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Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistryopen access


New Zealand

Universities and research institutions in New Zealand

Subject Area and Category


Libertas Academica Ltd.



Publication type



11773910, 1177391X


2008-2011, 2014-2016



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Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistry (PMC) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access online journal. It was developed to help medicinal chemists keep apace with the expanding volume of information published in their field. PMC calls upon leading researchers to succinctly summarize observations from numerous original publications as hybrid review-commentaries, although extensive reviews will also be favorably considered. These articles are published continually on the website and are often commissioned by the Editor in Chief. While the submission of completed manuscripts is acceptable, we encourage authors to send pre-submission enquiries with proposals of future manuscripts. These proposals should provide a rationale and brief outline (<250 words) for the article. Articles published in PMC are carefully-illustrated works intending to provide a thoughtful overview of a significant research area in medicinal chemistry. Importantly, these articles provide a representative but not necessarily exhaustive overview of recent advances in a particular research field. Articles in PMC provide insight on the implications of the new developments and provide an opportunity for authors to discuss their ideas and hypotheses of 'the road ahead' in their research areas. These articles are carefully peer-reviewed to ensure a balanced representation of the literature. Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistry will publish articles that combine aspects of commentaries and reviews, allowing medicinal chemists to discuss drug design without the necessity of revealing proprietary information. Authors are encouraged to submit review-type manuscripts which go beyond conventional reviews by incorporating a sense of perspective to enhance articles' value to readers and to allow authors to demonstrate and share their personal views on the process of drug discovery. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Drug Discovery2009Q4
Drug Discovery2010Q3
Drug Discovery2011Q2
Drug Discovery2012Q3
Drug Discovery2013Q4
Drug Discovery2014Q4
Drug Discovery2015Q1
Drug Discovery2016Q1
Drug Discovery2017Q1
Drug Discovery2018Q1
Drug Discovery2019Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2009Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2010Q2
Pharmaceutical Science2011Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2012Q2
Pharmaceutical Science2013Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2014Q4
Pharmaceutical Science2015Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2016Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2017Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2018Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2019Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2009Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2010Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2011Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2012Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2013Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2014Q4
Pharmacology (medical)2015Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2016Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2017Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2018Q1
Pharmacology (medical)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.

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201711.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201819.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201914.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201610.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201811.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.000
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201015
Total Cites201136
Total Cites201213
Total Cites20132
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201530
Total Cites201683
Total Cites2017119
Total Cites201836
Total Cites201929
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 document20080
External Cites per document20090.000
External Cites per document20101.500
External Cites per document20112.615
External Cites per document20121.625
External Cites per document20130.400
External Cites per document20140.000
External Cites per document20156.000
External Cites per document201610.375
External Cites per document201711.900
External Cites per document20187.200
External Cites per document201914.500
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.500
Cites per document20112.769
Cites per document20121.625
Cites per document20130.400
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20156.000
Cites per document201610.375
Cites per document201711.900
Cites per document20187.200
Cites per document201914.500
% 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 documents20080
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
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20080
Citable documents20097
Citable documents201010
Citable documents201113
Citable documents20128
Citable documents20135
Citable documents20142
Citable documents20155
Citable documents20168
Citable documents201710
Citable documents20185
Citable documents20192
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20097
Uncited documents20105
Uncited documents20113
Uncited documents20122
Uncited documents20133
Uncited documents20142
Uncited documents20151
Uncited documents20160
Uncited documents20171
Uncited documents20180
Uncited documents20190
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20105
Cited documents201110
Cited documents20126
Cited documents20132
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20154
Cited documents20168
Cited documents20179
Cited documents20185
Cited documents20192
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