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Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journalopen access


Puerto Rico

Universities and research institutions in Puerto Rico

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University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

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The Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal (PRHSJ) is the scientific journal of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. It was founded in 1982 as a vehicle for the publication of reports on scientific research conducted in-campus, Puerto Rico and abroad. All published work is original and peer-reviewed. The PRHSJ is included in PubMed/Medline, SCOPUS, Latindex, EBSCO, SHERPA/RoMEO, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. All papers are published both online and in hard copy. From its beginning, the PRHSJ is being published regularly four times a year. The scope of the journal includes a range of medical, dental, public health, pharmaceutical and biosocial sciences research. The journal publishes full-length articles, brief reports, special articles, reviews, editorials, case reports, clinical images, and letters arising from published material. 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)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q3
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)2013Q3
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)19990.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.907
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.785
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.522
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 Cites20020
Self Cites20034
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20050
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20105
Self Cites20114
Self Cites201220
Self Cites201314
Self Cites20146
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20184
Self Cites201910
Total Cites199920
Total Cites200014
Total Cites200135
Total Cites200224
Total Cites200333
Total Cites200424
Total Cites200546
Total Cites200646
Total Cites200749
Total Cites200840
Total Cites200966
Total Cites201081
Total Cites201193
Total Cites2012129
Total Cites2013104
Total Cites201481
Total Cites201577
Total Cites201664
Total Cites201762
Total Cites201859
Total Cites201971
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 document19990.159
External Cites per document20000.104
External Cites per document20010.261
External Cites per document20020.175
External Cites per document20030.213
External Cites per document20040.166
External Cites per document20050.315
External Cites per document20060.329
External Cites per document20070.383
External Cites per document20080.286
External Cites per document20090.425
External Cites per document20100.524
External Cites per document20110.593
External Cites per document20120.852
External Cites per document20130.756
External Cites per document20140.743
External Cites per document20150.717
External Cites per document20160.594
External Cites per document20170.514
External Cites per document20180.482
External Cites per document20190.480
Cites per document19990.159
Cites per document20000.104
Cites per document20010.261
Cites per document20020.175
Cites per document20030.243
Cites per document20040.166
Cites per document20050.315
Cites per document20060.329
Cites per document20070.383
Cites per document20080.317
Cites per document20090.452
Cites per document20100.559
Cites per document20110.620
Cites per document20121.008
Cites per document20130.874
Cites per document20140.802
Cites per document20150.778
Cites per document20160.604
Cites per document20170.559
Cites per document20180.518
Cites per document20190.559
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20003
Non-citable documents20014
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201116
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201321
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201815
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents1999126
Citable documents2000135
Citable documents2001134
Citable documents2002137
Citable documents2003136
Citable documents2004145
Citable documents2005146
Citable documents2006140
Citable documents2007128
Citable documents2008126
Citable documents2009146
Citable documents2010145
Citable documents2011150
Citable documents2012128
Citable documents2013119
Citable documents2014101
Citable documents201599
Citable documents2016106
Citable documents2017111
Citable documents2018114
Citable documents2019127
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 documents1999117
Uncited documents2000125
Uncited documents2001115
Uncited documents2002119
Uncited documents2003115
Uncited documents2004133
Uncited documents2005121
Uncited documents2006116
Uncited documents200797
Uncited documents2008100
Uncited documents2009105
Uncited documents2010108
Uncited documents2011111
Uncited documents201280
Uncited documents201381
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents201572
Uncited documents201679
Uncited documents201786
Uncited documents201893
Uncited documents201992
Cited documents199913
Cited documents200013
Cited documents200123
Cited documents200223
Cited documents200325
Cited documents200417
Cited documents200530
Cited documents200628
Cited documents200734
Cited documents200828
Cited documents200945
Cited documents201045
Cited documents201155
Cited documents201264
Cited documents201359
Cited documents201449
Cited documents201540
Cited documents201639
Cited documents201737
Cited documents201836
Cited documents201945
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