Best Law and Political Science Journals

This ranking of top journals for Law and Political Science was devised by Research.com, one of the primary websites for Law and Political Science research offering accurate data on scientific publications since 2014.

The spot on the list is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the approximated discipline index (D-index) in addition to the quantity of top scientists who have endorsed the journal within the previous five years. Show more

Please that this year's edition is based on metric collected for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

The list displays Impact Score score gathered on 06-12-2021.

The system for evaluating journals involved examining more than 2,139 journals which were selected after careful inspection and rigorous examination of more than 6,884 scientific papers published during the last five years by 1,665 leading and well-respected scholars in the area of Law and Political Science.

More data on the methodology for computing the metrics can be found on our our methodology page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
101 Journal of Deliberative Democracy Best Scientists 11 28 Impact Score 1.50
102 Crime and Justice

Crime and Justice

0192-3234
Best Scientists 11 17 Impact Score 1.50
103 Environmental Policy and Governance Best Scientists 9 10 Impact Score 1.50
104 Government Information Quarterly Best Scientists 6 16 Impact Score 1.50
105 Political Studies Review

Political Studies Review

1478-9299 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 25 29 Impact Score 1.40
106 Legislative Studies Quarterly

Legislative Studies Quarterly

0362-9805 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 25 26 Impact Score 1.40
107 Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Best Scientists 20 24 Impact Score 1.40
108 International Political Science Review Best Scientists 19 20 Impact Score 1.40
109 Conflict Management and Peace Science Best Scientists 18 19 Impact Score 1.40
110 Australian Journal of Public Administration Best Scientists 17 22 Impact Score 1.40
111 World Politics

World Politics

0043-8871 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 17 15 Impact Score 1.40
112 Journal of Experimental Political Science Best Scientists 16 15 Impact Score 1.40
113 International Migration Best Scientists 15 19 Impact Score 1.40
114 Annual Review of Criminology Best Scientists 14 13 Impact Score 1.40
115 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics Best Scientists 12 39 Impact Score 1.40
116 Regional Studies

Regional Studies

0034-3404
Best Scientists 11 15 Impact Score 1.40
117 Journal of European Social Policy Best Scientists 9 14 Impact Score 1.40
118 Police Quarterly

Police Quarterly

1098-6111
Best Scientists 7 13 Impact Score 1.40
119 Local Government Studies Best Scientists 21 30 Impact Score 1.30
120 Acta Politica

Acta Politica

0001-6810
Best Scientists 17 21 Impact Score 1.30
121 American Journal of International Law Best Scientists 12 17 Impact Score 1.30
122 Comparative Migration Studies Best Scientists 12 16 Impact Score 1.30
123 Quarterly Journal of Political Science Best Scientists 12 8 Impact Score 1.30
124 American Journal of Criminal Justice Best Scientists 11 14 Impact Score 1.30
125 Criminology and Criminal Justice Best Scientists 11 12 Impact Score 1.30
126 Policing: An International Journal

Policing: An International Journal

1363-951X , Quarterly
Best Scientists 10 18 Impact Score 1.30
127 Policy Design and Practice Best Scientists 10 13 Impact Score 1.30
128 Critical Policy Studies

Critical Policy Studies

1946-0171 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 10 7 Impact Score 1.30
129 Theoretical Criminology Best Scientists 9 9 Impact Score 1.30
130 European Law Journal Best Scientists 7 9 Impact Score 1.30
131 Journal of Social Policy Best Scientists 21 30 Impact Score 1.20
132 Public Performance & Management Review Best Scientists 17 18 Impact Score 1.20
133 Ethics and International Affairs Best Scientists 15 22 Impact Score 1.20
134 Post-Soviet Affairs Best Scientists 13 17 Impact Score 1.20
135 Geopolitics

Geopolitics

1465-0045 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 13 15 Impact Score 1.20
136 Politics & Gender

Politics & Gender

1743-923X
Best Scientists 12 15 Impact Score 1.20
137 Global Environmental Politics Best Scientists 11 13 Impact Score 1.20
138 Politics and Society

Politics and Society

0032-3292 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 11 13 Impact Score 1.20
139 Geoforum

Geoforum

0016-7185
Best Scientists 11 10 Impact Score 1.20
140 European Journal of Criminology Best Scientists 10 10 Impact Score 1.20
141 Publius

Publius

0048-5950
Best Scientists 9 12 Impact Score 1.20
142 Socio-Economic Review Best Scientists 9 8 Impact Score 1.20
143 Journal of Refugee Studies Best Scientists 7 11 Impact Score 1.20
144 Journal of Information Technology and Politics Best Scientists 7 9 Impact Score 1.20
145 RSF

