Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Publication typeJournals
Join the conversation about this journal

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)19990.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.416
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20009
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Total Cites1999164
Total Cites2000209
Total Cites2001198
Total Cites2002150
Total Cites2003161
Total Cites2004142
Total Cites200577
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 document19990.421
External Cites per document20000.629
External Cites per document20010.681
External Cites per document20020.619
External Cites per document20030.735
External Cites per document20041.000
External Cites per document20051.222
Cites per document19990.429
Cites per document20000.657
Cites per document20010.695
Cites per document20020.636
Cites per document20030.735
Cites per document20041.000
Cites per document20051.222
% 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 documents199979
Non-citable documents200093
Non-citable documents200191
Non-citable documents200273
Non-citable documents200357
Non-citable documents200437
Non-citable documents200516
Citable documents1999382
Citable documents2000318
Citable documents2001285
Citable documents2002236
Citable documents2003219
Citable documents2004142
Citable documents200563
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 documents1999354
Uncited documents2000277
Uncited documents2001257
Uncited documents2002221
Uncited documents2003189
Uncited documents2004108
Uncited documents200537
Cited documents1999107
Cited documents2000134
Cited documents2001119
Cited documents200288
Cited documents200387
Cited documents200471
Cited documents200542
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Loading comments...

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®