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Politics and Society

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1970-1990, 1992-ongoing
Scope Politics & Society is a peer-reviewed journal. All submitted papers are read by a rotating editorial board member. If a paper is deemed potentially publishable, it is sent to another board member, who, if agreeing that it is potentially publishable, sends it to a third board member. If and only if all three agree, the paper is sent to the entire editorial board for consideration at board meetings. The editorial board meets three times a year, and the board members who are present (usually between 9 and 14) make decisions through a deliberative process that also considers written reports from absent members. Unlike many journals which rely on 1–3 individual blind referee reports and a single editor with final say, the peers who decide whether to accept submitted work are thus the full editorial board of the journal, comprised of scholars from various disciplines, who discuss papers openly, with author names known, at meetings. Editors are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest when evaluating manuscripts and to recuse themselves from voting if such a potential exists.


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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.

Political Science and International Relations1999Q1
Political Science and International Relations2000Q1
Political Science and International Relations2001Q1
Political Science and International Relations2002Q1
Political Science and International Relations2003Q1
Political Science and International Relations2004Q1
Political Science and International Relations2005Q1
Political Science and International Relations2006Q1
Political Science and International Relations2007Q1
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q1
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q1
Political Science and International Relations2013Q1
Political Science and International Relations2014Q1
Political Science and International Relations2015Q1
Political Science and International Relations2016Q1
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
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 Science2007Q2
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)19990.984
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.988
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.605
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.744
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.977
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 Cites19995
Self Cites20003
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20055
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20085
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20145
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20176
Self Cites20184
Total Cites199961
Total Cites200091
Total Cites200189
Total Cites200280
Total Cites2003105
Total Cites2004151
Total Cites2005108
Total Cites2006109
Total Cites200772
Total Cites2008110
Total Cites2009145
Total Cites2010159
Total Cites2011146
Total Cites2012210
Total Cites2013176
Total Cites2014178
Total Cites2015193
Total Cites2016179
Total Cites2017148
Total Cites2018198
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 document19990.903
External Cites per document20001.517
External Cites per document20011.474
External Cites per document20021.333
External Cites per document20031.875
External Cites per document20042.607
External Cites per document20051.717
External Cites per document20061.714
External Cites per document20071.167
External Cites per document20081.875
External Cites per document20092.582
External Cites per document20102.962
External Cites per document20112.448
External Cites per document20123.492
External Cites per document20132.552
External Cites per document20142.544
External Cites per document20152.725
External Cites per document20162.522
External Cites per document20172.088
External Cites per document20182.939
Cites per document19990.984
Cites per document20001.569
Cites per document20011.561
Cites per document20021.404
Cites per document20031.875
Cites per document20042.696
Cites per document20051.800
Cites per document20061.730
Cites per document20071.200
Cites per document20081.964
Cites per document20092.636
Cites per document20103.000
Cites per document20112.517
Cites per document20123.559
Cites per document20132.627
Cites per document20142.618
Cites per document20152.797
Cites per document20162.594
Cites per document20172.176
Cites per document20183.000
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Citable documents199962
Citable documents200058
Citable documents200157
Citable documents200257
Citable documents200356
Citable documents200456
Citable documents200560
Citable documents200663
Citable documents200760
Citable documents200856
Citable documents200955
Citable documents201053
Citable documents201158
Citable documents201259
Citable documents201367
Citable documents201468
Citable documents201569
Citable documents201669
Citable documents201768
Citable documents201866
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 documents199940
Uncited documents200025
Uncited documents200127
Uncited documents200220
Uncited documents200322
Uncited documents200416
Uncited documents200524
Uncited documents200630
Uncited documents200726
Uncited documents200817
Uncited documents200914
Uncited documents201018
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201214
Uncited documents201323
Uncited documents201420
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201623
Uncited documents201721
Uncited documents201815
Cited documents199926
Cited documents200035
Cited documents200131
Cited documents200237
Cited documents200334
Cited documents200441
Cited documents200537
Cited documents200634
Cited documents200734
Cited documents200839
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201037
Cited documents201144
Cited documents201246
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201450
Cited documents201556
Cited documents201649
Cited documents201748
Cited documents201852
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