Political Research Quarterly
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Political Research Quarterly

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10659129, 1938274X
Publisher: SAGE Publications
History: 1948, 1950-1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1967, 1969-1977, 1979-1986, 1988-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) is the official journal of the Western Political Science Association. PRQ seeks to publish scholarly research of exceptionally high merit that makes notable contributions in any subfield of political science.The editors especially encourage submissions that employ a mixture of theoretical approaches or multiple methodologies to address major political problems or puzzles at a local, national, or global level. Collections of articles on a common theme or debate, to be published as short symposia, are welcome as well as individual submissions.

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
    3.007 3.431 3.529
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.215 3.466 3.549
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.813 2.18 2.572
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.507 2.1 2.208
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.686 1.652 1.938
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.724 2.005 2.188
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.338 1.854 1.993
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.366 1.6 1.936
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.615 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.41 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.301 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.391 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.157 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.992 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.7 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.569 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.641 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.835 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.427 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.762 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.482 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.541 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.385 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