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Political Research Quarterly


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Inc.



Publication type



1938274X, 10659129


1948, 1950-1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1967, 1969-1977, 1979-1986, 1988-2020



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Political Research Quarterly publishes scholarly research that covers the breadth of methodological approaches, theoretical perspectives, and substantive topics in the study of politics. Primary fields of research include the following: American Politics Comparative Politics Gender, Race, and Identity International Relations Methodology Political Theory Public Administration Public Law Public Policy PRQ especially encourages research that is problem-driven and that utilizes multiple methodological and theoretical frameworks to address major political problems or puzzles. The journal also attempts to reflect the diversity of the discipline of political science and to serve as a meaningful forum for critical analysis and debate. 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 Science2000Q2
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
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)19990.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.860
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.581
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.928
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20007
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20024
Self Cites200312
Self Cites200411
Self Cites200510
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200711
Self Cites20087
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20107
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201210
Self Cites201315
Self Cites201421
Self Cites201511
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201721
Self Cites201817
Self Cites201933
Total Cites199972
Total Cites200056
Total Cites200173
Total Cites200269
Total Cites2003111
Total Cites2004119
Total Cites2005111
Total Cites2006135
Total Cites2007147
Total Cites2008168
Total Cites2009239
Total Cites2010259
Total Cites2011321
Total Cites2012331
Total Cites2013345
Total Cites2014378
Total Cites2015323
Total Cites2016382
Total Cites2017423
Total Cites2018353
Total Cites2019518
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 document19990.543
External Cites per document20000.405
External Cites per document20010.603
External Cites per document20020.546
External Cites per document20030.811
External Cites per document20040.850
External Cites per document20050.716
External Cites per document20060.786
External Cites per document20070.795
External Cites per document20080.942
External Cites per document20091.276
External Cites per document20101.319
External Cites per document20111.522
External Cites per document20121.558
External Cites per document20131.579
External Cites per document20141.750
External Cites per document20151.507
External Cites per document20161.851
External Cites per document20171.990
External Cites per document20181.697
External Cites per document20192.366
Cites per document19990.567
Cites per document20000.463
Cites per document20010.629
Cites per document20020.580
Cites per document20030.910
Cites per document20040.937
Cites per document20050.787
Cites per document20060.849
Cites per document20070.860
Cites per document20080.982
Cites per document20091.320
Cites per document20101.356
Cites per document20111.581
Cites per document20121.607
Cites per document20131.651
Cites per document20141.853
Cites per document20151.560
Cites per document20161.900
Cites per document20172.094
Cites per document20181.783
Cites per document20192.527
% 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 documents20061
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201816
Non-citable documents201913
Citable documents1999127
Citable documents2000121
Citable documents2001116
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003122
Citable documents2004127
Citable documents2005141
Citable documents2006159
Citable documents2007171
Citable documents2008171
Citable documents2009181
Citable documents2010191
Citable documents2011203
Citable documents2012206
Citable documents2013209
Citable documents2014204
Citable documents2015207
Citable documents2016201
Citable documents2017202
Citable documents2018198
Citable documents2019205
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 documents199986
Uncited documents200081
Uncited documents200166
Uncited documents200275
Uncited documents200360
Uncited documents200471
Uncited documents200578
Uncited documents200693
Uncited documents200799
Uncited documents200892
Uncited documents200992
Uncited documents201091
Uncited documents201175
Uncited documents201274
Uncited documents201371
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201580
Uncited documents201676
Uncited documents201775
Uncited documents201885
Uncited documents201986
Cited documents199941
Cited documents200040
Cited documents200150
Cited documents200244
Cited documents200362
Cited documents200456
Cited documents200564
Cited documents200667
Cited documents200778
Cited documents200887
Cited documents2009100
Cited documents2010108
Cited documents2011135
Cited documents2012137
Cited documents2013142
Cited documents2014137
Cited documents2015134
Cited documents2016136
Cited documents2017139
Cited documents2018129
Cited documents2019132
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