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Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryNursing
Nursing (miscellaneous)
Publisher Springer Science + Business Media
Publication typeJournals
ISSN11781653, 11781661
Scope The Patient provides a venue for scientifically rigorous, timely, and relevant research to promote the development, evaluation and implementation of therapies, technologies, and innovations that will enhance the patient experience. It is an international forum for research that advances and/or applies qualitative or quantitative methods to promote the generation, synthesis, or interpretation of evidence.


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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.

Nursing (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Nursing (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Nursing (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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.345
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.936
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.345
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 Cites20101
Self Cites20112
Self Cites201215
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201417
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201624
Self Cites201740
Self Cites201848
Self Cites201936
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201013
Total Cites201132
Total Cites2012115
Total Cites2013165
Total Cites2014184
Total Cites2015246
Total Cites2016318
Total Cites2017429
Total Cites2018453
Total Cites2019514
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 document20100.462
External Cites per document20110.625
External Cites per document20121.370
External Cites per document20132.257
External Cites per document20142.197
External Cites per document20152.320
External Cites per document20162.557
External Cites per document20172.819
External Cites per document20182.630
External Cites per document20192.862
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.500
Cites per document20110.667
Cites per document20121.575
Cites per document20132.357
Cites per document20142.421
Cites per document20152.536
Cites per document20162.765
Cites per document20173.109
Cites per document20182.942
Cites per document20193.078
% 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 documents20101
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201825
Non-citable documents201923
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201026
Citable documents201148
Citable documents201273
Citable documents201370
Citable documents201476
Citable documents201597
Citable documents2016115
Citable documents2017138
Citable documents2018154
Citable documents2019167
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 documents201016
Uncited documents201135
Uncited documents201235
Uncited documents201326
Uncited documents201429
Uncited documents201525
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201843
Uncited documents201938
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201011
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201244
Cited documents201351
Cited documents201451
Cited documents201578
Cited documents201689
Cited documents2017112
Cited documents2018136
Cited documents2019152
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