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
201 Politics and the Life Sciences Best Scientists 6 9 Impact Score 0.90
202 Contemporary Security Policy Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.90
203 International Criminal Justice Review Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.90
204 Homicide Studies

Homicide Studies

1088-7679
Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.90
205 Journal of Public Affairs Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.90
206 Public Organization Review Best Scientists 5 11 Impact Score 0.90
207 Public Understanding of Science Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.90
208 Cooperation and Conflict Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.90
209 Nations and Nationalism

Nations and Nationalism

1354-5078 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 15 23 Impact Score 0.80
210 University of Chicago Law Review Best Scientists 12 19 Impact Score 0.80
211 European Journal of Politics and Gender Best Scientists 10 15 Impact Score 0.80
212 Global Governance

Global Governance

1075-2846
Best Scientists 10 11 Impact Score 0.80
213 International Relations Best Scientists 9 9 Impact Score 0.80
214 Health and Human Rights Best Scientists 8 21 Impact Score 0.80
215 European Societies

European Societies

1461-6696
Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.80
216 Social and Legal Studies Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.80
217 International Peacekeeping Best Scientists 7 14 Impact Score 0.80
218 Journal of Strategic Studies Best Scientists 7 12 Impact Score 0.80
219 Police Practice and Research

Police Practice and Research

1561-4263 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 7 9 Impact Score 0.80
220 Security Studies

Security Studies

0963-6412
Best Scientists 7 8 Impact Score 0.80
221 Global Social Policy Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.80
222 American Behavioral Scientist Best Scientists 6 14 Impact Score 0.80
223 Evidence and Policy

Evidence and Policy

1744-2648 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 6 10 Impact Score 0.80
224 Armed Forces and Society Best Scientists 6 9 Impact Score 0.80
225 Chinese Political Science Review Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.80
226 Duke Law Journal

Duke Law Journal

0012-7086
Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.80
227 Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.80
228 Canadian Public Administration Best Scientists 6 5 Impact Score 0.80
229 Crime Science Best Scientists 5 7 Impact Score 0.80
230 Social Movement Studies Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.80
231 Space and Polity

Space and Polity

1356-2576
Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.80
232 Polity

Polity

0032-3497 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.80
233 Review of Faith and International Affairs Best Scientists 4 7 Impact Score 0.80
234 Resources Policy

Resources Policy

0301-4207
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.80
235 Policy and Internet Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.80
236 Presidential Studies Quarterly Best Scientists 15 25 Impact Score 0.70
237 Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics Best Scientists 15 15 Impact Score 0.70
238 Law and Social Inquiry Best Scientists 13 14 Impact Score 0.70
239 Europe-Asia Studies Best Scientists 12 23 Impact Score 0.70
240 Politische Vierteljahresschrift Best Scientists 11 12 Impact Score 0.70
241 Journal of Law and Society Best Scientists 11 11 Impact Score 0.70
242 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Best Scientists 10 11 Impact Score 0.70
243 Ethnopolitics

Ethnopolitics

1744-9057
Best Scientists 10 10 Impact Score 0.70
244 Boston University Law Review Best Scientists 10 8 Impact Score 0.70
245 Journal of Criminal Justice Best Scientists 9 10 Impact Score 0.70
246 Human Rights Quarterly Best Scientists 8 13 Impact Score 0.70
247 Journal of Law and Courts Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.70
248 International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.70
249 Mobilization

Mobilization

1086-671X
Best Scientists 8 7 Impact Score 0.70
250 International Review of Public Policy Best Scientists 8 6 Impact Score 0.70
251 Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide Best Scientists 7 14 Impact Score 0.70
252 Global Constitutionalism Best Scientists 7 12 Impact Score 0.70
253 Health Economics, Policy and Law

Health Economics, Policy and Law

1744-1331 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 7 11 Impact Score 0.70
254 Business and Politics Best Scientists 7 8 Impact Score 0.70
255 European Politics and Society Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.70
256 Problems of Post-Communism Best Scientists 7 4 Impact Score 0.70
257 Independent Review

Independent Review

1086-1653
Best Scientists 6 12 Impact Score 0.70
258 Crime, Law and Social Change Best Scientists 6 9 Impact Score 0.70
259 Nationalities Papers Best Scientists 6 9 Impact Score 0.70
260 Extractive Industries and Society Best Scientists 6 8 Impact Score 0.70
261 Contemporary Southeast Asia Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.70
262 Theory, Culture and Society Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.70
263 Prison Journal

Prison Journal

0032-8855 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 6 5 Impact Score 0.70
264 Journal of Political Marketing Best Scientists 6 5 Impact Score 0.70
265 World Trade Review

World Trade Review

1474-7456
Best Scientists 5 10 Impact Score 0.70
266 Harvard Law Review

Harvard Law Review

0017-811X
Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.70
267 Millennium: Journal of International Studies Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.70
268 Victims and Offenders Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.70
269 Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression Best Scientists 4 8 Impact Score 0.70
270 East European Politics

East European Politics

2159-9165 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 4 6 Impact Score 0.70
271 International Spectator Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.70
272 Asia Europe Journal Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.70
273 Journal of Public Affairs Education

Journal of Public Affairs Education

1523-6803 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.70
274 Journal of Political Philosophy Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.70
275 AJIL Unbound Best Scientists 15 23 Impact Score 0.60
276 International Studies Perspectives Best Scientists 9 8 Impact Score 0.60
277 Asian Survey

Asian Survey

0004-4687
Best Scientists 8 13 Impact Score 0.60
278 China Quarterly

China Quarterly

0305-7410
Best Scientists 8 10 Impact Score 0.60
279 Journal of Global Security Studies Best Scientists 8 10 Impact Score 0.60
280 Notre Dame Law Review Best Scientists 8 10 Impact Score 0.60
281 Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration Best Scientists 8 10 Impact Score 0.60
282 Migration Studies

Migration Studies

2049-5838
Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.60
283 Journal of International Migration and Integration Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.60
284 Journal of Theoretical Politics Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.60
285 Wirtschaftsdienst

Wirtschaftsdienst

0043-6275
Best Scientists 7 14 Impact Score 0.60
286 International Review of Law and Economics Best Scientists 7 11 Impact Score 0.60
287 Northwestern University Law Review Best Scientists 7 10 Impact Score 0.60
288 Latin American Research Review Best Scientists 7 9 Impact Score 0.60
289 The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Best Scientists 7 9 Impact Score 0.60
290 Law and Society Review

Law and Society Review

0023-9216 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.60
291 Critical Review

Critical Review

0891-3811 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.60
292 Yale journal on regulation

Yale journal on regulation

0741-9457 , Semiannual
Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.60
293 University of Toronto Law Journal Best Scientists 6 10 Impact Score 0.60
294 Planning Theory and Practice Best Scientists 6 10 Impact Score 0.60
295 Russian Politics

Russian Politics

2451-8913
Best Scientists 6 9 Impact Score 0.60
296 Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy Best Scientists 6 8 Impact Score 0.60
297 Ethnicities

Ethnicities

1468-7968
Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.60
298 Journal of Asian Public Policy Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.60
299 Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.60
300 Public Integrity

Public Integrity

1099-9922
Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.60

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