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Journal of Minimal Access Surgeryopen access

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Subject AreaMedicine
Subject CategorySurgery
PublisherMedknow Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS), the official publication of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons, launched in early 2005. The JMAS, a quarterly publication, is the first English-language journal from India, as also from this part of the world, dedicated to Minimal Access Surgery. The JMAS boasts an outstanding editorial board comprising of Indian and international experts in the field. (source)

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.


The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.298
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.339
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.042
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20061
Self Cites20072
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20127
Self Cites20139
Self Cites20146
Self Cites20156
Total Cites20067
Total Cites20076
Total Cites200831
Total Cites200934
Total Cites201055
Total Cites201194
Total Cites2012153
Total Cites2013201
Total Cites2014206
Total Cites2015141
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20060.194
External Cites per document20070.055
External Cites per document20080.269
External Cites per document20090.286
External Cites per document20100.588
External Cites per document20111.048
External Cites per document20121.327
External Cites per document20131.600
External Cites per document20141.493
External Cites per document20151.000
Cites per document20060.226
Cites per document20070.082
Cites per document20080.298
Cites per document20090.347
Cites per document20100.647
Cites per document20111.133
Cites per document20121.391
Cites per document20131.675
Cites per document20141.537
Cites per document20151.044
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200818
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201115
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201329
Non-citable documents201426
Non-citable documents201521
Citable documents200631
Citable documents200773
Citable documents2008104
Citable documents200998
Citable documents201085
Citable documents201183
Citable documents2012110
Citable documents2013120
Citable documents2014134
Citable documents2015135
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents200632
Uncited documents200778
Uncited documents200899
Uncited documents200982
Uncited documents201069
Uncited documents201151
Uncited documents201272
Uncited documents201378
Uncited documents201477
Uncited documents201586
Cited documents20066
Cited documents20076
Cited documents200823
Cited documents200929
Cited documents201029
Cited documents201147
Cited documents201261
Cited documents201371
Cited documents201483
Cited documents201570
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