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Drug Design, Development and Therapyopen access


New Zealand

Universities and research institutions in New Zealand

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Dove Medical Press Ltd.



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Drug Design, Development and Therapy is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that spans the spectrum of drug design, discovery and development through to clinical applications. The journal is characterized by the rapid reporting of high-quality original research, reviews, expert opinions, commentary and clinical studies in all therapeutic areas. Specific topics covered by the journal include: Drug target identification and validation Phenotypic screening and target deconvolution Biochemical analyses of drug targets and their pathways New methods or relevant applications in molecular/drug design and computer-aided drug discovery* Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel biologically active compounds (including diagnostics or chemical probes) Structural or molecular biological studies elucidating molecular recognition processes Fragment-based drug discovery Pharmaceutical/red biotechnology Isolation, structural characterization, (bio)synthesis, bioengineering and pharmacological evaluation of natural products** Distribution, pharmacokinetics and metabolic transformations of drugs or biologically active compounds in drug development Drug delivery and formulation (design and characterization of dosage forms, release mechanisms and in vivo testing) Preclinical development studies Translational animal models Mechanisms of action and signalling pathways Toxicology Gene therapy, cell therapy and immunotherapy Personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics Clinical drug evaluation Patient safety and sustained use of medicines. 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 Discovery2012Q1
Drug Discovery2013Q1
Drug Discovery2014Q1
Drug Discovery2015Q1
Drug Discovery2016Q1
Drug Discovery2017Q1
Drug Discovery2018Q1
Drug Discovery2019Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2009Q3
Pharmaceutical Science2010Q2
Pharmaceutical Science2011Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2012Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2013Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2014Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2015Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2016Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2017Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2018Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2019Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.956
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.349
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 Cites20091
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20134
Self Cites201432
Self Cites2015117
Self Cites201698
Self Cites201763
Self Cites2018107
Self Cites201974
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200911
Total Cites201083
Total Cites2011228
Total Cites2012433
Total Cites2013482
Total Cites2014867
Total Cites20151491
Total Cites20162913
Total Cites20173521
Total Cites20184165
Total Cites20193458
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 document20090.370
External Cites per document20101.653
External Cites per document20112.768
External Cites per document20124.624
External Cites per document20134.193
External Cites per document20143.662
External Cites per document20153.248
External Cites per document20163.145
External Cites per document20173.144
External Cites per document20183.410
External Cites per document20193.235
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.407
Cites per document20101.694
Cites per document20112.780
Cites per document20124.656
Cites per document20134.228
Cites per document20143.803
Cites per document20153.525
Cites per document20163.255
Cites per document20173.201
Cites per document20183.500
Cites per document20193.306
% 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 documents20081
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201748
Non-citable documents201850
Non-citable documents201939
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200927
Citable documents201049
Citable documents201182
Citable documents201293
Citable documents2013114
Citable documents2014228
Citable documents2015423
Citable documents2016895
Citable documents20171100
Citable documents20181190
Citable documents20191046
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 documents20081
Uncited documents200923
Uncited documents201013
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201319
Uncited documents201446
Uncited documents201585
Uncited documents2016176
Uncited documents2017241
Uncited documents2018241
Uncited documents2019229
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20097
Cited documents201039
Cited documents201167
Cited documents201286
Cited documents2013100
Cited documents2014188
Cited documents2015349
Cited documents2016752
Cited documents2017907
Cited documents2018999
Cited documents2019856
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