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The Lancet

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN01406736, 1474547X
Scope The Lancet is an international general medical journal that will consider any original contribution that advances or illuminates medical science or practice, or that educates or entertains the journal’s readers. Whatever you have written, remember that it is the general reader whom you are trying to reach. One way to find out if you have succeeded is to show your draft to colleagues in other specialties. If they do not understand, neither, very probably, will The Lancet’s staff or readers. Manuscripts must be solely the work of the author(s) stated, must not have been previously published elsewhere, and must not be under consideration by another journal.


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

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)19998.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20008.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200110.004
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20029.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200311.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200412.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200513.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200615.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200716.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200819.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200926.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201030.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201134.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201234.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201334.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201434.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201534.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201634.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201735.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201839.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201943.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19998.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20008.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200110.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200210.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200311.572
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200412.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200514.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200615.961
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200718.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200823.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200927.773
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201033.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201136.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201233.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201332.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201433.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201536.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201632.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201736.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201840.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201947.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19997.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20008.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200110.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200210.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200311.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200413.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200513.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200617.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200721.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200823.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200930.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201035.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201135.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201230.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201329.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201435.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201531.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201631.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201737.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201845.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201944.862
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 Cites1999542
Self Cites2000490
Self Cites2001692
Self Cites2002664
Self Cites2003614
Self Cites2004638
Self Cites2005688
Self Cites2006802
Self Cites2007807
Self Cites2008798
Self Cites2009716
Self Cites2010763
Self Cites2011803
Self Cites2012803
Self Cites2013880
Self Cites2014872
Self Cites2015858
Self Cites2016838
Self Cites2017921
Self Cites2018934
Self Cites2019816
Total Cites199926697
Total Cites200033718
Total Cites200138086
Total Cites200236063
Total Cites200336949
Total Cites200439969
Total Cites200541855
Total Cites200641260
Total Cites200736185
Total Cites200835378
Total Cites200933800
Total Cites201037028
Total Cites201139607
Total Cites201241146
Total Cites201344479
Total Cites201446417
Total Cites201549004
Total Cites201644481
Total Cites201751757
Total Cites201855798
Total Cites201960350
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 document19997.850
External Cites per document20008.747
External Cites per document200110.025
External Cites per document20029.828
External Cites per document200311.380
External Cites per document200412.184
External Cites per document200514.060
External Cites per document200615.651
External Cites per document200717.832
External Cites per document200822.840
External Cites per document200927.185
External Cites per document201033.119
External Cites per document201135.764
External Cites per document201232.666
External Cites per document201331.941
External Cites per document201432.884
External Cites per document201535.876
External Cites per document201631.602
External Cites per document201735.649
External Cites per document201839.699
External Cites per document201947.249
Cites per document19998.012
Cites per document20008.875
Cites per document200110.211
Cites per document200210.012
Cites per document200311.572
Cites per document200412.382
Cites per document200514.295
Cites per document200615.961
Cites per document200718.238
Cites per document200823.367
Cites per document200927.773
Cites per document201033.816
Cites per document201136.504
Cites per document201233.317
Cites per document201332.585
Cites per document201433.514
Cites per document201536.516
Cites per document201632.209
Cites per document201736.295
Cites per document201840.375
Cites per document201947.897
% 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 documents19994792
Non-citable documents20004472
Non-citable documents20014647
Non-citable documents20024665
Non-citable documents20034492
Non-citable documents20044045
Non-citable documents20053521
Non-citable documents20063167
Non-citable documents20073327
Non-citable documents20083562
Non-citable documents20093876
Non-citable documents20103906
Non-citable documents20113995
Non-citable documents20123917
Non-citable documents20133955
Non-citable documents20143999
Non-citable documents20154156
Non-citable documents20164138
Non-citable documents20174116
Non-citable documents20184015
Non-citable documents20193953
Citable documents19993332
Citable documents20003799
Citable documents20013730
Citable documents20023602
Citable documents20033193
Citable documents20043228
Citable documents20052928
Citable documents20062585
Citable documents20071984
Citable documents20081514
Citable documents20091217
Citable documents20101095
Citable documents20111085
Citable documents20121235
Citable documents20131365
Citable documents20141385
Citable documents20151342
Citable documents20161381
Citable documents20171426
Citable documents20181382
Citable documents20191260
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 documents19994357
Uncited documents20004203
Uncited documents20014193
Uncited documents20024231
Uncited documents20034084
Uncited documents20043900
Uncited documents20053347
Uncited documents20062850
Uncited documents20072713
Uncited documents20082648
Uncited documents20092684
Uncited documents20102536
Uncited documents20112613
Uncited documents20122608
Uncited documents20132820
Uncited documents20142846
Uncited documents20152872
Uncited documents20162919
Uncited documents20172865
Uncited documents20182845
Uncited documents20192712
Cited documents19993767
Cited documents20004068
Cited documents20014184
Cited documents20024036
Cited documents20033601
Cited documents20043373
Cited documents20053102
Cited documents20062902
Cited documents20072598
Cited documents20082428
Cited documents20092409
Cited documents20102465
Cited documents20112467
Cited documents20122544
Cited documents20132500
Cited documents20142538
Cited documents20152626
Cited documents20162600
Cited documents20172677
Cited documents20182552
Cited documents20192501
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