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Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocationopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation considers manuscripts on all aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis, including conceptual or methodological work, economic evaluations, and policy analysis related to resource allocation at a national or international level. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation is aimed at health economists, health services researchers, and policy-makers with an interest in enhancing the flow and transfer of knowledge relating to efficiency in the health sector. Manuscripts are encouraged from researchers based in low- and middle-income countries, with a view to increasing the international economic evidence base for health. The journal particularly solicits manuscripts on the costs, effectiveness, or cost-effectiveness of health interventions, based on primary empirical research/data collection or via a modelling approach. A health intervention is defined broadly as any action whose primary intent is to improve health - promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative actions at the clinical or population level. As well as manuscripts reporting cost or cost-effectiveness data, the journal also considers contributions that report or discuss methodological aspects of economic evaluation - such as disease modelling, cost estimation, or uncertainty - and policy-related issues such as the interplay between efficiency and other decision-making criteria.


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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.

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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)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.389
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.381
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 Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites200610
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20115
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20148
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20186
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20030
Total Cites200422
Total Cites200552
Total Cites200665
Total Cites200766
Total Cites200898
Total Cites2009129
Total Cites2010129
Total Cites2011121
Total Cites2012114
Total Cites2013104
Total Cites2014114
Total Cites2015142
Total Cites2016165
Total Cites2017131
Total Cites201883
Total Cites2019139
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 document20030
External Cites per document20042.750
External Cites per document20054.333
External Cites per document20062.391
External Cites per document20071.806
External Cites per document20081.958
External Cites per document20092.140
External Cites per document20102.296
External Cites per document20111.966
External Cites per document20121.982
External Cites per document20131.902
External Cites per document20141.767
External Cites per document20151.971
External Cites per document20162.103
External Cites per document20172.100
External Cites per document20181.375
External Cites per document20191.448
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20042.750
Cites per document20054.333
Cites per document20062.826
Cites per document20071.833
Cites per document20082.042
Cites per document20092.263
Cites per document20102.389
Cites per document20112.051
Cites per document20122.073
Cites per document20132.039
Cites per document20141.900
Cites per document20152.029
Cites per document20162.115
Cites per document20172.183
Cites per document20181.482
Cites per document20191.448
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents20030
Citable documents20048
Citable documents200512
Citable documents200623
Citable documents200736
Citable documents200848
Citable documents200957
Citable documents201054
Citable documents201159
Citable documents201255
Citable documents201351
Citable documents201460
Citable documents201570
Citable documents201678
Citable documents201760
Citable documents201856
Citable documents201996
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 documents20030
Uncited documents20043
Uncited documents20052
Uncited documents20066
Uncited documents200713
Uncited documents200815
Uncited documents200915
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201115
Uncited documents201219
Uncited documents201316
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201522
Uncited documents201625
Uncited documents201711
Uncited documents201821
Uncited documents201942
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20045
Cited documents200510
Cited documents200617
Cited documents200723
Cited documents200833
Cited documents200942
Cited documents201040
Cited documents201145
Cited documents201239
Cited documents201337
Cited documents201444
Cited documents201548
Cited documents201654
Cited documents201750
Cited documents201836
Cited documents201956
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