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Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine

Organic Chemistry

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Drug Discovery
Pharmaceutical Science
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20402503, 20402511
Scope RSC Medicinal Chemistry publishes significant research in medicinal chemistry and related drug discovery science. Research articles published in RSC Medicinal Chemistry must show a breakthrough or significant advance on previously published work, or bring new thinking or results which will have a strong impact in their field. Hypothesis-led research is encouraged.


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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.

Drug Discovery2018Q2
Drug Discovery2019Q2
Molecular Medicine2018Q3
Molecular Medicine2019Q3
Organic Chemistry2018Q2
Organic Chemistry2019Q2
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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.811
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.678
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.826
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 Cites20117
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201359
Self Cites201459
Self Cites201579
Self Cites201675
Self Cites201777
Self Cites201865
Self Cites201940
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011130
Total Cites2012596
Total Cites20131174
Total Cites20141564
Total Cites20151654
Total Cites20161872
Total Cites20171805
Total Cites20181715
Total Cites20191875
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 document20112.733
External Cites per document20122.670
External Cites per document20132.706
External Cites per document20142.613
External Cites per document20152.473
External Cites per document20162.654
External Cites per document20172.430
External Cites per document20182.324
External Cites per document20192.747
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20112.889
Cites per document20122.811
Cites per document20132.850
Cites per document20142.715
Cites per document20152.597
Cites per document20162.765
Cites per document20172.539
Cites per document20182.415
Cites per document20192.807
% 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 documents20113
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201426
Non-citable documents201527
Non-citable documents201637
Non-citable documents201749
Non-citable documents201850
Non-citable documents201939
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201145
Citable documents2012212
Citable documents2013412
Citable documents2014576
Citable documents2015637
Citable documents2016677
Citable documents2017711
Citable documents2018710
Citable documents2019668
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 documents201112
Uncited documents201260
Uncited documents2013100
Uncited documents2014161
Uncited documents2015175
Uncited documents2016184
Uncited documents2017217
Uncited documents2018212
Uncited documents2019186
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201136
Cited documents2012159
Cited documents2013331
Cited documents2014441
Cited documents2015489
Cited documents2016530
Cited documents2017543
Cited documents2018548
Cited documents2019521
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