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Frontiers in Pharmacologyopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Pharmacology (medical)

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Pharmacology is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across disciplines, including basic and clinical pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy and toxicology. Field Chief Editor Heike Wulff at UC Davis is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide.


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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.

Pharmacology (medical)2011Q3
Pharmacology (medical)2012Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2013Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2014Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2015Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2016Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2017Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2018Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2019Q1

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.504
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.858
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.468
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 Cites20100
Self Cites20115
Self Cites201220
Self Cites201343
Self Cites201454
Self Cites201592
Self Cites201677
Self Cites2017202
Self Cites2018451
Self Cites2019507
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201131
Total Cites2012313
Total Cites20131198
Total Cites20141888
Total Cites20152838
Total Cites20163065
Total Cites20174604
Total Cites20187118
Total Cites201912601
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 document20100
External Cites per document20110.634
External Cites per document20122.344
External Cites per document20133.511
External Cites per document20144.315
External Cites per document20154.639
External Cites per document20164.534
External Cites per document20174.333
External Cites per document20183.973
External Cites per document20194.352
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.756
Cites per document20122.504
Cites per document20133.641
Cites per document20144.442
Cites per document20154.794
Cites per document20164.651
Cites per document20174.531
Cites per document20184.242
Cites per document20194.534
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201422
Non-citable documents201544
Non-citable documents201668
Non-citable documents201792
Non-citable documents2018104
Non-citable documents2019108
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201141
Citable documents2012125
Citable documents2013329
Citable documents2014425
Citable documents2015592
Citable documents2016659
Citable documents20171016
Citable documents20181678
Citable documents20192779
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201124
Uncited documents201234
Uncited documents201359
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents2015114
Uncited documents2016123
Uncited documents2017187
Uncited documents2018299
Uncited documents2019374
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201296
Cited documents2013278
Cited documents2014375
Cited documents2015522
Cited documents2016604
Cited documents2017921
Cited documents20181483
Cited documents20192513
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