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International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
PublisherIOS Press
Publication typeJournals
Scope The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine is concerned with rendering the practice of medicine as safe as it can be; that involves promoting the highest possible quality of care, but also examining how those risks which are inevitable can be contained and managed. This is not exclusively a drugs journal. Recently it was decided to include in the subtitle of the journal three items to better indicate the scope of the journal, i.e. patient safety, pharmacovigilance and liability and the Editorial Board was adjusted accordingly. For each of these sections an Associate Editor was invited. We especially want to emphasize patient safety. Our journal wants to publish high quality interdisciplinary papers related to patient safety, not the ones for domain specialists. For quite some time we have also been devoting some pages in every issue to what we simply call WHO news. This affinity with WHO underlines both the International character of the journal and the subject matter we want to cover. Basic research, reports of clinical experience and overviews will all be considered for publication, but since major reviews of the literature are often written at the invitation of the Editorial Board it is generally advisable to consult with the Editor in advance. Submission of news items will be appreciated, as will be the contribution of letters on topics which have been dealt with in the 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.

Health Policy1999Q2
Health Policy2000Q3
Health Policy2001Q3
Health Policy2002Q3
Health Policy2003Q3
Health Policy2004Q3
Health Policy2005Q3
Health Policy2006Q3
Health Policy2007Q4
Health Policy2008Q4
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q3
Health Policy2011Q3
Health Policy2012Q4
Health Policy2013Q3
Health Policy2014Q3
Health Policy2015Q2
Health Policy2016Q3
Health Policy2017Q3
Health Policy2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
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
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health1999Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2000Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2001Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2002Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2003Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2004Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2005Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2006Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2007Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2008Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2009Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2010Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2011Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2012Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2013Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2014Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2015Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2016Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2017Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2018Q3

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)19990.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.296
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.963
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20023
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20062
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20158
Self Cites201614
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20184
Total Cites199939
Total Cites200038
Total Cites200120
Total Cites20028
Total Cites200314
Total Cites200427
Total Cites200525
Total Cites200610
Total Cites200712
Total Cites20089
Total Cites200925
Total Cites201018
Total Cites201124
Total Cites201242
Total Cites201370
Total Cites201474
Total Cites201591
Total Cites201689
Total Cites201751
Total Cites201854
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 document19990.291
External Cites per document20000.393
External Cites per document20010.256
External Cites per document20020.075
External Cites per document20030.182
External Cites per document20040.571
External Cites per document20050.511
External Cites per document20060.178
External Cites per document20070.153
External Cites per document20080.153
External Cites per document20090.322
External Cites per document20100.231
External Cites per document20110.338
External Cites per document20120.450
External Cites per document20130.768
External Cites per document20140.824
External Cites per document20151.078
External Cites per document20161.056
External Cites per document20170.879
External Cites per document20181.042
Cites per document19990.307
Cites per document20000.452
Cites per document20010.256
Cites per document20020.119
Cites per document20030.212
Cites per document20040.643
Cites per document20050.532
Cites per document20060.222
Cites per document20070.203
Cites per document20080.153
Cites per document20090.424
Cites per document20100.277
Cites per document20110.353
Cites per document20120.525
Cites per document20130.854
Cites per document20140.871
Cites per document20151.182
Cites per document20161.254
Cites per document20170.879
Cites per document20181.125
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200010
Non-citable documents200114
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents20037
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents20188
Citable documents1999127
Citable documents200084
Citable documents200178
Citable documents200267
Citable documents200366
Citable documents200442
Citable documents200547
Citable documents200645
Citable documents200759
Citable documents200859
Citable documents200959
Citable documents201065
Citable documents201168
Citable documents201280
Citable documents201382
Citable documents201485
Citable documents201577
Citable documents201671
Citable documents201758
Citable documents201848
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 documents200079
Uncited documents200180
Uncited documents200270
Uncited documents200365
Uncited documents200436
Uncited documents200544
Uncited documents200645
Uncited documents200756
Uncited documents200857
Uncited documents200954
Uncited documents201061
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201260
Uncited documents201354
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201540
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201739
Uncited documents201830
Cited documents199921
Cited documents200015
Cited documents200112
Cited documents20026
Cited documents20038
Cited documents200410
Cited documents200511
Cited documents20067
Cited documents200710
Cited documents20088
Cited documents200911
Cited documents201011
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201228
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201437
Cited documents201545
Cited documents201636
Cited documents201731
Cited documents201826
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