Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Economic and Political Studies


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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20954816, 24704024





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With a notable focus on China, Economic and Political Studies aims to disseminate significant theoretical, analytical, and empirical research on political-economic phenomena in China (or relevant to China) that have wider implications for international political economic studies. EPS encourages solid research findings that may pose challenges to and even revise the existing theories and methodologies. It welcomes original research articles that analyse the role of economic and political institutions, and consider China’s interaction with the world. Contributions are invited from the international community of researchers in political economy, economics, political science, Chinese studies and related disciplines. Themed review articles, especially for research work in the Chinese language will also be published in order to promote the academic dialogue. 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.

Economics and Econometrics2019Q2
Economics and Econometrics2020Q3
Political Science and International Relations2019Q2
Political Science and International Relations2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q2

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)20140.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.433
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.383
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20205
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20144
Total Cites20158
Total Cites20168
Total Cites201717
Total Cites201829
Total Cites201961
Total Cites202092
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 document20140.211
External Cites per document20150.206
External Cites per document20160.128
External Cites per document20170.264
External Cites per document20180.438
External Cites per document20190.813
External Cites per document20201.243
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.211
Cites per document20150.235
Cites per document20160.170
Cites per document20170.315
Cites per document20180.433
Cites per document20190.763
Cites per document20201.227
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201419
Citable documents201534
Citable documents201647
Citable documents201753
Citable documents201864
Citable documents201975
Citable documents202070
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 documents201417
Uncited documents201529
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201850
Uncited documents201949
Uncited documents202034
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20142
Cited documents20155
Cited documents20167
Cited documents201711
Cited documents201817
Cited documents201931
Cited documents202041
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