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Political Studies


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Ltd



Publication type



00323217, 14679248





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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. 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 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)19991.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.372
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.977
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.055
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.949
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.727
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 Cites200614
Self Cites200710
Self Cites200811
Self Cites20099
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201112
Self Cites20128
Self Cites201311
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201613
Self Cites201726
Self Cites201819
Self Cites201916
Total Cites1999131
Total Cites2000119
Total Cites2001126
Total Cites2002112
Total Cites2003165
Total Cites2004155
Total Cites2005152
Total Cites2006199
Total Cites2007209
Total Cites2008261
Total Cites2009254
Total Cites2010339
Total Cites2011355
Total Cites2012324
Total Cites2013306
Total Cites2014385
Total Cites2015441
Total Cites2016564
Total Cites2017601
Total Cites2018552
Total Cites2019451
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 document19990.960
External Cites per document20000.814
External Cites per document20010.876
External Cites per document20020.855
External Cites per document20031.239
External Cites per document20041.202
External Cites per document20051.152
External Cites per document20061.423
External Cites per document20071.531
External Cites per document20081.969
External Cites per document20091.885
External Cites per document20102.496
External Cites per document20112.399
External Cites per document20122.121
External Cites per document20131.867
External Cites per document20142.223
External Cites per document20152.199
External Cites per document20162.460
External Cites per document20172.751
External Cites per document20182.706
External Cites per document20192.589
Cites per document19991.056
Cites per document20000.922
Cites per document20010.977
Cites per document20020.903
Cites per document20031.410
Cites per document20041.303
Cites per document20051.216
Cites per document20061.531
Cites per document20071.608
Cites per document20082.055
Cites per document20091.954
Cites per document20102.588
Cites per document20112.483
Cites per document20122.174
Cites per document20131.937
Cites per document20142.319
Cites per document20152.309
Cites per document20162.518
Cites per document20172.876
Cites per document20182.802
Cites per document20192.685
% 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 documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201815
Non-citable documents20199
Citable documents1999124
Citable documents2000129
Citable documents2001129
Citable documents2002124
Citable documents2003117
Citable documents2004119
Citable documents2005125
Citable documents2006130
Citable documents2007130
Citable documents2008127
Citable documents2009130
Citable documents2010131
Citable documents2011143
Citable documents2012149
Citable documents2013158
Citable documents2014166
Citable documents2015191
Citable documents2016224
Citable documents2017209
Citable documents2018197
Citable documents2019168
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 documents200064
Uncited documents200169
Uncited documents200270
Uncited documents200357
Uncited documents200460
Uncited documents200561
Uncited documents200652
Uncited documents200746
Uncited documents200836
Uncited documents200946
Uncited documents201038
Uncited documents201146
Uncited documents201248
Uncited documents201357
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201574
Uncited documents201677
Uncited documents201764
Uncited documents201864
Uncited documents201954
Cited documents199960
Cited documents200065
Cited documents200160
Cited documents200254
Cited documents200362
Cited documents200463
Cited documents200569
Cited documents200681
Cited documents200786
Cited documents200893
Cited documents200989
Cited documents201098
Cited documents2011102
Cited documents2012108
Cited documents2013109
Cited documents2014118
Cited documents2015127
Cited documents2016161
Cited documents2017162
Cited documents2018148
Cited documents2019123
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