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Last Updated on May 27, 2022


Top Journals in Political Science and International Relations

Presenting here the list of top journals in the field of Political Science And International Relations, which you can always refer to and cite while writing your thesis and research papers. You can also submit your research paper in these journals to show the standard and worthiness of your work. This list is ordered by Scopus ranking. Subject category Political Science and International Relations falls under area Social Sciences.

Note: The impact score shown here is equivalent to the average number of times documents published in a journal/conference in the past two years have been cited in the current year (i.e., Cites / Doc. (2 years)). It is based on Scopus data and can be a little higher or different compared to the impact factor (IF) produced by Journal Citation Report. Please refer to the Web of Science data source to check the exact journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.


1. American Political Science Review


American Political Science Review is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of American Political Science Review is 201. ISSN of this journal is/are 15375943, 00030554.

Impact Score: 7.23 h-Index: 182 SJR: 5.816 Overall Ranking: 201



2. American Journal of Political Science


American Journal of Political Science is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of American Journal of Political Science is 271. ISSN of this journal is/are 00925853, 15405907.

Impact Score: 4.95 h-Index: 180 SJR: 4.913 Overall Ranking: 271


3. Political Analysis


Political Analysis is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of Political Analysis is 298. ISSN of this journal is/are 10471987, 14764989.

Impact Score: 6.61 h-Index: 73 SJR: 4.712 Overall Ranking: 298


4. International Organization


International Organization is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of International Organization is 442. ISSN of this journal is/are 15315088, 00208183.

Impact Score: 5.31 h-Index: 151 SJR: 3.606 Overall Ranking: 442


5. British Journal of Political Science


British Journal of Political Science is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of British Journal of Political Science is 614. ISSN of this journal is/are 00071234, 14692112.

Impact Score: 4.85 h-Index: 101 SJR: 2.918 Overall Ranking: 614



6. Quarterly Journal of Political Science


Quarterly Journal of Political Science is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Now Publishers Inc. The overall rank of Quarterly Journal of Political Science is 887. ISSN of this journal is/are 15540634, 15540626.

Impact Score: 2.41 h-Index: 37 SJR: 2.425 Overall Ranking: 887


7. Political Science Research and Methods


Political Science Research and Methods is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of Political Science Research and Methods is 894. ISSN of this journal is/are 20498470, 20498489.

Impact Score: 4.60 h-Index: 17 SJR: 2.419 Overall Ranking: 894


8. Journal of Peace Research


Journal of Peace Research is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Safety Research (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Journal of Peace Research is 948. ISSN of this journal is/are 223433.

Impact Score: 4.54 h-Index: 108 SJR: 2.35 Overall Ranking: 948


9. Political Psychology


Political Psychology is a journal covering the categories related to Clinical Psychology (Q1); Experimental and Cognitive Psychology (Q1); Philosophy (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Social Psychology (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of Political Psychology is 960. ISSN of this journal is/are 0162895X, 14679221.

Impact Score: 5.28 h-Index: 102 SJR: 2.332 Overall Ranking: 960



10. European Political Science Review


European Political Science Review is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of European Political Science Review is 1165. ISSN of this journal is/are 17557739, 17557747.

Impact Score: 3.86 h-Index: 38 SJR: 2.075 Overall Ranking: 1165


11. Journal of Conflict Resolution


Journal of Conflict Resolution is a journal covering the categories related to Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous) (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Inc.. The overall rank of Journal of Conflict Resolution is 1180. ISSN of this journal is/are 220027.

Impact Score: 3.34 h-Index: 113 SJR: 2.062 Overall Ranking: 1180


12. West European Politics


West European Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of West European Politics is 1190. ISSN of this journal is/are 01402382, 17439655.

Impact Score: 5.50 h-Index: 86 SJR: 2.055 Overall Ranking: 1190


13. Review of International Political Economy


Review of International Political Economy is a journal covering the categories related to Economics and Econometrics (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Review of International Political Economy is 1294. ISSN of this journal is/are 09692290, 14664526.

Impact Score: 4.94 h-Index: 76 SJR: 1.959 Overall Ranking: 1294



14. Policy and Society


Policy and Society is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Public Administration (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Elsevier Ltd.. The overall rank of Policy and Society is 1312. ISSN of this journal is/are 14494035.

