Scimago Journal & Country Rank

International Journal of Public Administration


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



15324265, 01900692





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IJPA is an international, research-driven, and peer-reviewed publication aimed at exploring the latest developments in public administration, public policy, and management – translating theory for practice and practice into theory. IJPA is a truly global journal in scope, covering developed, emerging and transitional states, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and all areas of public activity. We welcome theoretical, analytical, quantitative, qualitative, empirical, and practitioner-based, as well as individual country-based, region-based, and especially comparative works. Our target audience is not just scholars, but also policy-makers and practitioners, including aspiring public sector leaders engaged in education and research in the growing global public service, policy, and administration, and governance community. 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.

Business and International Management2007Q3
Business and International Management2008Q2
Business and International Management2009Q2
Business and International Management2010Q2
Business and International Management2011Q2
Business and International Management2012Q2
Business and International Management2013Q2
Business and International Management2014Q2
Business and International Management2015Q2
Business and International Management2016Q2
Business and International Management2017Q1
Business and International Management2018Q2
Business and International Management2019Q2
Public Administration2007Q4
Public Administration2008Q3
Public Administration2009Q3
Public Administration2010Q3
Public Administration2011Q3
Public Administration2012Q2
Public Administration2013Q2
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q2
Public Administration2016Q3
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q2

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)19990.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.555
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.749
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.880
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.134
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.626
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.924
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.275
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20017
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20047
Self Cites20059
Self Cites20066
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20094
Self Cites201021
Self Cites201115
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201340
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201521
Self Cites20166
Self Cites201720
Self Cites201845
Self Cites201951
Total Cites199925
Total Cites200011
Total Cites200120
Total Cites200216
Total Cites200331
Total Cites200446
Total Cites200565
Total Cites200678
Total Cites200759
Total Cites200893
Total Cites2009110
Total Cites2010166
Total Cites2011148
Total Cites2012157
Total Cites2013182
Total Cites2014208
Total Cites2015226
Total Cites2016201
Total Cites2017276
Total Cites2018348
Total Cites2019482
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 document19990.106
External Cites per document20000.053
External Cites per document20010.064
External Cites per document20020.067
External Cites per document20030.136
External Cites per document20040.181
External Cites per document20050.271
External Cites per document20060.351
External Cites per document20070.305
External Cites per document20080.446
External Cites per document20090.493
External Cites per document20100.704
External Cites per document20110.643
External Cites per document20120.587
External Cites per document20130.566
External Cites per document20140.733
External Cites per document20150.785
External Cites per document20160.712
External Cites per document20170.862
External Cites per document20180.987
External Cites per document20191.326
Cites per document19990.111
Cites per document20000.053
Cites per document20010.099
Cites per document20020.077
Cites per document20030.141
Cites per document20040.214
Cites per document20050.314
Cites per document20060.380
Cites per document20070.311
Cites per document20080.460
Cites per document20090.512
Cites per document20100.806
Cites per document20110.715
Cites per document20120.704
Cites per document20130.725
Cites per document20140.794
Cites per document20150.866
Cites per document20160.734
Cites per document20170.929
Cites per document20181.134
Cites per document20191.483
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents20007
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200817
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201024
Non-citable documents201115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents1999226
Citable documents2000207
Citable documents2001202
Citable documents2002209
Citable documents2003220
Citable documents2004215
Citable documents2005207
Citable documents2006205
Citable documents2007190
Citable documents2008202
Citable documents2009215
Citable documents2010206
Citable documents2011207
Citable documents2012223
Citable documents2013251
Citable documents2014262
Citable documents2015261
Citable documents2016274
Citable documents2017297
Citable documents2018307
Citable documents2019325
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 documents1999214
Uncited documents2000203
Uncited documents2001191
Uncited documents2002197
Uncited documents2003194
Uncited documents2004184
Uncited documents2005182
Uncited documents2006161
Uncited documents2007158
Uncited documents2008161
Uncited documents2009184
Uncited documents2010149
Uncited documents2011145
Uncited documents2012147
Uncited documents2013149
Uncited documents2014157
Uncited documents2015159
Uncited documents2016163
Uncited documents2017162
Uncited documents2018159
Uncited documents2019148
Cited documents199923
Cited documents200011
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200214
Cited documents200326
Cited documents200435
Cited documents200531
Cited documents200650
Cited documents200742
Cited documents200858
Cited documents200958
Cited documents201081
Cited documents201177
Cited documents201282
Cited documents2013105
Cited documents2014109
Cited documents2015106
Cited documents2016117
Cited documents2017141
Cited documents2018156
Cited documents2019187
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