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Science and Public Policy

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Public Administration
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN03023427, 14715430
Coverage1974, 1976-1982, 1984-2019
Scope Science and Public Policy is a leading international journal on public policies for science, technology and innovation. It covers all types of science and technology in both developed and developing countries.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law1999Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q2
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 Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Public Administration1999Q2
Public Administration2000Q2
Public Administration2001Q2
Public Administration2002Q2
Public Administration2003Q1
Public Administration2004Q2
Public Administration2005Q2
Public Administration2006Q2
Public Administration2007Q2
Public Administration2008Q2
Public Administration2009Q2
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q2
Public Administration2016Q2
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)19990.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.738
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.893
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.072
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.885
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 Cites19993
Self Cites200010
Self Cites200117
Self Cites200215
Self Cites200316
Self Cites200412
Self Cites200510
Self Cites200633
Self Cites200736
Self Cites200859
Self Cites200967
Self Cites201057
Self Cites201165
Self Cites201235
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201426
Self Cites201529
Self Cites201626
Self Cites201735
Self Cites201817
Self Cites201934
Total Cites199954
Total Cites200058
Total Cites200171
Total Cites200280
Total Cites200389
Total Cites200487
Total Cites200599
Total Cites2006134
Total Cites2007149
Total Cites2008197
Total Cites2009263
Total Cites2010236
Total Cites2011250
Total Cites2012309
Total Cites2013319
Total Cites2014341
Total Cites2015425
Total Cites2016360
Total Cites2017310
Total Cites2018319
Total Cites2019464
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 document19990.464
External Cites per document20000.432
External Cites per document20010.478
External Cites per document20020.537
External Cites per document20030.608
External Cites per document20040.605
External Cites per document20050.742
External Cites per document20060.849
External Cites per document20070.869
External Cites per document20080.939
External Cites per document20091.174
External Cites per document20100.994
External Cites per document20111.011
External Cites per document20121.427
External Cites per document20131.477
External Cites per document20141.552
External Cites per document20152.031
External Cites per document20161.931
External Cites per document20171.563
External Cites per document20181.615
External Cites per document20192.172
Cites per document19990.491
Cites per document20000.523
Cites per document20010.628
Cites per document20020.661
Cites per document20030.742
Cites per document20040.702
Cites per document20050.825
Cites per document20061.126
Cites per document20071.146
Cites per document20081.340
Cites per document20091.575
Cites per document20101.311
Cites per document20111.366
Cites per document20121.609
Cites per document20131.619
Cites per document20141.680
Cites per document20152.179
Cites per document20162.081
Cites per document20171.761
Cites per document20181.706
Cites per document20192.343
% 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 documents20052
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents200811
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents1999110
Citable documents2000111
Citable documents2001113
Citable documents2002121
Citable documents2003120
Citable documents2004124
Citable documents2005120
Citable documents2006119
Citable documents2007130
Citable documents2008147
Citable documents2009167
Citable documents2010180
Citable documents2011183
Citable documents2012192
Citable documents2013197
Citable documents2014203
Citable documents2015195
Citable documents2016173
Citable documents2017176
Citable documents2018187
Citable documents2019198
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 documents199978
Uncited documents200071
Uncited documents200169
Uncited documents200275
Uncited documents200371
Uncited documents200476
Uncited documents200571
Uncited documents200665
Uncited documents200755
Uncited documents200859
Uncited documents200965
Uncited documents201081
Uncited documents201166
Uncited documents201268
Uncited documents201368
Uncited documents201478
Uncited documents201576
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201762
Uncited documents201864
Uncited documents201961
Cited documents199932
Cited documents200040
Cited documents200144
Cited documents200246
Cited documents200349
Cited documents200448
Cited documents200551
Cited documents200660
Cited documents200783
Cited documents200899
Cited documents2009113
Cited documents2010109
Cited documents2011122
Cited documents2012126
Cited documents2013130
Cited documents2014126
Cited documents2015123
Cited documents2016126
Cited documents2017120
Cited documents2018126
Cited documents2019144
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