Current Statistics of the International Relations are Published

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In accordance with the journal's transparency principle, following the 2023 Annual Report published on 29 January 2024, we would like to share with you some information about the International Relations journal gathered from various sources.

The first set of data below relates to the international impact of the journal and is drawn primarily from Web of Science, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, Scimago Journal and Country Rank, and Google Scholar. The second group of data is mostly related to the journal’s contents and was taken from Google Analytics and DergiPark.

Since the journal's website has been changed frequently over the years and was hosted in various servers in different periods, it is not possible to gather whole data covering all years of publication. Accordingly, the relevant periods of data drawn from different sources are stated below.

Current Information About the Impact of the Journal

  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

    • Journal Impact Factor (JIF): 1.0 (2022)
    • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.31 (2022)
  • Elsevier Bibliographic Databases (Scopus Index, Geobase, Mosby’s Index, SciVerse)

    • Scopus CiteScore: 0.8 (2022); 1.1 (Oct. 2023)
    • SJR: 0.316 (2022)
    • SNIP: 0.662 (2022)
  • SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR)

    • H-Index: 8
    • Q2 (Political Science and International Relations best quartile)
    • SJR 2022: 0.32
  • Google Scholar

    • h5-Index: 15
    • h5-Median: 25

Statistics on Papers Published in the Journal

  • Google Analytics Data for the UI Journal Website from July 31, 2019, to January 26, 2024:

    • Total number of visitors: 189,335

    • Page views: 693,598

    • Number of new visitors: 188,828

      • Countries with the highest number of users:
        • Turkey
        • USA
        • Hong Kong
        • Germany
        • Cyprus
    • Most Viewed Articles:

      • Mine Nur Küçük, "Rethinking the Migration-Security Nexus: Critical Security Approaches, Emancipation, and Syrian Refugees in Turkey": 131
      • Burak Akçapar, "Political Entrepreneurship in Diplomacy: A Decade of Mediation for Peace Initiative": 81
      • Murat Erdoğan, "Securitization from Society and Social Acceptance: Political Party-Based Approaches in Turkey to Syrian Refugees": 75
  • According to DergiPark Data from January 1, 2018:

    • Top 3 most viewed issues:

      • Volume 5, Issue 18, 2008, Special Issue: Hans Günter Brauch, Mustafa Aydın, and Ursula Oswald Spring, "Security": 13,137
      • Volume 12, Issue 46, 2015, Special Issue, Mustafa Aydın and Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe, "Theoretical Readings in International Relations": 11,459
      • Volume 9, Issue 34, 2012, Special Issue, Serhat Güvenç, "60 Years of Turkey’s NATO Membership: Change, Transformation, Continuity": 10,576
    • Top 3 most downloaded issues:

      • Volume 5, Issue 19, 2008: 63,696
      • Volume 12, Issue 46, 2015, Special Issue, Mustafa Aydın and Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe, "Theoretical Readings in International Relations": 56,297
      • Volume 12, Issue 47, 2012: 51,923
    • Top 3 most viewed authors:

      • Faruk Yalvaç (6 articles): 2,554
      • Emrah Utku Gökçe (1 article): 1,791
      • Özlem Tür (4 articles): 1,309
    • Top 3 most downloaded authors:

      • Cenker Korhan Demir (4 articles): 8,178
      • Volkan Ediger (3 articles): 7,243
      • Özlem Tür (4 articles): 6,106
    • Top 3 most viewed articles:

      • Balkan Devlen and Özgür Özdamar, "The English School Theory in International Relations: Origins": 2,428
      • Ali Balcı, Filiz Cicioğlu, and Duygu Kalkan, "Examination of the Academic Impacts of International Relations Academicians and Departments in Turkey Based on Google Scholar Data": 2,331
      • Özlem Tür and Çiğdem Aydın Koyuncu, "Feminist Approach to International Relations: Foundations, Development, Contributions, and Problems": 2,283
    • Top 3 most downloaded articles:

      • Cenker Korhan Demir, "Learning Organizations and PKK in the Context of Terrorist Organizations": 27,281
      • Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe, "European Integration in the Light of International Relations Theories": 11,818
      • Özlem Tür and Çiğdem Aydın Koyuncu, "Feminist Approach to International Relations: Foundations, Development, Contributions, and Problems": 11,791
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