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Asian Spine Journalopen access

Country South Korea  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Publisher Korean Society of Spine Surgery
Publication typeJournals
ISSN19767846, 19761902
Scope Asian Spine Journal (Asian Spine J), the official journal of the Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS), Middle East Spine Society (MESS), Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI), Taiwan Spine Society (TWSS), Chinese Spine Society of Medicine Education (CSSME), and Korean Society of Spine Surgery (KSSS), is an international peerreviewed journal which publishes articles related to basic and clinical researches of all spine fields bimonthly in end of February, April, June, August, October, and December. Asian Spine Journal was founded in 2007. The journal aims to promote communications among spine surgeons especially in Asian countries regarding spine problems and to provide Asian spine surgeons more opportunities to publish their works in international journal. All manuscripts should be creative, informative and useful for the diagnosis and treatment of spine problems. Manuscripts regarding disease and treatment which shows more characteristic features in Asian people would be preferable. Every researcher who has interested in the aims and scope of Asian Spine Journal is encouraged to submit the papers from all over 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.

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2012Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2013Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2014Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q2

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)20120.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.338
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 Cites20123
Self Cites20132
Self Cites201418
Self Cites201522
Self Cites201624
Self Cites201742
Self Cites201828
Self Cites201926
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201225
Total Cites201358
Total Cites2014144
Total Cites2015279
Total Cites2016400
Total Cites2017631
Total Cites2018627
Total Cites2019643
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 document20120.524
External Cites per document20130.629
External Cites per document20140.851
External Cites per document20151.132
External Cites per document20161.157
External Cites per document20171.392
External Cites per document20181.413
External Cites per document20191.480
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.595
Cites per document20130.652
Cites per document20140.973
Cites per document20151.229
Cites per document20161.231
Cites per document20171.492
Cites per document20181.479
Cites per document20191.542
% 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 documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201736
Non-citable documents201838
Non-citable documents201930
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201242
Citable documents201389
Citable documents2014148
Citable documents2015227
Citable documents2016325
Citable documents2017423
Citable documents2018424
Citable documents2019417
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 documents201225
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents201478
Uncited documents2015107
Uncited documents2016174
Uncited documents2017192
Uncited documents2018226
Uncited documents2019187
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201218
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201475
Cited documents2015132
Cited documents2016178
Cited documents2017267
Cited documents2018236
Cited documents2019260
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