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Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryHealth Professions
Sports Science

Medicine (miscellaneous)
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15351386, 00219355
Scope The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) has been the most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for over 125 years and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field. A core journal and essential reading for general as well as specialist orthopaedic surgeons worldwide, JBJS publishes evidence-based research to enhance the quality of care for orthopaedic patients. Standards of excellence and high quality are maintained in everything we do, from the science of the content published to the customer service we provide. JBJS is an independent, non-profit journal. is the version of record of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. JBJS is published twice a month on the first and third Wednesday of each month, each time adding to a comprehensive PDF archive dating back to 1889. Additional features online include: article commenting, social sharing links, instructional videos, podcasts, and continuing medical education activities. Contributions from anywhere in the world are welcome and considered on their merits. The manuscript must be written in English and should be submitted as outlined in the Instructions for Authors. Manuscripts are subject to blinded peer review by experts and a final decision by the editor. Papers are judged by the quality and relevance of the work. Our aim is to publish the best material available from anywhere in the world.


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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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine1999Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2000Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2001Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2002Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2003Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2004Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2005Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2006Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2007Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2008Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2009Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2010Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2011Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2012Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2013Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2014Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
Sports Science1999Q1
Sports Science2000Q1
Sports Science2001Q1
Sports Science2002Q1
Sports Science2003Q1
Sports Science2004Q1
Sports Science2005Q1
Sports Science2006Q1
Sports Science2007Q1
Sports Science2008Q1
Sports Science2009Q1
Sports Science2010Q1
Sports Science2011Q1
Sports Science2012Q1
Sports Science2013Q1
Sports Science2014Q1
Sports Science2015Q1
Sports Science2016Q1
Sports Science2017Q1
Sports Science2018Q1
Sports Science2019Q1

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)19992.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.882
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.776
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.345
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.001
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.431
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.064
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.686
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.751
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.339
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.631
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 Cites1999190
Self Cites2000126
Self Cites2001134
Self Cites2002220
Self Cites2003295
Self Cites2004391
Self Cites2005386
Self Cites2006460
Self Cites2007430
Self Cites2008422
Self Cites2009475
Self Cites2010531
Self Cites2011468
Self Cites2012399
Self Cites2013410
Self Cites2014618
Self Cites2015225
Self Cites2016297
Self Cites2017305
Self Cites2018211
Self Cites2019267
Total Cites19991842
Total Cites20002007
Total Cites20011847
Total Cites20022146
Total Cites20032446
Total Cites20043554
Total Cites20054609
Total Cites20065609
Total Cites20075338
Total Cites20085444
Total Cites20096276
Total Cites20106150
Total Cites20116143
Total Cites20125883
Total Cites20135988
Total Cites20146651
Total Cites20157097
Total Cites20166201
Total Cites20175426
Total Cites20183808
Total Cites20194779
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 document19992.530
External Cites per document20003.135
External Cites per document20013.059
External Cites per document20022.879
External Cites per document20032.639
External Cites per document20043.053
External Cites per document20053.724
External Cites per document20064.245
External Cites per document20073.898
External Cites per document20083.954
External Cites per document20094.511
External Cites per document20104.171
External Cites per document20114.257
External Cites per document20124.105
External Cites per document20134.495
External Cites per document20144.830
External Cites per document20155.060
External Cites per document20165.271
External Cites per document20175.021
External Cites per document20184.419
External Cites per document20194.671
Cites per document19992.821
Cites per document20003.345
Cites per document20013.298
Cites per document20023.208
Cites per document20033.001
Cites per document20043.431
Cites per document20054.064
Cites per document20064.624
Cites per document20074.240
Cites per document20084.287
Cites per document20094.880
Cites per document20104.566
Cites per document20114.608
Cites per document20124.403
Cites per document20134.825
Cites per document20145.325
Cites per document20155.226
Cites per document20165.537
Cites per document20175.320
Cites per document20184.678
Cites per document20194.947
% 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 documents1999167
Non-citable documents2000181
Non-citable documents2001243
Non-citable documents2002254
Non-citable documents2003298
Non-citable documents2004306
Non-citable documents2005281
Non-citable documents2006241
Non-citable documents2007200
Non-citable documents2008198
Non-citable documents2009214
Non-citable documents2010221
Non-citable documents2011229
Non-citable documents2012251
Non-citable documents2013271
Non-citable documents2014309
Non-citable documents2015324
Non-citable documents2016276
Non-citable documents2017241
Non-citable documents2018216
Non-citable documents2019264
Citable documents1999653
Citable documents2000600
Citable documents2001560
Citable documents2002669
Citable documents2003815
Citable documents20041036
Citable documents20051134
Citable documents20061213
Citable documents20071259
Citable documents20081270
Citable documents20091286
Citable documents20101347
Citable documents20111333
Citable documents20121336
Citable documents20131241
Citable documents20141249
Citable documents20151358
Citable documents20161120
Citable documents20171020
Citable documents2018814
Citable documents2019966
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 documents1999336
Uncited documents2000299
Uncited documents2001347
Uncited documents2002386
Uncited documents2003483
Uncited documents2004501
Uncited documents2005493
Uncited documents2006427
Uncited documents2007417
Uncited documents2008396
Uncited documents2009373
Uncited documents2010450
Uncited documents2011428
Uncited documents2012495
Uncited documents2013442
Uncited documents2014425
Uncited documents2015529
Uncited documents2016359
Uncited documents2017345
Uncited documents2018314
Uncited documents2019413
Cited documents1999484
Cited documents2000482
Cited documents2001456
Cited documents2002537
Cited documents2003630
Cited documents2004841
Cited documents2005922
Cited documents20061027
Cited documents20071042
Cited documents20081072
Cited documents20091127
Cited documents20101118
Cited documents20111134
Cited documents20121092
Cited documents20131070
Cited documents20141133
Cited documents20151153
Cited documents20161037
Cited documents2017916
Cited documents2018716
Cited documents2019817
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