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Public Administration Issuesopen access


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


National Research University Higher School of Economics

State University - Higher School of Economics in Scimago Institutions Rankings



Publication type



19995431, 24095095





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Is a scientific peer-reviewed journal published by the National Research University High School of Economics (NRU HSE) The journal is published quarterly in Russian, and contains original articles by Russian and foreign authors. In addition, a special English language issue containing original articles by Russian and foreign authors has been published since 2014. The editorial board consists of leading Russian and foreign scientists in the field of public administration as well as prominent practitioners. The journal is indexed in the international databases: Scopus, RePEc, EBSCOand the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) on the platform of Web of Science. In addition, the journal is on the list of key peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications that the Higher Certification (Attestation) Commission in the RF Education Ministry recommends for publishing the main scientific results of theses for PhD and doctoral degrees in Economics, Sociology and Law. The journal focuses on the following subject areas: − Current theories of public administration. − Theoretical fundamentals of economic and social policy − Factors and Assessment of efficiency in public and municipal administration. − Innovations in the system of public and municipal administration. − Planning and forecasting in the system of public and municipal administration. − Staff of the state and municipal service. Management of personnel in public and municipal bodies and in organizations of the public sectors. − Financial, logistical and information resources of the state and municipalities. − Public service. − Functional features of public sector organizations. − Partnership of the state and municipalities with nongovernmental nonprofit organizations. Economic and administrative challenges facing “third sector.” − Development of education programs on public administration. 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 Administration2017Q3
Public Administration2018Q3
Public Administration2019Q3
Public Administration2020Q4

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.461
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.547
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201817
Self Cites201917
Self Cites202015
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201715
Total Cites201842
Total Cites201968
Total Cites202076
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.143
External Cites per document20180.260
External Cites per document20190.340
External Cites per document20200.401
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.300
Cites per document20180.429
Cites per document20190.444
Cites per document20200.494
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201749
Citable documents201896
Citable documents2019150
Citable documents2020152
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201742
Uncited documents201869
Uncited documents2019114
Uncited documents2020103
Cited documents20160
Cited documents20178
Cited documents201829
Cited documents201939
Cited documents202051
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