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Frontiers of Medicine

Country China  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of China
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Publisher Springer Science + Business Media
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20950225, 20950217
Scope 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.


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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.

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

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.545
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.219
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.197
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)20110.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.414
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.437
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.684
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
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20084
Total Cites200915
Total Cites201024
Total Cites201143
Total Cites2012153
Total Cites2013323
Total Cites2014414
Total Cites2015428
Total Cites2016437
Total Cites2017420
Total Cites2018426
Total Cites2019620
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 document20110.181
External Cites per document20120.693
External Cites per document20131.715
External Cites per document20142.349
External Cites per document20152.411
External Cites per document20162.419
External Cites per document20172.278
External Cites per document20182.304
External Cites per document20193.165
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.047
Cites per document20090.091
Cites per document20100.095
Cites per document20110.181
Cites per document20120.702
Cites per document20131.737
Cites per document20142.366
Cites per document20152.446
Cites per document20162.441
Cites per document20172.333
Cites per document20182.315
Cites per document20193.196
% 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 documents20116
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201915
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
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 documents2011207
Uncited documents2012153
Uncited documents201392
Uncited documents201473
Uncited documents201570
Uncited documents201662
Uncited documents201765
Uncited documents201854
Uncited documents201952
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20084
Cited documents200914
Cited documents201021
Cited documents201137
Cited documents201276
Cited documents2013107
Cited documents2014114
Cited documents2015116
Cited documents2016128
Cited documents2017123
Cited documents2018139
Cited documents2019157
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