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Journal of Palliative Care

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1985-2015, 2017-2020
Scope The Journal of Palliative Care is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary forum for practical, critical thought on palliative care and palliative medicine. JPC publishes high-quality original research, opinion papers/commentaries, narrative and humanities works, case reports/case series, and reports on international activities and comparative palliative care.


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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)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)19990.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.469
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.303
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.525
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.096
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.043
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.510
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 Cites199915
Self Cites200027
Self Cites20018
Self Cites200210
Self Cites200327
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200813
Self Cites20092
Self Cites201015
Self Cites20117
Self Cites20125
Self Cites201310
Self Cites20147
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20194
Total Cites199991
Total Cites2000127
Total Cites2001122
Total Cites2002112
Total Cites2003173
Total Cites2004122
Total Cites2005136
Total Cites2006152
Total Cites2007159
Total Cites2008143
Total Cites2009115
Total Cites2010137
Total Cites2011138
Total Cites2012127
Total Cites2013121
Total Cites2014124
Total Cites201588
Total Cites201676
Total Cites201776
Total Cites201850
Total Cites201977
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 document19990.685
External Cites per document20000.917
External Cites per document20010.974
External Cites per document20020.903
External Cites per document20031.315
External Cites per document20041.009
External Cites per document20051.000
External Cites per document20061.183
External Cites per document20071.179
External Cites per document20081.275
External Cites per document20091.108
External Cites per document20101.208
External Cites per document20111.236
External Cites per document20121.119
External Cites per document20131.047
External Cites per document20141.093
External Cites per document20150.782
External Cites per document20160.691
External Cites per document20170.986
External Cites per document20180.889
External Cites per document20191.431
Cites per document19990.820
Cites per document20001.165
Cites per document20011.043
Cites per document20020.991
Cites per document20031.559
Cites per document20041.089
Cites per document20051.133
Cites per document20061.267
Cites per document20071.359
Cites per document20081.402
Cites per document20091.127
Cites per document20101.356
Cites per document20111.302
Cites per document20121.165
Cites per document20131.142
Cites per document20141.159
Cites per document20150.800
Cites per document20160.691
Cites per document20171.027
Cites per document20180.926
Cites per document20191.510
% 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 documents199923
Non-citable documents200022
Non-citable documents200126
Non-citable documents200221
Non-citable documents200319
Non-citable documents200416
Non-citable documents200518
Non-citable documents200622
Non-citable documents200723
Non-citable documents200824
Non-citable documents200923
Non-citable documents201021
Non-citable documents201123
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents201323
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents20199
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000109
Citable documents2001117
Citable documents2002113
Citable documents2003111
Citable documents2004112
Citable documents2005120
Citable documents2006120
Citable documents2007117
Citable documents2008102
Citable documents2009102
Citable documents2010101
Citable documents2011106
Citable documents2012109
Citable documents2013106
Citable documents2014107
Citable documents2015110
Citable documents2016110
Citable documents201774
Citable documents201854
Citable documents201951
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 documents199983
Uncited documents200066
Uncited documents200184
Uncited documents200278
Uncited documents200360
Uncited documents200469
Uncited documents200569
Uncited documents200681
Uncited documents200775
Uncited documents200867
Uncited documents200971
Uncited documents201066
Uncited documents201173
Uncited documents201270
Uncited documents201372
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201579
Uncited documents201684
Uncited documents201751
Uncited documents201840
Uncited documents201926
Cited documents199951
Cited documents200065
Cited documents200159
Cited documents200256
Cited documents200370
Cited documents200459
Cited documents200569
Cited documents200661
Cited documents200765
Cited documents200859
Cited documents200954
Cited documents201056
Cited documents201156
Cited documents201261
Cited documents201357
Cited documents201454
Cited documents201547
Cited documents201643
Cited documents201735
Cited documents201826
Cited documents201934
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