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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
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 (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
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

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)19990.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.749
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.994
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.083
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.718
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.005
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.901
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.759
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 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 Cites2015100
Self Cites201662
Self Cites201776
Total Cites1999173
Total Cites2000208
Total Cites2001236
Total Cites2002318
Total Cites2003325
Total Cites2004367
Total Cites2005503
Total Cites2006732
Total Cites2007847
Total Cites2008822
Total Cites2009886
Total Cites2010921
Total Cites20111073
Total Cites2012961
Total Cites2013965
Total Cites2014888
Total Cites2015829
Total Cites2016791
Total Cites2017835
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 document19990.753
External Cites per document20000.844
External Cites per document20010.890
External Cites per document20021.091
External Cites per document20031.018
External Cites per document20041.189
External Cites per document20051.491
External Cites per document20061.915
External Cites per document20071.814
External Cites per document20081.432
External Cites per document20091.488
External Cites per document20101.560
External Cites per document20111.826
External Cites per document20121.871
External Cites per document20131.958
External Cites per document20141.841
External Cites per document20151.509
External Cites per document20161.405
External Cites per document20171.509
Cites per document19990.994
Cites per document20001.083
Cites per document20011.078
Cites per document20021.252
Cites per document20031.186
Cites per document20041.390
Cites per document20051.753
Cites per document20062.153
Cites per document20072.017
Cites per document20081.749
Cites per document20091.644
Cites per document20101.718
Cites per document20111.987
Cites per document20122.027
Cites per document20132.044
Cites per document20141.960
Cites per document20151.716
Cites per document20161.524
Cites per document20171.660
% 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 documents200290
Non-citable documents200374
Non-citable documents200484
Non-citable documents2005107
Non-citable documents2006124
Non-citable documents2007111
Non-citable documents200889
Non-citable documents200973
Non-citable documents201081
Non-citable documents201190
Non-citable documents201299
Non-citable documents2013109
Non-citable documents2014167
Non-citable documents2015196
Non-citable documents2016235
Non-citable documents2017213
Citable documents1999174
Citable documents2000192
Citable documents2001219
Citable documents2002254
Citable documents2003274
Citable documents2004264
Citable documents2005287
Citable documents2006340
Citable documents2007420
Citable documents2008470
Citable documents2009539
Citable documents2010536
Citable documents2011540
Citable documents2012474
Citable documents2013472
Citable documents2014453
Citable documents2015483
Citable documents2016519
Citable documents2017503
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 documents2000165
Uncited documents2001184
Uncited documents2002186
Uncited documents2003182
Uncited documents2004182
Uncited documents2005184
Uncited documents2006195
Uncited documents2007208
Uncited documents2008214
Uncited documents2009239
Uncited documents2010249
Uncited documents2011235
Uncited documents2012226
Uncited documents2013241
Uncited documents2014276
Uncited documents2015342
Uncited documents2016413
Uncited documents2017348
Cited documents199990
Cited documents2000111
Cited documents2001123
Cited documents2002158
Cited documents2003166
Cited documents2004166
Cited documents2005210
Cited documents2006269
Cited documents2007323
Cited documents2008345
Cited documents2009373
Cited documents2010368
Cited documents2011395
Cited documents2012347
Cited documents2013340
Cited documents2014344
Cited documents2015337
Cited documents2016341
Cited documents2017368
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