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Review of Policy Research

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Social Sciences
Geography, Planning and Development
Public Administration
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1541132X, 15411338
Coverage1981-1995, 1998-2020
Scope The Review of Policy Research (RPR) is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of research and analysis examining the politics and policy of science and technology. These may include issues of science policy, environment, resource management, information networks, cultural industries, biotechnology, security and surveillance, privacy, globalization, education, research and innovation, development, intellectual property, health and demographics. The journal encompasses research and analysis on politics and the outcomes and consequences of policy change in domestic and comparative contexts. The audience for RPR comprises members of the academic community, as well as members of the policy community, including government officials, NGOs and advocacy groups, research institutes and policy analysts.


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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.

Geography, Planning and Development1999Q4
Geography, Planning and Development2000Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2001Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2002Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2003Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2004Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2005Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2006Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q1
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law1999Q4
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2000Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2001Q4
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2002Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2003Q4
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2004Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2005Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2006Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2007Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2008Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2009Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2010Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2011Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2012Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2013Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2014Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2015Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2016Q1
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2017Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q2
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Public Administration1999Q4
Public Administration2000Q4
Public Administration2001Q4
Public Administration2002Q3
Public Administration2003Q4
Public Administration2004Q3
Public Administration2005Q3
Public Administration2006Q3
Public Administration2007Q3
Public Administration2008Q3
Public Administration2009Q2
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q2
Public Administration2013Q2
Public Administration2014Q2
Public Administration2015Q1
Public Administration2016Q1
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)19990.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.628
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.591
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.149
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.506
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.945
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20045
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20069
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20091
Self Cites201013
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201318
Self Cites201423
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201637
Self Cites201712
Self Cites201841
Self Cites201922
Total Cites19996
Total Cites200023
Total Cites200119
Total Cites200228
Total Cites200315
Total Cites200429
Total Cites200533
Total Cites200681
Total Cites200788
Total Cites200867
Total Cites2009106
Total Cites2010133
Total Cites2011122
Total Cites2012148
Total Cites2013161
Total Cites2014208
Total Cites2015224
Total Cites2016225
Total Cites2017243
Total Cites2018216
Total Cites2019197
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 document19990.162
External Cites per document20000.313
External Cites per document20010.202
External Cites per document20020.268
External Cites per document20030.139
External Cites per document20040.218
External Cites per document20050.256
External Cites per document20060.526
External Cites per document20070.518
External Cites per document20080.460
External Cites per document20090.921
External Cites per document20101.412
External Cites per document20111.253
External Cites per document20121.273
External Cites per document20131.430
External Cites per document20141.850
External Cites per document20152.143
External Cites per document20162.022
External Cites per document20172.457
External Cites per document20181.786
External Cites per document20191.683
Cites per document19990.162
Cites per document20000.343
Cites per document20010.202
Cites per document20020.289
Cites per document20030.149
Cites per document20040.264
Cites per document20050.273
Cites per document20060.591
Cites per document20070.530
Cites per document20080.482
Cites per document20090.930
Cites per document20101.565
Cites per document20111.341
Cites per document20121.495
Cites per document20131.610
Cites per document20142.080
Cites per document20152.286
Cites per document20162.419
Cites per document20172.585
Cites per document20182.204
Cites per document20191.894
% 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 documents200611
Non-citable documents200715
Non-citable documents200815
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents199937
Citable documents200067
Citable documents200194
Citable documents200297
Citable documents2003101
Citable documents2004110
Citable documents2005121
Citable documents2006137
Citable documents2007166
Citable documents2008139
Citable documents2009114
Citable documents201085
Citable documents201191
Citable documents201299
Citable documents2013100
Citable documents2014100
Citable documents201598
Citable documents201693
Citable documents201794
Citable documents201898
Citable documents2019104
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 documents199931
Uncited documents200049
Uncited documents200181
Uncited documents200281
Uncited documents200388
Uncited documents200491
Uncited documents200598
Uncited documents2006107
Uncited documents2007132
Uncited documents2008110
Uncited documents200967
Uncited documents201035
Uncited documents201144
Uncited documents201252
Uncited documents201346
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201630
Uncited documents201733
Uncited documents201827
Uncited documents201931
Cited documents19996
Cited documents200018
Cited documents200113
Cited documents200216
Cited documents200313
Cited documents200419
Cited documents200524
Cited documents200641
Cited documents200749
Cited documents200844
Cited documents200953
Cited documents201054
Cited documents201152
Cited documents201257
Cited documents201367
Cited documents201468
Cited documents201573
Cited documents201665
Cited documents201765
Cited documents201878
Cited documents201979
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