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Lex Localis



Universities and research institutions in Slovenia

Subject Area and Category


Institut za Lokalno Samoupravo in Javna Narocila Maribor



Publication type



15815374, 1855363X





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Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government is an international journal for the study of the politics, administration, and management of local affairs published four times a year (in January, April, July, and October). The journal publishes articles that contribute to the better understanding and practice of local self-government and which are of interest to scholars, policy analysts, policymakers and practitioners. The focus of the journal is on the critical analysis of developments in local governance throughout the world. Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government provides a unique forum for the consideration of all issues related to sub-national levels of government. 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.

Public Administration2010Q3
Public Administration2011Q4
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q3
Public Administration2014Q3
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q3
Public Administration2017Q3
Public Administration2018Q3
Public Administration2019Q3
Public Administration2020Q4

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.140
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.508
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.118
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.107
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 Cites20090
Self Cites201014
Self Cites201116
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201364
Self Cites201492
Self Cites2015114
Self Cites201672
Self Cites201796
Self Cites201844
Self Cites201976
Self Cites202038
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201018
Total Cites201124
Total Cites201252
Total Cites201392
Total Cites2014152
Total Cites2015212
Total Cites2016170
Total Cites2017240
Total Cites2018187
Total Cites2019202
Total Cites2020190
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.190
External Cites per document20110.174
External Cites per document20120.394
External Cites per document20130.431
External Cites per document20140.659
External Cites per document20150.845
External Cites per document20160.645
External Cites per document20170.973
External Cites per document20180.979
External Cites per document20190.906
External Cites per document20201.041
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.857
Cites per document20110.522
Cites per document20120.788
Cites per document20131.415
Cites per document20141.670
Cites per document20151.828
Cites per document20161.118
Cites per document20171.622
Cites per document20181.281
Cites per document20191.453
Cites per document20201.301
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201021
Citable documents201146
Citable documents201266
Citable documents201365
Citable documents201491
Citable documents2015116
Citable documents2016152
Citable documents2017148
Citable documents2018146
Citable documents2019139
Citable documents2020146
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201136
Uncited documents201248
Uncited documents201335
Uncited documents201446
Uncited documents201563
Uncited documents2016101
Uncited documents201781
Uncited documents201894
Uncited documents201978
Uncited documents202084
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20106
Cited documents201110
Cited documents201218
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201445
Cited documents201553
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201767
Cited documents201852
Cited documents201961
Cited documents202062
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