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Journal of Politics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00223816, 14682508
Coverage1968, 1977, 1980-1981, 1984-1986, 1991, 1996-ongoing
Scope The Journal of Politics is one of the leading general journals of political science. As such, it seeks to publish path breaking work in all subfields. The JOP has a responsibility to speak to all areas of our diverse discipline. And we take that responsibility seriously. The Journal, therefore, welcomes the submission of excellent scholarship in all subfields, such as American Politics, Comparative Politics, Formal Theory, International Relations, Methodology, Political Theory, Public Administration, and Public Policy.


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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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1

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)19990.960
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.498
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.018
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 Cites199912
Self Cites200010
Self Cites200122
Self Cites200214
Self Cites200316
Self Cites200415
Self Cites200513
Self Cites200617
Self Cites200724
Self Cites200821
Self Cites200952
Self Cites201035
Self Cites201139
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201458
Self Cites201535
Self Cites201634
Self Cites201739
Total Cites1999144
Total Cites2000145
Total Cites2001168
Total Cites2002154
Total Cites2003171
Total Cites2004242
Total Cites2005281
Total Cites2006296
Total Cites2007339
Total Cites2008423
Total Cites2009654
Total Cites2010706
Total Cites2011692
Total Cites2012687
Total Cites2013655
Total Cites2014770
Total Cites2015715
Total Cites2016649
Total Cites2017632
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 document19990.880
External Cites per document20000.931
External Cites per document20011.021
External Cites per document20020.946
External Cites per document20031.006
External Cites per document20041.393
External Cites per document20051.624
External Cites per document20061.681
External Cites per document20071.750
External Cites per document20082.010
External Cites per document20092.664
External Cites per document20102.673
External Cites per document20112.512
External Cites per document20122.491
External Cites per document20132.510
External Cites per document20142.918
External Cites per document20152.787
External Cites per document20162.500
External Cites per document20172.344
Cites per document19990.960
Cites per document20001.000
Cites per document20011.175
Cites per document20021.041
Cites per document20031.110
Cites per document20041.485
Cites per document20051.703
Cites per document20061.783
Cites per document20071.883
Cites per document20082.115
Cites per document20092.894
Cites per document20102.813
Cites per document20112.662
Cites per document20122.573
Cites per document20132.631
Cites per document20143.156
Cites per document20152.930
Cites per document20162.638
Cites per document20172.498
% 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 documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20170
Citable documents1999150
Citable documents2000145
Citable documents2001143
Citable documents2002148
Citable documents2003154
Citable documents2004163
Citable documents2005165
Citable documents2006166
Citable documents2007180
Citable documents2008200
Citable documents2009226
Citable documents2010251
Citable documents2011260
Citable documents2012267
Citable documents2013249
Citable documents2014244
Citable documents2015244
Citable documents2016246
Citable documents2017253
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 documents199979
Uncited documents200072
Uncited documents200169
Uncited documents200273
Uncited documents200372
Uncited documents200465
Uncited documents200563
Uncited documents200657
Uncited documents200753
Uncited documents200859
Uncited documents200949
Uncited documents201064
Uncited documents201160
Uncited documents201272
Uncited documents201359
Uncited documents201454
Uncited documents201572
Uncited documents201656
Uncited documents201765
Cited documents199971
Cited documents200073
Cited documents200175
Cited documents200277
Cited documents200384
Cited documents2004100
Cited documents2005105
Cited documents2006113
Cited documents2007130
Cited documents2008146
Cited documents2009183
Cited documents2010194
Cited documents2011205
Cited documents2012200
Cited documents2013194
Cited documents2014194
Cited documents2015174
Cited documents2016192
Cited documents2017188
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