Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Cancer Discovery

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
PublisherAmerican Association for Cancer Research Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN21598274, 21598290
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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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.257
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20157.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.663
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 Cites201210
Self Cites201355
Self Cites201487
Self Cites201588
Self Cites201672
Self Cites201789
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012492
Total Cites20132123
Total Cites20144434
Total Cites20156058
Total Cites20165755
Total Cites20176144
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 document20124.382
External Cites per document20135.994
External Cites per document20147.115
External Cites per document20157.723
External Cites per document20167.904
External Cites per document20178.852
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20124.473
Cites per document20136.154
Cites per document20147.257
Cites per document20157.837
Cites per document20168.004
Cites per document20178.982
% 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 documents201239
Non-citable documents2013199
Non-citable documents2014421
Non-citable documents2015649
Non-citable documents2016666
Non-citable documents2017627
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012110
Citable documents2013345
Citable documents2014611
Citable documents2015773
Citable documents2016719
Citable documents2017684
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 documents201292
Uncited documents2013386
Uncited documents2014724
Uncited documents20151026
Uncited documents2016971
Uncited documents2017896
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201257
Cited documents2013158
Cited documents2014308
Cited documents2015396
Cited documents2016414
Cited documents2017415
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