Impact Score: 10.82 h-Index: 41 SJR: 1.944 Overall Ranking: 1312


15. Perspectives on Politics


Perspectives on Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of Perspectives on Politics is 1348. ISSN of this journal is/are 15375927.

Impact Score: 3.21 h-Index: 86 SJR: 1.915 Overall Ranking: 1348


16. International Security


International Security is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by MIT Press Journals. The overall rank of International Security is 1357. ISSN of this journal is/are 15314804, 01622889.

Impact Score: 5.93 h-Index: 113 SJR: 1.91 Overall Ranking: 1357


17. International Affairs


International Affairs is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell. The overall rank of International Affairs is 1380. ISSN of this journal is/are 14682346, 00205850.

Impact Score: 4.02 h-Index: 84 SJR: 1.891 Overall Ranking: 1380


18. Review of International Organizations


Review of International Organizations is a journal covering the categories related to Economics and Econometrics (Q1); Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Springer New York. The overall rank of Review of International Organizations is 1529. ISSN of this journal is/are 1559744X, 15597431.

Impact Score: 5.32 h-Index: 38 SJR: 1.783 Overall Ranking: 1529


19. World Politics


World Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of World Politics is 1618. ISSN of this journal is/are 00438871, 10863338.

Impact Score: 2.67 h-Index: 114 SJR: 1.734 Overall Ranking: 1618


20. European Union Politics


European Union Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Demography (Q1); Health (social science) (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of European Union Politics is 1633. ISSN of this journal is/are 17412757, 14651165.

Impact Score: 3.64 h-Index: 69 SJR: 1.725 Overall Ranking: 1633


21. Research and Politics


Research and Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Public Administration (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Research and Politics is 1771. ISSN of this journal is/are 20531680.

Impact Score: 4.52 h-Index: 24 SJR: 1.659 Overall Ranking: 1771


22. International Studies Quarterly


International Studies Quarterly is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of International Studies Quarterly is 1846. ISSN of this journal is/are 14682478, 00208833.

Impact Score: 2.56 h-Index: 106 SJR: 1.615 Overall Ranking: 1846


23. New Political Economy


New Political Economy is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of New Political Economy is 2032. ISSN of this journal is/are 14699923, 13563467.

Impact Score: 4.68 h-Index: 58 SJR: 1.529 Overall Ranking: 2032


24. East European Politics


East European Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of East European Politics is 2080. ISSN of this journal is/are 21599165, 21599173.

Impact Score: 3.55 h-Index: 24 SJR: 1.502 Overall Ranking: 2080


25. Journal of Common Market Studies


Journal of Common Market Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Business and International Management (Q1); Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous) (Q1); Economics and Econometrics (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of Journal of Common Market Studies is 2111. ISSN of this journal is/are 14685965, 00219886.

Impact Score: 2.86 h-Index: 95 SJR: 1.491 Overall Ranking: 2111


26. Conflict Management and Peace Science


Conflict Management and Peace Science is a journal covering the categories related to Economics and Econometrics (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Inc.. The overall rank of Conflict Management and Peace Science is 2210. ISSN of this journal is/are 07388942, 15499219.

Impact Score: 1.98 h-Index: 43 SJR: 1.453 Overall Ranking: 2210


27. Democratization


Democratization is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Democratization is 2305. ISSN of this journal is/are 13510347, 1743890X.

Impact Score: 3.73 h-Index: 59 SJR: 1.419 Overall Ranking: 2305


28. Global Environmental Politics


Global Environmental Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment (Q1); Global and Planetary Change (Q2). It is published by MIT Press Journals. The overall rank of Global Environmental Politics is 2588. ISSN of this journal is/are 15263800.

Impact Score: 3.51 h-Index: 61 SJR: 1.329 Overall Ranking: 2588


29. European Journal of International Relations


European Journal of International Relations is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of European Journal of International Relations is 2795. ISSN of this journal is/are 13540661.

Impact Score: 2.74 h-Index: 93 SJR: 1.269 Overall Ranking: 2795


30. Electoral Studies


Electoral Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Elsevier BV. The overall rank of Electoral Studies is 2838. ISSN of this journal is/are 2613794.

