Comparative Politics
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Comparative Politics

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00104159, 21516227
Publisher: City University of New York
History: 1978, 1987-1989, 1996-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Comparative Politics, an international journal presenting scholarly articles devoted to the comparative analysis of political institutions and processes,communicates new ideas and research findings to social scientists, scholars, students, and public and NGO officials. The journal is indispensable to experts in universities, research organizations, foundations, embassies, and policymaking agencies throughout the world.

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.


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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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.629 2.305 2.744
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.109 2.349 2.43
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.345 1.301 1.563
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.254 1.659 1.944
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.754 2.118 2.424
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.854 2.479 2.667
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.833 2.391 3.141
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.667 2.576 2.494
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.512 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.818 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.234 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.444 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.674 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.159 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.045 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.119 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.605 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.409 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.364 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.156 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.089 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.244 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.905 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