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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Publisher Impact Journals LLC
Publication typeJournals
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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.


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)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.516
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.997
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.134
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.765
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 Cites201170
Self Cites2012359
Self Cites2013251
Self Cites2014619
Self Cites20151635
Self Cites20164789
Self Cites20178733
Self Cites20182935
Self Cites2019473
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011383
Total Cites20121634
Total Cites20132377
Total Cites20143289
Total Cites20157669
Total Cites201623820
Total Cites201753863
Total Cites201875796
Total Cites201972724
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 document20114.173
External Cites per document20126.281
External Cites per document20136.384
External Cites per document20145.730
External Cites per document20154.571
External Cites per document20164.340
External Cites per document20174.186
External Cites per document20183.973
External Cites per document20194.014
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20115.107
Cites per document20128.049
Cites per document20137.138
Cites per document20147.058
Cites per document20155.810
Cites per document20165.432
Cites per document20174.997
Cites per document20184.134
Cites per document20194.040
% 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 documents201115
Non-citable documents201242
Non-citable documents201398
Non-citable documents2014129
Non-citable documents2015143
Non-citable documents2016420
Non-citable documents2017486
Non-citable documents2018893
Non-citable documents2019788
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201175
Citable documents2012203
Citable documents2013333
Citable documents2014466
Citable documents20151320
Citable documents20164385
Citable documents201710780
Citable documents201818337
Citable documents201917999
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 documents20119
Uncited documents201231
Uncited documents201359
Uncited documents201466
Uncited documents2015138
Uncited documents2016542
Uncited documents20171179
Uncited documents20182907
Uncited documents20192686
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201181
Cited documents2012214
Cited documents2013372
Cited documents2014529
Cited documents20151325
Cited documents20164263
Cited documents201710087
Cited documents201816323
Cited documents201916101
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