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Policy Studies Journal

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

Social Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN0190292X, 15410072
Scope As the principal outlet for the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association and for the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), the Policy Studies Journal (PSJ) is the premier channel for the publication of public policy research. PSJ is best characterized as an outlet for theoretically and empirically grounded research on policy process and policy analysis. More specifically, we aim to publish articles that advance public policy theory, explicitly articulate its methods of data collection and analysis, and provide clear descriptions of how their work advances the literature.


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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
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
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

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)20000.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.911
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.357
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
Total Cites199936
Total Cites200051
Total Cites200147
Total Cites200251
Total Cites200329
Total Cites200443
Total Cites200575
Total Cites2006125
Total Cites200792
Total Cites2008139
Total Cites2009168
Total Cites2010217
Total Cites2011253
Total Cites2012245
Total Cites2013317
Total Cites2014477
Total Cites2015308
Total Cites2016309
Total Cites2017278
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 document20000.381
External Cites per document20010.328
External Cites per document20020.338
External Cites per document20030.243
External Cites per document20040.346
External Cites per document20050.714
External Cites per document20061.140
External Cites per document20070.802
External Cites per document20081.202
External Cites per document20091.450
External Cites per document20101.959
External Cites per document20111.814
External Cites per document20121.804
External Cites per document20132.505
External Cites per document20143.398
External Cites per document20152.524
External Cites per document20162.851
External Cites per document20172.681
Cites per document19990.350
Cites per document20000.432
Cites per document20010.359
Cites per document20020.367
Cites per document20030.252
Cites per document20040.402
Cites per document20050.824
Cites per document20061.250
Cites per document20070.911
Cites per document20081.337
Cites per document20091.680
Cites per document20102.214
Cites per document20112.608
Cites per document20122.290
Cites per document20132.963
Cites per document20144.417
Cites per document20152.990
Cites per document20163.287
Cites per document20173.055
% 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 documents20177
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
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 documents2002105
Uncited documents200394
Uncited documents200474
Uncited documents200555
Uncited documents200657
Uncited documents200767
Uncited documents200861
Uncited documents200949
Uncited documents201041
Uncited documents201138
Uncited documents201238
Uncited documents201339
Uncited documents201423
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201620
Uncited documents201722
Cited documents199926
Cited documents200036
Cited documents200134
Cited documents200234
Cited documents200321
Cited documents200433
Cited documents200537
Cited documents200650
Cited documents200746
Cited documents200859
Cited documents200964
Cited documents201070
Cited documents201172
Cited documents201281
Cited documents201376
Cited documents201489
Cited documents201586
Cited documents201675
Cited documents201776
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