Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Social Science and Medicine

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd.

H-Index

243

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

02779536, 18735347

Coverage

1967-2020

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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
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
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
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
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
2014557
2015635
2016533
2017541
2018493
2019573
2020692
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)19991.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.496
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.274
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.039
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.031
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.781
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.893
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.639
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.246
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.386
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 Cites2000215
Self Cites2001166
Self Cites2002238
Self Cites2003223
Self Cites2004309
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 Cites2019526
Self Cites2020543
Total Cites19991756
Total Cites20002107
Total Cites20012104
Total Cites20022262
Total Cites20032656
Total Cites20042951
Total Cites20054064
Total Cites20065303
Total Cites20075230
Total Cites20085391
Total Cites20095505
Total Cites20105239
Total Cites20115628
Total Cites20125933
Total Cites20135962
Total Cites20145621
Total Cites20156275
Total Cites20166104
Total Cites20176259
Total Cites20186261
Total Cites20196225
Total Cites20207601
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 document19991.579
External Cites per document20002.021
External Cites per document20012.212
External Cites per document20022.471
External Cites per document20032.862
External Cites per document20042.718
External Cites per document20053.251
External Cites per document20063.772
External Cites per document20073.433
External Cites per document20083.515
External Cites per document20093.683
External Cites per document20103.600
External Cites per document20113.716
External Cites per document20123.788
External Cites per document20133.827
External Cites per document20143.637
External Cites per document20153.844
External Cites per document20163.603
External Cites per document20173.605
External Cites per document20183.611
External Cites per document20193.872
External Cites per document20204.625
Cites per document19991.739
Cites per document20002.195
Cites per document20012.299
Cites per document20022.630
Cites per document20032.964
Cites per document20042.945
Cites per document20053.522
Cites per document20064.076
Cites per document20073.665
Cites per document20083.781
Cites per document20093.893
Cites per document20103.713
Cites per document20113.674
Cites per document20123.825
Cites per document20133.752
Cites per document20143.669
Cites per document20153.878
Cites per document20163.618
Cites per document20173.628
Cites per document20183.664
Cites per document20193.973
Cites per document20204.730
% 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
201428.55
201531.18
201630.58
201733.09
201830.22
201935.25
202033.67
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 documents2015110
Non-citable documents2016104
Non-citable documents2017106
Non-citable documents201896
Non-citable documents201995
Non-citable documents202081
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 documents20201526
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 documents1999382
Uncited documents2000284
Uncited documents2001269
Uncited documents2002214
Uncited documents2003204
Uncited documents2004195
Uncited documents2005193
Uncited documents2006159
Uncited documents2007223
Uncited documents2008218
Uncited documents2009189
Uncited documents2010211
Uncited documents2011269
Uncited documents2012235
Uncited documents2013245
Uncited documents2014233
Uncited documents2015268
Uncited documents2016280
Uncited documents2017294
Uncited documents2018249
Uncited documents2019207
Uncited documents2020200
Cited documents1999628
Cited documents2000676
Cited documents2001646
Cited documents2002646
Cited documents2003692
Cited documents2004807
Cited documents2005961
Cited documents20061142
Cited documents20071204
Cited documents20081208
Cited documents20091225
Cited documents20101200
Cited documents20111263
Cited documents20121316
Cited documents20131344
Cited documents20141299
Cited documents20151350
Cited documents20161407
Cited documents20171431
Cited documents20181460
Cited documents20191360
Cited documents20201407
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