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International Archives of Medicineopen access

Discontinued in Scopus as of 2015


United Kingdom

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

Subject Area and Category


BioMed Central Ltd.



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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.

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20101.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.581
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.643
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 Cites201045
Total Cites2011118
Total Cites2012212
Total Cites2013211
Total Cites2014185
Total Cites2015194
Total Cites2016167
Total Cites2017102
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 document20101.051
External Cites per document20111.461
External Cites per document20121.621
External Cites per document20131.717
External Cites per document20141.530
External Cites per document20151.579
External Cites per document20160.888
External Cites per document20170.729
External Cites per document20180.125
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.154
Cites per document20111.553
Cites per document20121.828
Cites per document20131.991
Cites per document20141.581
Cites per document20151.603
Cites per document20160.888
Cites per document20170.729
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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
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 documents201234
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201443
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents2016116
Uncited documents201793
Uncited documents201884
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201019
Cited documents201144
Cited documents201282
Cited documents201369
Cited documents201474
Cited documents201569
Cited documents201672
Cited documents201747
Cited documents201812
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