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Policy Sciences

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00322687, 15730891
Scope Policy Sciences favors, but does not publish exclusively, works that either explicitly or implicitly utilize the policy sciences framework. The policy sciences can be applied to articles with greater or lesser intensity to accommodate the focus of an author’s work. At the minimum, this means taking a problem oriented, multi-method or contextual approach. At the fullest expression, it may mean leveraging central theory or explicitly applying aspects of the framework, which is comprised of three principal dimensions: (1) social process, which is mapped in terms of participants, perspectives, situations, base values, strategies, outcomes and effects, with values (power, wealth, enlightenment, skill, rectitude, respect, well-being, and affection) being the key elements in understanding participants’ behaviors and interactions; (2) decision process, which is mapped in terms of seven functions—intelligence, promotion, prescription, invocation, application, termination, and appraisal; and (3) problem orientation, which comprises the intellectual tasks of clarifying goals, describing trends, analyzing conditions, projecting developments, and inventing, evaluating, and selecting alternatives.


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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
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
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
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
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
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
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
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)19990.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.119
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.232
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.618
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)20081.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.944
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.121
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
Self Cites201822
Self Cites201929
Total Cites199916
Total Cites200018
Total Cites200131
Total Cites200231
Total Cites200343
Total Cites200456
Total Cites200558
Total Cites200655
Total Cites200740
Total Cites200877
Total Cites200978
Total Cites2010115
Total Cites2011175
Total Cites2012181
Total Cites2013110
Total Cites2014173
Total Cites2015166
Total Cites2016150
Total Cites2017299
Total Cites2018265
Total Cites2019386
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 document19990.263
External Cites per document20000.340
External Cites per document20010.468
External Cites per document20020.381
External Cites per document20030.737
External Cites per document20041.136
External Cites per document20051.109
External Cites per document20061.244
External Cites per document20070.694
External Cites per document20081.533
External Cites per document20091.460
External Cites per document20102.075
External Cites per document20113.036
External Cites per document20122.929
External Cites per document20131.923
External Cites per document20142.944
External Cites per document20152.839
External Cites per document20162.145
External Cites per document20173.912
External Cites per document20182.793
External Cites per document20193.967
Cites per document19990.421
Cites per document20000.383
Cites per document20010.500
Cites per document20020.492
Cites per document20030.754
Cites per document20041.273
Cites per document20051.261
Cites per document20061.341
Cites per document20070.816
Cites per document20081.711
Cites per document20091.560
Cites per document20102.170
Cites per document20113.182
Cites per document20123.232
Cites per document20132.115
Cites per document20143.204
Cites per document20152.964
Cites per document20162.419
Cites per document20174.397
Cites per document20183.046
Cites per document20194.289
% 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 documents20083
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents199938
Citable documents200047
Citable documents200162
Citable documents200263
Citable documents200357
Citable documents200444
Citable documents200546
Citable documents200641
Citable documents200749
Citable documents200845
Citable documents200950
Citable documents201053
Citable documents201155
Citable documents201256
Citable documents201352
Citable documents201454
Citable documents201556
Citable documents201662
Citable documents201768
Citable documents201887
Citable documents201990
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 documents200148
Uncited documents200244
Uncited documents200333
Uncited documents200420
Uncited documents200528
Uncited documents200622
Uncited documents200730
Uncited documents200818
Uncited documents200924
Uncited documents201022
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201216
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201416
Uncited documents201514
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201711
Uncited documents201822
Uncited documents201921
Cited documents199911
Cited documents200013
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200219
Cited documents200324
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200519
Cited documents200621
Cited documents200722
Cited documents200830
Cited documents200930
Cited documents201035
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201243
Cited documents201338
Cited documents201442
Cited documents201546
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201760
Cited documents201870
Cited documents201976
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