Scimago Journal & Country Rank

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CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1972-1975, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1995-ongoing

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 Relations1997Q2
Political Science and International Relations1998Q2
Political Science and International Relations1999Q2
Political Science and International Relations2000Q2
Political Science and International Relations2001Q2
Political Science and International Relations2002Q2
Political Science and International Relations2003Q2
Political Science and International Relations2004Q1
Political Science and International Relations2005Q2
Political Science and International Relations2006Q2
Political Science and International Relations2007Q2
Political Science and International Relations2008Q2
Political Science and International Relations2009Q2
Political Science and International Relations2010Q2
Political Science and International Relations2011Q2
Political Science and International Relations2012Q3
Political Science and International Relations2013Q2
Political Science and International Relations2014Q3
Political Science and International Relations2015Q3
Political Science and International Relations2016Q3
Sociology and Political Science1997Q2
Sociology and Political Science1998Q3
Sociology and Political Science1999Q3
Sociology and Political Science2000Q2
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q2
Sociology and Political Science2003Q2
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q3
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q3
Sociology and Political Science2015Q3
Sociology and Political Science2016Q3

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)19990.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.398
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.386
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.339
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.175
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 Cites19997
Self Cites20008
Self Cites20018
Self Cites200211
Self Cites20038
Self Cites20048
Self Cites20053
Self Cites200614
Self Cites20076
Self Cites200811
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20115
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Total Cites199929
Total Cites200034
Total Cites200130
Total Cites200235
Total Cites200333
Total Cites200423
Total Cites200519
Total Cites200635
Total Cites200735
Total Cites200834
Total Cites200926
Total Cites201026
Total Cites201124
Total Cites201215
Total Cites201324
Total Cites201413
Total Cites201515
Total Cites201612
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 document19990.113
External Cites per document20000.158
External Cites per document20010.161
External Cites per document20020.224
External Cites per document20030.272
External Cites per document20040.174
External Cites per document20050.174
External Cites per document20060.221
External Cites per document20070.319
External Cites per document20080.284
External Cites per document20090.220
External Cites per document20100.263
External Cites per document20110.241
External Cites per document20120.164
External Cites per document20130.314
External Cites per document20140.147
External Cites per document20150.234
External Cites per document20160.190
Cites per document19990.149
Cites per document20000.206
Cites per document20010.219
Cites per document20020.327
Cites per document20030.359
Cites per document20040.267
Cites per document20050.207
Cites per document20060.368
Cites per document20070.385
Cites per document20080.420
Cites per document20090.317
Cites per document20100.325
Cites per document20110.304
Cites per document20120.205
Cites per document20130.343
Cites per document20140.191
Cites per document20150.234
Cites per document20160.190
% 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 documents20041
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Citable documents1999194
Citable documents2000165
Citable documents2001137
Citable documents2002107
Citable documents200392
Citable documents200486
Citable documents200592
Citable documents200695
Citable documents200791
Citable documents200881
Citable documents200982
Citable documents201080
Citable documents201179
Citable documents201273
Citable documents201370
Citable documents201468
Citable documents201564
Citable documents201663
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 documents1999170
Uncited documents2000136
Uncited documents2001114
Uncited documents200281
Uncited documents200369
Uncited documents200470
Uncited documents200580
Uncited documents200671
Uncited documents200766
Uncited documents200854
Uncited documents200959
Uncited documents201057
Uncited documents201160
Uncited documents201261
Uncited documents201354
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201554
Uncited documents201654
Cited documents199924
Cited documents200029
Cited documents200123
Cited documents200226
Cited documents200323
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200514
Cited documents200626
Cited documents200726
Cited documents200827
Cited documents200923
Cited documents201023
Cited documents201119
Cited documents201212
Cited documents201316
Cited documents201412
Cited documents201511
Cited documents201610
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