Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Criminology and Public Policy


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd



Publication type



15386473, 17459133





How to publish in this journal


Criminology & Public Policy is interdisciplinary in nature, devoted to policy discussions of criminology research findings. Focusing on the study of criminal justice policy and practice, the central objective of the journal is to strengthen the role of research findings in the formulation of crime and justice policy by publishing empirically based, policy focused articles. 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.

Literature and Literary Theory2013Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2014Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2015Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2016Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2017Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2018Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2019Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2020Q1
Literature and Literary Theory2021Q1
Public Administration2013Q2
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
Public Administration2020Q1
Public Administration2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.327
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.321
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201516
Self Cites201613
Self Cites201724
Self Cites201854
Self Cites201919
Self Cites202033
Self Cites202121
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201355
Total Cites2014120
Total Cites2015211
Total Cites2016244
Total Cites2017340
Total Cites2018492
Total Cites2019427
Total Cites2020487
Total Cites2021619
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.980
External Cites per document20141.041
External Cites per document20151.423
External Cites per document20161.893
External Cites per document20172.210
External Cites per document20182.671
External Cites per document20192.345
External Cites per document20203.110
External Cites per document20214.241
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.948
Cites per document20141.053
Cites per document20151.327
Cites per document20161.649
Cites per document20171.921
Cites per document20182.377
Cites per document20191.898
Cites per document20202.604
Cites per document20213.620
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201522
Non-citable documents201626
Non-citable documents201734
Non-citable documents201843
Non-citable documents201951
Non-citable documents202041
Non-citable documents202130
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201351
Citable documents201497
Citable documents2015137
Citable documents2016122
Citable documents2017143
Citable documents2018164
Citable documents2019174
Citable documents2020146
Citable documents2021141
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201463
Uncited documents201578
Uncited documents201664
Uncited documents201767
Uncited documents201873
Uncited documents2019104
Uncited documents202069
Uncited documents202151
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201321
Cited documents201451
Cited documents201581
Cited documents201684
Cited documents2017110
Cited documents2018134
Cited documents2019121
Cited documents2020118
Cited documents2021120
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