Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Social Issues and Policy Review


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd



Publication type



17512409, 17512395





How to publish in this journal


The mission of Social Issues and Policy Review (SIPR) is to provide state of the art and timely theoretical and empirical reviews of topics and programs of research that are directly relevant to understanding and addressing social issues and public policy. SIPR, like other review volumes (e.g., Annual Review of Psychology and Advances in Experimental Social Psychology) is formally considered a periodical. Papers will be accessible and relevant to a broad audience and will normally be based on a program of research. Works in SIPR will represent perspectives directly relevant to the psychological study of social issues and public policy. Contributions are expected to be review papers that present a strong scholarly foundation and consider how research and theory can inform social issues and policy or articulate the implication of social issues and public policy for theory and research. 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.

Applied Psychology2009Q3
Applied Psychology2010Q3
Applied Psychology2011Q2
Applied Psychology2012Q2
Applied Psychology2013Q1
Applied Psychology2014Q2
Applied Psychology2015Q1
Applied Psychology2016Q1
Applied Psychology2017Q1
Applied Psychology2018Q1
Applied Psychology2019Q1
Social Psychology2009Q3
Social Psychology2010Q3
Social Psychology2011Q2
Social Psychology2012Q2
Social Psychology2013Q1
Social Psychology2014Q2
Social Psychology2015Q1
Social Psychology2016Q1
Social Psychology2017Q1
Social Psychology2018Q1
Social Psychology2019Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201912.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201911.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201911.000
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20194
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20094
Total Cites201013
Total Cites201134
Total Cites201250
Total Cites201368
Total Cites201455
Total Cites201591
Total Cites2016144
Total Cites2017162
Total Cites2018208
Total Cites2019275
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.429
External Cites per document20100.714
External Cites per document20111.476
External Cites per document20122.042
External Cites per document20132.833
External Cites per document20142.292
External Cites per document20154.091
External Cites per document20166.500
External Cites per document20177.227
External Cites per document20189.182
External Cites per document201911.783
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.571
Cites per document20100.929
Cites per document20111.619
Cites per document20122.083
Cites per document20132.833
Cites per document20142.292
Cites per document20154.136
Cites per document20166.545
Cites per document20177.364
Cites per document20189.455
Cites per document201911.957
% 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 documents20080
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 documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents20080
Citable documents20097
Citable documents201014
Citable documents201121
Citable documents201224
Citable documents201324
Citable documents201424
Citable documents201522
Citable documents201622
Citable documents201722
Citable documents201822
Citable documents201923
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20094
Uncited documents20107
Uncited documents20119
Uncited documents20129
Uncited documents20137
Uncited documents20146
Uncited documents20153
Uncited documents20162
Uncited documents20172
Uncited documents20183
Uncited documents20193
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20093
Cited documents20107
Cited documents201112
Cited documents201215
Cited documents201317
Cited documents201418
Cited documents201519
Cited documents201620
Cited documents201721
Cited documents201821
Cited documents201923
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