Impact Score: 2.28 h-Index: 74 SJR: 1.252 Overall Ranking: 2838


31. Philosophy and Public Affairs


Philosophy and Public Affairs is a journal covering the categories related to History and Philosophy of Science (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Social Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of Philosophy and Public Affairs is 2888. ISSN of this journal is/are 10884963, 00483915.

Impact Score: 2.03 h-Index: 73 SJR: 1.24 Overall Ranking: 2888


32. Policy Design and Practice


Policy Design and Practice is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Public Administration (Q1). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Policy Design and Practice is 2895. ISSN of this journal is/are 25741292.

Impact Score: 6.02 h-Index: 14 SJR: 1.239 Overall Ranking: 2895


33. International Theory


International Theory is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Philosophy (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of International Theory is 2898. ISSN of this journal is/are 17529727, 17529719.

Impact Score: 2.97 h-Index: 31 SJR: 1.238 Overall Ranking: 2898


34. Post-Soviet Affairs


Post-Soviet Affairs is a journal covering the categories related to Economics and Econometrics (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Post-Soviet Affairs is 2931. ISSN of this journal is/are 1060586X.

Impact Score: 1.81 h-Index: 47 SJR: 1.231 Overall Ranking: 2931


35. Security Dialogue


Security Dialogue is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Security Dialogue is 3155. ISSN of this journal is/are 9670106.

Impact Score: 3.38 h-Index: 75 SJR: 1.178 Overall Ranking: 3155


36. European Journal of Political Economy


European Journal of Political Economy is a journal covering the categories related to Economics and Econometrics (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Elsevier. The overall rank of European Journal of Political Economy is 3372. ISSN of this journal is/are 1762680.

Impact Score: 2.53 h-Index: 86 SJR: 1.127 Overall Ranking: 3372


37. American Journal of International Law


American Journal of International Law is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of American Journal of International Law is 3462. ISSN of this journal is/are 29300.

Impact Score: 1.47 h-Index: 79 SJR: 1.11 Overall Ranking: 3462


38. Security Studies


Security Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Security Studies is 3713. ISSN of this journal is/are 15561852, 09636412.

Impact Score: 2.41 h-Index: 53 SJR: 1.064 Overall Ranking: 3713


39. Contemporary Security Policy


Contemporary Security Policy is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Contemporary Security Policy is 4137. ISSN of this journal is/are 17438764, 13523260.

Impact Score: 5.85 h-Index: 29 SJR: 0.997 Overall Ranking: 4137


40. Information Society


Information Society is a journal covering the categories related to Cultural Studies (Q1); Information Systems (Q1); Management Information Systems (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Information Society is 4148. ISSN of this journal is/are 01972243, 10876537.

Impact Score: 2.45 h-Index: 78 SJR: 0.995 Overall Ranking: 4148


41. Review of International Studies


Review of International Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of Review of International Studies is 4173. ISSN of this journal is/are 14699044, 02602105.

Impact Score: 2.62 h-Index: 76 SJR: 0.991 Overall Ranking: 4173


42. Political Studies Review


Political Studies Review is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Political Studies Review is 4347. ISSN of this journal is/are 14789299, 14789302.

Impact Score: 3.91 h-Index: 30 SJR: 0.961 Overall Ranking: 4347


43. Studies in Comparative International Development


Studies in Comparative International Development is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Springer New York. The overall rank of Studies in Comparative International Development is 4398. ISSN of this journal is/are 00393606, 19366167.

Impact Score: 2.70 h-Index: 55 SJR: 0.953 Overall Ranking: 4398


44. Politics and Society


Politics and Society is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Social Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Inc.. The overall rank of Politics and Society is 4555. ISSN of this journal is/are 00323292, 15527514.

Impact Score: 2.58 h-Index: 75 SJR: 0.93 Overall Ranking: 4555


45. Territory, Politics, Governance


Territory, Politics, Governance is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Territory, Politics, Governance is 4665. ISSN of this journal is/are 2162268X, 21622671.

Impact Score: 3.04 h-Index: 26 SJR: 0.918 Overall Ranking: 4665


46. Acta Politica


Acta Politica is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. The overall rank of Acta Politica is 4939. ISSN of this journal is/are 16810.

