Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Public Health Ethics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Oxford University Press



Publication type



17549973, 17549981





How to publish in this journal


Public Health Ethics invites submission of papers on any topic that is relevant for ethical reflection about public health practice and theory. Our aim is to publish readable papers of high scientific quality which will stimulate debate and discussion about ethical issues relating to all aspects of public health. Our main criteria for grading manuscripts include originality and potential impact, quality of philosophical analysis, and relevance to debates in public health ethics and practice. Manuscripts are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have been submitted solely to Public Health Ethics and that they have not been previously published either in whole or in part. Authors may not submit papers that are under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if an author decides to offer a submitted paper to another journal, the paper must be withdrawn from Public Health Ethics before the new submission is made. The editorial office will make every effort to deal with submissions to the journal as quickly as possible. All papers will be acknowledged on receipt by email and will receive preliminary editorial review within 2 weeks. Papers of high interest will be sent out for external review. Authors will normally be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within 8 weeks of submission. Contributors will be provided with electronic access to their proof via email; corrections should be returned within 48 hours. 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.

Health Policy2010Q2
Health Policy2011Q2
Health Policy2012Q2
Health Policy2013Q2
Health Policy2014Q2
Health Policy2015Q2
Health Policy2016Q3
Health Policy2017Q2
Health Policy2018Q2
Health Policy2019Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2010Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2011Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2012Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2013Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2014Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2015Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2016Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2017Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2018Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2019Q2

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)20100.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.015
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.894
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 Cites20105
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201312
Self Cites20149
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201626
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20184
Self Cites20193
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201028
Total Cites201148
Total Cites2012111
Total Cites2013119
Total Cites2014112
Total Cites2015140
Total Cites2016132
Total Cites2017105
Total Cites2018128
Total Cites201989
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 document20100.793
External Cites per document20110.603
External Cites per document20121.070
External Cites per document20131.176
External Cites per document20141.132
External Cites per document20151.260
External Cites per document20161.029
External Cites per document20170.916
External Cites per document20181.305
External Cites per document20191.075
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.966
Cites per document20110.828
Cites per document20121.291
Cites per document20131.308
Cites per document20141.231
Cites per document20151.400
Cites per document20161.282
Cites per document20170.981
Cites per document20181.347
Cites per document20191.113
% 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 documents20104
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201217
Non-citable documents201316
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201029
Citable documents201158
Citable documents201286
Citable documents201391
Citable documents201491
Citable documents2015100
Citable documents2016103
Citable documents2017107
Citable documents201895
Citable documents201980
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 documents201015
Uncited documents201139
Uncited documents201253
Uncited documents201342
Uncited documents201449
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201653
Uncited documents201762
Uncited documents201854
Uncited documents201945
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201018
Cited documents201132
Cited documents201250
Cited documents201365
Cited documents201456
Cited documents201558
Cited documents201661
Cited documents201752
Cited documents201845
Cited documents201939
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