Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciencesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Pakistan

Subject Area and Category


Professional Medical Publications



Publication type



1682024X, 1681715X





How to publish in this journal


It is a peer reviewed medical journal published regularly since 1984. It was previously known as quarterly "SPECIALIST" till December 31st 1999. It publishes original research articles, review articles, current practices, short communications & case reports. It attracts manuscripts not only from within Pakistan but also from over fifty countries from abroad. Copies of PJMS are sent to all the import medical libraries all over Pakistan and overseas particularly in South East Asia and Asia Pacific besides WHO EMRO Region countries. Eminent members of the medical profession at home and abroad regularly contribute their write-ups, manuscripts in our publications. We pursue an independent editorial policy, which allows an opportunity to the healthcare professionals to express their views without any fear or favour. That is why many opinion makers among the medical and pharmaceutical profession use this publication to communicate their viewpoint. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q3

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)19990.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.215
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.251
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.249
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.944
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.149
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.312
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.166
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.945
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.832
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20021
Self Cites200313
Self Cites20047
Self Cites200514
Self Cites20063
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200816
Self Cites200924
Self Cites201025
Self Cites201119
Self Cites201221
Self Cites201327
Self Cites201426
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201634
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201936
Total Cites19991
Total Cites20000
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20023
Total Cites200317
Total Cites200419
Total Cites200542
Total Cites200658
Total Cites200775
Total Cites2008110
Total Cites2009181
Total Cites2010222
Total Cites2011224
Total Cites2012179
Total Cites2013145
Total Cites2014279
Total Cites2015573
Total Cites2016892
Total Cites2017863
Total Cites2018843
Total Cites2019815
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 document19990.028
External Cites per document20000.000
External Cites per document20010.000
External Cites per document20020.039
External Cites per document20030.043
External Cites per document20040.083
External Cites per document20050.144
External Cites per document20060.228
External Cites per document20070.184
External Cites per document20080.214
External Cites per document20090.296
External Cites per document20100.315
External Cites per document20110.336
External Cites per document20120.220
External Cites per document20130.148
External Cites per document20140.288
External Cites per document20150.622
External Cites per document20160.962
External Cites per document20170.908
External Cites per document20180.950
External Cites per document20190.903
Cites per document19990.028
Cites per document20000.000
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.059
Cites per document20030.185
Cites per document20040.131
Cites per document20050.215
Cites per document20060.241
Cites per document20070.255
Cites per document20080.251
Cites per document20090.341
Cites per document20100.355
Cites per document20110.367
Cites per document20120.249
Cites per document20130.182
Cites per document20140.317
Cites per document20150.645
Cites per document20161.000
Cites per document20170.945
Cites per document20180.984
Cites per document20190.944
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents200312
Non-citable documents200423
Non-citable documents200526
Non-citable documents200629
Non-citable documents200731
Non-citable documents200837
Non-citable documents200934
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201130
Non-citable documents201228
Non-citable documents201328
Non-citable documents201430
Non-citable documents201529
Non-citable documents201628
Non-citable documents201719
Non-citable documents201820
Non-citable documents201924
Citable documents199936
Citable documents200034
Citable documents200135
Citable documents200251
Citable documents200392
Citable documents2004145
Citable documents2005195
Citable documents2006241
Citable documents2007294
Citable documents2008439
Citable documents2009531
Citable documents2010625
Citable documents2011610
Citable documents2012719
Citable documents2013798
Citable documents2014880
Citable documents2015888
Citable documents2016892
Citable documents2017913
Citable documents2018857
Citable documents2019863
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 documents199938
Uncited documents200036
Uncited documents200136
Uncited documents200250
Uncited documents200392
Uncited documents2004151
Uncited documents2005185
Uncited documents2006225
Uncited documents2007269
Uncited documents2008401
Uncited documents2009435
Uncited documents2010499
Uncited documents2011491
Uncited documents2012613
Uncited documents2013717
Uncited documents2014722
Uncited documents2015582
Uncited documents2016483
Uncited documents2017446
Uncited documents2018418
Uncited documents2019424
Cited documents19991
Cited documents20000
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20023
Cited documents200312
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200536
Cited documents200645
Cited documents200756
Cited documents200875
Cited documents2009130
Cited documents2010156
Cited documents2011149
Cited documents2012134
Cited documents2013109
Cited documents2014188
Cited documents2015335
Cited documents2016437
Cited documents2017486
Cited documents2018459
Cited documents2019463
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