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Journals Ranked by Impact: International Relations
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2001-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Internat. Organization
Internat. Organization
Internat. Organization
2 International Security
International Security
World Politics
3 Eur. J. Int. Relat.
World Politics
Int. J. Geog. Info. Sys.
4 Foreign Affairs
J. Conflict Resolution
J. Conflict Resolution
5 Biosecurity/Bioterror.
J. Common Market Stud.
International Security
6 J. Common Market Stud.
Int. Studies Quarterly
7 J. Conflict Resolution
J. Peace Research
J. Common Market Stud.
8 World Politics
Eur. J. Int. Relat.
J. Peace Research
9 Int. Studies Quarterly
Int. Studies Quarterly
Eur. J. Int. Relat.
10 Marine Policy
Am. J. Internat. Law
Am. J. Internat. Law

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 28-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

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