American Politics Research
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

American Politics Research

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 1532673X, 15523373
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1973-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The purpose of Amercian Politics Research is to promote and disseminate high-quality research in all areas of American politics, including local, state, and national. American Politics Research will publish significant studies concerning American political behavior, political parties, public opinion, legislative behavior, courts and the legal process, executive and administrative politics, public policy, and all other topics appropriate to our understanding of American government and politics. Manuscripts from all social science disciplines are welcomed.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly 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.


American Politics Research
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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American Politics Research
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.923 2.365 2.608
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.009 2.359 2.451
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.946 2.147 2.113
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.632 1.689 1.618
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.134 1.331 1.396
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.395 1.631 1.611
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.087 1.212 1.391
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.062 1.314 1.442
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.987 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.32 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.198 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.103 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.222 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.865 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.857 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.031 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.509 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.679 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.635 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.393 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.438 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.255 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History