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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Neurology (clinical)

Nursing (miscellaneous)
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18736513, 08853924
Scope The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal and serves an interdisciplinary audience of professionals by providing a forum for the publication of the latest clinical research and best practices related to the relief of illness burden among patients afflicted with serious or life-threatening illness. The Journal has strongly supported both quantitative and qualitative research underpinning the evolving discipline of palliative care, including clinical trials of pain or symptom control therapies, epidemiology of phenomena related to life-threatening disease and end-of-life care, instrument development to enhance clinical assessment and facilitate investigation, and health services studies evaluating the outcomes of diverse therapeutic models. It also offers extensive coverage of clinical practice issues, publishing both systematic and narrative reviews, case series and case reports, and both special articles and columns that present important updates on topics as varied as the international diversity of palliative medicine, the economics of palliative care, and bioethics in end-of-life 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.

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine1999Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2000Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2001Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2002Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2003Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2004Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2005Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2006Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2007Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2008Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2009Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2010Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2011Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2012Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2013Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2014Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2015Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2016Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2017Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2018Q1
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine2019Q1
Neurology (clinical)1999Q1
Neurology (clinical)2000Q1
Neurology (clinical)2001Q1
Neurology (clinical)2002Q1
Neurology (clinical)2003Q1
Neurology (clinical)2004Q1
Neurology (clinical)2005Q1
Neurology (clinical)2006Q1
Neurology (clinical)2007Q1
Neurology (clinical)2008Q1
Neurology (clinical)2009Q1
Neurology (clinical)2010Q1
Neurology (clinical)2011Q1
Neurology (clinical)2012Q1
Neurology (clinical)2013Q1
Neurology (clinical)2014Q1
Neurology (clinical)2015Q1
Neurology (clinical)2016Q1
Neurology (clinical)2017Q1
Neurology (clinical)2018Q1
Neurology (clinical)2019Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Nursing (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)19991.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.209
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.956
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.908
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.992
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.312
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.146
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 Cites199972
Self Cites200077
Self Cites200189
Self Cites2002106
Self Cites2003118
Self Cites2004123
Self Cites2005115
Self Cites2006103
Self Cites2007100
Self Cites200878
Self Cites2009128
Self Cites2010136
Self Cites2011136
Self Cites2012143
Self Cites2013134
Self Cites2014166
Self Cites2015134
Self Cites2016204
Self Cites2017221
Self Cites2018249
Self Cites2019235
Total Cites1999522
Total Cites2000756
Total Cites2001931
Total Cites20021120
Total Cites20031231
Total Cites20041400
Total Cites20051470
Total Cites20061510
Total Cites20071438
Total Cites20081563
Total Cites20091643
Total Cites20101774
Total Cites20111827
Total Cites20122186
Total Cites20132036
Total Cites20141806
Total Cites20151827
Total Cites20161992
Total Cites20172098
Total Cites20182432
Total Cites20192460
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 document19991.625
External Cites per document20002.286
External Cites per document20012.529
External Cites per document20022.848
External Cites per document20032.937
External Cites per document20043.233
External Cites per document20053.413
External Cites per document20063.655
External Cites per document20073.636
External Cites per document20083.622
External Cites per document20093.722
External Cites per document20103.470
External Cites per document20113.335
External Cites per document20123.584
External Cites per document20133.285
External Cites per document20142.837
External Cites per document20152.709
External Cites per document20162.697
External Cites per document20172.701
External Cites per document20183.215
External Cites per document20192.975
Cites per document19991.884
Cites per document20002.545
Cites per document20012.796
Cites per document20023.146
Cites per document20033.248
Cites per document20043.544
Cites per document20053.703
Cites per document20063.922
Cites per document20073.908
Cites per document20083.812
Cites per document20094.037
Cites per document20103.758
Cites per document20113.604
Cites per document20123.835
Cites per document20133.516
Cites per document20143.125
Cites per document20152.923
Cites per document20163.005
Cites per document20173.019
Cites per document20183.582
Cites per document20193.289
% 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 documents199977
Non-citable documents200089
Non-citable documents200191
Non-citable documents200290
Non-citable documents2003106
Non-citable documents2004125
Non-citable documents2005130
Non-citable documents2006122
Non-citable documents2007120
Non-citable documents2008128
Non-citable documents2009135
Non-citable documents2010119
Non-citable documents2011128
Non-citable documents2012117
Non-citable documents2013119
Non-citable documents201495
Non-citable documents2015102
Non-citable documents201693
Non-citable documents2017102
Non-citable documents201893
Non-citable documents2019111
Citable documents1999277
Citable documents2000297
Citable documents2001333
Citable documents2002356
Citable documents2003379
Citable documents2004395
Citable documents2005397
Citable documents2006385
Citable documents2007368
Citable documents2008410
Citable documents2009407
Citable documents2010472
Citable documents2011507
Citable documents2012570
Citable documents2013579
Citable documents2014578
Citable documents2015625
Citable documents2016663
Citable documents2017695
Citable documents2018679
Citable documents2019748
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 documents1999170
Uncited documents2000151
Uncited documents2001150
Uncited documents2002164
Uncited documents2003164
Uncited documents2004158
Uncited documents2005157
Uncited documents2006146
Uncited documents2007134
Uncited documents2008157
Uncited documents2009161
Uncited documents2010161
Uncited documents2011188
Uncited documents2012167
Uncited documents2013197
Uncited documents2014212
Uncited documents2015225
Uncited documents2016229
Uncited documents2017261
Uncited documents2018216
Uncited documents2019230
Cited documents1999184
Cited documents2000235
Cited documents2001274
Cited documents2002282
Cited documents2003321
Cited documents2004362
Cited documents2005370
Cited documents2006361
Cited documents2007354
Cited documents2008381
Cited documents2009381
Cited documents2010430
Cited documents2011447
Cited documents2012520
Cited documents2013501
Cited documents2014461
Cited documents2015502
Cited documents2016527
Cited documents2017536
Cited documents2018556
Cited documents2019629
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