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Policy and Politics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Policy Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN03055736, 14708442
Scope Policy & Politics is a world-leading journal that is committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policy-making and implementation. By exploring the interplay between political actors, governing institutions and policy issues, the journal contributes to theories of the policy process. By reflecting on the evolving context in which these interactions occur, it provides critical insights that are timely and fresh. Policy & Politics has an international reputation in the fields of political science, public administration and social policy. It is committed to publishing articles that are original and innovative; that engage with the world’s most pressing policy issues; and that have relevance both within and beyond academe. The journal welcomes manuscripts that are empirical, conceptual or theoretical, as long as the broader international relevance of the argument is explicit. It is critical that all articles demonstrate a clear contribution to knowledge, and it is crucial that articles are explicit about the specific empirical and/or theoretical advance that it offers. One of the hallmarks of the journal is the manner in which its articles generally shift from the micro to the macro (or vice versa) by addressing the link between ‘policy’ and ‘politics’. For example, while single-case studies might form the basis of an article, the broader significance and relevance of that study must be made explicit. Where articles deal with broad macro-political or economic issues they may also drill-down to some discussion of the micro-level implications of that analysis. Successful articles will generally demonstrate both analytical breadth and depth in the coverage of their subject matter. Articles must be written in a clear and accessible style suitable for a multi-disciplinary and global audience.


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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.

Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law1999Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
Public Administration1999Q1
Public Administration2000Q1
Public Administration2001Q1
Public Administration2002Q1
Public Administration2003Q1
Public Administration2004Q1
Public Administration2005Q1
Public Administration2006Q1
Public Administration2007Q1
Public Administration2008Q1
Public Administration2009Q2
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q2
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
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)19991.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.110
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.503
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.621
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.961
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.181
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 Cites19996
Self Cites20007
Self Cites200111
Self Cites200211
Self Cites20039
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20066
Self Cites200710
Self Cites200812
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20106
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20126
Self Cites201338
Self Cites20147
Self Cites201516
Self Cites201613
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201930
Total Cites199982
Total Cites200091
Total Cites2001104
Total Cites2002128
Total Cites2003147
Total Cites2004130
Total Cites2005154
Total Cites2006163
Total Cites2007124
Total Cites2008130
Total Cites2009144
Total Cites2010119
Total Cites201188
Total Cites201298
Total Cites2013182
Total Cites2014204
Total Cites2015243
Total Cites2016264
Total Cites2017276
Total Cites2018260
Total Cites2019375
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 document19991.000
External Cites per document20001.000
External Cites per document20011.033
External Cites per document20021.219
External Cites per document20031.468
External Cites per document20041.330
External Cites per document20051.630
External Cites per document20061.670
External Cites per document20071.175
External Cites per document20081.093
External Cites per document20091.286
External Cites per document20101.242
External Cites per document20111.000
External Cites per document20121.095
External Cites per document20131.426
External Cites per document20141.970
External Cites per document20152.293
External Cites per document20162.485
External Cites per document20172.582
External Cites per document20182.310
External Cites per document20193.382
Cites per document19991.079
Cites per document20001.083
Cites per document20011.156
Cites per document20021.333
Cites per document20031.564
Cites per document20041.383
Cites per document20051.674
Cites per document20061.734
Cites per document20071.278
Cites per document20081.204
Cites per document20091.286
Cites per document20101.308
Cites per document20111.023
Cites per document20121.167
Cites per document20131.802
Cites per document20142.040
Cites per document20152.455
Cites per document20162.614
Cites per document20172.816
Cites per document20182.600
Cites per document20193.676
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201230
Non-citable documents201329
Non-citable documents201432
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents199976
Citable documents200084
Citable documents200190
Citable documents200296
Citable documents200394
Citable documents200494
Citable documents200592
Citable documents200694
Citable documents200797
Citable documents2008108
Citable documents2009112
Citable documents201091
Citable documents201186
Citable documents201284
Citable documents2013101
Citable documents2014100
Citable documents201599
Citable documents2016101
Citable documents201798
Citable documents2018100
Citable documents2019102
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 documents199933
Uncited documents200041
Uncited documents200143
Uncited documents200248
Uncited documents200339
Uncited documents200439
Uncited documents200526
Uncited documents200626
Uncited documents200737
Uncited documents200855
Uncited documents200951
Uncited documents201056
Uncited documents201162
Uncited documents201261
Uncited documents201353
Uncited documents201452
Uncited documents201542
Uncited documents201644
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201828
Uncited documents201920
Cited documents199943
Cited documents200043
Cited documents200147
Cited documents200248
Cited documents200355
Cited documents200455
Cited documents200566
Cited documents200668
Cited documents200761
Cited documents200857
Cited documents200970
Cited documents201050
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201253
Cited documents201377
Cited documents201480
Cited documents201572
Cited documents201666
Cited documents201760
Cited documents201874
Cited documents201984
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