Impact Score: 2.03 h-Index: 39 SJR: 0.883 Overall Ranking: 4939


47. International Studies Review


International Studies Review is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of International Studies Review is 4954. ISSN of this journal is/are 15219488, 14682486.

Impact Score: 2.97 h-Index: 63 SJR: 0.881 Overall Ranking: 4954


48. Journal of Cybersecurity


Journal of Cybersecurity is a journal covering the categories related to Computer Science (miscellaneous) (Q1); Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Safety Research (Q1); Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality (Q1); Computer Networks and Communications (Q2); Computer Science Applications (Q2); Hardware and Architecture (Q2); Information Systems (Q2); Social Psychology (Q2); Software (Q2). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of Journal of Cybersecurity is 5016. ISSN of this journal is/are 20572093.

Impact Score: 3.88 h-Index: 17 SJR: 0.874 Overall Ranking: 5016


49. China Quarterly


China Quarterly is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of China Quarterly is 5043. ISSN of this journal is/are 03057410, 14682648.

Impact Score: 2.07 h-Index: 89 SJR: 0.871 Overall Ranking: 5043


50. World Trade Review


World Trade Review is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Economics and Econometrics (Q2). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of World Trade Review is 5114. ISSN of this journal is/are 14747456, 14753138.

Impact Score: 1.13 h-Index: 33 SJR: 0.863 Overall Ranking: 5114


51. Business and Politics


Business and Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Industrial Relations (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of Business and Politics is 5127. ISSN of this journal is/are 13695258, 14693569.

Impact Score: 2.33 h-Index: 33 SJR: 0.861 Overall Ranking: 5127


52. Journal of Political Ecology


Journal of Political Ecology is a journal covering the categories related to Ecology (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. The overall rank of Journal of Political Ecology is 5356. ISSN of this journal is/are 10730451.

Impact Score: 1.88 h-Index: 27 SJR: 0.838 Overall Ranking: 5356


53. Journal of European Integration


Journal of European Integration is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Journal of European Integration is 5454. ISSN of this journal is/are 07036337, 14772280.

Impact Score: 3.22 h-Index: 47 SJR: 0.829 Overall Ranking: 5454


54. Journal of Global Security Studies


Journal of Global Security Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Safety Research (Q1). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of Journal of Global Security Studies is 5532. ISSN of this journal is/are 20573189, 20573170.

Impact Score: 2.01 h-Index: 13 SJR: 0.819 Overall Ranking: 5532


55. Journal of Eastern African Studies


Journal of Eastern African Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Anthropology (Q1); Cultural Studies (Q1); History (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Journal of Eastern African Studies is 5560. ISSN of this journal is/are 17531055, 17531063.

Impact Score: 1.96 h-Index: 29 SJR: 0.816 Overall Ranking: 5560


56. Politics


Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Inc.. The overall rank of Politics is 5594. ISSN of this journal is/are 14679256, 02633957.

Impact Score: 1.99 h-Index: 34 SJR: 0.814 Overall Ranking: 5594


57. Journal of Contemporary China


Journal of Contemporary China is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Journal of Contemporary China is 5653. ISSN of this journal is/are 10670564, 14699400.

Impact Score: 2.94 h-Index: 54 SJR: 0.808 Overall Ranking: 5653


58. International Peacekeeping


International Peacekeeping is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of International Peacekeeping is 5770. ISSN of this journal is/are 13533312, 1743906X.

Impact Score: 1.92 h-Index: 38 SJR: 0.797 Overall Ranking: 5770


59. Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry


Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Analysis (Q2); Geometry and Topology (Q2). It is published by Springer Netherlands. The overall rank of Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry is 5801. ISSN of this journal is/are 15729060, 0232704X.

Impact Score: 0.72 h-Index: 34 SJR: 0.794 Overall Ranking: 5801


60. Foreign Policy Analysis


Foreign Policy Analysis is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of Foreign Policy Analysis is 5891. ISSN of this journal is/are 17438594, 17438586.

Impact Score: 2.50 h-Index: 26 SJR: 0.784 Overall Ranking: 5891


61. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics


International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Economics and Econometrics (Q2). It is published by Springer Netherlands. The overall rank of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics is 5917. ISSN of this journal is/are 15679764, 15731553.

