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Medical Hypotheses

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Churchill Livingstone

H-Index

94

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

03069877, 15322777

Coverage

1975-2021

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Scope

Medical Hypotheses is a forum for ideas in medicine and related biomedical sciences. It will publish interesting and important theoretical papers that foster the diversity and debate upon which the scientific process thrives. The Aims and Scope of Medical Hypotheses are no different now from what was proposed by the founder of the journal, the late Dr David Horrobin. In his introduction to the first issue of the Journal, he asks 'what sorts of papers will be published in Medical Hypotheses? and goes on to answer 'Medical Hypotheses will publish papers which describe theories, ideas which have a great deal of observational support and some hypotheses where experimental support is yet fragmentary'. (Horrobin DF, 1975 Ideas in Biomedical Science: Reasons for the foundation of Medical Hypotheses. Medical Hypotheses Volume 1, Issue 1, January-February 1975, Pages 1-2.). Medical Hypotheses was therefore launched, and still exists today, to give novel, radical new ideas and speculations in medicine open-minded consideration, opening the field to radical hypotheses which would be rejected by most conventional journals. Papers in Medical Hypotheses take a standard scientific form in terms of style, structure and referencing. The journal therefore constitutes a bridge between cutting-edge theory and the mainstream of medical and scientific communication, which ideas must eventually enter if they are to be critiqued and tested against observations. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q2
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)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.281
20000.282
20010.305
20020.344
20030.275
20040.304
20050.292
20060.428
20070.449
20080.448
20090.467
20100.416
20110.383
20120.420
20130.468
20140.462
20150.493
20160.455
20170.443
20180.432
20190.427
20200.441
20210.569
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
1999203
2000297
2001303
2002254
2003278
2004393
2005515
2006605
2007667
2008566
2009603
2010522
2011561
2012429
2013480
2014358
2015339
2016308
2017308
2018307
2019364
2020815
2021258
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)19990.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.288
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.251
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.252
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.726
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites199960
Self Cites200078
Self Cites200190
Self Cites200294
Self Cites200396
Self Cites200486
Self Cites2005163
Self Cites2006258
Self Cites2007235
Self Cites2008179
Self Cites2009161
Self Cites2010156
Self Cites201195
Self Cites201273
Self Cites201385
Self Cites201474
Self Cites201572
Self Cites201645
Self Cites201738
Self Cites201849
Self Cites201956
Self Cites202079
Self Cites202174
Total Cites1999354
Total Cites2000455
Total Cites2001584
Total Cites2002775
Total Cites2003745
Total Cites2004725
Total Cites2005958
Total Cites20061556
Total Cites20071865
Total Cites20082089
Total Cites20092082
Total Cites20102023
Total Cites20111826
Total Cites20122026
Total Cites20132000
Total Cites20141874
Total Cites20151664
Total Cites20161473
Total Cites20171174
Total Cites20181185
Total Cites20191233
Total Cites20201424
Total Cites20214897
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.569
External Cites per document20000.703
External Cites per document20010.751
External Cites per document20020.857
External Cites per document20030.767
External Cites per document20040.770
External Cites per document20050.896
External Cites per document20061.257
External Cites per document20071.378
External Cites per document20081.510
External Cites per document20091.562
External Cites per document20101.517
External Cites per document20111.458
External Cites per document20121.462
External Cites per document20131.473
External Cites per document20141.332
External Cites per document20151.370
External Cites per document20161.321
External Cites per document20171.240
External Cites per document20181.313
External Cites per document20191.420
External Cites per document20201.523
External Cites per document20213.931
Cites per document19990.677
Cites per document20000.838
Cites per document20010.876
Cites per document20020.965
Cites per document20030.872
Cites per document20040.868
Cites per document20051.036
Cites per document20061.312
Cites per document20071.233
Cites per document20081.169
Cites per document20091.133
Cites per document20101.102
Cites per document20111.080
Cites per document20121.202
Cites per document20131.323
Cites per document20141.275
Cites per document20151.313
Cites per document20161.251
Cites per document20171.168
Cites per document20181.241
Cites per document20191.336
Cites per document20201.455
Cites per document20213.295
% 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
19994.43
200010.10
20016.60
20027.48
20038.27
20049.67
200511.26
20067.11
20078.25
20087.24
20096.14
20109.00
201111.23
201212.59
201314.17
201412.29
201511.21
201615.58
201718.18
201820.52
201914.01
202018.40
202120.93
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19996
Non-citable documents20007
Non-citable documents20019
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents20038
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents200538
Non-citable documents2006153
Non-citable documents2007330
Non-citable documents2008522
Non-citable documents2009608
Non-citable documents2010605
Non-citable documents2011504
Non-citable documents2012350
Non-citable documents2013212
Non-citable documents2014119
Non-citable documents2015105
Non-citable documents201696
Non-citable documents201789
Non-citable documents201890
Non-citable documents201994
Non-citable documents202096
Non-citable documents2021259
Citable documents1999517
Citable documents2000536
Citable documents2001658
Citable documents2002795
Citable documents2003846
Citable documents2004830
Citable documents2005887
Citable documents20061033
Citable documents20071183
Citable documents20081265
Citable documents20091230
Citable documents20101231
Citable documents20111187
Citable documents20121336
Citable documents20131300
Citable documents20141351
Citable documents20151162
Citable documents20161081
Citable documents2017916
Citable documents2018865
Citable documents2019829
Citable documents2020883
Citable documents20211227
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents1999324
Uncited documents2000313
Uncited documents2001391
Uncited documents2002430
Uncited documents2003466
Uncited documents2004442
Uncited documents2005469
Uncited documents2006528
Uncited documents2007711
Uncited documents2008842
Uncited documents2009945
Uncited documents2010944
Uncited documents2011889
Uncited documents2012804
Uncited documents2013673
Uncited documents2014652
Uncited documents2015524
Uncited documents2016513
Uncited documents2017473
Uncited documents2018446
Uncited documents2019392
Uncited documents2020393
Uncited documents2021467
Cited documents1999199
Cited documents2000230
Cited documents2001276
Cited documents2002373
Cited documents2003388
Cited documents2004393
Cited documents2005456
Cited documents2006658
Cited documents2007802
Cited documents2008945
Cited documents2009893
Cited documents2010892
Cited documents2011802
Cited documents2012882
Cited documents2013839
Cited documents2014818
Cited documents2015743
Cited documents2016664
Cited documents2017532
Cited documents2018509
Cited documents2019531
Cited documents2020586
Cited documents20211019
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