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Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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13876988, 15725448





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The JCPA published scholarship aims to capture differences or similarities in policy issues as well as the role of comparative policy analysis both within and between social units. It contributes to: comparative theory development; comparative theory testing; comparative methodology development; the evaluation of comparative research methods; comparative empirical policy research; the practice implications of comparative public policy; lesson-drawing and extrapolation. 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.

Public Administration2011Q4
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q3
Public Administration2014Q3
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q2
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.827
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.088
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.548
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201410
Self Cites20156
Self Cites201613
Self Cites20177
Self Cites201828
Self Cites201916
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201112
Total Cites201246
Total Cites201367
Total Cites201480
Total Cites201581
Total Cites201698
Total Cites2017191
Total Cites2018209
Total Cites2019180
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.440
External Cites per document20120.782
External Cites per document20130.741
External Cites per document20140.854
External Cites per document20150.926
External Cites per document20161.000
External Cites per document20172.115
External Cites per document20182.080
External Cites per document20191.822
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.480
Cites per document20120.836
Cites per document20130.827
Cites per document20140.976
Cites per document20151.000
Cites per document20161.153
Cites per document20172.195
Cites per document20182.402
Cites per document20192.000
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201818
Non-citable documents201914
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201125
Citable documents201255
Citable documents201381
Citable documents201482
Citable documents201581
Citable documents201685
Citable documents201787
Citable documents201887
Citable documents201990
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201228
Uncited documents201344
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201542
Uncited documents201643
Uncited documents201730
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201937
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201110
Cited documents201230
Cited documents201342
Cited documents201446
Cited documents201543
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201774
Cited documents201870
Cited documents201967
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