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
301 Critical Social Policy Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.60
302 Journal of Politics in Latin America Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.60
303 Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.60
304 American Law and Economics Review Best Scientists 6 5 Impact Score 0.60
305 Law and Policy

Law and Policy

0265-8240
Best Scientists 5 7 Impact Score 0.60
306 International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Best Scientists 5 7 Impact Score 0.60
307 European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.60
308 Journalism Practice Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
309 Digital Journalism

Digital Journalism

2167-0811
Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
310 International Journal of Comparative Sociology Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
311 Global Change, Peace and Security

Global Change, Peace and Security

1478-1158 , Tri-annual
Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
312 RUSI Journal

RUSI Journal

0307-1847
Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
313 Intelligence and National Security Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
314 National Identities Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
315 Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
316 Journal of Legal Analysis Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
317 German Law Journal

German Law Journal

2071-8322
Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.60
318 Politics and Policy Best Scientists 5 4 Impact Score 0.60
319 Transnational Environmental Law Best Scientists 4 11 Impact Score 0.60
320 Communist and Post-Communist Studies Best Scientists 4 10 Impact Score 0.60
321 European Journal of Law and Economics Best Scientists 4 8 Impact Score 0.60
322 Journal of International Economic Law Best Scientists 4 7 Impact Score 0.60
323 Journal of Contemporary China Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.60
324 Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.60
325 Contemporary Italian Politics Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.60
326 Foreign Policy Analysis Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.60
327 Turkish Studies

Turkish Studies

1468-3849
Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.60
328 Political Analysis

Political Analysis

1047-1987
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
329 Journal on Migration and Human Security Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
330 European Journal of Political Theory Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
331 International Journal of Cultural Policy Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
332 European Policy Analysis Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
333 Complexity, Governance & Networks Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
334 Meditteranean Politics Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
335 Journal of Human Rights Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
336 Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
337 Stability Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
338 European Constitutional Law Review Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
339 Journal of International Relations and Development Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
340 Theoretical Inquiries in Law Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
341 Social Science History Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.60
342 Contemporary Political Theory Best Scientists 11 11 Impact Score 0.50
343 Representation

Representation

0034-4893
Best Scientists 9 13 Impact Score 0.50
344 Revista de Administracao Publica Best Scientists 7 10 Impact Score 0.50
345 Punishment and Society Best Scientists 7 8 Impact Score 0.50
346 Vanderbilt Law Review Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.50
347 Constitutional Political Economy Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.50
348 Small Wars and Insurgencies Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.50
349 South African Journal of International Affairs Best Scientists 5 10 Impact Score 0.50
350 Society

Society

0147-2011
Best Scientists 5 9 Impact Score 0.50
351 New Criminal Law Review Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.50
352 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.50
353 International Area Studies Review Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.50
354 State and Local Government Review Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.50
355 Scottish Affairs

Scottish Affairs

0966-0356
Best Scientists 4 11 Impact Score 0.50
356 Social Politics

Social Politics

1072-4745
Best Scientists 4 8 Impact Score 0.50
357 International Journal of Law in Context Best Scientists 4 7 Impact Score 0.50
358 Crime Prevention and Community Safety Best Scientists 4 7 Impact Score 0.50
359 Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies Best Scientists 4 6 Impact Score 0.50
360 India Review

India Review

1473-6489
Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.50
361 Mass Media Effects and the Political Agenda Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.50
362 Global Society

Global Society

1360-0826 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.50
363 European Journal of International Security Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.50
364 Social Policy and Society Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.50
365 Journal of Political Power Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.50
366 British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.50
367 Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy Best Scientists 8 10 Impact Score 0.40
368 Conflict, Security and Development

Conflict, Security and Development

1467-8802 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 7 7 Impact Score 0.40
369 Irish Political Studies Best Scientists 6 8 Impact Score 0.40
370 Latin American Politics and Society Best Scientists 6 7 Impact Score 0.40
371 Supreme Court Review Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.40
372 Global Discourse

Global Discourse

2326-9995 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.40
373 Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence

2040-3313
Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.40
374 King's Law Journal

King's Law Journal

0961-5768
Best Scientists 6 5 Impact Score 0.40
375 Revista de Direito Administrativo Best Scientists 5 7 Impact Score 0.40
376 Supreme Court Economic Review Best Scientists 5 7 Impact Score 0.40
377 Citizenship Studies Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.40
378 Australian Journal of Politics and History Best Scientists 5 6 Impact Score 0.40
379 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.40
380 Democratic Theory

Democratic Theory

2332-8894
Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.40
381 Journal of International Criminal Justice Best Scientists 5 5 Impact Score 0.40
382 Hague Journal on the Rule of Law Best Scientists 4 6 Impact Score 0.40
383 Chinese Public Administration Review Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.40
384 Zeitschrift fur Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft Best Scientists 4 5 Impact Score 0.40
385 Texas Law Review

Texas Law Review

0040-4411
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
386 Pacific Affairs

Pacific Affairs

0030-851X
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
387 Global Crime

Global Crime

1744-0572 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
388 Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
389 Journal of Genocide Research Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
390 Administrative Theory and Praxis Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
391 Journal of Political Science Education Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
392 Review of Law and Economics Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
393 Michigan Journal of International Law Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
394 Political Science

Political Science

0032-3187
Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
395 Journal of Law and Economics Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.40
396 Journal of Interdisciplinary History Best Scientists 8 9 Impact Score 0.30
397 Global Perspectives Best Scientists 8 8 Impact Score 0.30
398 The American University law review Best Scientists 6 6 Impact Score 0.30
399 The Round Table

The Round Table

0035-8533
Best Scientists 4 8 Impact Score 0.30
400 Politics, Religion and Ideology Best Scientists 4 4 Impact Score 0.30

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