Five-year Impact Factors for Public Affairs Journals


ISI has recently released its data on citations for 2010. Based on the five-year citation rate, JPART remains the number 1 cited journal in public affairs and has increased the distance between it and the next ranked journal from 2009. The top ten cited public affairs journals and their citation index are listed below. Congratulations are in order for Craig Thomas and his team of associate editors for a job well done.

  • 3.832 JPART
  • 2.716 Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • 2.326 JPAM
  • 2.187 PAR
  • 2.046 Governance
  • 1.945 J European Public Policy
  • 1.938 Public Administration
  • 1.676 Climate Policy
  • 1.672 J European Social Policy
  • 1.485 ARPA

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Ken Meier

Full disclosure: I’m a JPART co-editor.