Impact Score: 2.31 h-Index: 40 SJR: 0.781 Overall Ranking: 5917


62. Revista de Ciencia Politica


Revista de Ciencia Politica is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. The overall rank of Revista de Ciencia Politica is 5931. ISSN of this journal is/are 7161417.

Impact Score: 1.52 h-Index: 20 SJR: 0.78 Overall Ranking: 5931


63. World Economy


World Economy is a journal covering the categories related to Finance (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Accounting (Q2); Economics and Econometrics (Q2). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of World Economy is 5934. ISSN of this journal is/are 03785920, 14679701.

Impact Score: 2.17 h-Index: 72 SJR: 0.78 Overall Ranking: 5934


64. Island Studies Journal


Island Studies Journal is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by University of Prince Edward Island. The overall rank of Island Studies Journal is 5942. ISSN of this journal is/are 17152593.

Impact Score: 1.88 h-Index: 23 SJR: 0.779 Overall Ranking: 5942


65. Geopolitics


Geopolitics is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Geopolitics is 6187. ISSN of this journal is/are 14650045.

Impact Score: 2.97 h-Index: 56 SJR: 0.757 Overall Ranking: 6187


66. International Feminist Journal of Politics


International Feminist Journal of Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) (Q1); Gender Studies (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of International Feminist Journal of Politics is 6197. ISSN of this journal is/are 14616742.

Impact Score: 1.54 h-Index: 48 SJR: 0.756 Overall Ranking: 6197


67. International Political Science Review


International Political Science Review is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of International Political Science Review is 6213. ISSN of this journal is/are 01925121, 1460373X.

Impact Score: 2.12 h-Index: 58 SJR: 0.755 Overall Ranking: 6213


68. Chinese Journal of International Politics


Chinese Journal of International Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of Chinese Journal of International Politics is 6232. ISSN of this journal is/are 17508924, 17508916.

Impact Score: 3.03 h-Index: 32 SJR: 0.753 Overall Ranking: 6232


69. European Journal of Political Theory


European Journal of Political Theory is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of European Journal of Political Theory is 6363. ISSN of this journal is/are 17412730, 14748851.

Impact Score: 1.09 h-Index: 32 SJR: 0.74 Overall Ranking: 6363


70. Critical Social Policy


Critical Social Policy is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Critical Social Policy is 6447. ISSN of this journal is/are 02610183, 1461703X.

Impact Score: 2.13 h-Index: 68 SJR: 0.733 Overall Ranking: 6447


71. Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea


Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea is a journal covering the categories related to History (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea is 6499. ISSN of this journal is/are 14683857.

Impact Score: 2.74 h-Index: 21 SJR: 0.73 Overall Ranking: 6499


72. Asian Business and Management


Asian Business and Management is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1); Business and International Management (Q2); Strategy and Management (Q2). It is published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. The overall rank of Asian Business and Management is 6550. ISSN of this journal is/are 14724782, 14769328.

Impact Score: 4.16 h-Index: 24 SJR: 0.725 Overall Ranking: 6550


73. Citizenship Studies


Citizenship Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Citizenship Studies is 6637. ISSN of this journal is/are 14693593, 13621025.

Impact Score: 2.02 h-Index: 63 SJR: 0.717 Overall Ranking: 6637


74. Journal of Refugee Studies


Journal of Refugee Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Oxford University Press. The overall rank of Journal of Refugee Studies is 6732. ISSN of this journal is/are 09516328, 14716925.

Impact Score: 2.38 h-Index: 60 SJR: 0.71 Overall Ranking: 6732


75. European Political Science


European Political Science is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. The overall rank of European Political Science is 6801. ISSN of this journal is/are 16820983, 16804333.

Impact Score: 2.29 h-Index: 26 SJR: 0.705 Overall Ranking: 6801


76. Cooperation and Conflict


Cooperation and Conflict is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Social Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Strategy and Management (Q2). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Cooperation and Conflict is 6843. ISSN of this journal is/are 00108367, 14603691.

Impact Score: 2.92 h-Index: 44 SJR: 0.701 Overall Ranking: 6843


77. Journal of Chinese Governance


Journal of Chinese Governance is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1); Public Administration (Q2). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Journal of Chinese Governance is 6964. ISSN of this journal is/are 23812354, 23812346.

