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Western Journal of Emergency Medicineopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


University of California



Publication type



1936900X, 19369018





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WestJEM focuses on how the systems and delivery of emergency care affects health, health disparities, and health outcomes in communities and populations worldwide, including the impact of social conditions on the composition of patients seeking care in emergency departments. 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.

Emergency Medicine2012Q3
Emergency Medicine2013Q2
Emergency Medicine2014Q2
Emergency Medicine2015Q2
Emergency Medicine2016Q2
Emergency Medicine2017Q1
Emergency Medicine2018Q1
Emergency Medicine2019Q1
Emergency Medicine2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.366
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.336
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.366
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.953
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20137
Self Cites201418
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201625
Self Cites201751
Self Cites201839
Self Cites201942
Self Cites202053
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201249
Total Cites2013206
Total Cites2014435
Total Cites2015482
Total Cites2016633
Total Cites2017836
Total Cites2018979
Total Cites2019842
Total Cites20201136
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 document20110
External Cites per document20120.413
External Cites per document20130.884
External Cites per document20141.168
External Cites per document20151.108
External Cites per document20161.233
External Cites per document20171.605
External Cites per document20181.930
External Cites per document20191.798
External Cites per document20202.256
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.366
Cites per document20130.755
Cites per document20141.048
Cites per document20150.990
Cites per document20161.059
Cites per document20171.377
Cites per document20181.700
Cites per document20191.715
Cites per document20202.210
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents201230
Non-citable documents201348
Non-citable documents201458
Non-citable documents201571
Non-citable documents2016105
Non-citable documents2017118
Non-citable documents201889
Non-citable documents201946
Non-citable documents202034
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012104
Citable documents2013225
Citable documents2014357
Citable documents2015416
Citable documents2016493
Citable documents2017489
Citable documents2018487
Citable documents2019445
Citable documents2020480
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201299
Uncited documents2013173
Uncited documents2014234
Uncited documents2015272
Uncited documents2016329
Uncited documents2017284
Uncited documents2018227
Uncited documents2019188
Uncited documents2020161
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201235
Cited documents2013100
Cited documents2014181
Cited documents2015215
Cited documents2016269
Cited documents2017323
Cited documents2018349
Cited documents2019303
Cited documents2020353
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