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Journal of Theoretical Politics


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Ltd



Publication type



14603667, 09516298





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The Journal of Theoretical Politics is an international peer-reviewed journal one of whose principal aims is to foster the development of theory in the study of political processes. It provides a forum for the publication of original papers seeking to make genuinely theoretical contributions to the study of politics. The journal includes rigorous analytical articles on a range of theoretical topics. In particular, it focuses on new theoretical work which is broadly accessible to social scientists and contributes to our understanding of political processes. It also includes original syntheses of recent theoretical developments in diverse fields. The journal does not favour any specific theoretical perspective, but emphasizes the general importance of theory in political science. It also encourages articles which evaluate the relative merits of completing theories to explain empirical phenomena. 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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
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 Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
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)19990.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.398
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.936
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.187
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.122
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.116
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20004
Self Cites200110
Self Cites20026
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20058
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20113
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201811
Self Cites20194
Total Cites199961
Total Cites200043
Total Cites200170
Total Cites200260
Total Cites200362
Total Cites200464
Total Cites200588
Total Cites2006101
Total Cites200790
Total Cites200877
Total Cites200973
Total Cites201060
Total Cites201143
Total Cites201252
Total Cites201368
Total Cites201470
Total Cites201568
Total Cites201654
Total Cites201795
Total Cites201892
Total Cites201976
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 document19990.711
External Cites per document20000.481
External Cites per document20010.811
External Cites per document20020.831
External Cites per document20031.017
External Cites per document20041.054
External Cites per document20051.481
External Cites per document20061.768
External Cites per document20071.526
External Cites per document20081.167
External Cites per document20091.131
External Cites per document20100.967
External Cites per document20110.727
External Cites per document20120.895
External Cites per document20131.031
External Cites per document20140.918
External Cites per document20150.782
External Cites per document20160.616
External Cites per document20171.048
External Cites per document20181.000
External Cites per document20191.125
Cites per document19990.735
Cites per document20000.531
Cites per document20010.946
Cites per document20020.923
Cites per document20031.051
Cites per document20041.143
Cites per document20051.630
Cites per document20061.804
Cites per document20071.579
Cites per document20081.283
Cites per document20091.197
Cites per document20100.984
Cites per document20110.782
Cites per document20120.912
Cites per document20131.063
Cites per document20140.959
Cites per document20150.872
Cites per document20160.628
Cites per document20171.145
Cites per document20181.136
Cites per document20191.188
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents199983
Citable documents200081
Citable documents200174
Citable documents200265
Citable documents200359
Citable documents200456
Citable documents200554
Citable documents200656
Citable documents200757
Citable documents200860
Citable documents200961
Citable documents201061
Citable documents201155
Citable documents201257
Citable documents201364
Citable documents201473
Citable documents201578
Citable documents201686
Citable documents201783
Citable documents201881
Citable documents201964
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 documents199954
Uncited documents200056
Uncited documents200138
Uncited documents200232
Uncited documents200331
Uncited documents200427
Uncited documents200524
Uncited documents200621
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200828
Uncited documents200931
Uncited documents201036
Uncited documents201137
Uncited documents201233
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201540
Uncited documents201660
Uncited documents201742
Uncited documents201834
Uncited documents201935
Cited documents199933
Cited documents200027
Cited documents200138
Cited documents200235
Cited documents200331
Cited documents200432
Cited documents200533
Cited documents200637
Cited documents200739
Cited documents200834
Cited documents200933
Cited documents201029
Cited documents201125
Cited documents201234
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201437
Cited documents201538
Cited documents201628
Cited documents201744
Cited documents201852
Cited documents201936
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