Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Government and Opposition

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

H-Index

49

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

0017257X, 14777053

Coverage

1965-2020

Information

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Laura.Cram@ed.ac.uk

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. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
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
Public Administration2020Q1
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
Sociology and Political Science2020Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.387
20000.314
20010.294
20020.282
20030.234
20040.335
20050.489
20060.861
20070.647
20080.413
20090.799
20100.632
20110.577
20120.646
20130.827
20140.860
20150.892
20160.904
20170.965
20181.996
20191.772
20201.312
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
199923
200024
200127
200228
200326
200430
200525
200625
200728
200829
200925
201024
201123
201238
201325
201432
201520
201616
201729
201828
201931
202060
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)19990.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.593
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
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 Cites201810
Self Cites201912
Self Cites202013
Total Cites199938
Total Cites200040
Total Cites200129
Total Cites200240
Total Cites200352
Total Cites200449
Total Cites200590
Total Cites2006115
Total Cites2007152
Total Cites2008104
Total Cites2009127
Total Cites2010140
Total Cites201195
Total Cites2012104
Total Cites2013109
Total Cites2014119
Total Cites2015123
Total Cites2016117
Total Cites2017149
Total Cites2018150
Total Cites2019185
Total Cites2020232
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.362
External Cites per document20000.452
External Cites per document20010.370
External Cites per document20020.548
External Cites per document20030.662
External Cites per document20040.628
External Cites per document20051.086
External Cites per document20061.423
External Cites per document20071.897
External Cites per document20081.312
External Cites per document20091.451
External Cites per document20101.716
External Cites per document20111.197
External Cites per document20121.443
External Cites per document20131.265
External Cites per document20141.376
External Cites per document20151.277
External Cites per document20161.506
External Cites per document20172.074
External Cites per document20182.188
External Cites per document20192.403
External Cites per document20202.517
Cites per document19990.404
Cites per document20000.476
Cites per document20010.397
Cites per document20020.541
Cites per document20030.658
Cites per document20040.605
Cites per document20051.071
Cites per document20061.420
Cites per document20071.900
Cites per document20081.333
Cites per document20091.549
Cites per document20101.707
Cites per document20111.218
Cites per document20121.444
Cites per document20131.282
Cites per document20141.384
Cites per document20151.295
Cites per document20161.519
Cites per document20172.191
Cites per document20182.308
Cites per document20192.534
Cites per document20202.636
% 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
19990.00
20008.33
20013.70
20020.00
20033.85
200413.33
20050.00
20060.00
20070.00
20080.00
20090.00
20100.00
20110.00
20122.63
20134.00
201418.75
201510.00
201625.00
20176.90
201835.71
201925.81
202016.67
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.

DocumentsYearValue
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 documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
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 documents201485
Citable documents201594
Citable documents201677
Citable documents201768
Citable documents201864
Citable documents201972
Citable documents202087
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents199968
Uncited documents200058
Uncited documents200151
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 documents201442
Uncited documents201542
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201721
Uncited documents201818
Uncited documents201923
Uncited documents202028
Cited documents199926
Cited documents200026
Cited documents200122
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 documents201444
Cited documents201553
Cited documents201650
Cited documents201747
Cited documents201847
Cited documents201950
Cited documents202060
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