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International Journal of Cultural Policy


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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10286632, 14772833





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The International Journal of Cultural Policy is a peer reviewed journal that provides an outlet for an interdisciplinary and international exploration of the meaning, function and impact of cultural policies. Cultural policy is understood as the promotion or prohibition of cultural practices and values by governments, corporations, other institutions and individuals. Such policies may be explicit, in that their objectives are openly described as cultural, or implicit, in that their cultural objectives are concealed or described in other terms. The historical range is not limited to any given period, but the Journal is primarily concerned with material that is relevant to the contemporary world and which contributes to a fruitful international exchange of ideas. The Journal acknowledges the multiplicity of meanings around the idea of culture and the inter-relationship of these meanings. However, whilst it takes a broad view of culture, encompassing a wide range of signifying practices that include the products of the media, the arts and various forms of government or religious display, the Journal will attempt to maintain a focus on policies relating to culture as symbolic communication rather than to culture in the anthropological sense as ‘a whole way of life’. 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.

Cultural Studies2011Q2
Cultural Studies2012Q1
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q1
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1
Cultural Studies2018Q1
Cultural Studies2019Q1
Cultural Studies2020Q1
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1
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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19990.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.326
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.139
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.157
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.546
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.377
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 Cites20005
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20025
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200515
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200723
Self Cites200816
Self Cites200930
Self Cites20108
Self Cites201121
Self Cites201229
Self Cites201310
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201717
Self Cites201833
Self Cites201931
Self Cites202051
Total Cites19994
Total Cites20006
Total Cites20017
Total Cites200212
Total Cites20038
Total Cites200435
Total Cites200556
Total Cites200696
Total Cites200797
Total Cites200886
Total Cites200958
Total Cites2010100
Total Cites201186
Total Cites2012147
Total Cites2013103
Total Cites2014115
Total Cites2015124
Total Cites2016123
Total Cites2017171
Total Cites2018184
Total Cites2019217
Total Cites2020285
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 document19990.138
External Cites per document20000.023
External Cites per document20010.082
External Cites per document20020.143
External Cites per document20030.160
External Cites per document20040.565
External Cites per document20050.641
External Cites per document20061.197
External Cites per document20071.104
External Cites per document20081.014
External Cites per document20090.368
External Cites per document20101.070
External Cites per document20110.591
External Cites per document20121.000
External Cites per document20130.744
External Cites per document20140.889
External Cites per document20151.019
External Cites per document20161.050
External Cites per document20171.387
External Cites per document20181.218
External Cites per document20191.378
External Cites per document20201.519
Cites per document19990.125
Cites per document20000.128
Cites per document20010.109
Cites per document20020.240
Cites per document20030.157
Cites per document20040.761
Cites per document20050.875
Cites per document20061.352
Cites per document20071.426
Cites per document20081.229
Cites per document20090.734
Cites per document20101.111
Cites per document20110.662
Cites per document20121.065
Cites per document20130.720
Cites per document20141.045
Cites per document20151.192
Cites per document20161.206
Cites per document20171.513
Cites per document20181.449
Cites per document20191.539
Cites per document20201.759
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20003
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents201120
Non-citable documents201220
Non-citable documents201318
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20196
Non-citable documents20208
Citable documents199929
Citable documents200044
Citable documents200161
Citable documents200249
Citable documents200350
Citable documents200446
Citable documents200564
Citable documents200671
Citable documents200767
Citable documents200869
Citable documents200976
Citable documents201086
Citable documents2011110
Citable documents2012118
Citable documents2013125
Citable documents2014108
Citable documents2015103
Citable documents2016101
Citable documents2017111
Citable documents2018124
Citable documents2019135
Citable documents2020154
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 documents199929
Uncited documents200041
Uncited documents200158
Uncited documents200241
Uncited documents200345
Uncited documents200430
Uncited documents200536
Uncited documents200626
Uncited documents200734
Uncited documents200840
Uncited documents200953
Uncited documents201047
Uncited documents201193
Uncited documents201283
Uncited documents201391
Uncited documents201453
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201647
Uncited documents201744
Uncited documents201848
Uncited documents201968
Uncited documents202062
Cited documents19993
Cited documents20006
Cited documents20016
Cited documents20029
Cited documents20036
Cited documents200416
Cited documents200528
Cited documents200645
Cited documents200734
Cited documents200830
Cited documents200926
Cited documents201043
Cited documents201137
Cited documents201255
Cited documents201352
Cited documents201457
Cited documents201554
Cited documents201655
Cited documents201769
Cited documents201879
Cited documents201973
Cited documents2020100
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