per document20020.846
External Cites per document20031.583
External Cites per document20041.738
External Cites per document20052.186
External Cites per document20062.421
External Cites per document20071.791
External Cites per document20082.140
External Cites per document20092.531
External Cites per document20102.360
External Cites per document20112.547
External Cites per document20122.227
External Cites per document20132.505
External Cites per document20142.212
External Cites per document20152.103
External Cites per document20162.691
External Cites per document20173.090
External Cites per document20182.638
External Cites per document20193.129
Cites per document19991.179
Cites per document20001.109
Cites per document20011.357
Cites per document20021.038
Cites per document20031.778
Cites per document20041.905
Cites per document20052.354
Cites per document20062.762
Cites per document20071.933
Cites per document20082.287
Cites per document20092.634
Cites per document20102.640
Cites per document20112.839
Cites per document20122.475
Cites per document20132.814
Cites per document20142.533
Cites per document20152.395
Cites per document20163.211
Cites per document20173.433
Cites per document20183.014
Cites per document20193.406
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents1999106
Citable documents2000110
Citable documents200198
Citable documents200278
Citable documents200372
Citable documents200484
Citable documents2005113
Citable documents2006126
Citable documents2007134
Citable documents2008136
Citable documents2009145
Citable documents2010150
Citable documents2011161
Citable documents2012198
Citable documents2013204
Citable documents2014212
Citable documents2015185
Citable documents2016204
Citable documents2017210
Citable documents2018221
Citable documents2019202
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 documents199948
Uncited documents200051
Uncited documents200145
Uncited documents200239
Uncited documents200325
Uncited documents200434
Uncited documents200532
Uncited documents200627
Uncited documents200740
Uncited documents200847
Uncited documents200951
Uncited documents201045
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201254
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201453
Uncited documents201548
Uncited documents201653
Uncited documents201752
Uncited documents201870
Uncited documents201955
Cited documents199958
Cited documents200059
Cited documents200153
Cited documents200239
Cited documents200347
Cited documents200450
Cited documents200581
Cited documents2006100
Cited documents200796
Cited documents200892
Cited documents2009100
Cited documents2010113
Cited documents2011122
Cited documents2012153
Cited documents2013162
Cited documents2014162
Cited documents2015138
Cited documents2016152
Cited documents2017163
Cited documents2018158
Cited documents2019162
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