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Journal of Medical Ethics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

Health Policy

Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects

Social Sciences
Health (social science)
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14734257, 03066800
Scope Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It features original articles on ethical aspects of health care, as well as case conferences, book reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance JME has Editorial Board members from all around the world including the US, Europe, Australasia and Far East. Subscribers to the Journal of Medical Ethics also receive Medical Humanities journal at no extra cost. JME is the official journal of the Institute of Medical Ethics.


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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.

Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Health Policy1999Q1
Health Policy2000Q2
Health Policy2001Q1
Health Policy2002Q1
Health Policy2003Q1
Health Policy2004Q1
Health Policy2005Q1
Health Policy2006Q1
Health Policy2007Q1
Health Policy2008Q2
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q2
Health Policy2011Q1
Health Policy2012Q2
Health Policy2013Q2
Health Policy2014Q1
Health Policy2015Q2
Health Policy2016Q2
Health Policy2017Q2
Health Policy2018Q1
Health (social science)1999Q2
Health (social science)2000Q2
Health (social science)2001Q1
Health (social science)2002Q2
Health (social science)2003Q2
Health (social science)2004Q1
Health (social science)2005Q1
Health (social science)2006Q1
Health (social science)2007Q1
Health (social science)2008Q1
Health (social science)2009Q1
Health (social science)2010Q1
Health (social science)2011Q1
Health (social science)2012Q1
Health (social science)2013Q1
Health (social science)2014Q1
Health (social science)2015Q1
Health (social science)2016Q2
Health (social science)2017Q2
Health (social science)2018Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects1999Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2000Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2001Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2002Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2003Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2004Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2005Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2006Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2007Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2008Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2009Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2010Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2011Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2012Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2013Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2014Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2015Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2016Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2017Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2018Q1

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)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.951
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.919
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.148
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 Cites199942
Self Cites200045
Self Cites200141
Self Cites200241
Self Cites200346
Self Cites200453
Self Cites200575
Self Cites200679
Self Cites200783
Self Cites2008146
Self Cites200983
Self Cites201083
Self Cites201187
Self Cites201274
Self Cites201341
Self Cites201454
Self Cites2015103
Self Cites201665
Self Cites201775
Self Cites2018101
Total Cites1999174
Total Cites2000215
Total Cites2001246
Total Cites2002318
Total Cites2003328
Total Cites2004369
Total Cites2005503
Total Cites2006698
Total Cites2007785
Total Cites2008773
Total Cites2009813
Total Cites2010911
Total Cites20111082
Total Cites2012965
Total Cites2013976
Total Cites2014903
Total Cites2015874
Total Cites2016864
Total Cites2017918
Total Cites2018972
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 document19990.759
External Cites per document20000.885
External Cites per document20010.940
External Cites per document20021.099
External Cites per document20031.041
External Cites per document20041.206
External Cites per document20051.502
External Cites per document20061.826
External Cites per document20071.716
External Cites per document20081.387
External Cites per document20091.401
External Cites per document20101.568
External Cites per document20111.843
External Cites per document20121.880
External Cites per document20131.981
External Cites per document20141.874
External Cites per document20151.586
External Cites per document20161.531
External Cites per document20171.653
External Cites per document20181.853
Cites per document19991.000
Cites per document20001.120
Cites per document20011.128
Cites per document20021.262
Cites per document20031.210
Cites per document20041.408
Cites per document20051.765
Cites per document20062.059
Cites per document20071.919
Cites per document20081.710
Cites per document20091.560
Cites per document20101.725
Cites per document20112.004
Cites per document20122.036
Cites per document20132.068
Cites per document20141.993
Cites per document20151.798
Cites per document20161.655
Cites per document20171.800
Cites per document20182.068
% 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 documents199968
Non-citable documents200084
Non-citable documents200188
Non-citable documents200291
Non-citable documents200375
Non-citable documents200485
Non-citable documents2005107
Non-citable documents2006124
Non-citable documents2007108
Non-citable documents200885
Non-citable documents200969
Non-citable documents201080
Non-citable documents201190
Non-citable documents201299
Non-citable documents2013109
Non-citable documents2014167
Non-citable documents2015196
Non-citable documents2016235
Non-citable documents2017205
Non-citable documents2018213
Citable documents1999174
Citable documents2000192
Citable documents2001218
Citable documents2002252
Citable documents2003271
Citable documents2004262
Citable documents2005285
Citable documents2006339
Citable documents2007409
Citable documents2008452
Citable documents2009521
Citable documents2010528
Citable documents2011540
Citable documents2012474
Citable documents2013472
Citable documents2014453
Citable documents2015486
Citable documents2016522
Citable documents2017510
Citable documents2018470
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 documents1999152
Uncited documents2000161
Uncited documents2001179
Uncited documents2002185
Uncited documents2003181
Uncited documents2004180
Uncited documents2005182
Uncited documents2006198
Uncited documents2007201
Uncited documents2008210
Uncited documents2009232
Uncited documents2010247
Uncited documents2011233
Uncited documents2012226
Uncited documents2013241
Uncited documents2014273
Uncited documents2015333
Uncited documents2016401
Uncited documents2017330
Uncited documents2018313
Cited documents199990
Cited documents2000115
Cited documents2001127
Cited documents2002158
Cited documents2003165
Cited documents2004167
Cited documents2005210
Cited documents2006265
Cited documents2007316
Cited documents2008327
Cited documents2009358
Cited documents2010361
Cited documents2011397
Cited documents2012347
Cited documents2013340
Cited documents2014347
Cited documents2015349
Cited documents2016356
Cited documents2017385
Cited documents2018370
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