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Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicineopen access



Universities and research institutions in Egypt

Subject Area and Category


Hindawi Publishing Corporation



Publication type



17414288, 1741427X





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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine. The journal seeks to apply scientific rigor to the study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, particularly traditional Asian healing systems. eCAM emphasizes health outcome, while documenting biological mechanisms of action. The journal is devoted to the advancement of science in the field of basic research, clinical studies, methodology or scientific theory in diverse areas of Biomedical Sciences. The journal does not consider articles on homeopathy. 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.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine2006Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2007Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2018Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2019Q1

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.509
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.785
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.720
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.879
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.843
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 Cites20050
Self Cites2006131
Self Cites2007121
Self Cites2008106
Self Cites200981
Self Cites201031
Self Cites2011321
Self Cites2012333
Self Cites2013993
Self Cites2014555
Self Cites2015698
Self Cites2016419
Self Cites2017326
Self Cites2018313
Self Cites2019341
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006242
Total Cites2007398
Total Cites2008569
Total Cites2009516
Total Cites2010507
Total Cites2011834
Total Cites20121671
Total Cites20134051
Total Cites20146715
Total Cites20157278
Total Cites20166928
Total Cites20175057
Total Cites20184850
Total Cites20194101
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 document20050
External Cites per document20061.521
External Cites per document20071.979
External Cites per document20082.164
External Cites per document20092.101
External Cites per document20102.380
External Cites per document20112.743
External Cites per document20122.009
External Cites per document20132.085
External Cites per document20142.287
External Cites per document20152.319
External Cites per document20162.244
External Cites per document20172.112
External Cites per document20182.057
External Cites per document20191.870
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20063.315
Cites per document20072.843
Cites per document20082.659
Cites per document20092.493
Cites per document20102.535
Cites per document20114.460
Cites per document20122.509
Cites per document20132.761
Cites per document20142.494
Cites per document20152.565
Cites per document20162.388
Cites per document20172.258
Cites per document20182.199
Cites per document20192.039
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200718
Non-citable documents200829
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201027
Non-citable documents201126
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201334
Non-citable documents201472
Non-citable documents2015119
Non-citable documents2016157
Non-citable documents2017145
Non-citable documents2018123
Non-citable documents201998
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200673
Citable documents2007140
Citable documents2008214
Citable documents2009207
Citable documents2010200
Citable documents2011187
Citable documents2012666
Citable documents20131467
Citable documents20142693
Citable documents20152837
Citable documents20162901
Citable documents20172240
Citable documents20182206
Citable documents20192011
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200619
Uncited documents200743
Uncited documents200879
Uncited documents200962
Uncited documents201073
Uncited documents201131
Uncited documents2012150
Uncited documents2013286
Uncited documents2014624
Uncited documents2015630
Uncited documents2016792
Uncited documents2017608
Uncited documents2018626
Uncited documents2019622
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200663
Cited documents2007115
Cited documents2008164
Cited documents2009172
Cited documents2010154
Cited documents2011182
Cited documents2012539
Cited documents20131215
Cited documents20142141
Cited documents20152326
Cited documents20162266
Cited documents20171777
Cited documents20181703
Cited documents20191487
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