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Acta Politica

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope This journal is one of the few truly international political science journals with a broad scope across the discipline. As the official journal of the Dutch Political Science Association (Nederlandse Kring voor de Wetenschap der Politiek) it covers such sub-areas as Dutch and comparative politics, as well as international relations, political theory, public administration and political communication. In times of growing specialization in political science, this broad-ranging journal serves a vital role for the international research community. Set out to attract a wide audience with the ample range of political topics, it publishes a multitude of articles with a substantive theoretical background that demonstrate at the same time, how these ideas can be used empirically. While in the past most research tended to come from Europe, the journal now attracts more and more articles from the United States, Canada, and the world at large. Readers will find contributions that reach from theoretical and empirical articles over comparative and single-country studies to methodological notes. Also included are empirical articles which introduce new ways to incorporate or test theoretical discussions. The journal is committed to publishing research with an edge, bringing new insights and new approaches to political science.


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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 Relations2007Q2
Political Science and International Relations2008Q1
Political Science and International Relations2009Q1
Political Science and International Relations2010Q1
Political Science and International Relations2011Q1
Political Science and International Relations2012Q2
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
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1

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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.951
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.951
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.456
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.139
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.506
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.648
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20128
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20193
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200710
Total Cites200839
Total Cites200983
Total Cites201069
Total Cites201172
Total Cites201264
Total Cites201363
Total Cites201476
Total Cites201597
Total Cites2016146
Total Cites201782
Total Cites201893
Total Cites2019119
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 document20060
External Cites per document20070.450
External Cites per document20080.854
External Cites per document20091.456
External Cites per document20101.259
External Cites per document20111.283
External Cites per document20121.057
External Cites per document20131.018
External Cites per document20141.286
External Cites per document20151.453
External Cites per document20162.104
External Cites per document20171.097
External Cites per document20181.219
External Cites per document20191.468
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.500
Cites per document20080.951
Cites per document20091.456
Cites per document20101.278
Cites per document20111.358
Cites per document20121.208
Cites per document20131.125
Cites per document20141.357
Cites per document20151.516
Cites per document20162.179
Cites per document20171.139
Cites per document20181.274
Cites per document20191.506
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents201922
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200720
Citable documents200841
Citable documents200957
Citable documents201054
Citable documents201153
Citable documents201253
Citable documents201356
Citable documents201456
Citable documents201564
Citable documents201667
Citable documents201772
Citable documents201873
Citable documents201979
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200815
Uncited documents200927
Uncited documents201025
Uncited documents201129
Uncited documents201226
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201424
Uncited documents201533
Uncited documents201627
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201826
Uncited documents201948
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20077
Cited documents200828
Cited documents200936
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201129
Cited documents201229
Cited documents201329
Cited documents201436
Cited documents201538
Cited documents201646
Cited documents201738
Cited documents201850
Cited documents201953
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