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Policy Studies Journal

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 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN0190292X, 15410072
Scope The primary focus of the Policy Studies Journal (PSJ) is the study of public policy. Published on behalf of the Policy Studies Organization and the American Political Science Association’s Public Policy Section, PSJ publishes individually-submitted articles and symposia of exceptional quality by social scientists and other public policy researchers and leaders. The journal addresses a wide range of public policy issues at all levels of government, and welcomes a comparative approach. We accept a variety of manuscript types.


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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 Law2000Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q1
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 Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q1
Public Administration1999Q2
Public Administration2000Q2
Public Administration2001Q3
Public Administration2002Q2
Public Administration2003Q3
Public Administration2004Q3
Public Administration2005Q2
Public Administration2006Q2
Public Administration2007Q2
Public Administration2008Q1
Public Administration2009Q1
Public Administration2010Q1
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q1
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q3
Sociology and Political Science2002Q2
Sociology and Political Science2003Q3
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q1
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)19990.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.232
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.446
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 Cites19994
Self Cites20006
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20046
Self Cites200510
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200711
Self Cites200814
Self Cites200923
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201177
Self Cites201252
Self Cites201349
Self Cites2014110
Self Cites201548
Self Cites201641
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201855
Self Cites201997
Total Cites199936
Total Cites200053
Total Cites200147
Total Cites200251
Total Cites200331
Total Cites200451
Total Cites200575
Total Cites2006129
Total Cites200796
Total Cites2008144
Total Cites2009172
Total Cites2010217
Total Cites2011255
Total Cites2012275
Total Cites2013320
Total Cites2014482
Total Cites2015321
Total Cites2016338
Total Cites2017327
Total Cites2018334
Total Cites2019506
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 document19990.311
External Cites per document20000.398
External Cites per document20010.328
External Cites per document20020.338
External Cites per document20030.261
External Cites per document20040.421
External Cites per document20050.714
External Cites per document20061.180
External Cites per document20070.842
External Cites per document20081.250
External Cites per document20091.490
External Cites per document20101.959
External Cites per document20111.835
External Cites per document20122.084
External Cites per document20132.533
External Cites per document20143.444
External Cites per document20152.650
External Cites per document20163.160
External Cites per document20173.220
External Cites per document20183.170
External Cites per document20193.933
Cites per document19990.350
Cites per document20000.449
Cites per document20010.359
Cites per document20020.367
Cites per document20030.270
Cites per document20040.477
Cites per document20050.824
Cites per document20061.290
Cites per document20070.950
Cites per document20081.385
Cites per document20091.720
Cites per document20102.214
Cites per document20112.629
Cites per document20122.570
Cites per document20132.991
Cites per document20144.463
Cites per document20153.117
Cites per document20163.596
Cites per document20173.593
Cites per document20183.795
Cites per document20194.865
% 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 documents20067
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201928
Citable documents1999103
Citable documents2000118
Citable documents2001131
Citable documents2002139
Citable documents2003115
Citable documents2004107
Citable documents200591
Citable documents2006100
Citable documents2007101
Citable documents2008104
Citable documents2009100
Citable documents201098
Citable documents201197
Citable documents2012107
Citable documents2013107
Citable documents2014108
Citable documents2015103
Citable documents201694
Citable documents201791
Citable documents201888
Citable documents2019104
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 documents199977
Uncited documents200082
Uncited documents200197
Uncited documents2002104
Uncited documents200393
Uncited documents200471
Uncited documents200555
Uncited documents200656
Uncited documents200766
Uncited documents200860
Uncited documents200947
Uncited documents201041
Uncited documents201138
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201421
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201619
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201820
Uncited documents201927
Cited documents199926
Cited documents200036
Cited documents200134
Cited documents200235
Cited documents200322
Cited documents200436
Cited documents200537
Cited documents200651
Cited documents200747
Cited documents200860
Cited documents200966
Cited documents201070
Cited documents201172
Cited documents201285
Cited documents201376
Cited documents201491
Cited documents201586
Cited documents201676
Cited documents201775
Cited documents201875
Cited documents2019105
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