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West Indian Medical Journalopen access

Country Jamaica  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Jamaica
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherUniversity of the West Indies
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00433144, 23095830
Scope In September 1951, the first issue of the West Indian Medical Journal was published. Its immediate predecessor was the Jamaica Medical Review which came into being through the hard work and dedication of a group of prominent local surgeons and physicians. Their stated primary aim was "the encouragement of the medical profession in the British West Indies to record individual experiences and researches considered of value no less to their colleagues in the Caribbean and elsewhere than to themselves for subsequent reference".


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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)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q4

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)19990.219
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.209
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.337
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.112
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20006
Self Cites200121
Self Cites200226
Self Cites200318
Self Cites200430
Self Cites200512
Self Cites200614
Self Cites200715
Self Cites200825
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20101
Self Cites201127
Self Cites201241
Self Cites201329
Self Cites201422
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20180
Total Cites199928
Total Cites200026
Total Cites200161
Total Cites200257
Total Cites200366
Total Cites200478
Total Cites200573
Total Cites200690
Total Cites200787
Total Cites2008113
Total Cites200998
Total Cites2010140
Total Cites2011147
Total Cites2012149
Total Cites2013224
Total Cites2014247
Total Cites2015202
Total Cites2016154
Total Cites2017128
Total Cites201845
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 document19990.195
External Cites per document20000.132
External Cites per document20010.182
External Cites per document20020.111
External Cites per document20030.154
External Cites per document20040.166
External Cites per document20050.239
External Cites per document20060.314
External Cites per document20070.285
External Cites per document20080.318
External Cites per document20090.300
External Cites per document20100.454
External Cites per document20110.360
External Cites per document20120.324
External Cites per document20130.442
External Cites per document20140.473
External Cites per document20150.379
External Cites per document20160.399
External Cites per document20170.422
External Cites per document20180.184
Cites per document19990.219
Cites per document20000.171
Cites per document20010.277
Cites per document20020.204
Cites per document20030.212
Cites per document20040.270
Cites per document20050.286
Cites per document20060.372
Cites per document20070.344
Cites per document20080.408
Cites per document20090.327
Cites per document20100.458
Cites per document20110.441
Cites per document20120.447
Cites per document20130.508
Cites per document20140.519
Cites per document20150.379
Cites per document20160.407
Cites per document20170.446
Cites per document20180.184
% 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 documents19999
Non-citable documents200014
Non-citable documents200122
Non-citable documents200232
Non-citable documents200343
Non-citable documents200455
Non-citable documents200560
Non-citable documents200655
Non-citable documents200751
Non-citable documents200846
Non-citable documents200948
Non-citable documents201046
Non-citable documents201155
Non-citable documents201260
Non-citable documents201368
Non-citable documents201468
Non-citable documents201571
Non-citable documents201656
Non-citable documents201755
Non-citable documents201844
Citable documents1999128
Citable documents2000152
Citable documents2001220
Citable documents2002280
Citable documents2003311
Citable documents2004289
Citable documents2005255
Citable documents2006242
Citable documents2007253
Citable documents2008277
Citable documents2009300
Citable documents2010306
Citable documents2011333
Citable documents2012333
Citable documents2013441
Citable documents2014476
Citable documents2015533
Citable documents2016378
Citable documents2017287
Citable documents2018245
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 documents1999115
Uncited documents2000144
Uncited documents2001200
Uncited documents2002265
Uncited documents2003299
Uncited documents2004291
Uncited documents2005262
Uncited documents2006219
Uncited documents2007236
Uncited documents2008250
Uncited documents2009280
Uncited documents2010263
Uncited documents2011304
Uncited documents2012289
Uncited documents2013365
Uncited documents2014388
Uncited documents2015483
Uncited documents2016335
Uncited documents2017273
Uncited documents2018252
Cited documents199922
Cited documents200022
Cited documents200142
Cited documents200247
Cited documents200355
Cited documents200453
Cited documents200553
Cited documents200678
Cited documents200768
Cited documents200873
Cited documents200968
Cited documents201089
Cited documents201184
Cited documents2012104
Cited documents2013144
Cited documents2014156
Cited documents2015121
Cited documents201699
Cited documents201769
Cited documents201837
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