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International Medical Journal

Country Japan  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Publisher Japan International Cultural Exchange Foundation
Publication typeJournals
Scope The International Medical Journal is intended to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and information among professionals concerned with medicine and related disciplines in the world. It is recognized that many other disciplines have an important contribution to make in furthering knowledge of the physical life and mental life and the Editors welcome relevant contributions from them. The Editors and Publishers wish to encourage a dialogue among the experts from different countries whose diverse cultures afford interesting and challenging alternatives to existing theories and practices. Priority will therefore be given to articles which are oriented to an international perspective. The journal will publish reviews of high quality on contemporary issues, significant clinical studies, and conceptual contributions, as well as serve in the rapid dissemination of important and relevant research findings. The International Medical Journal (IMJ) was first established in 1994.


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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)1999Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q4

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)19990.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.055
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.116
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.067
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.187
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.057
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.189
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20026
Self Cites20037
Self Cites200438
Self Cites200537
Self Cites200623
Self Cites20074
Self Cites200811
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20125
Self Cites2013152
Self Cites2014141
Self Cites201558
Self Cites201625
Self Cites201717
Self Cites201817
Self Cites201911
Total Cites19997
Total Cites200010
Total Cites200122
Total Cites200222
Total Cites200321
Total Cites200452
Total Cites200549
Total Cites200631
Total Cites200715
Total Cites200820
Total Cites200912
Total Cites201016
Total Cites201120
Total Cites201226
Total Cites2013194
Total Cites2014189
Total Cites2015171
Total Cites2016113
Total Cites201763
Total Cites201860
Total Cites201944
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 document19990.045
External Cites per document20000.060
External Cites per document20010.129
External Cites per document20020.117
External Cites per document20030.094
External Cites per document20040.098
External Cites per document20050.088
External Cites per document20060.063
External Cites per document20070.078
External Cites per document20080.058
External Cites per document20090.061
External Cites per document20100.069
External Cites per document20110.073
External Cites per document20120.115
External Cites per document20130.177
External Cites per document20140.121
External Cites per document20150.278
External Cites per document20160.196
External Cites per document20170.160
External Cites per document20180.132
External Cites per document20190.119
Cites per document19990.045
Cites per document20000.067
Cites per document20010.158
Cites per document20020.161
Cites per document20030.141
Cites per document20040.364
Cites per document20050.360
Cites per document20060.244
Cites per document20070.106
Cites per document20080.129
Cites per document20090.067
Cites per document20100.092
Cites per document20110.113
Cites per document20120.142
Cites per document20130.819
Cites per document20140.475
Cites per document20150.421
Cites per document20160.252
Cites per document20170.220
Cites per document20180.184
Cites per document20190.159
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents200016
Non-citable documents200122
Non-citable documents200222
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201813
Non-citable documents201912
Citable documents1999157
Citable documents2000150
Citable documents2001139
Citable documents2002137
Citable documents2003149
Citable documents2004143
Citable documents2005136
Citable documents2006127
Citable documents2007141
Citable documents2008155
Citable documents2009179
Citable documents2010174
Citable documents2011177
Citable documents2012183
Citable documents2013237
Citable documents2014398
Citable documents2015406
Citable documents2016449
Citable documents2017287
Citable documents2018326
Citable documents2019277
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 documents1999157
Uncited documents2000157
Uncited documents2001145
Uncited documents2002139
Uncited documents2003145
Uncited documents2004118
Uncited documents2005111
Uncited documents2006109
Uncited documents2007131
Uncited documents2008141
Uncited documents2009169
Uncited documents2010164
Uncited documents2011167
Uncited documents2012169
Uncited documents2013164
Uncited documents2014282
Uncited documents2015301
Uncited documents2016388
Uncited documents2017254
Uncited documents2018293
Uncited documents2019256
Cited documents19996
Cited documents20009
Cited documents200116
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200313
Cited documents200430
Cited documents200527
Cited documents200621
Cited documents200712
Cited documents200816
Cited documents200912
Cited documents201014
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201222
Cited documents201382
Cited documents2014122
Cited documents2015111
Cited documents201671
Cited documents201744
Cited documents201846
Cited documents201933
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