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Research and Politicsopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Publication typeJournals
Scope Research & Politics aims to advance systematic peer-reviewed research in political science and related fields through the open access publication of the very best cutting-edge research and policy analysis. The journal provides a venue for scholars to communicate rapidly and succinctly important new insights to the broadest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards of quality control.


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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.

Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.984
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.576
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20162
Self Cites201712
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20198
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201518
Total Cites201684
Total Cites2017254
Total Cites2018323
Total Cites2019366
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 document20140
External Cites per document20150.536
External Cites per document20161.025
External Cites per document20171.891
External Cites per document20182.151
External Cites per document20192.435
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.643
Cites per document20161.050
Cites per document20171.984
Cites per document20182.212
Cites per document20192.490
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201528
Citable documents201680
Citable documents2017128
Citable documents2018146
Citable documents2019147
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201756
Uncited documents201859
Uncited documents201957
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201511
Cited documents201638
Cited documents201772
Cited documents201892
Cited documents2019100
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