Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Western European Politics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
PublisherFrank Cass Publishers
Publication typeJournals
Scope West European Politics (WEP)has established itself as one of the most authoritative journals covering political and social issues in Western Europe. It has a substantial reviews section and coverage of all national elections in Western Europe. Its comprehensive scope, embracing all the major political and social developments in all West European countries, including the European Union, makes it essential reading for both political practitioners and academics.


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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

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)19990.813
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.637
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.285
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.961
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.506
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.285
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.945
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 Cites199914
Self Cites200010
Self Cites20017
Self Cites200212
Self Cites200317
Self Cites200416
Self Cites200517
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200733
Self Cites200860
Self Cites200926
Self Cites201030
Self Cites201141
Self Cites201245
Self Cites201336
Self Cites201435
Self Cites201559
Self Cites201660
Self Cites201742
Self Cites201845
Total Cites199991
Total Cites200087
Total Cites200183
Total Cites2002108
Total Cites2003154
Total Cites2004167
Total Cites2005201
Total Cites2006208
Total Cites2007214
Total Cites2008313
Total Cites2009327
Total Cites2010421
Total Cites2011457
Total Cites2012425
Total Cites2013483
Total Cites2014460
Total Cites2015649
Total Cites2016545
Total Cites2017656
Total Cites2018758
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 document19990.688
External Cites per document20000.664
External Cites per document20010.603
External Cites per document20020.756
External Cites per document20031.087
External Cites per document20041.313
External Cites per document20051.533
External Cites per document20061.559
External Cites per document20071.302
External Cites per document20081.709
External Cites per document20091.858
External Cites per document20102.327
External Cites per document20112.249
External Cites per document20122.043
External Cites per document20132.292
External Cites per document20142.273
External Cites per document20153.089
External Cites per document20162.594
External Cites per document20173.249
External Cites per document20183.772
Cites per document19990.813
Cites per document20000.750
Cites per document20010.659
Cites per document20020.850
Cites per document20031.222
Cites per document20041.452
Cites per document20051.675
Cites per document20061.638
Cites per document20071.540
Cites per document20082.115
Cites per document20092.019
Cites per document20102.506
Cites per document20112.470
Cites per document20122.285
Cites per document20132.477
Cites per document20142.460
Cites per document20153.398
Cites per document20162.914
Cites per document20173.471
Cites per document20184.011
% 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 documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20185
Citable documents1999112
Citable documents2000116
Citable documents2001126
Citable documents2002127
Citable documents2003126
Citable documents2004115
Citable documents2005120
Citable documents2006127
Citable documents2007139
Citable documents2008148
Citable documents2009162
Citable documents2010168
Citable documents2011185
Citable documents2012186
Citable documents2013195
Citable documents2014187
Citable documents2015191
Citable documents2016187
Citable documents2017189
Citable documents2018189
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 documents199957
Uncited documents200067
Uncited documents200171
Uncited documents200274
Uncited documents200351
Uncited documents200450
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents200650
Uncited documents200757
Uncited documents200831
Uncited documents200943
Uncited documents201043
Uncited documents201159
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201341
Uncited documents201442
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201736
Uncited documents201832
Cited documents199955
Cited documents200049
Cited documents200155
Cited documents200253
Cited documents200375
Cited documents200465
Cited documents200566
Cited documents200679
Cited documents200785
Cited documents2008122
Cited documents2009125
Cited documents2010131
Cited documents2011131
Cited documents2012146
Cited documents2013157
Cited documents2014149
Cited documents2015151
Cited documents2016148
Cited documents2017158
Cited documents2018162
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