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Journal of Politics in Latin Americaopen access



Universities and research institutions in Germany
Media Ranking in Germany

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Inc.



Publication type



18684890, 1866802X


2015-2019, 2021-2022



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JPLA is a peer reviewed, open access journal focused on comparative politics on Latin America. Published by the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS) in Hamburg, the journal is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of the political process and political institutions in the region. JPLA provides cutting-edge research by and for the political science community in Latin American studies as well as for comparativists focusing on Latin America. JPLA is open to all research approaches consistent with the canons of scholarship and publishes rigorous and original research findings and also includes research-oriented matters (e.g. debates in the discipline, research notes, political science information sources, funding opportunities) and information for politicians, policy makers, the media, and the public. JPLA seeks to provide a prime forum for the exchange of ideas between scholars and students of comparative politics in Latin America. The journal is committed to developing the most promising new work available and to facilitating professional communication in political science on Latin America. 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.

Political Science and International Relations2011Q4
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q2
Political Science and International Relations2017Q3
Political Science and International Relations2018Q2
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
Political Science and International Relations2020Q2
Political Science and International Relations2021Q2
Political Science and International Relations2022Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q4
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q3
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2021Q2
Sociology and Political Science2022Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20221.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20221.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20221.154
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20210
Self Cites20222
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20150
Total Cites20166
Total Cites201717
Total Cites201850
Total Cites201935
Total Cites202042
Total Cites202133
Total Cites202247
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 document20110
External Cites per document20120
External Cites per document20130
External Cites per document20150
External Cites per document20160.333
External Cites per document20170.467
External Cites per document20181.068
External Cites per document20190.814
External Cites per document20201.167
External Cites per document20211.179
External Cites per document20221.406
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20160.400
Cites per document20170.567
Cites per document20181.111
Cites per document20190.778
Cites per document20201.105
Cites per document20211.138
Cites per document20221.382
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20211
Non-citable documents20222
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20120
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201615
Citable documents201730
Citable documents201844
Citable documents201943
Citable documents202036
Citable documents202128
Citable documents202232
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 documents20110
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents20130
Uncited documents20150
Uncited documents201611
Uncited documents201717
Uncited documents201820
Uncited documents201927
Uncited documents202020
Uncited documents202112
Uncited documents202211
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20164
Cited documents201713
Cited documents201825
Cited documents201918
Cited documents202018
Cited documents202117
Cited documents202223
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