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About the Journal

Beginning January 1, 2017 Political Analysis will be published by Cambridge University Press. Please see the Cambridge site for more information.

Political Analysis is the official journal of the Society for Political Methodology and the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association. We publish articles that provide original and significant advances in the general area of political methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.

'More than any other journal, Political Analysis publishes the most powerful new ideas for the empirical analysis of politics. No serious researcher in the field, and no serious research library, will want to be without a subscription.' Prof. Christopher Achen, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan ' Political Analysis is the leading journal for innovative new quantitative work in political methodology, and the journal shows great promise for becoming an important voice in the ongoing effort to bridge quantitative and qualitative methodology.' Prof. David Collier, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley


Year Impact Factor Ssi: Political Science
2014 4.655 1 out of 161
2013 2.879 3 out of 156
2012 2.231 5 out of 157
2011 2.191 5 out of 148
2010 1.864 9 out of 139
2009 3.756 1 out of 112
2008 4.780 1 out of 99
2007 2.535 1 out of 93
2006 0.917 20 out of 85

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Political Analysis is also rated A* by the the Australian Research Council.


Political Analysis is covered by the following major indexing services:

Current Contents® /Social and Behavioral Sciences
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
International Political Science Abstracts
International Political Science Abstracts
Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
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PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Political Science
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Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Sciences Citation Index®
Social Scisearch®

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