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Breatheopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


European Respiratory Society



Publication type



18106838, 20734735





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Breathe is the clinical educational publication from the European Respiratory Society. It is published quarterly and is free to access for all in order to bring high-quality educational material to a wide audience. Breathe publishes original review articles covering topics from basic science to up-to-date best practice, editorials covering forthcoming meetings and other events, case studies covering useful clinical situations that may arise, self-tutorial material, details of activities from the Early Career members of the ERS, literature summaries highlighting the hot topics among published material. CME content is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology. 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.

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Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2013Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2014Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2015Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2016Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2017Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2018Q2
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2019Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2020Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20110.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.162
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 Cites20118
Self Cites20125
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20145
Self Cites20152
Self Cites201613
Self Cites20179
Self Cites20188
Self Cites201913
Self Cites20206
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201119
Total Cites201227
Total Cites201333
Total Cites201437
Total Cites201535
Total Cites201693
Total Cites2017138
Total Cites2018298
Total Cites2019234
Total Cites2020337
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 document20110.611
External Cites per document20120.423
External Cites per document20130.317
External Cites per document20140.340
External Cites per document20150.418
External Cites per document20161.159
External Cites per document20171.767
External Cites per document20183.187
External Cites per document20192.046
External Cites per document20202.627
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.655
Cites per document20120.360
Cites per document20130.306
Cites per document20140.325
Cites per document20150.361
Cites per document20160.886
Cites per document20171.053
Cites per document20181.743
Cites per document20191.200
Cites per document20201.511
% 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 documents201111
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201420
Non-citable documents201518
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201758
Non-citable documents201880
Non-citable documents201987
Non-citable documents202097
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201118
Citable documents201252
Citable documents201382
Citable documents201494
Citable documents201579
Citable documents201669
Citable documents201773
Citable documents201891
Citable documents2019108
Citable documents2020126
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 documents201120
Uncited documents201259
Uncited documents201386
Uncited documents201490
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201661
Uncited documents201782
Uncited documents2018101
Uncited documents2019120
Uncited documents2020145
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20119
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201322
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201522
Cited documents201644
Cited documents201749
Cited documents201870
Cited documents201975
Cited documents202078
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