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International Security

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherMIT Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15314804, 01622889
Coverage1984, 1996-ongoing
Scope International Security publishes lucid, well-documented essays on all aspects of contemporary security issues. Its articles address traditional topics such as war and peace, as well as more recent dimensions of security, including the growing importance of enviornmental, demographic, and humanitarian issues, and the rise of global terrorist networks. Readers of IS discover new developments in: - the causes and prevention of war - ethnic conflict and peacekeeping - post-Cold War security problems - European, Asian, and regional security - nuclear forces and strategy - arms control and weapons proliferation - post-Soviet security issues - diplomatic and military history


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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
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

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)19992.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.418
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.831
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.744
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.641
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 Cites199940
Self Cites200019
Self Cites200135
Self Cites20020
Self Cites200317
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200639
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200822
Self Cites200915
Self Cites201020
Self Cites201131
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201329
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201529
Self Cites201633
Self Cites201735
Self Cites201827
Total Cites1999149
Total Cites2000168
Total Cites2001197
Total Cites2002160
Total Cites2003167
Total Cites2004211
Total Cites2005240
Total Cites2006317
Total Cites2007370
Total Cites2008324
Total Cites2009302
Total Cites2010266
Total Cites2011318
Total Cites2012244
Total Cites2013325
Total Cites2014388
Total Cites2015339
Total Cites2016333
Total Cites2017313
Total Cites2018341
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 document19991.580
External Cites per document20002.014
External Cites per document20012.348
External Cites per document20022.353
External Cites per document20032.239
External Cites per document20042.829
External Cites per document20053.200
External Cites per document20064.212
External Cites per document20075.721
External Cites per document20085.207
External Cites per document20094.556
External Cites per document20104.316
External Cites per document20115.315
External Cites per document20124.037
External Cites per document20134.852
External Cites per document20146.133
External Cites per document20155.439
External Cites per document20165.263
External Cites per document20174.633
External Cites per document20185.322
Cites per document19992.159
Cites per document20002.270
Cites per document20012.855
Cites per document20022.353
Cites per document20032.493
Cites per document20043.014
Cites per document20053.429
Cites per document20064.803
Cites per document20076.066
Cites per document20085.586
Cites per document20094.794
Cites per document20104.667
Cites per document20115.889
Cites per document20124.519
Cites per document20135.328
Cites per document20146.467
Cites per document20155.947
Cites per document20165.842
Cites per document20175.217
Cites per document20185.780
% 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 documents20023
Non-citable documents200311
Non-citable documents200417
Non-citable documents200517
Non-citable documents200613
Non-citable documents200719
Non-citable documents200824
Non-citable documents200939
Non-citable documents201032
Non-citable documents201131
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201333
Non-citable documents201442
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201734
Non-citable documents201836
Citable documents199969
Citable documents200074
Citable documents200169
Citable documents200268
Citable documents200367
Citable documents200470
Citable documents200570
Citable documents200666
Citable documents200761
Citable documents200858
Citable documents200963
Citable documents201057
Citable documents201154
Citable documents201254
Citable documents201361
Citable documents201460
Citable documents201557
Citable documents201657
Citable documents201760
Citable documents201859
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 documents199924
Uncited documents200014
Uncited documents200112
Uncited documents200219
Uncited documents200326
Uncited documents200427
Uncited documents200529
Uncited documents200617
Uncited documents200718
Uncited documents200823
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201033
Uncited documents201121
Uncited documents201225
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201544
Uncited documents201640
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201835
Cited documents199945
Cited documents200060
Cited documents200157
Cited documents200252
Cited documents200352
Cited documents200460
Cited documents200558
Cited documents200662
Cited documents200762
Cited documents200859
Cited documents200963
Cited documents201056
Cited documents201164
Cited documents201252
Cited documents201360
Cited documents201459
Cited documents201550
Cited documents201650
Cited documents201754
Cited documents201860
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