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Policy Sciences

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00322687, 15730891
Scope With an interdisciplinary and international focus, Policy Sciences encourages different perspectives and especially welcomes conceptual and empirical innovation together with the potential richness and insight of comparative orientation. More specifically, Policy Sciences seeks to offer its readership the following: articles that examine the normative aspects of policy sciences conceptual articles which address concrete policy issues special issues that analyze specific topics in some depth articles on particularly controversial pieces of analysis opposing perspectives, such as critiques or rejoinders on articles already published, which open the journal to an exchange of views rather than restricting it to pure presentation.


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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 Law1999Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Public Administration1999Q3
Public Administration2000Q3
Public Administration2001Q2
Public Administration2002Q2
Public Administration2003Q2
Public Administration2004Q1
Public Administration2005Q1
Public Administration2006Q2
Public Administration2007Q2
Public Administration2008Q1
Public Administration2009Q2
Public Administration2010Q1
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q2
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
Sociology and Political Science1999Q3
Sociology and Political Science2000Q3
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q2
Sociology and Political Science2003Q2
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q1
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q1
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1

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)19990.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.988
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.119
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.797
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.806
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.806
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.686
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.617
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 Cites20002
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20027
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20046
Self Cites20057
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20076
Self Cites20088
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201217
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201414
Self Cites20157
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201733
Total Cites199915
Total Cites200017
Total Cites200130
Total Cites200229
Total Cites200342
Total Cites200466
Total Cites200558
Total Cites200652
Total Cites200740
Total Cites200877
Total Cites200977
Total Cites2010112
Total Cites2011172
Total Cites2012177
Total Cites2013109
Total Cites2014165
Total Cites2015156
Total Cites2016139
Total Cites2017254
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 document19990.237
External Cites per document20000.319
External Cites per document20010.583
External Cites per document20020.349
External Cites per document20030.719
External Cites per document20041.034
External Cites per document20051.109
External Cites per document20061.171
External Cites per document20070.694
External Cites per document20081.500
External Cites per document20091.412
External Cites per document20101.981
External Cites per document20112.982
External Cites per document20122.857
External Cites per document20131.868
External Cites per document20142.745
External Cites per document20152.614
External Cites per document20161.968
External Cites per document20173.250
Cites per document19990.395
Cites per document20000.362
Cites per document20010.625
Cites per document20020.460
Cites per document20030.737
Cites per document20041.138
Cites per document20051.261
Cites per document20061.268
Cites per document20070.816
Cites per document20081.674
Cites per document20091.510
Cites per document20102.074
Cites per document20113.127
Cites per document20123.161
Cites per document20132.057
Cites per document20143.000
Cites per document20152.737
Cites per document20162.242
Cites per document20173.735
% 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 documents20051
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Citable documents199938
Citable documents200047
Citable documents200148
Citable documents200263
Citable documents200357
Citable documents200458
Citable documents200546
Citable documents200641
Citable documents200749
Citable documents200846
Citable documents200951
Citable documents201054
Citable documents201155
Citable documents201256
Citable documents201353
Citable documents201455
Citable documents201557
Citable documents201662
Citable documents201768
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 documents199927
Uncited documents200034
Uncited documents200135
Uncited documents200246
Uncited documents200333
Uncited documents200429
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200622
Uncited documents200730
Uncited documents200818
Uncited documents200924
Uncited documents201022
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201417
Uncited documents201515
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201714
Cited documents199911
Cited documents200013
Cited documents200113
Cited documents200217
Cited documents200324
Cited documents200429
Cited documents200519
Cited documents200621
Cited documents200722
Cited documents200830
Cited documents200930
Cited documents201035
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201338
Cited documents201441
Cited documents201545
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201757
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