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Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeryopen access

Country South Korea  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Publisher Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publication typeJournals
ISSN2233601X, 20936516
Scope This journal publishes outstanding original articles in general thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and related fields. In addition to members of the Korean Society of Thoracic and cardiovascular Surgery, any researcher throughout the world can submit a manuscript if the scope of the manuscript is appropriate.


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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.

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Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2013Q3
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2014Q3
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2015Q3
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2016Q3
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2017Q3
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2018Q3
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2019Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2012Q4
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2013Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2014Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2015Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2016Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2017Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2018Q3
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2019Q3

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.715
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.669
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20139
Self Cites201420
Self Cites201511
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201717
Self Cites20188
Self Cites20197
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201221
Total Cites2013105
Total Cites2014189
Total Cites2015204
Total Cites2016180
Total Cites2017192
Total Cites2018177
Total Cites2019174
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 document20110
External Cites per document20120.211
External Cites per document20130.533
External Cites per document20140.617
External Cites per document20150.652
External Cites per document20160.561
External Cites per document20170.561
External Cites per document20180.599
External Cites per document20190.616
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.221
Cites per document20130.583
Cites per document20140.690
Cites per document20150.689
Cites per document20160.598
Cites per document20170.615
Cites per document20180.628
Cites per document20190.642
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201295
Citable documents2013180
Citable documents2014274
Citable documents2015296
Citable documents2016301
Citable documents2017312
Citable documents2018282
Citable documents2019271
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201279
Uncited documents2013109
Uncited documents2014163
Uncited documents2015170
Uncited documents2016198
Uncited documents2017203
Uncited documents2018178
Uncited documents2019174
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201216
Cited documents201371
Cited documents2014111
Cited documents2015131
Cited documents2016109
Cited documents2017115
Cited documents2018112
Cited documents2019105
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