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International Journal of Public Sector Management


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.



Publication type





1970, 1988-2020



How to publish in this journal


The International Journal of Public Sector Management (IJPSM) publishes academic articles on the management, governance, and reform of public sector organizations around the world, aiming to provide an accessible and valuable resource for academics and public managers alike. IJPSM covers the full range of public management research including studies of organizations, public finances, performance management, Human Resources Management, strategy, leadership, accountability, integrity, collaboration, e-government, procurement, and more. IJPSM encourages scholars to publish their empirical research and is particularly interested in comparative findings. IJPSM is open to articles using a variety of research methods and theoretical approaches. 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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law1999Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Political Science and International Relations1999Q2
Political Science and International Relations2000Q1
Political Science and International Relations2001Q2
Political Science and International Relations2002Q2
Political Science and International Relations2003Q2
Political Science and International Relations2004Q2
Political Science and International Relations2005Q2
Political Science and International Relations2006Q2
Political Science and International Relations2007Q2
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q2
Political Science and International Relations2010Q2
Political Science and International Relations2011Q2
Political Science and International Relations2012Q2
Political Science and International Relations2013Q2
Political Science and International Relations2014Q2
Political Science and International Relations2015Q2
Political Science and International Relations2016Q2
Political Science and International Relations2017Q2
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
Public Administration1999Q2
Public Administration2000Q2
Public Administration2001Q2
Public Administration2002Q2
Public Administration2003Q2
Public Administration2004Q2
Public Administration2005Q2
Public Administration2006Q2
Public Administration2007Q2
Public Administration2008Q2
Public Administration2009Q2
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q3
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q3
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q2

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)19990.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.467
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.979
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.320
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.602
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.955
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.976
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 Cites19997
Self Cites20009
Self Cites200111
Self Cites20029
Self Cites20036
Self Cites200418
Self Cites200515
Self Cites20068
Self Cites200711
Self Cites200815
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20109
Self Cites20116
Self Cites201211
Self Cites20134
Self Cites201431
Self Cites201515
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201713
Self Cites201833
Self Cites201913
Total Cites199937
Total Cites200068
Total Cites200150
Total Cites200250
Total Cites200341
Total Cites200469
Total Cites2005113
Total Cites2006103
Total Cites2007111
Total Cites2008140
Total Cites2009144
Total Cites2010138
Total Cites2011206
Total Cites2012126
Total Cites2013144
Total Cites2014154
Total Cites2015123
Total Cites2016126
Total Cites2017184
Total Cites2018263
Total Cites2019314
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 document19990.261
External Cites per document20000.522
External Cites per document20010.333
External Cites per document20020.363
External Cites per document20030.318
External Cites per document20040.481
External Cites per document20050.933
External Cites per document20060.872
External Cites per document20070.855
External Cites per document20081.000
External Cites per document20091.023
External Cites per document20100.928
External Cites per document20111.439
External Cites per document20120.871
External Cites per document20131.197
External Cites per document20141.070
External Cites per document20150.915
External Cites per document20160.991
External Cites per document20171.449
External Cites per document20181.966
External Cites per document20192.370
Cites per document19990.322
Cites per document20000.602
Cites per document20010.427
Cites per document20020.442
Cites per document20030.373
Cites per document20040.651
Cites per document20051.076
Cites per document20060.945
Cites per document20070.949
Cites per document20081.120
Cites per document20091.083
Cites per document20100.993
Cites per document20111.482
Cites per document20120.955
Cites per document20131.231
Cites per document20141.339
Cites per document20151.042
Cites per document20161.077
Cites per document20171.559
Cites per document20182.248
Cites per document20192.472
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents1999115
Citable documents2000113
Citable documents2001117
Citable documents2002113
Citable documents2003110
Citable documents2004106
Citable documents2005105
Citable documents2006109
Citable documents2007117
Citable documents2008125
Citable documents2009133
Citable documents2010139
Citable documents2011139
Citable documents2012132
Citable documents2013117
Citable documents2014115
Citable documents2015118
Citable documents2016117
Citable documents2017118
Citable documents2018117
Citable documents2019127
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 documents199987
Uncited documents200073
Uncited documents200182
Uncited documents200276
Uncited documents200378
Uncited documents200466
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents200653
Uncited documents200767
Uncited documents200856
Uncited documents200968
Uncited documents201082
Uncited documents201166
Uncited documents201267
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201461
Uncited documents201559
Uncited documents201654
Uncited documents201748
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201930
Cited documents199928
Cited documents200040
Cited documents200135
Cited documents200237
Cited documents200332
Cited documents200440
Cited documents200551
Cited documents200656
Cited documents200750
Cited documents200869
Cited documents200967
Cited documents201059
Cited documents201175
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201359
Cited documents201457
Cited documents201561
Cited documents201665
Cited documents201772
Cited documents201880
Cited documents201999
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