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Government and Opposition

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN0017257X, 14777053
Scope Government and Opposition is one of the world's leading global comparative politics journals. This means that we publish papers dealing with any part of the world, and on any theme, to do with comparative politics, liberally defined. We accept papers that cover a single case, so long as they are positioned within the comparative politics literature and seek to advance comparative political analysis. We also publish substantial review articles, many of which are commissioned, and some of which are the result of proposals made to our review editor. We are tied to no substantive position, nor to any methodological orthodoxy beyond the fundamental principle of intellectual rigour. To ensure rigour we practise blind refereeing. We publish four issues a year.


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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 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
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
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
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)19990.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.476
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.726
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.253
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.937
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.245
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.857
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 Cites20031
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201812
Self Cites201917
Total Cites199939
Total Cites200041
Total Cites200131
Total Cites200240
Total Cites200351
Total Cites200448
Total Cites200589
Total Cites2006115
Total Cites2007152
Total Cites2008103
Total Cites2009127
Total Cites2010140
Total Cites201195
Total Cites2012104
Total Cites2013108
Total Cites2014123
Total Cites2015127
Total Cites2016113
Total Cites2017146
Total Cites2018146
Total Cites2019215
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 document19990.372
External Cites per document20000.464
External Cites per document20010.397
External Cites per document20020.548
External Cites per document20030.649
External Cites per document20040.615
External Cites per document20051.074
External Cites per document20061.423
External Cites per document20071.897
External Cites per document20081.299
External Cites per document20091.451
External Cites per document20101.716
External Cites per document20111.197
External Cites per document20121.443
External Cites per document20131.253
External Cites per document20141.407
External Cites per document20151.305
External Cites per document20161.418
External Cites per document20172.000
External Cites per document20182.062
External Cites per document20192.750
Cites per document19990.415
Cites per document20000.488
Cites per document20010.425
Cites per document20020.548
Cites per document20030.662
Cites per document20040.615
Cites per document20051.099
Cites per document20061.474
Cites per document20071.949
Cites per document20081.338
Cites per document20091.549
Cites per document20101.728
Cites per document20111.250
Cites per document20121.486
Cites per document20131.301
Cites per document20141.430
Cites per document20151.337
Cites per document20161.430
Cites per document20172.116
Cites per document20182.246
Cites per document20192.986
% 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 documents20021
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20043
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 documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents199994
Citable documents200084
Citable documents200173
Citable documents200273
Citable documents200377
Citable documents200478
Citable documents200581
Citable documents200678
Citable documents200778
Citable documents200877
Citable documents200982
Citable documents201081
Citable documents201176
Citable documents201270
Citable documents201383
Citable documents201486
Citable documents201595
Citable documents201679
Citable documents201769
Citable documents201865
Citable documents201972
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 documents199968
Uncited documents200058
Uncited documents200149
Uncited documents200243
Uncited documents200349
Uncited documents200452
Uncited documents200543
Uncited documents200641
Uncited documents200735
Uncited documents200835
Uncited documents200936
Uncited documents201035
Uncited documents201129
Uncited documents201230
Uncited documents201331
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201544
Uncited documents201631
Uncited documents201722
Uncited documents201818
Uncited documents201934
Cited documents199926
Cited documents200026
Cited documents200124
Cited documents200231
Cited documents200330
Cited documents200429
Cited documents200541
Cited documents200640
Cited documents200745
Cited documents200843
Cited documents200946
Cited documents201047
Cited documents201149
Cited documents201242
Cited documents201354
Cited documents201445
Cited documents201554
Cited documents201650
Cited documents201749
Cited documents201849
Cited documents201953
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