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Social Science and Medicine

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd.

H-Index

270

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

18735347, 02779536

Coverage

1967-2022

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Scope

Social Science & Medicine provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of social science research on health. We publish original research articles (both empirical and theoretical), reviews, position papers and commentaries on health issues, to inform current research, policy and practice in all areas of common interest to social scientists, health practitioners, and policy makers. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of health from a wide range of social science disciplines (anthropology, economics, epidemiology, geography, policy, psychology, and sociology), and material relevant to the social sciences from any of the professions concerned with physical and mental health, health care, clinical practice, and health policy and organization. We encourage material which is of general interest to an international readership. The journal publishes the following types of contribution: 1) Peer-reviewed original research articles and critical or analytical reviews in any area of social science research relevant to health. These papers may be up to 9,000 words including abstract, tables, and references as well as the main text. Papers below this limit are preferred. 2) Peer-reviewed short reports of research findings on topical issues or published articles of between 2000 and 4000 words. 3) Submitted or invited commentaries and responses debating, and published alongside, selected articles. 4) Special Issues bringing together collections of papers on a particular theme, and usually guest edited. 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
Health (social science)1999Q1
Health (social science)2000Q1
Health (social science)2001Q1
Health (social science)2002Q1
Health (social science)2003Q1
Health (social science)2004Q1
Health (social science)2005Q1
Health (social science)2006Q1
Health (social science)2007Q1
Health (social science)2008Q1
Health (social science)2009Q1
Health (social science)2010Q1
Health (social science)2011Q1
Health (social science)2012Q1
Health (social science)2013Q1
Health (social science)2014Q1
Health (social science)2015Q1
Health (social science)2016Q1
Health (social science)2017Q1
Health (social science)2018Q1
Health (social science)2019Q1
Health (social science)2020Q1
Health (social science)2021Q1
Health (social science)2022Q1
History and Philosophy of Science1999Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2000Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2001Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2002Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2003Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2004Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2005Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2006Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2018Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2019Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2020Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2021Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2022Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2022Q1
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
19991.017
20001.170
20011.260
20021.549
20031.482
20041.448
20051.741
20061.771
20071.739
20081.814
20091.772
20101.642
20111.858
20121.816
20131.846
20141.805
20151.960
20161.787
20171.910
20182.031
20191.944
20201.913
20211.806
20221.978
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
1999281
2000299
2001280
2002317
2003405
2004432
2005464
2006531
2007431
2008452
2009528
2010552
2011471
2012566
2013495
2014556
2015635
2016533
2017541
2018493
2019565
2020650
2021785
2022782
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)19991.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.241
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.366
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.539
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20215.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20226.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.001
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.927
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20215.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20225.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.715
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20225.537
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 Cites1999198
Self Cites2000225
Self Cites2001167
Self Cites2002238
Self Cites2003224
Self Cites2004310
Self Cites2005420
Self Cites2006490
Self Cites2007410
Self Cites2008463
Self Cites2009471
Self Cites2010462
Self Cites2011389
Self Cites2012512
Self Cites2013348
Self Cites2014405
Self Cites2015478
Self Cites2016401
Self Cites2017423
Self Cites2018436
Self Cites2019517
Self Cites2020514
Self Cites2021591
Self Cites2022586
Total Cites19991772
Total Cites20002152
Total Cites20012126
Total Cites20022283
Total Cites20032689
Total Cites20042980
Total Cites20054081
Total Cites20065342
Total Cites20075275
Total Cites20085436
Total Cites20095553
Total Cites20105280
Total Cites20115670
Total Cites20125975
Total Cites20136034
Total Cites20145690
Total Cites20156411
Total Cites20166235
Total Cites20176371
Total Cites20186499
Total Cites20196340
Total Cites20207106
Total Cites20218901
Total Cites202211748
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 document19991.558
External Cites per document20002.007
External Cites per document20012.141
External Cites per document20022.378
External Cites per document20032.751
External Cites per document20042.665
External Cites per document20053.172
External Cites per document20063.729
External Cites per document20073.409
External Cites per document20083.487
External Cites per document20093.594
External Cites per document20103.415
External Cites per document20113.447
External Cites per document20123.522
External Cites per document20133.578
External Cites per document20143.450
External Cites per document20153.669
External Cites per document20163.460
External Cites per document20173.450
External Cites per document20183.548
External Cites per document20193.716
External Cites per document20204.123
External Cites per document20214.865
External Cites per document20225.581
Cites per document19991.754
Cites per document20002.242
Cites per document20012.323
Cites per document20022.655
Cites per document20033.001
Cites per document20042.974
Cites per document20053.536
Cites per document20064.106
Cites per document20073.697
Cites per document20083.812
Cites per document20093.927
Cites per document20103.742
Cites per document20113.701
Cites per document20123.852
Cites per document20133.797
Cites per document20143.714
Cites per document20153.965
Cites per document20163.698
Cites per document20173.695
Cites per document20183.803
Cites per document20194.046
Cites per document20204.444
Cites per document20215.211
Cites per document20225.874
% 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
199920.28
200017.73
200120.00
200226.18
200316.79
200422.45
200523.06
200624.86
200722.51
200821.24
200928.03
201026.45
201126.75
201228.80
201327.68
201428.60
201531.18
201630.58
201733.09
201830.22
201935.04
202034.00
202131.21
202232.35
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 documents199923
Non-citable documents200024
Non-citable documents200139
Non-citable documents200241
Non-citable documents200346
Non-citable documents200430
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200625
Non-citable documents200723
Non-citable documents200824
Non-citable documents200947
Non-citable documents201084
Non-citable documents2011122
Non-citable documents2012120
Non-citable documents2013122
Non-citable documents201498
Non-citable documents2015109
Non-citable documents2016103
Non-citable documents2017105
Non-citable documents201896
Non-citable documents201995
Non-citable documents202080
Non-citable documents202180
Non-citable documents202256
Citable documents1999987
Citable documents2000936
Citable documents2001876
Citable documents2002819
Citable documents2003850
Citable documents2004972
Citable documents20051121
Citable documents20061276
Citable documents20071404
Citable documents20081402
Citable documents20091367
Citable documents20101327
Citable documents20111410
Citable documents20121431
Citable documents20131467
Citable documents20141434
Citable documents20151508
Citable documents20161583
Citable documents20171619
Citable documents20181613
Citable documents20191472
Citable documents20201519
Citable documents20211628
Citable documents20221944
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 documents1999379
Uncited documents2000278
Uncited documents2001267
Uncited documents2002212
Uncited documents2003202
Uncited documents2004191
Uncited documents2005192
Uncited documents2006158
Uncited documents2007222
Uncited documents2008214
Uncited documents2009189
Uncited documents2010210
Uncited documents2011266
Uncited documents2012233
Uncited documents2013242
Uncited documents2014231
Uncited documents2015263
Uncited documents2016271
Uncited documents2017284
Uncited documents2018230
Uncited documents2019205
Uncited documents2020213
Uncited documents2021220
Uncited documents2022261
Cited documents1999631
Cited documents2000682
Cited documents2001648
Cited documents2002648
Cited documents2003694
Cited documents2004811
Cited documents2005962
Cited documents20061143
Cited documents20071205
Cited documents20081212
Cited documents20091225
Cited documents20101201
Cited documents20111266
Cited documents20121318
Cited documents20131347
Cited documents20141301
Cited documents20151354
Cited documents20161415
Cited documents20171440
Cited documents20181479
Cited documents20191362
Cited documents20201386
Cited documents20211488
Cited documents20221739
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