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Politics and International Affairs Research: Journal Articles

This is a basic research guide for students in classes in Politics and International Affairs.

Journal Citation Reports

To find the most cited Political Science journals in Web of Science follow these steps:

1. From the tabs across the top of the WOS main screen click on 'Select a Database'

2. Click 'Journal Citation Reports'

3. Click the radio button next to 'JCR Social Sciences Edition' and keep 'View a group of journals by subject category' selected and click submit.

4. On the next page you can select your subject category. The list includes very broad topics like 'Political Science' but also narrower categories such as 'International Relations.'Choose your category and click submit.

5. On the results page you will see all the journals in alphabetical order - choose sort by 'total cites' and click the sort again button to see the journals that are the most cited within Web of Science.

6. To see if ZSR has these journals, or to search within one, visit the Journals Page and search by Journal Title.

Subject Guide

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