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Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Drug Discovery
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope Nature Reviews Drug Discovery is a monthly journal aimed at everyone working in the drug discovery and development arena. In addition to the highest-quality reviews and perspectives covering the entire field, each issue includes news stories that investigate the hottest topics in drug discovery, timely summaries of key primary research papers, and concise updates on the latest advances in fast-moving areas such as new drug approvals, patent law and emerging industry trends.


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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 Discovery2003Q1
Drug Discovery2004Q1
Drug Discovery2005Q1
Drug Discovery2006Q1
Drug Discovery2007Q1
Drug Discovery2008Q1
Drug Discovery2009Q1
Drug Discovery2010Q1
Drug Discovery2011Q1
Drug Discovery2012Q1
Drug Discovery2013Q1
Drug Discovery2014Q1
Drug Discovery2015Q1
Drug Discovery2016Q1
Drug Discovery2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200315.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200418.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200519.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200621.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200718.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200817.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200916.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201016.391
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201114.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201216.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201419.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201523.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201625.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201722.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200315.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200418.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200519.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200621.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200717.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200816.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200915.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201014.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201114.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201216.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201317.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201421.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201524.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201627.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201721.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200315.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200418.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200518.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200619.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200716.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200815.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200913.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201013.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201112.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201215.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201319.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201421.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201525.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201625.516
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201717.063
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 Cites20020
Self Cites200348
Self Cites200487
Self Cites2005124
Self Cites200695
Self Cites200790
Self Cites200852
Self Cites200969
Self Cites201071
Self Cites201191
Self Cites201288
Self Cites201370
Self Cites201470
Self Cites201560
Self Cites201640
Self Cites201754
Total Cites20020
Total Cites20031330
Total Cites20043151
Total Cites20054985
Total Cites20065620
Total Cites20075322
Total Cites20085945
Total Cites20096324
Total Cites20106309
Total Cites20116703
Total Cites20127355
Total Cites20137530
Total Cites20146778
Total Cites20156985
Total Cites20167244
Total Cites20176845
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 document20020
External Cites per document200314.736
External Cites per document200418.024
External Cites per document200519.063
External Cites per document200620.849
External Cites per document200717.557
External Cites per document200816.507
External Cites per document200915.560
External Cites per document201014.541
External Cites per document201113.833
External Cites per document201215.936
External Cites per document201317.720
External Cites per document201421.639
External Cites per document201524.045
External Cites per document201626.881
External Cites per document201721.156
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document200315.287
Cites per document200418.535
Cites per document200519.549
Cites per document200621.208
Cites per document200717.859
Cites per document200816.653
Cites per document200915.731
Cites per document201014.706
Cites per document201114.023
Cites per document201216.129
Cites per document201317.886
Cites per document201421.865
Cites per document201524.253
Cites per document201627.030
Cites per document201721.324
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents2003145
Non-citable documents2004324
Non-citable documents2005558
Non-citable documents2006662
Non-citable documents2007537
Non-citable documents2008335
Non-citable documents2009121
Non-citable documents2010131
Non-citable documents2011163
Non-citable documents2012251
Non-citable documents2013313
Non-citable documents2014386
Non-citable documents2015413
Non-citable documents2016395
Non-citable documents2017394
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200387
Citable documents2004170
Citable documents2005255
Citable documents2006265
Citable documents2007298
Citable documents2008357
Citable documents2009402
Citable documents2010429
Citable documents2011478
Citable documents2012456
Citable documents2013421
Citable documents2014310
Citable documents2015288
Citable documents2016268
Citable documents2017321
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 documents20020
Uncited documents2003132
Uncited documents2004285
Uncited documents2005515
Uncited documents2006596
Uncited documents2007535
Uncited documents2008376
Uncited documents2009214
Uncited documents2010240
Uncited documents2011284
Uncited documents2012350
Uncited documents2013355
Uncited documents2014335
Uncited documents2015340
Uncited documents2016318
Uncited documents2017366
Cited documents20020
Cited documents2003100
Cited documents2004209
Cited documents2005298
Cited documents2006331
Cited documents2007300
Cited documents2008316
Cited documents2009309
Cited documents2010320
Cited documents2011357
Cited documents2012357
Cited documents2013379
Cited documents2014361
Cited documents2015361
Cited documents2016345
Cited documents2017349
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