Impact Score: 2.76 h-Index: 12 SJR: 0.692 Overall Ranking: 6964


78. Journal of the Japanese and International Economies


Journal of the Japanese and International Economies is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Economics and Econometrics (Q2); Finance (Q2). It is published by Academic Press Inc.. The overall rank of Journal of the Japanese and International Economies is 6968. ISSN of this journal is/are 08891583, 10958681.

Impact Score: 1.85 h-Index: 43 SJR: 0.692 Overall Ranking: 6968


79. Latin American Politics and Society


Latin American Politics and Society is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of Latin American Politics and Society is 7018. ISSN of this journal is/are 15482456, 1531426X.

Impact Score: 1.50 h-Index: 45 SJR: 0.688 Overall Ranking: 7018


80. Latin American Research Review


Latin American Research Review is a journal covering the categories related to Anthropology (Q1); Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) (Q1); Cultural Studies (Q1); Development (Q1); Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous) (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); History (Q1); Literature and Literary Theory (Q1); Multidisciplinary (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Latin American Studies Association. The overall rank of Latin American Research Review is 7077. ISSN of this journal is/are 00238791, 15424278.

Impact Score: 1.19 h-Index: 50 SJR: 0.684 Overall Ranking: 7077


81. Regional and Federal Studies


Regional and Federal Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Regional and Federal Studies is 7148. ISSN of this journal is/are 13597566.

Impact Score: 1.33 h-Index: 40 SJR: 0.679 Overall Ranking: 7148


82. Review of African Political Economy


Review of African Political Economy is a journal covering the categories related to Development (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Review of African Political Economy is 7174. ISSN of this journal is/are 03056244, 17401720.

Impact Score: 1.67 h-Index: 51 SJR: 0.676 Overall Ranking: 7174


83. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism


Capitalism, Nature, Socialism is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law (Q2). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism is 7177. ISSN of this journal is/are 10455752, 15483290.

Impact Score: 1.53 h-Index: 33 SJR: 0.675 Overall Ranking: 7177


84. Asian Economic Policy Review


Asian Economic Policy Review is a journal covering the categories related to Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous) (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law (Q2). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of Asian Economic Policy Review is 7272. ISSN of this journal is/are 18328105, 17483131.

Impact Score: 1.00 h-Index: 22 SJR: 0.667 Overall Ranking: 7272


85. Common Market Law Review


Common Market Law Review is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Kluwer Law International. The overall rank of Common Market Law Review is 7306. ISSN of this journal is/are 1650750.

Impact Score: 0.58 h-Index: 52 SJR: 0.664 Overall Ranking: 7306


86. Nations and Nationalism


Nations and Nationalism is a journal covering the categories related to Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The overall rank of Nations and Nationalism is 7315. ISSN of this journal is/are 14698129, 13545078.

Impact Score: 2.09 h-Index: 48 SJR: 0.664 Overall Ranking: 7315


87. European Journal of Politics and Gender


European Journal of Politics and Gender is a journal covering the categories related to Gender Studies (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Bristol University Press. The overall rank of European Journal of Politics and Gender is 7413. ISSN of this journal is/are 25151096, 25151088.

Impact Score: 1.68 h-Index: 11 SJR: 0.655 Overall Ranking: 7413


88. Contemporary Italian Politics


Contemporary Italian Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Contemporary Italian Politics is 7426. ISSN of this journal is/are 23248823, 23248831.

Impact Score: 1.62 h-Index: 15 SJR: 0.654 Overall Ranking: 7426


89. Comparative European Politics


Comparative European Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. The overall rank of Comparative European Politics is 7465. ISSN of this journal is/are 1740388X, 14724790.

Impact Score: 1.83 h-Index: 33 SJR: 0.652 Overall Ranking: 7465


90. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding


Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding is 7497. ISSN of this journal is/are 17502977, 17502985.

Impact Score: 1.66 h-Index: 19 SJR: 0.65 Overall Ranking: 7497


91. Millennium: Journal of International Studies


Millennium: Journal of International Studies is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by SAGE Publications Ltd. The overall rank of Millennium: Journal of International Studies is 7588. ISSN of this journal is/are 03058298, 14779021.

