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Public Policy and Administration


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Ltd



Publication type



09520767, 17494192





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Public Policy and Administration is the journal of the UK Joint University Council (JUC) Public Administration Committee (PAC). The journal aims to publish original peer-reviewed material within the broad field of public policy and administration. This includes recent developments in research, scholarship and practice within public policy, public administration, government, public management, administrative theory, administrative history, and administrative politics. The journal seeks to foster a pluralistic approach to the study of public policy and administration. International in readership, Public Policy and Administration welcomes submissions for anywhere in the world, from both academic and practitioner communities. 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.

Public Administration1999Q2
Public Administration2000Q1
Public Administration2001Q2
Public Administration2002Q2
Public Administration2003Q1
Public Administration2004Q2
Public Administration2005Q2
Public Administration2006Q2
Public Administration2007Q3
Public Administration2008Q2
Public Administration2009Q2
Public Administration2010Q2
Public Administration2011Q2
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q1
Public Administration2014Q1
Public Administration2015Q2
Public Administration2016Q2
Public Administration2017Q1
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q2
Public Administration2020Q2
Sociology and Political Science1999Q2
Sociology and Political Science2000Q1
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q2
Sociology and Political Science2003Q1
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q2
Sociology and Political Science2007Q3
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q2
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q1
Sociology and Political Science2014Q1
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q1
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q2
Sociology and Political Science2020Q1

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)19991.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.591
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.983
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.691
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.080
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 Cites199916
Self Cites200018
Self Cites200110
Self Cites20022
Self Cites200310
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20056
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200710
Self Cites200812
Self Cites200914
Self Cites20108
Self Cites20110
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201316
Self Cites201418
Self Cites201516
Self Cites201614
Self Cites20176
Self Cites201816
Self Cites201916
Self Cites20200
Total Cites199990
Total Cites200088
Total Cites200178
Total Cites200260
Total Cites200376
Total Cites200478
Total Cites200556
Total Cites200672
Total Cites200762
Total Cites2008140
Total Cites2009174
Total Cites2010148
Total Cites2011108
Total Cites2012128
Total Cites2013270
Total Cites2014212
Total Cites2015176
Total Cites2016234
Total Cites2017290
Total Cites2018194
Total Cites2019254
Total Cites2020406
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 document19991.175
External Cites per document20001.077
External Cites per document20010.932
External Cites per document20020.753
External Cites per document20030.857
External Cites per document20041.028
External Cites per document20050.714
External Cites per document20060.838
External Cites per document20070.650
External Cites per document20081.600
External Cites per document20092.078
External Cites per document20101.944
External Cites per document20111.543
External Cites per document20121.706
External Cites per document20134.097
External Cites per document20143.233
External Cites per document20152.759
External Cites per document20163.860
External Cites per document20175.462
External Cites per document20183.633
External Cites per document20194.577
External Cites per document20205.342
Cites per document19991.034
Cites per document20001.114
Cites per document20010.918
Cites per document20020.698
Cites per document20030.874
Cites per document20040.963
Cites per document20050.709
Cites per document20060.889
Cites per document20070.705
Cites per document20081.591
Cites per document20092.047
Cites per document20101.922
Cites per document20111.459
Cites per document20121.829
Cites per document20134.286
Cites per document20143.475
Cites per document20152.983
Cites per document20163.966
Cites per document20175.472
Cites per document20183.804
Cites per document20193.791
Cites per document20204.413
% 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 documents199924
Non-citable documents200014
Non-citable documents200112
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents200310
Non-citable documents20049
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents201915
Non-citable documents202016
Citable documents199963
Citable documents200065
Citable documents200173
Citable documents200277
Citable documents200377
Citable documents200472
Citable documents200570
Citable documents200674
Citable documents200780
Citable documents200880
Citable documents200977
Citable documents201072
Citable documents201170
Citable documents201268
Citable documents201362
Citable documents201460
Citable documents201558
Citable documents201657
Citable documents201752
Citable documents201849
Citable documents201952
Citable documents202076
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 documents199962
Uncited documents200051
Uncited documents200160
Uncited documents200265
Uncited documents200361
Uncited documents200456
Uncited documents200559
Uncited documents200655
Uncited documents200771
Uncited documents200854
Uncited documents200949
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents201139
Uncited documents201239
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201522
Uncited documents201621
Uncited documents201716
Uncited documents201817
Uncited documents201924
Uncited documents202019
Cited documents199925
Cited documents200028
Cited documents200125
Cited documents200221
Cited documents200326
Cited documents200425
Cited documents200520
Cited documents200626
Cited documents200717
Cited documents200834
Cited documents200936
Cited documents201031
Cited documents201135
Cited documents201231
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201436
Cited documents201537
Cited documents201638
Cited documents201737
Cited documents201834
Cited documents201943
Cited documents202073
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