Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


The Policy Press



Publication type



17598273, 17598281





How to publish in this journal


The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice provides an internationally unique forum for leading research on the themes of poverty and social justice. Focusing on poverty and social exclusion, the journal explores links with social security (including pensions and tax credits), employment, area regeneration, housing, health, education and criminal justice, as well as issues of ethnicity, gender, disability, and other social inequalities as they relate to social justice. The Journal encompasses an original and exciting mix of scholarly research articles and lively policy- and practice-oriented discussions of topical questions. Interdisciplinary and international in scope the journal is essential reading for academics, students, policy-makers and practitioners interested in poverty, social security, welfare and justice. The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice welcomes submissions from those working in these areas across the globe. All research articles are peer-reviewed. 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 Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q3
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q2
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q3
Public Administration2019Q2
Public Administration2020Q2
Public Administration2021Q3
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2021Q2

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.825
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20168
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20197
Self Cites20207
Self Cites20213
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20117
Total Cites201215
Total Cites201343
Total Cites201450
Total Cites201551
Total Cites201667
Total Cites201784
Total Cites201871
Total Cites201995
Total Cites202073
Total Cites202167
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 document20111.000
External Cites per document20120.419
External Cites per document20130.656
External Cites per document20140.538
External Cites per document20150.636
External Cites per document20160.967
External Cites per document20171.306
External Cites per document20181.121
External Cites per document20191.294
External Cites per document20201.000
External Cites per document20210.955
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.875
Cites per document20120.441
Cites per document20130.614
Cites per document20140.595
Cites per document20150.630
Cites per document20161.031
Cites per document20171.273
Cites per document20181.145
Cites per document20191.377
Cites per document20201.106
Cites per document20211.000
% 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 documents20136
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20117
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201364
Citable documents201478
Citable documents201577
Citable documents201661
Citable documents201762
Citable documents201858
Citable documents201968
Citable documents202066
Citable documents202167
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 documents20115
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201340
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201834
Uncited documents201931
Uncited documents202033
Uncited documents202135
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20113
Cited documents20128
Cited documents201330
Cited documents201428
Cited documents201529
Cited documents201625
Cited documents201731
Cited documents201828
Cited documents201938
Cited documents202033
Cited documents202132
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