Scimago Journal & Country Rank

International Archives of Medicineopen access

Discontinued in Scopus as of 2015


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


BioMed Central Ltd.



Publication type







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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q4

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.128
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.862
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.000
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20117
Self Cites201224
Self Cites201329
Self Cites20146
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201044
Total Cites2011115
Total Cites2012210
Total Cites2013212
Total Cites2014186
Total Cites2015194
Total Cites2016162
Total Cites201799
Total Cites201812
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 document20090
External Cites per document20101.026
External Cites per document20111.421
External Cites per document20121.603
External Cites per document20131.726
External Cites per document20141.538
External Cites per document20151.579
External Cites per document20160.862
External Cites per document20170.707
External Cites per document20180.125
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.128
Cites per document20111.513
Cites per document20121.810
Cites per document20132.000
Cites per document20141.590
Cites per document20151.603
Cites per document20160.862
Cites per document20170.707
Cites per document20180.125
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201039
Citable documents201176
Citable documents2012116
Citable documents2013106
Citable documents2014117
Citable documents2015121
Citable documents2016188
Citable documents2017140
Citable documents201896
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201020
Uncited documents201132
Uncited documents201235
Uncited documents201338
Uncited documents201444
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents2016117
Uncited documents201794
Uncited documents201884
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201019
Cited documents201144
Cited documents201282
Cited documents201369
Cited documents201474
Cited documents201570
Cited documents201672
Cited documents201747
Cited documents201812
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