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Journal of Medical Ethics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


BMJ Publishing Group

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Publication type



14734257, 03066800





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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 articles on various ethical aspects of health care relevant to health care professionals, members of clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policy makers and patients. 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. 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.

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
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)2019Q1
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 Policy2019Q1
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
Health (social science)2019Q1
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
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2019Q1

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)19991.057
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.090
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.797
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.114
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.043
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.770
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.916
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.997
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.718
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.981
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 Cites199944
Self Cites200046
Self Cites200141
Self Cites200241
Self Cites200346
Self Cites200453
Self Cites200575
Self Cites200681
Self Cites200785
Self Cites2008149
Self Cites200984
Self Cites201085
Self Cites201187
Self Cites201274
Self Cites201341
Self Cites201454
Self Cites2015103
Self Cites201665
Self Cites201776
Self Cites2018100
Self Cites201991
Total Cites1999184
Total Cites2000222
Total Cites2001251
Total Cites2002317
Total Cites2003328
Total Cites2004372
Total Cites2005504
Total Cites2006743
Total Cites2007856
Total Cites2008832
Total Cites2009893
Total Cites2010930
Total Cites20111087
Total Cites2012971
Total Cites2013979
Total Cites2014900
Total Cites2015879
Total Cites2016873
Total Cites2017935
Total Cites2018971
Total Cites2019932
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 document19990.805
External Cites per document20000.917
External Cites per document20010.986
External Cites per document20021.117
External Cites per document20031.060
External Cites per document20041.218
External Cites per document20051.505
External Cites per document20061.953
External Cites per document20071.840
External Cites per document20081.453
External Cites per document20091.501
External Cites per document20101.582
External Cites per document20111.859
External Cites per document20121.900
External Cites per document20131.987
External Cites per document20141.868
External Cites per document20151.607
External Cites per document20161.557
External Cites per document20171.698
External Cites per document20181.857
External Cites per document20191.873
Cites per document19991.057
Cites per document20001.156
Cites per document20011.178
Cites per document20021.283
Cites per document20031.233
Cites per document20041.420
Cites per document20051.768
Cites per document20062.192
Cites per document20072.043
Cites per document20081.770
Cites per document20091.657
Cites per document20101.742
Cites per document20112.020
Cites per document20122.057
Cites per document20132.074
Cites per document20141.987
Cites per document20151.820
Cites per document20161.682
Cites per document20171.848
Cites per document20182.070
Cites per document20192.076
% 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 documents200374
Non-citable documents200484
Non-citable documents2005106
Non-citable documents2006124
Non-citable documents2007111
Non-citable documents200889
Non-citable documents200973
Non-citable documents201083
Non-citable documents201192
Non-citable documents2012101
Non-citable documents2013109
Non-citable documents2014166
Non-citable documents2015195
Non-citable documents2016234
Non-citable documents2017210
Non-citable documents2018216
Non-citable documents2019180
Citable documents1999174
Citable documents2000192
Citable documents2001213
Citable documents2002247
Citable documents2003266
Citable documents2004262
Citable documents2005285
Citable documents2006339
Citable documents2007419
Citable documents2008470
Citable documents2009539
Citable documents2010534
Citable documents2011538
Citable documents2012472
Citable documents2013472
Citable documents2014453
Citable documents2015483
Citable documents2016519
Citable documents2017506
Citable documents2018469
Citable documents2019449
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 documents1999147
Uncited documents2000161
Uncited documents2001174
Uncited documents2002181
Uncited documents2003173
Uncited documents2004179
Uncited documents2005181
Uncited documents2006192
Uncited documents2007204
Uncited documents2008212
Uncited documents2009239
Uncited documents2010248
Uncited documents2011233
Uncited documents2012224
Uncited documents2013241
Uncited documents2014272
Uncited documents2015330
Uncited documents2016394
Uncited documents2017328
Uncited documents2018317
Uncited documents2019286
Cited documents199995
Cited documents2000115
Cited documents2001127
Cited documents2002157
Cited documents2003167
Cited documents2004167
Cited documents2005210
Cited documents2006271
Cited documents2007326
Cited documents2008347
Cited documents2009373
Cited documents2010369
Cited documents2011397
Cited documents2012349
Cited documents2013340
Cited documents2014347
Cited documents2015348
Cited documents2016359
Cited documents2017388
Cited documents2018368
Cited documents2019343
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