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Clinical Epidemiologyopen access


New Zealand

Universities and research institutions in New Zealand

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Dove Medical Press Ltd.



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Clinical Epidemiology is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal. Clinical Epidemiology focuses on the application of epidemiological principles and questions relating to patients and clinical care in terms of prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Clinical Epidemiology welcomes papers covering these topics in form of original research and systematic reviews. Clinical Epidemiology has a special interest in international electronic medical patient records and other routine health care data, especially as applied to safety of medical interventions, clinical utility of diagnostic procedures, understanding short- and long-term clinical course of diseases, clinical epidemiological and biostatistical methods, and systematic reviews. When considering submission of a paper utilizing publicly-available data, authors should ensure that such studies add significantly to the body of knowledge and that they use appropriate validated methods for identifying health outcomes. The journal has launched special series describing existing data sources for clinical epidemiology, international health care systems and validation studies of algorithms based on databases and registries. 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.


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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.508
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.252
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.123
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20116
Self Cites201221
Self Cites201326
Self Cites201415
Self Cites201534
Self Cites201638
Self Cites201734
Self Cites201849
Self Cites201933
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201165
Total Cites2012228
Total Cites2013422
Total Cites2014598
Total Cites2015981
Total Cites20161206
Total Cites20171179
Total Cites2018995
Total Cites20191070
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 document20100
External Cites per document20111.735
External Cites per document20122.797
External Cites per document20133.300
External Cites per document20144.021
External Cites per document20156.313
External Cites per document20168.055
External Cites per document20176.090
External Cites per document20184.483
External Cites per document20193.152
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.912
Cites per document20123.081
Cites per document20133.517
Cites per document20144.124
Cites per document20156.540
Cites per document20168.317
Cites per document20176.271
Cites per document20184.716
Cites per document20193.252
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201813
Non-citable documents201917
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201134
Citable documents201274
Citable documents2013120
Citable documents2014145
Citable documents2015150
Citable documents2016145
Citable documents2017188
Citable documents2018211
Citable documents2019329
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201115
Uncited documents201222
Uncited documents201335
Uncited documents201440
Uncited documents201526
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201862
Uncited documents201984
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201120
Cited documents201258
Cited documents201399
Cited documents2014123
Cited documents2015139
Cited documents2016131
Cited documents2017154
Cited documents2018162
Cited documents2019262
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