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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

87

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

03069877, 15322777

Coverage

1975-2020

Information

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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
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
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
2014357
2015339
2016308
2017308
2018307
2019364
2020816
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)19990.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.396
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 Cites199955
Self Cites200076
Self Cites200190
Self Cites200294
Self Cites200394
Self Cites200486
Self Cites2005163
Self Cites2006258
Self Cites2007235
Self Cites2008171
Self Cites2009161
Self Cites2010154
Self Cites201194
Self Cites201273
Self Cites201385
Self Cites201474
Self Cites201572
Self Cites201645
Self Cites201738
Self Cites201849
Self Cites201956
Self Cites202078
Total Cites1999340
Total Cites2000447
Total Cites2001580
Total Cites2002770
Total Cites2003739
Total Cites2004723
Total Cites2005951
Total Cites20061552
Total Cites20071858
Total Cites20082059
Total Cites20092079
Total Cites20102019
Total Cites20111817
Total Cites20122023
Total Cites20131996
Total Cites20141876
Total Cites20151657
Total Cites20161460
Total Cites20171166
Total Cites20181170
Total Cites20191216
Total Cites20201452
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 document19990.551
External Cites per document20000.692
External Cites per document20010.745
External Cites per document20020.850
External Cites per document20030.762
External Cites per document20040.767
External Cites per document20050.888
External Cites per document20061.253
External Cites per document20071.372
External Cites per document20081.492
External Cites per document20091.559
External Cites per document20101.515
External Cites per document20111.452
External Cites per document20121.460
External Cites per document20131.470
External Cites per document20141.334
External Cites per document20151.365
External Cites per document20161.310
External Cites per document20171.233
External Cites per document20181.296
External Cites per document20191.399
External Cites per document20201.556
Cites per document19990.650
Cites per document20000.823
Cites per document20010.870
Cites per document20020.959
Cites per document20030.865
Cites per document20040.866
Cites per document20051.028
Cites per document20061.309
Cites per document20071.228
Cites per document20081.152
Cites per document20091.131
Cites per document20101.100
Cites per document20111.075
Cites per document20121.200
Cites per document20131.320
Cites per document20141.276
Cites per document20151.309
Cites per document20161.241
Cites per document20171.161
Cites per document20181.225
Cites per document20191.317
Cites per document20201.483
% 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
201412.32
201511.21
201615.58
201718.18
201820.85
201914.01
202018.38
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
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 documents20151161
Citable documents20161080
Citable documents2017915
Citable documents2018865
Citable documents2019829
Citable documents2020883
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 documents1999326
Uncited documents2000317
Uncited documents2001391
Uncited documents2002431
Uncited documents2003469
Uncited documents2004442
Uncited documents2005470
Uncited documents2006531
Uncited documents2007711
Uncited documents2008851
Uncited documents2009946
Uncited documents2010945
Uncited documents2011890
Uncited documents2012804
Uncited documents2013673
Uncited documents2014653
Uncited documents2015524
Uncited documents2016512
Uncited documents2017472
Uncited documents2018452
Uncited documents2019397
Uncited documents2020390
Cited documents1999197
Cited documents2000226
Cited documents2001276
Cited documents2002372
Cited documents2003385
Cited documents2004393
Cited documents2005455
Cited documents2006655
Cited documents2007802
Cited documents2008936
Cited documents2009892
Cited documents2010891
Cited documents2011801
Cited documents2012882
Cited documents2013839
Cited documents2014817
Cited documents2015742
Cited documents2016664
Cited documents2017532
Cited documents2018503
Cited documents2019526
Cited documents2020589
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