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Archives of Plastic Surgeryopen access

Country South Korea  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Korea
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Publisher Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Publication typeJournals
ISSN22346163, 22346171
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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.


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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.666
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.216
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 Cites20120
Self Cites201316
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201536
Self Cites201630
Self Cites201722
Self Cites201820
Self Cites201914
Total Cites20120
Total Cites2013120
Total Cites2014473
Total Cites2015605
Total Cites2016573
Total Cites2017488
Total Cites2018496
Total Cites2019349
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.963
External Cites per document20141.945
External Cites per document20151.654
External Cites per document20161.621
External Cites per document20171.590
External Cites per document20181.803
External Cites per document20191.329
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20131.111
Cites per document20142.013
Cites per document20151.759
Cites per document20161.710
Cites per document20171.666
Cites per document20181.879
Cites per document20191.385
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents201335
Non-citable documents201475
Non-citable documents2015122
Non-citable documents2016156
Non-citable documents2017170
Non-citable documents2018149
Non-citable documents2019101
Citable documents20120
Citable documents2013108
Citable documents2014235
Citable documents2015344
Citable documents2016335
Citable documents2017293
Citable documents2018264
Citable documents2019252
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201371
Uncited documents2014126
Uncited documents2015209
Uncited documents2016234
Uncited documents2017246
Uncited documents2018216
Uncited documents2019197
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201372
Cited documents2014184
Cited documents2015257
Cited documents2016257
Cited documents2017217
Cited documents2018197
Cited documents2019156
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