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Statistics and Public Policyopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Taylor and Francis Inc.



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Established in 2013 and produced electronically, the journal Statistics and Public Policy (SPP) publishes papers that apply strong statistical methodology to problems in the realm of public policy and /or relevant political science. Articles may address international, national, or local policy questions, and the emphasis is upon the application rather than methodological novelty. 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.

Applied Mathematics2019Q2
Public Administration2019Q2
Statistics and Probability2019Q3
Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty2019Q3

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)20151.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.931
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.636
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 Cites20157
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201713
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20191
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201520
Total Cites201625
Total Cites201756
Total Cites201843
Total Cites201946
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 document20150.867
External Cites per document20160.955
External Cites per document20171.483
External Cites per document20181.538
External Cites per document20191.552
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20151.333
Cites per document20161.136
Cites per document20171.931
Cites per document20181.654
Cites per document20191.586
% 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 documents20154
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents201813
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201515
Citable documents201622
Citable documents201729
Citable documents201826
Citable documents201929
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 documents20159
Uncited documents201614
Uncited documents201716
Uncited documents201820
Uncited documents201917
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201510
Cited documents201615
Cited documents201723
Cited documents201819
Cited documents201922
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