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Journal of Law, Medicine and 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
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Material published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (JLME) contributes to the educational mission of The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, covering public health, health disparities, patient safety and quality of care, and biomedical science and research. It provides articles on such timely topics as health care quality and access, managed care, pain relief, genetics, child/maternal health, reproductive health, informed consent, assisted dying, ethics committees, HIV/AIDS, and public health. Symposium issues review significant policy developments, health law court decisions, and books.


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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 Policy2003Q1
Health Policy2004Q2
Health Policy2005Q2
Health Policy2006Q2
Health Policy2007Q2
Health Policy2008Q2
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q2
Health Policy2011Q2
Health Policy2012Q2
Health Policy2013Q2
Health Policy2014Q2
Health Policy2015Q2
Health Policy2016Q2
Health Policy2017Q2
Health Policy2018Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects1999Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2000Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2001Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2002Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2003Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2004Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2005Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2006Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2007Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2008Q2
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 Aspects2017Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2018Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
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)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q2

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)19990.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.386
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.239
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.649
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.868
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 Cites19998
Self Cites20004
Self Cites20016
Self Cites200218
Self Cites200335
Self Cites200421
Self Cites200531
Self Cites200612
Self Cites200716
Self Cites200816
Self Cites200922
Self Cites201014
Self Cites201115
Self Cites201221
Self Cites201317
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201716
Self Cites201814
Total Cites199980
Total Cites200068
Total Cites200184
Total Cites200292
Total Cites2003214
Total Cites2004198
Total Cites2005239
Total Cites2006229
Total Cites2007273
Total Cites2008290
Total Cites2009469
Total Cites2010439
Total Cites2011443
Total Cites2012383
Total Cites2013400
Total Cites2014424
Total Cites2015496
Total Cites2016500
Total Cites2017352
Total Cites2018324
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 document19990.459
External Cites per document20000.424
External Cites per document20010.488
External Cites per document20020.468
External Cites per document20030.740
External Cites per document20040.600
External Cites per document20050.549
External Cites per document20060.588
External Cites per document20070.726
External Cites per document20080.823
External Cites per document20091.401
External Cites per document20101.324
External Cites per document20111.481
External Cites per document20121.297
External Cites per document20131.429
External Cites per document20141.374
External Cites per document20151.758
External Cites per document20161.609
External Cites per document20171.235
External Cites per document20181.123
Cites per document19990.510
Cites per document20000.450
Cites per document20010.525
Cites per document20020.582
Cites per document20030.884
Cites per document20040.671
Cites per document20050.631
Cites per document20060.621
Cites per document20070.771
Cites per document20080.871
Cites per document20091.470
Cites per document20101.368
Cites per document20111.533
Cites per document20121.373
Cites per document20131.493
Cites per document20141.442
Cites per document20151.844
Cites per document20161.656
Cites per document20171.294
Cites per document20181.174
% 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 documents19998
Non-citable documents200012
Non-citable documents200114
Non-citable documents200215
Non-citable documents200314
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200828
Non-citable documents200928
Non-citable documents201031
Non-citable documents201122
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents201837
Citable documents1999157
Citable documents2000151
Citable documents2001160
Citable documents2002158
Citable documents2003242
Citable documents2004295
Citable documents2005379
Citable documents2006369
Citable documents2007354
Citable documents2008333
Citable documents2009319
Citable documents2010321
Citable documents2011289
Citable documents2012279
Citable documents2013268
Citable documents2014294
Citable documents2015269
Citable documents2016302
Citable documents2017272
Citable documents2018276
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 documents1999118
Uncited documents2000129
Uncited documents2001133
Uncited documents2002124
Uncited documents2003173
Uncited documents2004213
Uncited documents2005266
Uncited documents2006269
Uncited documents2007232
Uncited documents2008232
Uncited documents2009177
Uncited documents2010195
Uncited documents2011140
Uncited documents2012141
Uncited documents2013124
Uncited documents2014126
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents2016126
Uncited documents2017143
Uncited documents2018171
Cited documents199947
Cited documents200034
Cited documents200141
Cited documents200249
Cited documents200383
Cited documents200493
Cited documents2005121
Cited documents2006112
Cited documents2007135
Cited documents2008129
Cited documents2009170
Cited documents2010157
Cited documents2011171
Cited documents2012152
Cited documents2013157
Cited documents2014176
Cited documents2015181
Cited documents2016185
Cited documents2017144
Cited documents2018142
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