Journal of Political Philosophy
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Political Philosophy

Impact Factor

H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09638016, 14679760
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
History: 1993-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The Journal of Political Philosophy is an international journal devoted to the study of theoretical issues arising out of moral, legal and political life. It welcomes, and hopes to foster, work cutting across a variety of disciplinary concerns, among them philosophy, sociology, history, economics and political science. The journal encourages new approaches, including (but not limited to): feminism; environmentalism; critical theory, post-modernism and analytical Marxism; social and public choice theory; law and economics, critical legal studies and critical race studies; and game theoretic, socio-biological and anthropological approaches to politics. It also welcomes work in the history of political thought which builds to a larger philosophical point and work in the philosophy of the social sciences and applied ethics with broader political implications. Featuring a distinguished editorial board from major centres of thought from around the globe, the journal draws equally upon the work of non-philosophers and philosophers and provides a forum of debate between disparate factions who usually keep to their own separate journals.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Political Philosophy
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.


Journal of Political Philosophy
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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Journal of Political Philosophy
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.229 1.958 2.68
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.938 2.658 2.614
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.796 1.506 1.843
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.113 1.474 2.235
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.358 2.312 2.57
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.939 2.875 2.832
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.532 2.714 2.634
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.543 1.841 2.011
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.761 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.804 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    3.234 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.188 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.646 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.938 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.451 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.08 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.289 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.089 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.022 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.979 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.354 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.367 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.568 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)

Journal of Political Philosophy

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


Journal of Political Philosophy
H-Index History