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Political Studies

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
ISSN00323217, 14679248
Scope Political Studies is a leading international journal committed to the very highest standards of peer review that publishes academically rigorous and original work in all fields of politics and international relations. The editors encourage a pluralistic approach to political science and debate across the discipline. Political Studies aims to develop the most promising new work available and to facilitate professional communication in political science.


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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 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)19991.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.327
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.503
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.354
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.753
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.268
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 Cites199912
Self Cites200014
Self Cites200113
Self Cites20026
Self Cites200320
Self Cites200412
Self Cites20058
Self Cites200613
Self Cites200710
Self Cites20089
Self Cites20097
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201112
Self Cites20128
Self Cites201311
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201613
Self Cites201726
Self Cites201823
Total Cites1999128
Total Cites2000112
Total Cites2001116
Total Cites2002105
Total Cites2003158
Total Cites2004150
Total Cites2005152
Total Cites2006190
Total Cites2007195
Total Cites2008246
Total Cites2009219
Total Cites2010299
Total Cites2011314
Total Cites2012315
Total Cites2013305
Total Cites2014386
Total Cites2015440
Total Cites2016548
Total Cites2017582
Total Cites2018569
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 document19990.935
External Cites per document20000.760
External Cites per document20010.798
External Cites per document20020.798
External Cites per document20031.179
External Cites per document20041.160
External Cites per document20051.152
External Cites per document20061.362
External Cites per document20071.434
External Cites per document20081.881
External Cites per document20091.767
External Cites per document20102.352
External Cites per document20112.254
External Cites per document20122.060
External Cites per document20131.849
External Cites per document20142.216
External Cites per document20152.182
External Cites per document20162.388
External Cites per document20172.660
External Cites per document20182.772
Cites per document19991.032
Cites per document20000.868
Cites per document20010.899
Cites per document20020.847
Cites per document20031.350
Cites per document20041.261
Cites per document20051.216
Cites per document20061.462
Cites per document20071.512
Cites per document20081.952
Cites per document20091.825
Cites per document20102.451
Cites per document20112.343
Cites per document20122.114
Cites per document20131.918
Cites per document20142.311
Cites per document20152.292
Cites per document20162.446
Cites per document20172.785
Cites per document20182.888
% 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 documents20032
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201815
Citable documents1999124
Citable documents2000129
Citable documents2001129
Citable documents2002124
Citable documents2003117
Citable documents2004119
Citable documents2005125
Citable documents2006130
Citable documents2007129
Citable documents2008126
Citable documents2009120
Citable documents2010122
Citable documents2011134
Citable documents2012149
Citable documents2013159
Citable documents2014167
Citable documents2015192
Citable documents2016224
Citable documents2017209
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 documents199964
Uncited documents200066
Uncited documents200171
Uncited documents200272
Uncited documents200358
Uncited documents200461
Uncited documents200562
Uncited documents200654
Uncited documents200749
Uncited documents200837
Uncited documents200946
Uncited documents201038
Uncited documents201145
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents201358
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201680
Uncited documents201765
Uncited documents201863
Cited documents199960
Cited documents200063
Cited documents200158
Cited documents200252
Cited documents200361
Cited documents200462
Cited documents200568
Cited documents200679
Cited documents200782
Cited documents200891
Cited documents200978
Cited documents201088
Cited documents201193
Cited documents2012107
Cited documents2013109
Cited documents2014119
Cited documents2015127
Cited documents2016158
Cited documents2017161
Cited documents2018149
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