RSF

2377-8253
Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 1.20
146 Research Policy

Research Policy

0048-7333
Best Scientists 5 8 Impact Score 1.20
147 Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

0015-7120
Best Scientists 39 59 Impact Score 1.10
148 International Journal of Public Opinion Research Best Scientists 16 20 Impact Score 1.10
149 British Politics

British Politics

1746-918X
Best Scientists 15 19 Impact Score 1.10
150 International Journal of Constitutional Law Best Scientists 14 23 Impact Score 1.10
151 Policy Studies

Policy Studies

0144-2872 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 12 15 Impact Score 1.10
152 Asian Journal of Criminology Best Scientists 12 11 Impact Score 1.10
153 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law Best Scientists 11 21 Impact Score 1.10
154 Contemporary Politics Best Scientists 11 9 Impact Score 1.10
155 International Journal of Health Policy and Management Best Scientists 10 14 Impact Score 1.10
156 Politics

Politics

0263-3957
Best Scientists 10 10 Impact Score 1.10
157 German Politics

German Politics

0964-4008 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 9 10 Impact Score 1.10
158 Earth System Governance Best Scientists 8 13 Impact Score 1.10
159 Marine Policy

Marine Policy

0308-597X
Best Scientists 7 29 Impact Score 1.10
160 Journal of Contemporary Asia Best Scientists 7 11 Impact Score 1.10
161 Journal of Modern African Studies Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 1.10
162 Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 1.10
163 Australian Journal of Political Science Best Scientists 15 23 Impact Score 1.00
164 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies

1740-1453 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 13 16 Impact Score 1.00
165 Journal of Chinese Governance Best Scientists 12 14 Impact Score 1.00
166 Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) Best Scientists 11 14 Impact Score 1.00
167 The Journal of Legislative Studies Best Scientists 11 11 Impact Score 1.00
168 Journal of Behavioral Public Administration Best Scientists 11 10 Impact Score 1.00
169 Security Journal

Security Journal

0955-1662
Best Scientists 10 15 Impact Score 1.00
170 International Journal of Public Sector Management Best Scientists 10 14 Impact Score 1.00
171 Comparative Politics Best Scientists 10 11 Impact Score 1.00
172 International Politics Best Scientists 9 13 Impact Score 1.00
173 International Migration Review Best Scientists 9 10 Impact Score 1.00
174 Politics and Religion Best Scientists 8 17 Impact Score 1.00
175 Economics and Politics Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 1.00
176 Canadian Journal of Political Science Best Scientists 7 12 Impact Score 1.00
177 Public Administration and Development Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 1.00
178 Antipode

Antipode

0066-4812
Best Scientists 7 6 Impact Score 1.00
179 Security Dialogue

Security Dialogue

0967-0106
Best Scientists 7 5 Impact Score 1.00
180 Chinese Journal of International Politics Best Scientists 6 8 Impact Score 1.00
181 Political Science Quarterly Best Scientists 21 23 Impact Score 0.90
182 Political Insight

Political Insight

2041-9058
Best Scientists 14 20 Impact Score 0.90
183 Interest Groups and Advocacy Best Scientists 13 13 Impact Score 0.90
184 European Journal of International Law Best Scientists 11 14 Impact Score 0.90
185 Washington Quarterly Best Scientists 10 14 Impact Score 0.90
186 Policing (Oxford)

Policing (Oxford)

1752-4512
Best Scientists 10 13 Impact Score 0.90
187 Journal of Urban Affairs Best Scientists 10 12 Impact Score 0.90
188 Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics Best Scientists 10 11 Impact Score 0.90
189 Social Forces

Social Forces

0037-7732
Best Scientists 10 11 Impact Score 0.90
190 Regional and Federal Studies Best Scientists 10 8 Impact Score 0.90
191 Modern Law Review

Modern Law Review

0026-7961
Best Scientists 9 10 Impact Score 0.90
192 Australian Journal of International Affairs Best Scientists 9 9 Impact Score 0.90
193 Cambridge Review of International Affairs Best Scientists 9 9 Impact Score 0.90
194 International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy Best Scientists 9 9 Impact Score 0.90
195 International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics Best Scientists 8 12 Impact Score 0.90
196 Survival

Survival

0039-6338
Best Scientists 8 12 Impact Score 0.90
197 Information Polity

Information Polity

1570-1255
Best Scientists 8 9 Impact Score 0.90
198 State Politics and Policy Quarterly Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.90
199 Criminal Justice Policy Review Best Scientists 7 10 Impact Score 0.90
200 Scandinavian Political Studies

Scandinavian Political Studies

0080-6757 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 7 6 Impact Score 0.90

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