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Politics and Governanceopen access

Country Portugal  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Cogitatio Press
Publication typeJournals
Scope Politics and Governance is an innovative offering to the world of online publishing in the Political Sciences. An internationally peer-reviewed open access journal, Politics and Governance publishes significant, cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research drawn from all areas of Political Science. Its central aim is thereby to enhance the broad scholarly understanding of the range of contemporary political and governing processes, and impact upon of states, political entities, international organizations, communities, societies and individuals, at international, regional, national and local levels. Submissions that focus upon the political or governance-based dynamics of any of these levels or units of analysis in way that interestingly and effectively brings together conceptual analysis and empirical findings are welcome. Politics and Governance is committed to publishing rigorous and high-quality research. To that end, it undertakes a meticulous editorial process, providing both the academic and policy-making community with the most advanced research on contemporary politics and governance. The journal is an entirely open-access online resource, and its in-house publication process enables it to swiftly disseminate its research findings worldwide, and on a regular basis.


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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.

Public Administration2014Q3
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q3
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.060
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 Cites20130
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20176
Self Cites20180
Self Cites201916
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201411
Total Cites201516
Total Cites201658
Total Cites2017118
Total Cites2018168
Total Cites2019311
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 document20130
External Cites per document20140.571
External Cites per document20150.714
External Cites per document20160.946
External Cites per document20171.217
External Cites per document20181.302
External Cites per document20192.201
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.786
Cites per document20150.762
Cites per document20161.036
Cites per document20171.283
Cites per document20181.302
Cites per document20192.321
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201817
Non-citable documents201921
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201414
Citable documents201521
Citable documents201656
Citable documents201792
Citable documents2018129
Citable documents2019134
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 documents20130
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201869
Uncited documents201948
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20146
Cited documents20158
Cited documents201628
Cited documents201754
Cited documents201877
Cited documents2019107
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