Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Government and Opposition

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN0017257, 0017257X, 14777053
Scope Government and Opposition has been a leading international journal of comparative politics for over 40 years. Its distinctive voice amongst politics journals has ensured a large, worldwide circulation. Government and Opposition"s interests include: - developments in the theory and practice of democracy, including significant elections the evolution of political parties, and the consequences of new political challenges for governments and oppositions - the governance of the global economy and the implications of interdependence worldwide politics - including the politics of the European Union - major issues of public policy, especially from a comparative perspective theoretical and ethical dimensions of political issues and policy. (source)

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 Administration1999Q2
Public Administration2000Q3
Public Administration2001Q3
Public Administration2002Q2
Public Administration2003Q3
Public Administration2004Q2
Public Administration2005Q2
Public Administration2006Q1
Public Administration2007Q1
Public Administration2008Q2
Public Administration2009Q1
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q2
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q2
Sociology and Political Science2003Q2
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
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)19990.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.577
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.336
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.430
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.681
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.884
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.300
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 Cites19994
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20178
Total Cites199935
Total Cites200039
Total Cites200126
Total Cites200239
Total Cites200347
Total Cites200443
Total Cites200581
Total Cites2006103
Total Cites2007134
Total Cites200891
Total Cites2009118
Total Cites2010128
Total Cites201187
Total Cites201290
Total Cites2013108
Total Cites2014120
Total Cites2015122
Total Cites201693
Total Cites2017128
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 document19990.323
External Cites per document20000.430
External Cites per document20010.320
External Cites per document20020.506
External Cites per document20030.588
External Cites per document20040.573
External Cites per document20051.113
External Cites per document20061.478
External Cites per document20071.845
External Cites per document20081.239
External Cites per document20091.534
External Cites per document20101.814
External Cites per document20111.221
External Cites per document20121.318
External Cites per document20131.284
External Cites per document20141.388
External Cites per document20151.190
External Cites per document20161.179
External Cites per document20171.765
Cites per document19990.365
Cites per document20000.453
Cites per document20010.347
Cites per document20020.506
Cites per document20030.588
Cites per document20040.573
Cites per document20051.141
Cites per document20061.537
Cites per document20071.887
Cites per document20081.282
Cites per document20091.616
Cites per document20101.829
Cites per document20111.279
Cites per document20121.364
Cites per document20131.333
Cites per document20141.412
Cites per document20151.220
Cites per document20161.192
Cites per document20171.882
% 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 documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents201716
Citable documents199996
Citable documents200086
Citable documents200175
Citable documents200277
Citable documents200380
Citable documents200475
Citable documents200571
Citable documents200667
Citable documents200771
Citable documents200871
Citable documents200973
Citable documents201070
Citable documents201168
Citable documents201266
Citable documents201381
Citable documents201485
Citable documents2015100
Citable documents201678
Citable documents201768
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 documents199970
Uncited documents200061
Uncited documents200155
Uncited documents200247
Uncited documents200352
Uncited documents200451
Uncited documents200535
Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200729
Uncited documents200830
Uncited documents200930
Uncited documents201030
Uncited documents201124
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201553
Uncited documents201641
Uncited documents201737
Cited documents199926
Cited documents200025
Cited documents200120
Cited documents200230
Cited documents200329
Cited documents200426
Cited documents200539
Cited documents200638
Cited documents200744
Cited documents200842
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201041
Cited documents201146
Cited documents201240
Cited documents201354
Cited documents201444
Cited documents201551
Cited documents201643
Cited documents201747
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