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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
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
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

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)19990.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.569
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.726
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.483
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.509
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.648
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.422
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.206
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.060
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 Cites19999
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 Cites201316
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201716
Total Cites199981
Total Cites200068
Total Cites200183
Total Cites200293
Total Cites2003212
Total Cites2004199
Total Cites2005236
Total Cites2006239
Total Cites2007272
Total Cites2008301
Total Cites2009497
Total Cites2010435
Total Cites2011434
Total Cites2012381
Total Cites2013395
Total Cites2014418
Total Cites2015487
Total Cites2016466
Total Cites2017328
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 document19990.453
External Cites per document20000.418
External Cites per document20010.481
External Cites per document20020.472
External Cites per document20030.728
External Cites per document20040.601
External Cites per document20050.541
External Cites per document20060.615
External Cites per document20070.723
External Cites per document20080.838
External Cites per document20091.453
External Cites per document20101.280
External Cites per document20111.445
External Cites per document20121.290
External Cites per document20131.414
External Cites per document20141.354
External Cites per document20151.725
External Cites per document20161.497
External Cites per document20171.147
Cites per document19990.509
Cites per document20000.444
Cites per document20010.519
Cites per document20020.585
Cites per document20030.872
Cites per document20040.672
Cites per document20050.623
Cites per document20060.648
Cites per document20070.768
Cites per document20080.885
Cites per document20091.520
Cites per document20101.322
Cites per document20111.497
Cites per document20121.366
Cites per document20131.474
Cites per document20141.422
Cites per document20151.810
Cites per document20161.543
Cites per document20171.206
% 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 documents201713
Citable documents1999159
Citable documents2000153
Citable documents2001160
Citable documents2002159
Citable documents2003243
Citable documents2004296
Citable documents2005379
Citable documents2006369
Citable documents2007354
Citable documents2008340
Citable documents2009327
Citable documents2010329
Citable documents2011290
Citable documents2012279
Citable documents2013268
Citable documents2014294
Citable documents2015269
Citable documents2016302
Citable documents2017272
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 documents2000130
Uncited documents2001133
Uncited documents2002125
Uncited documents2003175
Uncited documents2004212
Uncited documents2005267
Uncited documents2006270
Uncited documents2007231
Uncited documents2008239
Uncited documents2009181
Uncited documents2010205
Uncited documents2011143
Uncited documents2012141
Uncited documents2013126
Uncited documents2014129
Uncited documents201599
Uncited documents2016130
Uncited documents2017143
Cited documents199949
Cited documents200035
Cited documents200141
Cited documents200249
Cited documents200382
Cited documents200495
Cited documents2005120
Cited documents2006111
Cited documents2007136
Cited documents2008129
Cited documents2009174
Cited documents2010155
Cited documents2011169
Cited documents2012152
Cited documents2013155
Cited documents2014173
Cited documents2015181
Cited documents2016181
Cited documents2017142
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