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Policy and Internet

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Computer Science Applications

Health Policy

Social Sciences
Health (social science)
Public Administration
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publication typeJournals
Scope Understanding public policy in the age of the Internet requires understanding how individuals, organizations, governments and networks behave, and what motivates them in this new environment. Technological innovation and internet-mediated interaction raise both challenges and opportunities for public policy: whether in areas that have received much work already (e.g. digital divides, digital government, and privacy) or newer areas, like regulation of data-intensive technologies and platforms, the rise of precarious labour, and regulatory responses to misinformation and hate speech. We welcome innovative research in areas where the Internet already impacts public policy, where it raises new challenges or dilemmas, or provides opportunities for policy that is smart and equitable. While we welcome perspectives from any academic discipline, we look particularly for insight that can feed into social science disciplines like political science, public administration, economics, sociology, and communication. We welcome articles that introduce methodological innovation, theoretical development, or rigorous data analysis concerning a particular question or problem of 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.

Computer Science Applications2013Q4
Computer Science Applications2014Q3
Computer Science Applications2015Q2
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q2
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Health Policy2013Q4
Health Policy2014Q3
Health Policy2015Q2
Health Policy2016Q1
Health Policy2017Q1
Health Policy2018Q2
Health Policy2019Q1
Health (social science)2013Q4
Health (social science)2014Q2
Health (social science)2015Q2
Health (social science)2016Q1
Health (social science)2017Q1
Health (social science)2018Q2
Health (social science)2019Q1
Public Administration2013Q4
Public Administration2014Q3
Public Administration2015Q2
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q1

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.737
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20132
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201520
Self Cites201628
Self Cites20177
Self Cites201812
Self Cites201910
Total Cites20120
Total Cites20137
Total Cites201456
Total Cites2015124
Total Cites2016234
Total Cites2017239
Total Cites2018205
Total Cites2019200
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.200
External Cites per document20140.863
External Cites per document20151.368
External Cites per document20162.784
External Cites per document20173.314
External Cites per document20183.016
External Cites per document20193.167
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.280
Cites per document20141.098
Cites per document20151.632
Cites per document20163.162
Cites per document20173.414
Cites per document20183.203
Cites per document20193.333
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201325
Citable documents201451
Citable documents201576
Citable documents201674
Citable documents201770
Citable documents201864
Citable documents201960
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201320
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201538
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201722
Uncited documents201810
Uncited documents201911
Cited documents20120
Cited documents20136
Cited documents201427
Cited documents201539
Cited documents201660
Cited documents201751
Cited documents201859
Cited documents201955
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