Policy and Politics
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Policy and Politics

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 03055736, 14708442
Publisher: Policy Press
History: 1979-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


PolicyPolitics is a worldleading journal that is committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policymaking and implementation.By exploring the interplay between political actors governing institutions and policy issues the journal contributes to theories of the policy process. By reflecting on the evolving context in which these interactions occur it provides critical insights that are timely and fresh.PolicyPolitics has an international reputation in the fields of political science public administration and social policy.It is committed to publishing articles that are original and innovative that engage with the worlds most pressing policy issues and that have relevance both within and beyond academe.The journal welcomes manuscripts that are empirical conceptual or theoretical as long as the broader international relevance of the argument is explicit.It is critical that all articles demonstrate a clear contribution to knowledge and it is crucial that articles are explicit about the specific empirical andor theoretical advance that it offers. One of the hallmarks of the journal is the manner in which its articles generally shift from the micro to the macro or vice versa by addressing the link between policy and politics. For example while singlecase studies might form the basis of an article the broader significance and relevance of that study must be made explicit. Where articles deal with broad macropolitical or economic issues they may also drilldown to some discussion of the microlevel implications of that analysis. Successful articles will generally demonstrate both analytical breadth and depth in the coverage of their subject matter. Articles must be written in a clear and accessible style suitable for a multidisciplinary and global audience.

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
    5.292 4.907 5.398
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.284 4.35 4.807
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.882 3.61 3.137
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.699 3.346 3.106
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.521 2.604 3.371
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.464 2.786 2.6
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.58 2.432 2.403
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.434 2.228 1.91
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.563 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.267 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.032 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.585 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.123 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.155 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.873 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.3 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.639 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.672 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.266 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.393 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.397 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.076 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.772 NA NA
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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