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United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



13510347, 1743890X





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Democratization is devoted to the study of the broad phenomenon of democratization – defined as the way democratic norms, institutions and practices evolve and are disseminated or retracted both within and across national and cultural boundaries. In particular, the journal aims to promote a better understanding of distinct phenomena, such as: transition to democracy and democratic installation, democratic consolidation and crisis, and deepening or weakening of democratic qualities. While the journal does not consider authoritarianism simply as a pre-stage to democracy, it also welcomes studies on various aspects of authoritarian polities, politics and policies, with the journal’s explicit aim to develop a broader understanding of possible relationships between authoritarian and democratic politics. While the focus lies on democratization viewed as a process, the journal also builds on the enduring interest in democracy itself and its analysis. Democratization looks at contemporary developments through a comparative lens. There is special reference to democracy, autocracy and democratization in the regions of the Global South and in post-communist societies, but not to the exclusion of other relevant areas such as North America, Australasia, and the European Union and its member states. 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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Political Science and International Relations1999Q2
Political Science and International Relations2000Q2
Political Science and International Relations2001Q2
Political Science and International Relations2002Q1
Political Science and International Relations2003Q2
Political Science and International Relations2004Q2
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
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1

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)19990.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.919
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.374
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.091
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 Cites19998
Self Cites200010
Self Cites200110
Self Cites20028
Self Cites20036
Self Cites200412
Self Cites200520
Self Cites200623
Self Cites200722
Self Cites200818
Self Cites200922
Self Cites201017
Self Cites201133
Self Cites201216
Self Cites20138
Self Cites201411
Self Cites201518
Self Cites201622
Self Cites201788
Self Cites201852
Self Cites201966
Total Cites199930
Total Cites200048
Total Cites200163
Total Cites200264
Total Cites200373
Total Cites200469
Total Cites200587
Total Cites200699
Total Cites2007102
Total Cites2008158
Total Cites2009144
Total Cites2010191
Total Cites2011171
Total Cites2012190
Total Cites2013233
Total Cites2014203
Total Cites2015270
Total Cites2016390
Total Cites2017494
Total Cites2018433
Total Cites2019513
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 document19990.224
External Cites per document20000.362
External Cites per document20010.473
External Cites per document20020.487
External Cites per document20030.588
External Cites per document20040.528
External Cites per document20050.638
External Cites per document20060.717
External Cites per document20070.721
External Cites per document20081.217
External Cites per document20091.000
External Cites per document20101.349
External Cites per document20110.986
External Cites per document20121.184
External Cites per document20131.585
External Cites per document20141.297
External Cites per document20151.647
External Cites per document20162.103
External Cites per document20172.294
External Cites per document20182.016
External Cites per document20192.202
Cites per document19990.306
Cites per document20000.457
Cites per document20010.563
Cites per document20020.557
Cites per document20030.640
Cites per document20040.639
Cites per document20050.829
Cites per document20060.934
Cites per document20070.919
Cites per document20081.374
Cites per document20091.180
Cites per document20101.481
Cites per document20111.221
Cites per document20121.293
Cites per document20131.641
Cites per document20141.372
Cites per document20151.765
Cites per document20162.229
Cites per document20172.791
Cites per document20182.291
Cites per document20192.527
% 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 documents20063
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199998
Citable documents2000105
Citable documents2001112
Citable documents2002115
Citable documents2003114
Citable documents2004108
Citable documents2005105
Citable documents2006106
Citable documents2007111
Citable documents2008115
Citable documents2009122
Citable documents2010129
Citable documents2011140
Citable documents2012147
Citable documents2013142
Citable documents2014148
Citable documents2015153
Citable documents2016175
Citable documents2017177
Citable documents2018189
Citable documents2019203
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 documents199974
Uncited documents200070
Uncited documents200179
Uncited documents200283
Uncited documents200364
Uncited documents200467
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents200654
Uncited documents200761
Uncited documents200850
Uncited documents200956
Uncited documents201053
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201267
Uncited documents201354
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201558
Uncited documents201658
Uncited documents201730
Uncited documents201845
Uncited documents201952
Cited documents199924
Cited documents200035
Cited documents200133
Cited documents200232
Cited documents200350
Cited documents200441
Cited documents200552
Cited documents200655
Cited documents200756
Cited documents200872
Cited documents200973
Cited documents201081
Cited documents201189
Cited documents201286
Cited documents201393
Cited documents201480
Cited documents201597
Cited documents2016119
Cited documents2017149
Cited documents2018146
Cited documents2019154
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