Best Law and Political Science Journals

The ranking of best journals for Law and Political Science was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 2,139 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 6,884 scientific documents published during the last three years by 1,665 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 Journal of European Public Policy

Journal of European Public Policy

1350-1763 , Monthly
Best Scientists 87 133 Impact Score 6.20
2 Public Administration Review

Public Administration Review

0033-3352 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 65 107 Impact Score 5.00
3 Journal of Politics

Journal of Politics

0022-3816
Best Scientists 93 107 Impact Score 4.70
4 British Journal of Political Science

British Journal of Political Science

0007-1234
Best Scientists 65 66 Impact Score 4.50
5 American Journal of Political Science

American Journal of Political Science

0092-5853
Best Scientists 52 51 Impact Score 4.50
6 Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal of Common Market Studies

0021-9886
Best Scientists 57 62 Impact Score 4.20
7 European Journal of Political Research

European Journal of Political Research

0304-4130
Best Scientists 57 61 Impact Score 4.20
8 Public Management Review

Public Management Review

1471-9037
Best Scientists 45 73 Impact Score 4.10
9 Perspectives on Politics

Perspectives on Politics

1537-5927
Best Scientists 109 129 Impact Score 3.70
10 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

1369-183X
Best Scientists 52 72 Impact Score 3.60
11 Annual Review of Political Science

Annual Review of Political Science

1094-2939
Best Scientists 38 33 Impact Score 3.60
12 Environmental Politics

Environmental Politics

0964-4016
Best Scientists 34 49 Impact Score 3.60
13 Policy and Politics

Policy and Politics

0305-5736
Best Scientists 43 48 Impact Score 3.50
14 American Political Science Review

American Political Science Review

0003-0554
Best Scientists 39 38 Impact Score 3.50
15 Party Politics

Party Politics

1354-0688 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 63 78 Impact Score 3.40
16 Comparative Political Studies

Comparative Political Studies

0010-4140
Best Scientists 47 46 Impact Score 3.40
17 International Organization

International Organization

0020-8183 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 37 36 Impact Score 3.40
18 Policy Studies Journal

Policy Studies Journal

0190-292X , Quarterly
Best Scientists 32 41 Impact Score 3.40
19 Public Administration

Public Administration

0033-3298
Best Scientists 63 65 Impact Score 3.30
20 World Development

World Development

0305-750X
Best Scientists 32 38 Impact Score 3.30
21 Journal of Democracy

Journal of Democracy

1045-5736
Best Scientists 36 42 Impact Score 3.20
22 Policy and Society

Policy and Society

1449-4035
Best Scientists 29 34 Impact Score 3.20
23 Policy Sciences

Policy Sciences

0032-2687
Best Scientists 26 33 Impact Score 3.20
24 American Review of Public Administration

American Review of Public Administration

0275-0740
Best Scientists 30 34 Impact Score 3.10
25 Electoral Studies

Electoral Studies

0261-3794
Best Scientists 56 69 Impact Score 3.00
26 Political Science Research and Methods

Political Science Research and Methods

2049-8470
Best Scientists 52 50 Impact Score 2.90
27 Western European Politics

Western European Politics

0140-2382
Best Scientists 47 55 Impact Score 2.90
28 Administration and Society

Administration and Society

0095-3997
Best Scientists 32 33 Impact Score 2.90
29 Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

1053-1858 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 20 27 Impact Score 2.90
30 PS - Political Science and Politics

PS - Political Science and Politics

1049-0965
Best Scientists 69 98 Impact Score 2.80
31 Governance

Governance

0952-1895
Best Scientists 51 50 Impact Score 2.80
32 Political Psychology

Political Psychology

0162-895X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 36 39 Impact Score 2.80
33 Review of International Organizations

Review of International Organizations

1559-7431
Best Scientists 24 29 Impact Score 2.80
34 International Review of Administrative Sciences

International Review of Administrative Sciences

0020-8523
Best Scientists 30 39 Impact Score 2.70
35 Regulation and Governance

Regulation and Governance

1748-5983 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 36 42 Impact Score 2.60
36 Political Communication

Political Communication

1058-4609 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 32 38 Impact Score 2.60
37 Review of International Political Economy

Review of International Political Economy

0969-2290
Best Scientists 27 30 Impact Score 2.60
38 Journal of Peace Research

Journal of Peace Research

0022-3433
Best Scientists 25 35 Impact Score 2.50
39 Justice Quarterly

Justice Quarterly

0741-8825
Best Scientists 24 43 Impact Score 2.50
40 Political Studies

Political Studies

0032-3217
Best Scientists 51 53 Impact Score 2.40
41 Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties

Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties

1745-7289
Best Scientists 37 35 Impact Score 2.40
42 European Political Science

European Political Science

1680-4333
Best Scientists 30 32 Impact Score 2.40
43 International Journal of Press/Politics

International Journal of Press/Politics

1940-1612 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 26 33 Impact Score 2.40
44 Political Geography

Political Geography

0962-6298
Best Scientists 26 28 Impact Score 2.40
45 Energy Research and Social Science

Energy Research and Social Science

Best Scientists 19 20 Impact Score 2.40
46 Political Behavior

Political Behavior

0190-9320
Best Scientists 39 43 Impact Score 2.30
47 Research and Politics

Research and Politics

2053-1680
Best Scientists 27 25 Impact Score 2.30
48 Policing and Society

Policing and Society

1043-9463
Best Scientists 19 34 Impact Score 2.30
49 International Studies Quarterly

International Studies Quarterly

0020-8833
Best Scientists 41 38 Impact Score 2.20
50 Public Opinion Quarterly

Public Opinion Quarterly

0033-362X , Quarterly
Best Scientists 24 24 Impact Score 2.20
51 Public Money and Management

