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Political Geography

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1983, 1992-ongoing
Scope Political Geography is the flagship journal of political geography and advances knowledge in all aspects of the geographical and spatial dimensions of politics and the political. The journal brings together leading contributions in the field and promotes interdisciplinary debates in international relations, political science, and other related fields. While we welcome articles with an empirical focus or that center on policy implications, all research published in the journal is expected to engage with and advance the subdiscipline's conceptual, methodological, and theoretical literature. We encourage contributions drawn from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, covering all scales of inquiry, and from scholars in all parts of the world. Examples include, but are not limited to, research into: - critical engagement of the theory and practice of geopolitics; - geographies of sovereignty and the state; - peace and conflict studies; - geographies of policy, institutions, and elections; - feminist, queer, and postcolonial engagements with the political; - politics of spatiality, networks, and scale; - intersections of political economy and political geography; - territoriality, mobility, and identity within and across borders; - political ecology, the politics of the environment, and post-human politics.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q1
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q1
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 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

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)19991.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.738
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.782
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.555
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.511
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 Cites199940
Self Cites200026
Self Cites200123
Self Cites200228
Self Cites200322
Self Cites200430
Self Cites200527
Self Cites200637
Self Cites200729
Self Cites200839
Self Cites200935
Self Cites201043
Self Cites201165
Self Cites201242
Self Cites201341
Self Cites201457
Self Cites201552
Self Cites201675
Self Cites201798
Self Cites2018135
Total Cites1999167
Total Cites2000174
Total Cites2001215
Total Cites2002214
Total Cites2003313
Total Cites2004259
Total Cites2005256
Total Cites2006248
Total Cites2007309
Total Cites2008391
Total Cites2009479
Total Cites2010447
Total Cites2011412
Total Cites2012410
Total Cites2013482
Total Cites2014547
Total Cites2015457
Total Cites2016487
Total Cites2017575
Total Cites2018781
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 document19991.134
External Cites per document20001.410
External Cites per document20011.778
External Cites per document20022.000
External Cites per document20032.598
External Cites per document20042.082
External Cites per document20052.009
External Cites per document20062.110
External Cites per document20072.545
External Cites per document20082.983
External Cites per document20093.496
External Cites per document20103.339
External Cites per document20113.098
External Cites per document20123.472
External Cites per document20133.903
External Cites per document20144.261
External Cites per document20153.293
External Cites per document20163.007
External Cites per document20173.077
External Cites per document20183.279
Cites per document19991.491
Cites per document20001.657
Cites per document20011.991
Cites per document20022.301
Cites per document20032.795
Cites per document20042.355
Cites per document20052.246
Cites per document20062.480
Cites per document20072.809
Cites per document20083.314
Cites per document20093.772
Cites per document20103.694
Cites per document20113.679
Cites per document20123.868
Cites per document20134.265
Cites per document20144.757
Cites per document20153.715
Cites per document20163.555
Cites per document20173.710
Cites per document20183.964
% 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 documents20009
Non-citable documents200118
Non-citable documents200230
Non-citable documents200329
Non-citable documents200433
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200647
Non-citable documents200741
Non-citable documents200837
Non-citable documents200929
Non-citable documents201032
Non-citable documents201139
Non-citable documents201237
Non-citable documents201338
Non-citable documents201432
Non-citable documents201528
Non-citable documents201630
Non-citable documents201730
Non-citable documents201844
Citable documents1999112
Citable documents2000105
Citable documents2001108
Citable documents200293
Citable documents2003112
Citable documents2004110
Citable documents2005114
Citable documents2006100
Citable documents2007110
Citable documents2008118
Citable documents2009127
Citable documents2010121
Citable documents2011112
Citable documents2012106
Citable documents2013113
Citable documents2014115
Citable documents2015123
Citable documents2016137
Citable documents2017155
Citable documents2018197
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 documents199946
Uncited documents200049
Uncited documents200153
Uncited documents200241
Uncited documents200334
Uncited documents200445
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents200663
Uncited documents200758
Uncited documents200851
Uncited documents200941
Uncited documents201045
Uncited documents201138
Uncited documents201229
Uncited documents201340
Uncited documents201435
Uncited documents201532
Uncited documents201638
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201843
Cited documents199966
Cited documents200065
Cited documents200173
Cited documents200282
Cited documents2003107
Cited documents200498
Cited documents200593
Cited documents200684
Cited documents200793
Cited documents2008104
Cited documents2009115
Cited documents2010108
Cited documents2011113
Cited documents2012114
Cited documents2013111
Cited documents2014112
Cited documents2015119
Cited documents2016129
Cited documents2017150
Cited documents2018198
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