Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Frontiers of Medicine



Universities and research institutions in China

Subject Area and Category


Springer Science + Business Media



Publication type



20950217, 20950225





How to publish in this journal


Frontiers in Medicine publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research linking basic research to clinical practice and patient care, as well as translating scientific advances into new therapies and diagnostic tools. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide. In addition to papers that provide a link between basic research and clinical practice, a particular emphasis is given to studies that are directly relevant to patient care. In this spirit, the journal publishes the latest research results and medical knowledge that facilitate the translation of scientific advances into new therapies or diagnostic tools. The full listing of the Specialty Sections represented by Frontiers in Medicine is as listed below. As well as the established medical disciplines, Frontiers in Medicine is launching new sections that together will facilitate - the use of patient-reported outcomes under real world conditions - the exploitation of big data and the use of novel information and communication tools in the assessment of new medicines - the scientific bases for guidelines and decisions from regulatory authorities - access to medicinal products and medical devices worldwide - addressing the grand health challenges around the world. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.266
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.214
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.120
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20156
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201710
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20196
Self Cites20202
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20084
Total Cites200915
Total Cites201024
Total Cites201144
Total Cites2012153
Total Cites2013319
Total Cites2014406
Total Cites2015431
Total Cites2016437
Total Cites2017417
Total Cites2018425
Total Cites2019631
Total Cites2020876
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 document20070
External Cites per document20080.047
External Cites per document20090.091
External Cites per document20100.083
External Cites per document20110.185
External Cites per document20120.693
External Cites per document20131.694
External Cites per document20142.303
External Cites per document20152.429
External Cites per document20162.419
External Cites per document20172.261
External Cites per document20182.299
External Cites per document20193.222
External Cites per document20204.370
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.047
Cites per document20090.091
Cites per document20100.095
Cites per document20110.182
Cites per document20120.680
Cites per document20131.636
Cites per document20142.207
Cites per document20152.330
Cites per document20162.312
Cites per document20172.218
Cites per document20182.214
Cites per document20193.034
Cites per document20204.018
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents201914
Non-citable documents202018
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200885
Citable documents2009164
Citable documents2010252
Citable documents2011238
Citable documents2012218
Citable documents2013186
Citable documents2014175
Citable documents2015175
Citable documents2016179
Citable documents2017180
Citable documents2018184
Citable documents2019194
Citable documents2020200
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 documents20070
Uncited documents200881
Uncited documents2009151
Uncited documents2010232
Uncited documents2011204
Uncited documents2012149
Uncited documents201389
Uncited documents201470
Uncited documents201569
Uncited documents201661
Uncited documents201764
Uncited documents201851
Uncited documents201951
Uncited documents202053
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20084
Cited documents200914
Cited documents201021
Cited documents201138
Cited documents201276
Cited documents2013106
Cited documents2014114
Cited documents2015116
Cited documents2016128
Cited documents2017124
Cited documents2018141
Cited documents2019157
Cited documents2020165
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
SCImago Graphica
Explore, visually communicate and make sense of data with our new free tool.
Get it
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2021
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®