Public Money and Management

0954-0962
Best Scientists 23 37 Impact Score 2.20
52 European Union Politics

European Union Politics

1465-1165
Best Scientists 18 25 Impact Score 2.20
53 Public Choice

Public Choice

0048-5829
Best Scientists 37 57 Impact Score 2.10
54 Global Policy

Global Policy

1758-5880
Best Scientists 36 53 Impact Score 2.10
55 Political Research Quarterly

Political Research Quarterly

1065-9129
Best Scientists 31 32 Impact Score 2.10
56 European Political Science Review

European Political Science Review

1755-7739
Best Scientists 20 18 Impact Score 2.10
57 Perspectives on Public Management and Governance

Perspectives on Public Management and Governance

2398-4910
Best Scientists 19 27 Impact Score 2.10
58 Journal of Public Policy

Journal of Public Policy

0143-814X
Best Scientists 18 20 Impact Score 2.10
59 Daedalus

Daedalus

0011-5266
Best Scientists 33 32 Impact Score 2.00
60 Democratization

Democratization

1351-0347
Best Scientists 28 58 Impact Score 2.00
61 International Journal of Public Administration

International Journal of Public Administration

0190-0692
Best Scientists 17 30 Impact Score 2.00
62 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

0002-7162
Best Scientists 17 17 Impact Score 2.00
63 Third World Quarterly

Third World Quarterly

0143-6597
Best Scientists 15 15 Impact Score 2.00
64 British Journal of Politics and International Relations

British Journal of Politics and International Relations

1369-1481
Best Scientists 32 35 Impact Score 1.90
65 Comparative European Politics

Comparative European Politics

1472-4790
Best Scientists 26 37 Impact Score 1.90
66 Journal of European Integration

Journal of European Integration

0703-6337
Best Scientists 26 35 Impact Score 1.90
67 Parliamentary Affairs

Parliamentary Affairs

0031-2290 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 23 28 Impact Score 1.90
68 Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice

Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice

1387-6988
Best Scientists 22 29 Impact Score 1.90
69 European Journal of International Relations

European Journal of International Relations

1354-0661
Best Scientists 20 19 Impact Score 1.90
70 Crime and Delinquency

Crime and Delinquency

0011-1287
Best Scientists 17 27 Impact Score 1.90
71 Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning

Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning

1523-908X
Best Scientists 17 24 Impact Score 1.90
72 American Politics Research

American Politics Research

1532-673X
Best Scientists 25 28 Impact Score 1.80
73 Criminology & Public Policy

Criminology & Public Policy

1538-6473
Best Scientists 22 34 Impact Score 1.80
74 International Affairs

International Affairs

0020-5850
Best Scientists 22 26 Impact Score 1.80
75 Review of Policy Research

Review of Policy Research

1541-132X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 22 25 Impact Score 1.80
76 International Studies Review

International Studies Review

1521-9488
Best Scientists 20 22 Impact Score 1.80
77 International Public Management Journal

International Public Management Journal

1096-7494 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 18 28 Impact Score 1.80
78 European Journal of Political Economy

European Journal of Political Economy

0176-2680
Best Scientists 18 25 Impact Score 1.80
79 New Political Economy

New Political Economy

1356-3467
Best Scientists 18 22 Impact Score 1.80
80 Political Quarterly

Political Quarterly

0032-3179
Best Scientists 42 60 Impact Score 1.70
81 Social Policy and Administration

Social Policy and Administration

0144-5596
Best Scientists 19 25 Impact Score 1.70
82 Politics and Governance

Politics and Governance

2183-2463
Best Scientists 19 24 Impact Score 1.70
83 Territory, Politics, Governance

Territory, Politics, Governance

2162-2671
Best Scientists 16 15 Impact Score 1.70
84 Terrorism and Political Violence

Terrorism and Political Violence

0954-6553
Best Scientists 14 26 Impact Score 1.70
85 Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

2399-6544
Best Scientists 14 17 Impact Score 1.70
86 Urban Affairs Review

Urban Affairs Review

1078-0874
Best Scientists 11 14 Impact Score 1.70
87 Social Science Quarterly

Social Science Quarterly

0038-4941 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 36 41 Impact Score 1.60
88 Globalizations

Globalizations

1474-7731
Best Scientists 26 35 Impact Score 1.60
89 Government and Opposition

Government and Opposition

0017-257X , Quarterly
Best Scientists 19 20 Impact Score 1.60
90 Public Policy and Administration

Public Policy and Administration

0952-0767 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 18 19 Impact Score 1.60
91 International Interactions

International Interactions

0305-0629 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 16 18 Impact Score 1.60
92 Review of International Studies

Review of International Studies

0260-2105
Best Scientists 15 13 Impact Score 1.60
93 Business and Society

Business and Society

0007-6503
Best Scientists 12 19 Impact Score 1.60
94 International Security

International Security

0162-2889
Best Scientists 11 16 Impact Score 1.60
95 Swiss Political Science Review

Swiss Political Science Review

1424-7755 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 20 24 Impact Score 1.50
96 Annual Review of Law and Social Science

Annual Review of Law and Social Science

1550-3585
Best Scientists 17 17 Impact Score 1.50
97 Voluntas

Voluntas

0957-8765
Best Scientists 15 21 Impact Score 1.50
98 British Journal of Criminology

British Journal of Criminology

0007-0955
Best Scientists 15 18 Impact Score 1.50
99 Review of Public Personnel Administration

Review of Public Personnel Administration

0734-371X
Best Scientists 13 21 Impact Score 1.50
100 Politics, Groups, and Identities

Politics, Groups, and Identities

2156-5503
Best Scientists 13 16 Impact Score 1.50

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