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Political Behavior


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Springer New York



Publication type



01909320, 15736687





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Political Behavior publishes original research in the general fields of political behavior, institutions, processes, and policies. Approaches include economic (preference structuring, bargaining), psychological (attitude formation and change, motivations, perceptions), sociological (roles, group, class), or political (decision making, coalitions, influence). Articles focus on the political behavior (conventional or unconventional) of the individual person or small group (microanalysis), or of large organizations that participate in the political process such as parties, interest groups, political action committees, governmental agencies, and mass media (macroanalysis). As an interdisciplinary journal, Political Behavior integrates various approaches across different levels of theoretical abstraction and empirical domain (contextual analysis). Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q1
Sociology and Political Science2006Q1
Sociology and Political Science2007Q1
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
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)19990.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.621
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.979
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.055
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.845
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20033
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20107
Self Cites201111
Self Cites201217
Self Cites201316
Self Cites201411
Self Cites201516
Self Cites201619
Self Cites201719
Self Cites201825
Self Cites201949
Total Cites199924
Total Cites200045
Total Cites200130
Total Cites200219
Total Cites200328
Total Cites200442
Total Cites200537
Total Cites200650
Total Cites200768
Total Cites200858
Total Cites200975
Total Cites2010150
Total Cites2011229
Total Cites2012237
Total Cites2013235
Total Cites2014245
Total Cites2015244
Total Cites2016333
Total Cites2017352
Total Cites2018385
Total Cites2019521
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 document19990.471
External Cites per document20000.800
External Cites per document20010.583
External Cites per document20020.375
External Cites per document20030.556
External Cites per document20040.844
External Cites per document20050.756
External Cites per document20060.980
External Cites per document20071.391
External Cites per document20081.058
External Cites per document20091.186
External Cites per document20101.959
External Cites per document20112.759
External Cites per document20122.588
External Cites per document20132.433
External Cites per document20142.412
External Cites per document20152.131
External Cites per document20162.804
External Cites per document20172.846
External Cites per document20183.051
External Cites per document20193.806
Cites per document19990.471
Cites per document20000.900
Cites per document20010.625
Cites per document20020.396
Cites per document20030.622
Cites per document20040.933
Cites per document20050.822
Cites per document20061.020
Cites per document20071.478
Cites per document20081.115
Cites per document20091.271
Cites per document20102.055
Cites per document20112.899
Cites per document20122.788
Cites per document20132.611
Cites per document20142.526
Cites per document20152.280
Cites per document20162.973
Cites per document20173.009
Cites per document20183.263
Cites per document20194.202
% 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 documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents201923
Citable documents199951
Citable documents200050
Citable documents200148
Citable documents200248
Citable documents200345
Citable documents200445
Citable documents200545
Citable documents200649
Citable documents200746
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200959
Citable documents201073
Citable documents201179
Citable documents201285
Citable documents201390
Citable documents201497
Citable documents2015107
Citable documents2016112
Citable documents2017117
Citable documents2018118
Citable documents2019124
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 documents200026
Uncited documents200127
Uncited documents200234
Uncited documents200331
Uncited documents200423
Uncited documents200522
Uncited documents200620
Uncited documents200719
Uncited documents200828
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201113
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201325
Uncited documents201429
Uncited documents201535
Uncited documents201633
Uncited documents201728
Uncited documents201829
Uncited documents201930
Cited documents199918
Cited documents200024
Cited documents200121
Cited documents200214
Cited documents200315
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200525
Cited documents200630
Cited documents200727
Cited documents200824
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201052
Cited documents201166
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201366
Cited documents201471
Cited documents201578
Cited documents201689
Cited documents201797
Cited documents201896
Cited documents2019117
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