List of Journals

The category ‘Political Science’ comprises 234 journals – namely:

• 182 in Political Science; and

• 94 in International Relations (some journals are in both categories).

The choice of journals is based on Web of Science 's SSCI (Social Science Citations Index).

Note:

• The column Rank refers to the ranking accorded to the journal by Web of Science based on the 2-year Journal Impact Factor 2020 (released in mid-2021).

• Journals listed in pale letters do not deposit scholarly metadata at CrossRef. As a consequence, OOIR cannot track their latest papers.

• The logo Open Access denotes fully Open Access journals.


 
RankJournalImpact Factor
1Political Analysisca. 8.6
2Annual Review of Political Scienceca. 8.0
3International Affairsca. 7.9
4Political Communicationca. 7.8
5American Political Science Reviewca. 7.8
6Review of International Organizationsca. 7.7
7International Securityca. 7.4
8Journal of European Public Policyca. 7.3
9Journal of Public Administration Research and Theoryca. 7.0
10Environmental Politicsca. 6.7
11International Journal of Press/Politicsca. 6.5
12International Organizationca. 6.2
13Political Behaviorca. 6.1
14American Journal of Political Scienceca. 6.0
15Regulation & Governanceca. 5.4
16Journal of Democracyca. 5.3
17British Journal of Political Scienceca. 5.1
18Comparative Political Studiesca. 5.1
19Policy Studies Journalca. 5.1
20European Journal of Political Researchca. 4.9
21Foreign Affairsca. 4.7
22New Political Economyca. 4.6
23Review of International Political Economyca. 4.6
24Socio-Economic Reviewca. 4.4
25Political Psychologyca. 4.3
26Policy and Society Open Accessca. 4.2
27Marine Policyca. 4.1
28Public Opinion Quarterlyca. 4.1
29European Political Science Reviewca. 4.1
30Geopoliticsca. 4.1
31Global Environmental Politicsca. 4.0
32Journal of Peace Researchca. 4.0
33European Journal of International Relationsca. 4.0
34JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studiesca. 3.9
35West European Politicsca. 3.9
36Territory, Politics, Governanceca. 3.8
37Governanceca. 3.8
38Policy and Internetca. 3.8
39Political Science Research and Methodsca. 3.7
40Perspectives on Politicsca. 3.7
41South European Society and Politicsca. 3.7
42Policy and Politicsca. 3.7
43Public Administrationca. 3.7
44International Political Sociologyca. 3.6
45Political Geographyca. 3.6
46Chinese Journal of International Politicsca. 3.6
47Cooperation and Conflict ca. 3.5
48Journal of Conflict Resolutionca. 3.5
49Security Dialogueca. 3.4
50Journal of Politicsca. 3.4
51World Politicsca. 3.4
52European Union Politicsca. 3.3
53Government and Oppositionca. 3.3
54Common Market Law Reviewca. 3.2
55Political Studies Reviewca. 3.2
56African Affairsca. 3.2
57Research & Politics Open Accessca. 3.1
58Cambridge Review of International Affairsca. 3.0
59American Journal of International Lawca. 3.0
60Politics & Societyca. 3.0
61Democratizationca. 3.0
62International Peacekeepingca. 3.0
63Post-Soviet Affairsca. 2.9
64International Studies Quarterlyca. 2.9
65Millenniumca. 2.9
66Party Politicsca. 2.8
67International Theoryca. 2.7
68Terrorism and Political Violenceca. 2.7
69Review of International Studiesca. 2.7
70Local Government Studiesca. 2.7
71Political Science Quarterlyca. 2.6
72International Studies Reviewca. 2.6
73International Environmental Agreementsca. 2.6
74Contemporary Security Policyca. 2.6
75Mediterranean Politicsca. 2.5
76Conflict Management and Peace Scienceca. 2.5
77Political Research Quarterlyca. 2.5
78British Politicsca. 2.5
79Journal of Public Policyca. 2.5
80International Studies Perspectivesca. 2.5
81Politicsca. 2.4
83Publiusca. 2.4
82PS: Political Science & Politicsca. 2.4
84Security Studiesca. 2.4
85American Politics Researchca. 2.4
86Journal of Strategic Studiesca. 2.4
87Pacific Reviewca. 2.4
88British Journal of Politics & International Relationsca. 2.4
89Acta Politicaca. 2.4
90Political Studiesca. 2.3
91European Journal of Political Economyca. 2.3
92Journal of Chinese Governanceca. 2.3
93International Relations of the Asia-Pacificca. 2.3
94Emerging Markets Finance and Tradeca. 2.3
95Social Movement Studiesca. 2.2
97Journal of Information Technology & Politicsca. 2.2
96Journal of Political Philosophyca. 2.2
99Journal of Intervention and Statebuildingca. 2.2
98Journal of International Relations and Developmentca. 2.2
101Studies in Comparative International Developmentca. 2.1
100Legislative Studies Quarterlyca. 2.1
102German Politicsca. 2.1
103Globalizationsca. 2.1
104Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Scienceca. 2.1
105International Relationsca. 2.1
106Problems of Post-Communismca. 2.1
107International Journal of Public Opinion Researchca. 2.1
108Europe-Asia Studiesca. 2.1
109Critical Policy Studiesca. 2.0
110Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistsca. 2.0
111Politics & Genderca. 2.0
112Global Policyca. 2.0
113International Feminist Journal of Politicsca. 2.0
114Electoral Studiesca. 2.0
115Politics and Governance Open Accessca. 2.0
116International Political Science Reviewca. 2.0
117Public Choiceca. 2.0
118New Left Review Open Accessca. 2.0
119Comparative European Politicsca. 2.0
123Journal of Women Politics & Policyca. 2.0
120Philosophy & Public Affairsca. 2.0
122Quarterly Journal of Political Scienceca. 2.0
121Review of Policy Researchca. 2.0
124European Securityca. 1.9
125Political Theoryca. 1.8
126Asia Europe Journalca. 1.8
127Politics, Groups, and Identitiesca. 1.8
128European Journal of International Lawca. 1.8
129Parliamentary Affairsca. 1.8
130Armed Forces & Societyca. 1.8
131Ethics & International Affairsca. 1.8
132Swiss Political Science Reviewca. 1.8
133Economics & Politicsca. 1.8
134Comparative Politicsca. 1.7
135Foreign Policy Analysisca. 1.7
136European Political Scienceca. 1.7
137Peacebuildingca. 1.7
138Journal of Chinese Political Scienceca. 1.6
139Citizenship Studiesca. 1.6
140Survivalca. 1.6
141Politics and Religionca. 1.6
142World Trade Reviewca. 1.5
143Contemporary Politicsca. 1.5
144Human Rights Law Reviewca. 1.5
145Journal of the Japanese and International Economiesca. 1.5
146State Politics & Policy Quarterlyca. 1.5
147International Journal of Transitional Justiceca. 1.5
148Ocean Development and International Lawca. 1.5
149Review of World Economicsca. 1.5
150Washington Quarterlyca. 1.5
151Journal of European Integrationca. 1.4
152Nationca. 1.4
153World Economyca. 1.4
154Nations and Nationalismca. 1.4
155East European Politics and Societiesca. 1.4
156Australian Journal of International Affairsca. 1.4
157Chinese Journal of International Lawca. 1.3
158International Interactionsca. 1.3
159Stanford Journal of International Lawca. 1.3
160Journal of Contemporary European Studiesca. 1.3
161Scandinavian Political Studiesca. 1.3
162Journal of Political Ideologiesca. 1.3
163Intelligence and National Securityca. 1.3
164Contemporary Southeast Asiaca. 1.3
165Politics, Philosophy & Economicsca. 1.2
166Latin American Politics and Societyca. 1.2
168Space Policyca. 1.2
167Review of African Political Economyca. 1.2
169Irish Political Studiesca. 1.2
170Social Science Quarterlyca. 1.1
171Human Rights Quarterlyca. 1.1
172Canadian Journal of Political Scienceca. 1.1
173Monthly Reviewca. 1.1
174Australian Journal of Political Scienceca. 1.1
175Revista Brasileira de Politica Internacional Open Accessca. 1.1
176Alternativesca. 1.0
177Latin American Perspectivesca. 1.0
178Communist and Post-Communist Studiesca. 1.0
179Political Scienceca. 1.0
180Political Quarterlyca. 1.0
181Polityca. 1.0
182Scottish Journal of Political Economyca. 1.0
183Politics, Religion & Ideologyca. 1.0
184Journal of World Tradeca. 0.9
185New Republicca. 0.9
186Politikonca. 0.9
187Revista de Ciencia Politica Open Accessca. 0.9
188Politische Vierteljahresschriftca. 0.9
189Politica y Gobierno Open Accessca. 0.9
190Historical Materialismca. 0.9
191Critical Reviewca. 0.9
192Journal of Australian Political Economy Open Accessca. 0.8
193Contemporary Political Theoryca. 0.8
194Studies in American Political Developmentca. 0.8
195Global Governanceca. 0.8
196International Politicsca. 0.8
197International Journalca. 0.8
198Asian Perspectiveca. 0.8
199Nationalities Papersca. 0.7
200Cornell International Law Journal Open Accessca. 0.7
201Presidential Studies Quarterlyca. 0.7
202Journal of Human Rightsca. 0.6
203Forumca. 0.6
204Journal of Theoretical Politicsca. 0.6
205International Journal of Conflict and Violence Open Accessca. 0.6
206Japanese Journal of Political Scienceca. 0.6
207Ethics & Global Politics Open Accessca. 0.6
208Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy Open Accessca. 0.6
209Lex Localisca. 0.5
210War in Historyca. 0.5
211Journal of Policy Historyca. 0.5
212Pacific Focusca. 0.5
213Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Open Accessca. 0.5
215Historia y Politicaca. 0.5
214Dissentca. 0.5
216Australian Journal of Politics and Historyca. 0.4
217Journal of Cold War Studiesca. 0.4
218Middle East Policyca. 0.4
219European History Quarterlyca. 0.4
220Revista de Estudios Politicosca. 0.4
221Korean Journal of Defense Analysis Open Accessca. 0.4
222Current Historyca. 0.3
223Independent Reviewca. 0.3
224Austrian Journal of Political Science Open Accessca. 0.3
225Uluslararasi Iliskilerca. 0.3
226Politicka Ekonomie Open Accessca. 0.3
227Osteuropaca. 0.3
228Korea Observerca. 0.2
230Internasjonal Politikk Open Accessca. 0.2
229Diplomacy & Statecraftca. 0.2
231Romanian Journal of Political Scienceca. 0.2
232Telosca. 0.1
233Politixca. 0.1
234Revue d'Économie Politiqueca. 0.1