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Policy and Societyopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategorySocial Sciences
Political Science and International Relations
Public Administration
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Coverage2002-2003, 2008-2020
Scope Policy and Society is a leading international journal that publishes original and innovative research addressing critical issues in policy theory and practice at the local, national and international levels. It seeks to understand the origin, workings and implications of policies within their broader political, social and economic contexts.


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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 Relations2003Q4
Political Science and International Relations2004Q3
Political Science and International Relations2005Q3
Political Science and International Relations2006Q4
Political Science and International Relations2009Q3
Political Science and International Relations2010Q2
Political Science and International Relations2011Q2
Political Science and International Relations2012Q2
Political Science and International Relations2013Q3
Political Science and International Relations2014Q2
Political Science and International Relations2015Q2
Political Science and International Relations2016Q2
Political Science and International Relations2017Q1
Political Science and International Relations2018Q1
Political Science and International Relations2019Q1
Public Administration2003Q4
Public Administration2004Q4
Public Administration2005Q4
Public Administration2006Q4
Public Administration2009Q4
Public Administration2010Q3
Public Administration2011Q3
Public Administration2012Q3
Public Administration2013Q3
Public Administration2014Q3
Public Administration2015Q3
Public Administration2016Q2
Public Administration2017Q2
Public Administration2018Q2
Public Administration2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science2003Q4
Sociology and Political Science2004Q3
Sociology and Political Science2005Q3
Sociology and Political Science2006Q4
Sociology and Political Science2009Q4
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q2
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q3
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q2
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q1
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.247
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.500
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20146
Self Cites20153
Self Cites201621
Self Cites20171
Self Cites201814
Self Cites201931
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20043
Total Cites20057
Total Cites20063
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20093
Total Cites201057
Total Cites2011106
Total Cites2012124
Total Cites201387
Total Cites201469
Total Cites2015104
Total Cites2016136
Total Cites2017181
Total Cites2018206
Total Cites2019319
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 document20020
External Cites per document20030.000
External Cites per document20040.130
External Cites per document20050.304
External Cites per document20060.231
External Cites per document20080
External Cites per document20090.231
External Cites per document20100.982
External Cites per document20111.247
External Cites per document20121.245
External Cites per document20131.050
External Cites per document20140.818
External Cites per document20151.263
External Cites per document20161.474
External Cites per document20172.308
External Cites per document20182.286
External Cites per document20193.273
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20040.130
Cites per document20050.304
Cites per document20060.231
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.231
Cites per document20101.018
Cites per document20111.247
Cites per document20121.265
Cites per document20131.088
Cites per document20140.896
Cites per document20151.300
Cites per document20161.744
Cites per document20172.321
Cites per document20182.452
Cites per document20193.625
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200310
Citable documents200423
Citable documents200523
Citable documents200613
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200913
Citable documents201056
Citable documents201185
Citable documents201298
Citable documents201380
Citable documents201477
Citable documents201580
Citable documents201678
Citable documents201778
Citable documents201884
Citable documents201988
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200310
Uncited documents200420
Uncited documents200519
Uncited documents200610
Uncited documents20080
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201254
Uncited documents201348
Uncited documents201444
Uncited documents201531
Uncited documents201626
Uncited documents201729
Uncited documents201832
Uncited documents201922
Cited documents20020
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20043
Cited documents20054
Cited documents20063
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20092
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201253
Cited documents201341
Cited documents201439
Cited documents201553
Cited documents201654
Cited documents201753
Cited documents201855
Cited documents201971
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