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Political Research Quarterly

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1948, 1950-1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1967, 1969-1977, 1979-1986, 1988-ongoing
Scope Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) is the official journal of the Western Political Science Association. PRQ seeks to publish scholarly research of exceptionally high merit that makes notable contributions in any subfield of political science. The editors especially encourage submissions that employ a mixture of theoretical approaches or multiple methodologies to address major political problems or puzzles at a local, national, or global level. Collections of articles on a common theme or debate, to be published as short symposia, are welcome as well as individual submissions.


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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.

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

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)19990.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.848
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.864
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.906
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.470
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.469
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
Total Cites199971
Total Cites200056
Total Cites200172
Total Cites200268
Total Cites2003103
Total Cites2004115
Total Cites2005104
Total Cites2006125
Total Cites2007138
Total Cites2008164
Total Cites2009233
Total Cites2010246
Total Cites2011312
Total Cites2012320
Total Cites2013338
Total Cites2014371
Total Cites2015309
Total Cites2016351
Total Cites2017351
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 document19990.535
External Cites per document20000.405
External Cites per document20010.595
External Cites per document20020.538
External Cites per document20030.746
External Cites per document20040.819
External Cites per document20050.667
External Cites per document20060.723
External Cites per document20070.743
External Cites per document20080.918
External Cites per document20091.236
External Cites per document20101.245
External Cites per document20111.463
External Cites per document20121.498
External Cites per document20131.538
External Cites per document20141.699
External Cites per document20151.419
External Cites per document20161.663
External Cites per document20171.618
Cites per document19990.559
Cites per document20000.463
Cites per document20010.621
Cites per document20020.571
Cites per document20030.844
Cites per document20040.906
Cites per document20050.738
Cites per document20060.786
Cites per document20070.807
Cites per document20080.959
Cites per document20091.280
Cites per document20101.281
Cites per document20111.522
Cites per document20121.546
Cites per document20131.610
Cites per document20141.801
Cites per document20151.471
Cites per document20161.712
Cites per document20171.721
% 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 documents200910
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents201710
Citable documents1999127
Citable documents2000121
Citable documents2001116
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003122
Citable documents2004127
Citable documents2005141
Citable documents2006159
Citable documents2007171
Citable documents2008171
Citable documents2009182
Citable documents2010192
Citable documents2011205
Citable documents2012207
Citable documents2013210
Citable documents2014206
Citable documents2015210
Citable documents2016205
Citable documents2017204
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 documents199987
Uncited documents200081
Uncited documents200166
Uncited documents200275
Uncited documents200365
Uncited documents200475
Uncited documents200582
Uncited documents200694
Uncited documents2007102
Uncited documents200893
Uncited documents200994
Uncited documents201094
Uncited documents201175
Uncited documents201277
Uncited documents201372
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201584
Uncited documents201687
Uncited documents201782
Cited documents199940
Cited documents200040
Cited documents200150
Cited documents200244
Cited documents200357
Cited documents200452
Cited documents200560
Cited documents200666
Cited documents200775
Cited documents200886
Cited documents200998
Cited documents2010105
Cited documents2011135
Cited documents2012134
Cited documents2013141
Cited documents2014137
Cited documents2015130
Cited documents2016125
Cited documents2017132
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