Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Politics and Governanceopen access



Universities and research institutions in Portugal

Subject Area and Category


Cogitatio Press



Publication type








How to publish in this journal


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. 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.

Public Administration2014Q3
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q3
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q1
Public Administration2020Q2
Public Administration2021Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2020Q1
Sociology and Political Science2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20140.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.206
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.951
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 Cites201917
Self Cites202016
Self Cites202125
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201411
Total Cites201518
Total Cites201657
Total Cites2017120
Total Cites2018179
Total Cites2019327
Total Cites2020392
Total Cites2021730
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 document20150.810
External Cites per document20160.929
External Cites per document20171.239
External Cites per document20181.388
External Cites per document20192.246
External Cites per document20202.101
External Cites per document20212.621
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.688
Cites per document20150.750
Cites per document20160.905
Cites per document20171.165
Cites per document20181.226
Cites per document20192.031
Cites per document20201.912
Cites per document20212.433
% 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 documents201923
Non-citable documents202026
Non-citable documents202131
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201414
Citable documents201521
Citable documents201656
Citable documents201792
Citable documents2018129
Citable documents2019138
Citable documents2020179
Citable documents2021269
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 documents201514
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201866
Uncited documents201948
Uncited documents202077
Uncited documents202181
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20146
Cited documents201510
Cited documents201628
Cited documents201754
Cited documents201880
Cited documents2019113
Cited documents2020128
Cited documents2021219
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
SCImago Graphica
Explore, visually communicate and make sense of data with our new data visualization tool.
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2022
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2022. Data Source: Scopus®

Edit Cookie Consent