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Critical Policy Studies

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Routledge
Publication typeJournals
ISSN19460171, 1946018X
Scope Critical Policy Studies brings contemporary theoretical and methodological discussions, both normative and empirical, to bear on the understanding and analysis of public policy, at local, national and global levels. The journal offers a unique forum for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to challenge established accounts of policy-analytic methods, to explore alternative approaches to policy-making, and to promote democratic governance. To this end, the journal concentrates on the relation of political and policy theory to specific practices of governance, in particular as they pertain to democratic governance, participatory practices, social justice and general public welfare. This necessitates an emphasis on the interplay between qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry. The journal thus moves beyond narrow empirical approaches to pay special attention to interpretive, argumentative, discursive approaches to policy-making.


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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 Administration2011Q3
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q2
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q2
Public Administration2016Q2
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
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)20110.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.057
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 Cites201111
Self Cites20125
Self Cites201322
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20159
Self Cites201617
Self Cites20176
Self Cites201815
Self Cites201921
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201131
Total Cites201258
Total Cites2013141
Total Cites2014144
Total Cites2015133
Total Cites2016138
Total Cites2017150
Total Cites2018165
Total Cites2019204
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 document20110.513
External Cites per document20120.757
External Cites per document20131.253
External Cites per document20141.612
External Cites per document20151.459
External Cites per document20161.301
External Cites per document20171.600
External Cites per document20181.724
External Cites per document20192.316
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.795
Cites per document20120.829
Cites per document20131.484
Cites per document20141.694
Cites per document20151.565
Cites per document20161.484
Cites per document20171.667
Cites per document20181.897
Cites per document20192.582
% 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 documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201921
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201139
Citable documents201270
Citable documents201395
Citable documents201485
Citable documents201585
Citable documents201693
Citable documents201790
Citable documents201887
Citable documents201979
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 documents201126
Uncited documents201245
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201532
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201838
Uncited documents201926
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201115
Cited documents201228
Cited documents201355
Cited documents201450
Cited documents201555
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201758
Cited documents201856
Cited documents201974
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