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Philosophy and Public Affairs

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

Social Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00483915, 10884963
Coverage1973-1982, 1984-1986, 1988-2001, 2003-ongoing
Scope Issues of public concern often have an important philosophical dimension. Philosophy & Public Affairs is published in the belief that a philosophical examination of these issues can contribute to their clarification and to their resolution. It welcomes philosophical discussion of substantive legal, social, and political problems, as well as discussions of the more abstract questions to which they give rise. In addition, it aims to publish studies of the moral and intellectual history of such problems. Philosophy & Public Affairs is designed to fill the need for a venue in which philosophers with different viewpoints and philosophically inclined writers from various disciplines-including law, political science, economics.


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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.

History and Philosophy of Science1999Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2000Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2001Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2002Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2003Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2004Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2005Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2006Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations1999Q1
Political Science and International Relations2000Q1
Political Science and International Relations2001Q1
Political Science and International Relations2002Q2
Political Science and International Relations2003Q1
Political Science and International Relations2004Q1
Political Science and International Relations2005Q1
Political Science and International Relations2006Q1
Political Science and International Relations2007Q1
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q1
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)19991.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.869
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.414
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.235
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20016
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20035
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20066
Self Cites20079
Self Cites20089
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20175
Total Cites199934
Total Cites200029
Total Cites200124
Total Cites200218
Total Cites200325
Total Cites200433
Total Cites200537
Total Cites2006117
Total Cites2007129
Total Cites2008136
Total Cites2009156
Total Cites2010128
Total Cites2011122
Total Cites2012196
Total Cites2013135
Total Cites2014101
Total Cites201595
Total Cites2016122
Total Cites201758
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 document19991.185
External Cites per document20000.889
External Cites per document20010.581
External Cites per document20020.450
External Cites per document20030.690
External Cites per document20040.848
External Cites per document20051.067
External Cites per document20062.467
External Cites per document20072.667
External Cites per document20082.822
External Cites per document20093.170
External Cites per document20102.841
External Cites per document20112.881
External Cites per document20125.189
External Cites per document20133.971
External Cites per document20142.971
External Cites per document20153.100
External Cites per document20163.867
External Cites per document20172.120
Cites per document19991.259
Cites per document20001.074
Cites per document20010.774
Cites per document20020.450
Cites per document20030.862
Cites per document20041.000
Cites per document20051.233
Cites per document20062.600
Cites per document20072.867
Cites per document20083.022
Cites per document20093.319
Cites per document20102.909
Cites per document20112.905
Cites per document20125.297
Cites per document20133.971
Cites per document20142.971
Cites per document20153.167
Cites per document20164.067
Cites per document20172.320
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20175
Citable documents199927
Citable documents200027
Citable documents200131
Citable documents200240
Citable documents200329
Citable documents200433
Citable documents200530
Citable documents200645
Citable documents200745
Citable documents200845
Citable documents200947
Citable documents201044
Citable documents201142
Citable documents201237
Citable documents201334
Citable documents201434
Citable documents201530
Citable documents201630
Citable documents201725
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 documents199912
Uncited documents200016
Uncited documents200117
Uncited documents200230
Uncited documents200316
Uncited documents200417
Uncited documents200515
Uncited documents200615
Uncited documents200711
Uncited documents200817
Uncited documents200917
Uncited documents201013
Uncited documents201112
Uncited documents20129
Uncited documents20137
Uncited documents201410
Uncited documents20159
Uncited documents201610
Uncited documents201711
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200011
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200210
Cited documents200313
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200517
Cited documents200633
Cited documents200737
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200933
Cited documents201034
Cited documents201131
Cited documents201230
Cited documents201328
Cited documents201426
Cited documents201523
Cited documents201623
Cited documents201719
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