Subject ▸ Web Scraping

Turnaround times and acceptance rates in political science journals

It would be great if the psjournals app included information on turnaround times and acceptance rates in political science journals. This is one of the most common requests that I receive from its users, and I could not agree more. These statistics are unfortunately unavailable for many journals. The ones published by Taylor & Francis are now a welcome exception. The publisher has recently started to provide statistics on journal turnaround times and acceptance rates on its website — in separate sections for individual journals.

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Google Scholar ranking of political science journals

This blogpost has led to an app that filters data on political science journals, including the journal indexes covered here. Try it out at https://resulumit.shinyapps.io/psjournals. Here is a list of all political science journals in the Social Science Citations Index (SSCI),* ranked according to their h5-index on Google Scholar. Google Scholar provides a similar list of top journals in political science, but this includes only the top 20 journals. I was wondering how the list looked below this number.

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