Impact Score: 1.57 h-Index: 69 SJR: 0.645 Overall Ranking: 7588


92. European Journal of International Security


European Journal of International Security is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Safety Research (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of European Journal of International Security is 7592. ISSN of this journal is/are 20575637, 20575645.

Impact Score: 1.79 h-Index: 14 SJR: 0.644 Overall Ranking: 7592


93. Contemporary South Asia


Contemporary South Asia is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Development (Q2). It is published by Routledge. The overall rank of Contemporary South Asia is 7654. ISSN of this journal is/are 09584935, 1469364X.

Impact Score: 1.18 h-Index: 24 SJR: 0.64 Overall Ranking: 7654


94. Water Alternatives


Water Alternatives is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law (Q2); Water Science and Technology (Q2). It is published by . The overall rank of Water Alternatives is 7696. ISSN of this journal is/are 19650175.

Impact Score: 2.27 h-Index: 46 SJR: 0.638 Overall Ranking: 7696


95. International and Comparative Law Quarterly


International and Comparative Law Quarterly is a journal covering the categories related to Law (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Cambridge University Press. The overall rank of International and Comparative Law Quarterly is 7805. ISSN of this journal is/are 205893.

Impact Score: 1.19 h-Index: 51 SJR: 0.629 Overall Ranking: 7805


96. Thunderbird International Business Review


Thunderbird International Business Review is a journal covering the categories related to Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Business and International Management (Q2). It is published by John Wiley & Sons Inc.. The overall rank of Thunderbird International Business Review is 7815. ISSN of this journal is/are 10964762.

Impact Score: 2.39 h-Index: 42 SJR: 0.629 Overall Ranking: 7815


97. Russian Politics


Russian Politics is a journal covering the categories related to Cultural Studies (Q1); History (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by Brill Academic Publishers. The overall rank of Russian Politics is 7898. ISSN of this journal is/are 24518913, 24518921.

Impact Score: 0.89 h-Index: 7 SJR: 0.624 Overall Ranking: 7898


98. Refuge


Refuge is a journal covering the categories related to Cultural Studies (Q1); Demography (Q1); Geography, Planning and Development (Q1); Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Sociology and Political Science (Q1). It is published by York University Libraries. The overall rank of Refuge is 7920. ISSN of this journal is/are 19207336, 02295113.

Impact Score: 1.47 h-Index: 25 SJR: 0.623 Overall Ranking: 7920


99. Swiss Political Science Review


Swiss Political Science Review is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1). It is published by Wiley-Blackwell. The overall rank of Swiss Political Science Review is 7969. ISSN of this journal is/are 14247755, 16626370.

Impact Score: 1.27 h-Index: 34 SJR: 0.62 Overall Ranking: 7969


100. Peacebuilding


Peacebuilding is a journal covering the categories related to Political Science and International Relations (Q1); Safety Research (Q1); Development (Q2). It is published by Taylor and Francis Ltd.. The overall rank of Peacebuilding is 7983. ISSN of this journal is/are 21647267, 21647259.

Impact Score: 2.26 h-Index: 7 SJR: 0.619 Overall Ranking: 7983








Importance of Choosing Highy Ranked and Rated Journals


While writing a research paper or an academic thesis in the field of Political Science and International Relations or any other field, it is extremely important to cite or reference the research paper from a top ranked journal because it shows the credibility and reliability of your work. Also, most of the reviewers evaluate and judge the standard of your research paper and thesis based on the referenced academic sources.


Summary


Irrespective of whether you are writing an academic thesis or a research journal paper, always remember to refer and cite the papers from good quality and top journals, as it shows the credibility and reliability of your work.

Also, it is recommended to submit your research findings whether theoretical or practical into a highly ranked journal to show the worthiness of your research paper.


List of Top 5, 10, 50, 100 Journals in Political Science and International Relations


Irrespective of whether you are writing an academic thesis or a research journal paper, always remember to refer and cite the papers from good quality and top journals, as it shows the credibility and reliability of your work.

Also, it is recommended to submit your research findings whether theoretical or practical into a highly ranked journal to show the worthiness of your research paper.






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