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International Journal for Quality in Health Care

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
ISSN13534505, 14643677
Coverage1989-1991, 1993-ongoing
Scope The International Journal for Quality in Health Care makes activities and research related to quality and safety in health care available to a worldwide readership. The Journal publishes papers in all disciplines related to the quality and safety of health care, including health services research, health care evaluation, technology assessment, health economics, utilization review, cost containment, and nursing care research, as well as clinical research related to quality of care. This peer-reviewed journal is truly interdisciplinary and includes contributions from representatives of all health professions such as doctors, nurses, quality assurance professionals, managers, politicians, social workers, and therapists, as well as researchers from health-related backgrounds.


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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.

Health Policy1999Q2
Health Policy2000Q1
Health Policy2001Q1
Health Policy2002Q1
Health Policy2003Q1
Health Policy2004Q1
Health Policy2005Q1
Health Policy2006Q1
Health Policy2007Q1
Health Policy2008Q1
Health Policy2009Q1
Health Policy2010Q1
Health Policy2011Q1
Health Policy2012Q1
Health Policy2013Q1
Health Policy2014Q1
Health Policy2015Q1
Health Policy2016Q1
Health Policy2017Q1
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
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health1999Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2000Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2001Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2002Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2003Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2004Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2005Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2006Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2007Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2008Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2009Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2010Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2011Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2012Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2013Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2014Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2015Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2016Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2017Q1

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)19990.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.941
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.142
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.451
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 Cites199930
Self Cites200035
Self Cites200147
Self Cites200232
Self Cites200342
Self Cites200425
Self Cites200515
Self Cites200662
Self Cites200732
Self Cites200837
Self Cites200936
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201130
Self Cites201239
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201435
Self Cites2015105
Self Cites2016216
Self Cites2017171
Total Cites1999168
Total Cites2000179
Total Cites2001295
Total Cites2002248
Total Cites2003309
Total Cites2004290
Total Cites2005374
Total Cites2006419
Total Cites2007465
Total Cites2008459
Total Cites2009508
Total Cites2010506
Total Cites2011540
Total Cites2012614
Total Cites2013569
Total Cites2014658
Total Cites2015749
Total Cites2016716
Total Cites2017688
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 document19990.711
External Cites per document20000.754
External Cites per document20011.240
External Cites per document20021.149
External Cites per document20031.428
External Cites per document20041.523
External Cites per document20052.017
External Cites per document20061.983
External Cites per document20072.244
External Cites per document20082.281
External Cites per document20092.667
External Cites per document20102.835
External Cites per document20112.931
External Cites per document20122.819
External Cites per document20132.426
External Cites per document20142.502
External Cites per document20152.607
External Cites per document20162.119
External Cites per document20171.936
Cites per document19990.866
Cites per document20000.937
Cites per document20011.475
Cites per document20021.319
Cites per document20031.652
Cites per document20041.667
Cites per document20052.101
Cites per document20062.328
Cites per document20072.409
Cites per document20082.481
Cites per document20092.870
Cites per document20102.976
Cites per document20113.103
Cites per document20123.010
Cites per document20132.552
Cites per document20142.643
Cites per document20153.032
Cites per document20163.034
Cites per document20172.577
% 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 documents199931
Non-citable documents200036
Non-citable documents200132
Non-citable documents200233
Non-citable documents200339
Non-citable documents200451
Non-citable documents200552
Non-citable documents200643
Non-citable documents200729
Non-citable documents200823
Non-citable documents200920
Non-citable documents201020
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201720
Citable documents1999194
Citable documents2000191
Citable documents2001200
Citable documents2002188
Citable documents2003187
Citable documents2004174
Citable documents2005178
Citable documents2006180
Citable documents2007193
Citable documents2008185
Citable documents2009177
Citable documents2010170
Citable documents2011174
Citable documents2012204
Citable documents2013223
Citable documents2014249
Citable documents2015247
Citable documents2016236
Citable documents2017267
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 documents1999135
Uncited documents2000143
Uncited documents2001106
Uncited documents2002108
Uncited documents2003109
Uncited documents2004105
Uncited documents200594
Uncited documents200682
Uncited documents200772
Uncited documents200865
Uncited documents200945
Uncited documents201044
Uncited documents201143
Uncited documents201245
Uncited documents201365
Uncited documents201473
Uncited documents201554
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201784
Cited documents199990
Cited documents200084
Cited documents2001126
Cited documents2002113
Cited documents2003117
Cited documents2004120
Cited documents2005136
Cited documents2006141
Cited documents2007150
Cited documents2008143
Cited documents2009152
Cited documents2010146
Cited documents2011145
Cited documents2012171
Cited documents2013168
Cited documents2014186
Cited documents2015204
Cited documents2016197
Cited documents2017203
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