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Universities and research institutions in Italy

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Mecosan is the premier quarterly journal in Italy in the field of healthcare management. Its mission is to improve the understanding of how healthcare organizations and systems function and to promote the diffusion of good managerial practices at all levels. In order to pursue its mission, the journal draws together and learns from different academic disciplines (economics, statistics, medicine, sociology and law), although its conceptual roots are firmly grounded in the Italian approach to managerial studies. Considering the role of the public sector in healthcare systems, public management and administration research is a relevant basis for contributions. Mecosan aims at providing a forum for sharing the results of rigorous and relevant research, case studies and practical experiences in healthcare so that managerial practices can be influenced and improved. The target audience includes academics, researchers, consultants and practitioners. 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 Policy2009Q4
Health Policy2010Q3
Health Policy2011Q3
Health Policy2012Q3
Health Policy2013Q4
Health Policy2014Q4
Health Policy2015Q4
Health Policy2016Q4
Health Policy2017Q4
Health Policy2018Q4
Health Policy2019Q4

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)20090.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.079
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.149
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.091
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 Cites20096
Self Cites20105
Self Cites201115
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20190
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20096
Total Cites20105
Total Cites201115
Total Cites20127
Total Cites20138
Total Cites20143
Total Cites20152
Total Cites20167
Total Cites201714
Total Cites20186
Total Cites20198
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 document20100.000
External Cites per document20110.000
External Cites per document20120.011
External Cites per document20130.089
External Cites per document20140.029
External Cites per document20150.037
External Cites per document20160.146
External Cites per document20170.123
External Cites per document20180.076
External Cites per document20190.136
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.182
Cites per document20100.079
Cites per document20110.174
Cites per document20120.078
Cites per document20130.089
Cites per document20140.044
Cites per document20150.037
Cites per document20160.146
Cites per document20170.192
Cites per document20180.091
Cites per document20190.136
% 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 documents20094
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents201813
Non-citable documents201914
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200933
Citable documents201063
Citable documents201186
Citable documents201290
Citable documents201390
Citable documents201468
Citable documents201554
Citable documents201648
Citable documents201773
Citable documents201866
Citable documents201959
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 documents200932
Uncited documents201066
Uncited documents201184
Uncited documents201295
Uncited documents201394
Uncited documents201473
Uncited documents201560
Uncited documents201652
Uncited documents201773
Uncited documents201873
Uncited documents201965
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20095
Cited documents20105
Cited documents201113
Cited documents20126
Cited documents20137
Cited documents20143
Cited documents20152
Cited documents20164
Cited documents201712
Cited documents20186
Cited documents20198
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