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CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
PublisherImpact Journals
Publication typeJournals

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)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.262
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.886
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 Cites201170
Self Cites2012359
Self Cites2013251
Self Cites2014616
Self Cites20151651
Total Cites2011383
Total Cites20121614
Total Cites20132339
Total Cites20143212
Total Cites20156999
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 document20114.173
External Cites per document20126.122
External Cites per document20136.178
External Cites per document20145.442
External Cites per document20154.021
Cites per document20115.107
Cites per document20127.873
Cites per document20136.920
Cites per document20146.734
Cites per document20155.262
% 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 documents201114
Non-citable documents201239
Non-citable documents201394
Non-citable documents2014124
Non-citable documents2015136
Citable documents201175
Citable documents2012205
Citable documents2013338
Citable documents2014477
Citable documents20151330
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 documents20118
Uncited documents201231
Uncited documents201363
Uncited documents201473
Uncited documents2015164
Cited documents201181
Cited documents2012213
Cited documents2013369
Cited documents2014528
Cited documents20151302
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