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Journal of Clinical Ethics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects

Social Sciences
Health (social science)
PublisherUniversity Pub. Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Journal of Clinical Ethics is written for and by physicians, nurses, attorneys, clergy, ethicists, and others whose decisions directly affect patients. More than 70 percent of the articles are authored or co-authored by physicians. JCE is a double-blinded, peer-reviewed journal indexed in PubMed, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, and other indexes.


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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 Policy2000Q2
Health Policy2001Q2
Health Policy2002Q2
Health Policy2003Q2
Health Policy2004Q3
Health Policy2005Q3
Health Policy2006Q2
Health Policy2007Q2
Health Policy2008Q3
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q3
Health Policy2011Q2
Health Policy2012Q2
Health Policy2013Q2
Health Policy2014Q2
Health Policy2015Q3
Health Policy2016Q3
Health Policy2017Q3
Health (social science)1999Q3
Health (social science)2000Q2
Health (social science)2001Q2
Health (social science)2002Q2
Health (social science)2003Q3
Health (social science)2004Q3
Health (social science)2005Q3
Health (social science)2006Q2
Health (social science)2007Q2
Health (social science)2008Q2
Health (social science)2009Q2
Health (social science)2010Q3
Health (social science)2011Q2
Health (social science)2012Q2
Health (social science)2013Q2
Health (social science)2014Q2
Health (social science)2015Q3
Health (social science)2016Q3
Health (social science)2017Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects1999Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2000Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2001Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2002Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2003Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2004Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2005Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2006Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2007Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2008Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2009Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2010Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2011Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2012Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2013Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2014Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2015Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2016Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2017Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3

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)19990.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.399
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.503
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.496
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.401
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.490
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.699
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.606
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 Cites19994
Self Cites200015
Self Cites20015
Self Cites200210
Self Cites20038
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20056
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20078
Self Cites20084
Self Cites200910
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20119
Self Cites201214
Self Cites20138
Self Cites201418
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Total Cites199966
Total Cites2000115
Total Cites200172
Total Cites200279
Total Cites200364
Total Cites200449
Total Cites200538
Total Cites200663
Total Cites200767
Total Cites200855
Total Cites200972
Total Cites201051
Total Cites201181
Total Cites2012148
Total Cites2013138
Total Cites2014119
Total Cites2015100
Total Cites201670
Total Cites201763
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 document19990.419
External Cites per document20000.725
External Cites per document20010.489
External Cites per document20020.473
External Cites per document20030.381
External Cites per document20040.383
External Cites per document20050.256
External Cites per document20060.465
External Cites per document20070.410
External Cites per document20080.372
External Cites per document20090.477
External Cites per document20100.411
External Cites per document20110.637
External Cites per document20121.117
External Cites per document20131.048
External Cites per document20140.732
External Cites per document20150.758
External Cites per document20160.569
External Cites per document20170.600
Cites per document19990.446
Cites per document20000.833
Cites per document20010.526
Cites per document20020.541
Cites per document20030.435
Cites per document20040.383
Cites per document20050.304
Cites per document20060.496
Cites per document20070.465
Cites per document20080.401
Cites per document20090.554
Cites per document20100.411
Cites per document20110.717
Cites per document20121.233
Cites per document20131.113
Cites per document20140.862
Cites per document20150.758
Cites per document20160.569
Cites per document20170.600
% 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 documents19999
Non-citable documents20008
Non-citable documents200112
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents200311
Non-citable documents200416
Non-citable documents200518
Non-citable documents200617
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200814
Non-citable documents200921
Non-citable documents201029
Non-citable documents201135
Non-citable documents201228
Non-citable documents201318
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201722
Citable documents1999148
Citable documents2000138
Citable documents2001137
Citable documents2002146
Citable documents2003147
Citable documents2004128
Citable documents2005125
Citable documents2006127
Citable documents2007144
Citable documents2008137
Citable documents2009130
Citable documents2010124
Citable documents2011113
Citable documents2012120
Citable documents2013124
Citable documents2014138
Citable documents2015132
Citable documents2016123
Citable documents2017105
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 documents1999116
Uncited documents200089
Uncited documents2001105
Uncited documents2002104
Uncited documents2003116
Uncited documents2004115
Uncited documents2005114
Uncited documents2006101
Uncited documents2007113
Uncited documents2008121
Uncited documents2009116
Uncited documents2010117
Uncited documents2011106
Uncited documents201278
Uncited documents201383
Uncited documents201487
Uncited documents201579
Uncited documents2016104
Uncited documents201792
Cited documents199941
Cited documents200057
Cited documents200144
Cited documents200251
Cited documents200342
Cited documents200429
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200643
Cited documents200741
Cited documents200830
Cited documents200935
Cited documents201036
Cited documents201142
Cited documents201270
Cited documents201359
Cited documents201456
Cited documents201555
Cited documents201636
Cited documents201735
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