Government and Opposition
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Government and Opposition

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 0017257X, 14777053
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
History: 1965-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Government and Opposition has been a leading international journal of comparative politics for over 40 years. Its distinctive voice amongst politics journals has ensured a large, worldwide circulation. Government and Opposition"s interests include: - developments in the theory and practice of democracy, including significant elections the evolution of political parties, and the consequences of new political challenges for governments and oppositions - the governance of the global economy and the implications of interdependence worldwide politics - including the politics of the European Union - major issues of public policy, especially from a comparative perspective theoretical and ethical dimensions of political issues and policy.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Government and Opposition
SCR Impact Factor

Government and Opposition
SCR Journal Ranking

Government and Opposition
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.


Government and Opposition
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Government and Opposition
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Government and Opposition
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.513 3.448 3.375
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.703 3.676 3.725
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.924 2.095 2.279
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.421 2.575 2.688
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.022 2.369 2.577
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.611 2.191 2.255
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.442 1.538 1.707
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.983 1.333 1.605
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.891 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.41 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.426 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.857 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.463 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.509 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.34 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.76 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.545 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.089 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.556 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.564 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.569 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.426 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.49 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)

Government and Opposition

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


Government and Opposition
H-Index History