I’ve updated my working list of journals for the intersection of political economy, political science, international relations, economics, and international business. It’s nice to see PSRM and Research & Politics starting to show up in the metrics, as they’ve attracted some very influential pieces in their short lifespans. For the past few years, I’ve preferred Scimago’s weighted influence scores to JCR’s IF scores, and given JCR’s lack of openness, am considering phasing those out altogether when it comes to publication decisions. The Scimago equivalent is the three-year citation rate (S3C). I’ve begun tracking citable articles published each year (current year included here) after a bizarre experience with a small IR journal.
[An updated post and version for 2020 metrics and observations can be found here]