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Social Science and Medicine

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

Medicine (miscellaneous)

Social Sciences
Health (social science)
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN18735347, 02779536
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.


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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 (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
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
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

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)19991.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.340
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.303
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.230
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.955
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.338
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 Cites1999198
Self Cites2000215
Self Cites2001170
Self Cites2002238
Self Cites2003224
Self Cites2004313
Self Cites2005422
Self Cites2006503
Self Cites2007413
Self Cites2008466
Self Cites2009474
Self Cites2010465
Self Cites2011390
Self Cites2012512
Self Cites2013349
Self Cites2014405
Self Cites2015485
Self Cites2016408
Self Cites2017426
Self Cites2018450
Self Cites2019550
Total Cites19991756
Total Cites20002113
Total Cites20012107
Total Cites20022263
Total Cites20032659
Total Cites20042959
Total Cites20054062
Total Cites20065340
Total Cites20075270
Total Cites20085460
Total Cites20095571
Total Cites20105282
Total Cites20115647
Total Cites20125939
Total Cites20135989
Total Cites20145671
Total Cites20156264
Total Cites20166133
Total Cites20176307
Total Cites20186355
Total Cites20196673
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 document19991.579
External Cites per document20002.028
External Cites per document20012.211
External Cites per document20022.473
External Cites per document20032.865
External Cites per document20042.722
External Cites per document20053.247
External Cites per document20063.791
External Cites per document20073.459
External Cites per document20083.562
External Cites per document20093.729
External Cites per document20103.630
External Cites per document20113.728
External Cites per document20123.792
External Cites per document20133.845
External Cites per document20143.672
External Cites per document20153.832
External Cites per document20163.617
External Cites per document20173.632
External Cites per document20183.661
External Cites per document20194.157
Cites per document19991.779
Cites per document20002.257
Cites per document20012.405
Cites per document20022.763
Cites per document20033.128
Cites per document20043.044
Cites per document20053.624
Cites per document20064.185
Cites per document20073.754
Cites per document20083.894
Cites per document20094.075
Cites per document20103.980
Cites per document20114.005
Cites per document20124.150
Cites per document20134.082
Cites per document20143.955
Cites per document20154.154
Cites per document20163.874
Cites per document20173.896
Cites per document20183.940
Cites per document20194.530
% 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 documents199930
Non-citable documents200030
Non-citable documents200148
Non-citable documents200249
Non-citable documents200352
Non-citable documents200435
Non-citable documents200542
Non-citable documents200638
Non-citable documents200744
Non-citable documents200849
Non-citable documents200975
Non-citable documents2010104
Non-citable documents2011140
Non-citable documents2012136
Non-citable documents2013138
Non-citable documents2014112
Non-citable documents2015124
Non-citable documents2016140
Non-citable documents2017145
Non-citable documents2018133
Non-citable documents2019121
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 documents20191473
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 documents1999389
Uncited documents2000289
Uncited documents2001277
Uncited documents2002221
Uncited documents2003209
Uncited documents2004198
Uncited documents2005202
Uncited documents2006167
Uncited documents2007235
Uncited documents2008232
Uncited documents2009206
Uncited documents2010222
Uncited documents2011282
Uncited documents2012250
Uncited documents2013261
Uncited documents2014243
Uncited documents2015284
Uncited documents2016314
Uncited documents2017326
Uncited documents2018275
Uncited documents2019202
Cited documents1999628
Cited documents2000677
Cited documents2001647
Cited documents2002647
Cited documents2003693
Cited documents2004809
Cited documents2005961
Cited documents20061147
Cited documents20071213
Cited documents20081219
Cited documents20091236
Cited documents20101209
Cited documents20111268
Cited documents20121317
Cited documents20131344
Cited documents20141303
Cited documents20151348
Cited documents20161409
Cited documents20171438
Cited documents20181471
Cited documents20191392
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