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Health Affairs

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherProject Hope
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1973, 1981-ongoing
Scope Health Affairs is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the serious exploration of major domestic and international health policy issues. Health Affairs places special emphasis on pursuing issues that are of concern to and engage both the private and the public sectors. Further, we encourage private and public decisionmakers–those who often generate creative ideas but seldom advance them in a form for publication–to contribute papers. The unique goal of Health Affairs is to incorporate in one publication the diverse viewpoints and perspectives of the health sphere–industry, labor, government, and academe–in a way that benefits everyone who reads it.


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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.

Health Policy1999Q1
Health Policy2000Q1
Health Policy2001Q1
Health Policy2002Q1
Health Policy2003Q1
Health Policy2004Q1
Health Policy2005Q1
Health Policy2006Q1
Health Policy2007Q1
Health Policy2008Q1
Health Policy2009Q1
Health Policy2010Q1
Health Policy2011Q1
Health Policy2012Q1
Health Policy2013Q1
Health Policy2014Q1
Health Policy2015Q1
Health Policy2016Q1
Health Policy2017Q1
Health Policy2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)19993.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.005
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.954
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.947
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 Cites1999166
Self Cites2000143
Self Cites2001166
Self Cites200259
Self Cites2003211
Self Cites2004315
Self Cites2005169
Self Cites2006279
Self Cites2007158
Self Cites2008144
Self Cites2009195
Self Cites2010291
Self Cites2011230
Self Cites2012292
Self Cites2013313
Self Cites2014270
Self Cites2015272
Self Cites2016270
Self Cites2017267
Self Cites2018255
Total Cites19991370
Total Cites20001320
Total Cites20011400
Total Cites20021294
Total Cites20031756
Total Cites20042120
Total Cites20052196
Total Cites20062677
Total Cites20072591
Total Cites20082579
Total Cites20092685
Total Cites20103468
Total Cites20114219
Total Cites20125187
Total Cites20135000
Total Cites20144892
Total Cites20154640
Total Cites20164645
Total Cites20174212
Total Cites20183973
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 document19993.254
External Cites per document20002.789
External Cites per document20012.924
External Cites per document20022.673
External Cites per document20032.954
External Cites per document20042.983
External Cites per document20052.699
External Cites per document20062.896
External Cites per document20072.784
External Cites per document20082.930
External Cites per document20093.192
External Cites per document20103.991
External Cites per document20114.794
External Cites per document20125.588
External Cites per document20135.249
External Cites per document20145.438
External Cites per document20155.127
External Cites per document20165.442
External Cites per document20174.713
External Cites per document20184.490
Cites per document19993.703
Cites per document20003.128
Cites per document20013.318
Cites per document20022.801
Cites per document20033.358
Cites per document20043.504
Cites per document20052.924
Cites per document20063.233
Cites per document20072.965
Cites per document20083.103
Cites per document20093.442
Cites per document20104.357
Cites per document20115.071
Cites per document20125.921
Cites per document20135.599
Cites per document20145.755
Cites per document20155.446
Cites per document20165.777
Cites per document20175.032
Cites per document20184.798
% 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 documents199979
Non-citable documents200087
Non-citable documents2001103
Non-citable documents2002112
Non-citable documents2003161
Non-citable documents2004198
Non-citable documents2005245
Non-citable documents2006222
Non-citable documents2007208
Non-citable documents2008192
Non-citable documents2009245
Non-citable documents2010309
Non-citable documents2011371
Non-citable documents2012379
Non-citable documents2013378
Non-citable documents2014345
Non-citable documents2015312
Non-citable documents2016284
Non-citable documents2017257
Non-citable documents2018261
Citable documents1999370
Citable documents2000422
Citable documents2001422
Citable documents2002462
Citable documents2003523
Citable documents2004605
Citable documents2005751
Citable documents2006828
Citable documents2007874
Citable documents2008831
Citable documents2009780
Citable documents2010796
Citable documents2011832
Citable documents2012876
Citable documents2013893
Citable documents2014850
Citable documents2015852
Citable documents2016804
Citable documents2017837
Citable documents2018828
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 documents1999149
Uncited documents2000179
Uncited documents2001193
Uncited documents2002230
Uncited documents2003291
Uncited documents2004346
Uncited documents2005490
Uncited documents2006465
Uncited documents2007501
Uncited documents2008444
Uncited documents2009474
Uncited documents2010476
Uncited documents2011486
Uncited documents2012483
Uncited documents2013472
Uncited documents2014450
Uncited documents2015432
Uncited documents2016371
Uncited documents2017358
Uncited documents2018378
Cited documents1999300
Cited documents2000330
Cited documents2001332
Cited documents2002344
Cited documents2003393
Cited documents2004457
Cited documents2005506
Cited documents2006585
Cited documents2007581
Cited documents2008579
Cited documents2009551
Cited documents2010629
Cited documents2011717
Cited documents2012772
Cited documents2013799
Cited documents2014745
Cited documents2015732
Cited documents2016717
Cited documents2017736
Cited documents2018711
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