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JAMS Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studiesopen access


South Korea

Universities and research institutions in South Korea
Media Ranking in South Korea

Subject Area and Category


Medical Association of Pharmacopuncture Institute



Publication type



20938152, 20052901





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he Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed, open access journal featuring high-quality studies related to basic and clinical acupuncture and meridian research. It includes new a paradigm of integrative research, covering East and West, and traditional and modern medicine. The journal also covers areas of integrative biomedical research and health science in general, as well as other modalities. Topics covered include anatomy and functions of meridians, basic and clinical research on acupressure, electroacupuncture, laser acupuncture, pharmacopuncture (herbal acupuncture, acupoint injection), veterinary acupuncture, and related animal studies. Articles on general health science and other modalities, such as anthroposophy, ayurveda, bioelectromagnetic therapy, chiropractic, herbology (herbal medicine), homeopathy, neural therapy and meditation, are also eligible for consideration if the articles are related to acupuncture and meridian studies. Manuscripts types accepted include topical reviews, original research, brief reports and case reports. 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.

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2009Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2010Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2011Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2012Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2013Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2014Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2015Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2016Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2017Q3
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2018Q3
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2019Q2
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2020Q3
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2021Q3
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2022Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2018Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2019Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2020Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2021Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2022Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2022Q4

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.391
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20221.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20221.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.987
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20220.905
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 Cites20080
Self Cites200923
Self Cites201045
Self Cites201146
Self Cites201267
Self Cites201323
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201529
Self Cites201624
Self Cites201724
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20198
Self Cites20209
Self Cites20218
Self Cites202210
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200925
Total Cites201089
Total Cites2011143
Total Cites2012248
Total Cites2013283
Total Cites2014208
Total Cites2015203
Total Cites2016203
Total Cites2017156
Total Cites2018161
Total Cites2019187
Total Cites2020162
Total Cites2021128
Total Cites2022101
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.095
External Cites per document20100.721
External Cites per document20110.970
External Cites per document20121.560
External Cites per document20132.222
External Cites per document20141.615
External Cites per document20151.392
External Cites per document20161.377
External Cites per document20170.992
External Cites per document20181.056
External Cites per document20191.326
External Cites per document20201.297
External Cites per document20211.304
External Cites per document20221.096
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20091.190
Cites per document20101.391
Cites per document20111.362
Cites per document20122.050
Cites per document20132.358
Cites per document20141.705
Cites per document20151.562
Cites per document20161.482
Cites per document20171.099
Cites per document20181.032
Cites per document20191.264
Cites per document20201.286
Cites per document20211.306
Cites per document20221.135
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201913
Non-citable documents20208
Non-citable documents20216
Non-citable documents20226
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200921
Citable documents201061
Citable documents2011100
Citable documents2012116
Citable documents2013117
Citable documents2014117
Citable documents2015125
Citable documents2016130
Citable documents2017133
Citable documents2018144
Citable documents2019135
Citable documents2020118
Citable documents202192
Citable documents202283
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201241
Uncited documents201326
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201543
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201764
Uncited documents201882
Uncited documents201972
Uncited documents202057
Uncited documents202148
Uncited documents202241
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20099
Cited documents201033
Cited documents201155
Cited documents201280
Cited documents201394
Cited documents201482
Cited documents201587
Cited documents201686
Cited documents201778
Cited documents201874
Cited documents201976
Cited documents202069
Cited documents202150
Cited documents202248
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