Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Public Policy and Administration

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
ISSN09520767, 17494192
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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

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)19990.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.340
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.582
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.061
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 Cites19998
Self Cites20009
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20035
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20075
Self Cites20086
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20138
Self Cites20149
Self Cites20158
Self Cites20167
Self Cites20173
Total Cites199945
Total Cites200044
Total Cites200136
Total Cites200229
Total Cites200336
Total Cites200437
Total Cites200527
Total Cites200634
Total Cites200726
Total Cites200867
Total Cites200984
Total Cites201066
Total Cites201152
Total Cites201262
Total Cites2013130
Total Cites2014105
Total Cites201580
Total Cites2016109
Total Cites2017123
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 document19990.587
External Cites per document20000.538
External Cites per document20010.425
External Cites per document20020.364
External Cites per document20030.403
External Cites per document20040.486
External Cites per document20050.343
External Cites per document20060.392
External Cites per document20070.263
External Cites per document20080.763
External Cites per document20091.000
External Cites per document20100.861
External Cites per document20110.712
External Cites per document20120.789
External Cites per document20131.877
External Cites per document20141.600
External Cites per document20151.241
External Cites per document20161.789
External Cites per document20172.308
Cites per document19990.714
Cites per document20000.677
Cites per document20010.493
Cites per document20020.377
Cites per document20030.468
Cites per document20040.514
Cites per document20050.386
Cites per document20060.459
Cites per document20070.325
Cites per document20080.838
Cites per document20091.091
Cites per document20100.917
Cites per document20110.712
Cites per document20120.873
Cites per document20132.000
Cites per document20141.750
Cites per document20151.379
Cites per document20161.912
Cites per document20172.365
% 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 documents200015
Non-citable documents200113
Non-citable documents200210
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
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 documents201173
Citable documents201271
Citable documents201365
Citable documents201460
Citable documents201558
Citable documents201657
Citable documents201752
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 documents200052
Uncited documents200163
Uncited documents200267
Uncited documents200362
Uncited documents200457
Uncited documents200560
Uncited documents200657
Uncited documents200774
Uncited documents200856
Uncited documents200950
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents201144
Uncited documents201242
Uncited documents201324
Uncited documents201425
Uncited documents201523
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201719
Cited documents199925
Cited documents200028
Cited documents200123
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200325
Cited documents200424
Cited documents200519
Cited documents200624
Cited documents200714
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200935
Cited documents201031
Cited documents201133
Cited documents201231
Cited documents201342
Cited documents201436
Cited documents201536
Cited documents201637
Cited documents201734
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