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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN17477107, 00485950
Scope Publius: The Journal of Federalism is the world's leading journal devoted to federalism. It is required reading for scholars of many disciplines who want the latest developments, trends, and empirical and theoretical work on federalism and intergovernmental relations. Publius is an international journal and is interested in publishing work on federalist systems throughout the world. Its goal is to publish the latest research from around the world on federalism theory and practice; the dynamics of federal systems; intergovernmental relations and administration; regional, state and provincial governance; and comparative federalism. Publius encourages submission of manuscripts from many disciplines and a variety of methodological approaches to the study of federalism. Federalism is a dynamic, timely topic in the world today, and the scholarship in Publius aims to reflect core debates underway with theoretical and analytical research and to analyze intergovernmental implications of policy changes. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts. Publius was the pen name used by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison in 1787-1788 when they published 85 articles entitled The Federalist in defense of the federal republic created by the new Constitution of the United States of America. It is an appropriate name for a journal devoted to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about federalism and intergovernmental relations. Publius: The Journal of Federalism was founded in 1973 by the late Daniel Elazar, a preeminent scholar of federalism. Publius is sponsored by the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association.


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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.

Public Administration1999Q3
Public Administration2000Q3
Public Administration2001Q3
Public Administration2002Q3
Public Administration2003Q2
Public Administration2004Q1
Public Administration2005Q3
Public Administration2006Q2
Public Administration2007Q2
Public Administration2008Q1
Public Administration2009Q1
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q1
Public Administration2012Q2
Public Administration2013Q2
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q1
Public Administration2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q3
Sociology and Political Science2003Q2
Sociology and Political Science2004Q1
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q1
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q1
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
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)19990.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.914
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.422
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.305
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.904
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.143
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 Cites199926
Self Cites200016
Self Cites200115
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20037
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200510
Self Cites20069
Self Cites200720
Self Cites200841
Self Cites200943
Self Cites201023
Self Cites201137
Self Cites201235
Self Cites201327
Self Cites201431
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201630
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201828
Self Cites20194
Total Cites199946
Total Cites200034
Total Cites200138
Total Cites200230
Total Cites200332
Total Cites200435
Total Cites200528
Total Cites200637
Total Cites200783
Total Cites2008140
Total Cites2009144
Total Cites2010113
Total Cites2011132
Total Cites2012160
Total Cites2013124
Total Cites2014144
Total Cites2015146
Total Cites2016153
Total Cites2017137
Total Cites2018165
Total Cites201987
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 document19990.225
External Cites per document20000.220
External Cites per document20010.256
External Cites per document20020.390
External Cites per document20030.313
External Cites per document20040.361
External Cites per document20050.240
External Cites per document20060.373
External Cites per document20070.788
External Cites per document20081.269
External Cites per document20091.278
External Cites per document20101.098
External Cites per document20111.092
External Cites per document20121.420
External Cites per document20131.021
External Cites per document20141.228
External Cites per document20151.420
External Cites per document20161.557
External Cites per document20171.338
External Cites per document20181.691
External Cites per document20191.025
Cites per document19990.517
Cites per document20000.415
Cites per document20010.422
Cites per document20020.390
Cites per document20030.400
Cites per document20040.486
Cites per document20050.373
Cites per document20060.493
Cites per document20071.038
Cites per document20081.795
Cites per document20091.823
Cites per document20101.378
Cites per document20111.517
Cites per document20121.818
Cites per document20131.305
Cites per document20141.565
Cites per document20151.659
Cites per document20161.937
Cites per document20171.779
Cites per document20182.037
Cites per document20191.074
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents199989
Citable documents200082
Citable documents200190
Citable documents200277
Citable documents200380
Citable documents200472
Citable documents200575
Citable documents200675
Citable documents200780
Citable documents200878
Citable documents200979
Citable documents201082
Citable documents201187
Citable documents201288
Citable documents201395
Citable documents201492
Citable documents201588
Citable documents201679
Citable documents201777
Citable documents201881
Citable documents201981
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 documents199958
Uncited documents200058
Uncited documents200164
Uncited documents200256
Uncited documents200355
Uncited documents200447
Uncited documents200556
Uncited documents200648
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200825
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents201227
Uncited documents201342
Uncited documents201431
Uncited documents201528
Uncited documents201624
Uncited documents201728
Uncited documents201826
Uncited documents201942
Cited documents199931
Cited documents200024
Cited documents200126
Cited documents200221
Cited documents200325
Cited documents200425
Cited documents200519
Cited documents200627
Cited documents200740
Cited documents200854
Cited documents200961
Cited documents201055
Cited documents201157
Cited documents201261
Cited documents201353
Cited documents201461
Cited documents201560
Cited documents201656
Cited documents201750
Cited documents201857
Cited documents201940
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