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Frontiers in Psychiatryopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Frontiers Media S.A.



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Frontiers in Psychiatry publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research across a wide spectrum of translational, basic and clinical research. Field Chief Editor Stefan Borgwardt at the University of Basel 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. The journal's mission is to use translational approaches to improve therapeutic options for mental illness and consequently to improve patient treatment outcomes. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Psychiatry and Mental Health2011Q3
Psychiatry and Mental Health2012Q2
Psychiatry and Mental Health2013Q1
Psychiatry and Mental Health2014Q1
Psychiatry and Mental Health2015Q1
Psychiatry and Mental Health2016Q1
Psychiatry and Mental Health2017Q1
Psychiatry and Mental Health2018Q1
Psychiatry and Mental Health2019Q1

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)20110.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.009
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.751
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.784
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.003
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.898
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.062
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.462
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 Cites20112
Self Cites20126
Self Cites201322
Self Cites201463
Self Cites201579
Self Cites201647
Self Cites201753
Self Cites201888
Self Cites2019232
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201129
Total Cites2012215
Total Cites2013636
Total Cites20141221
Total Cites20151775
Total Cites20161965
Total Cites20171922
Total Cites20182136
Total Cites20193672
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 document20110.730
External Cites per document20121.953
External Cites per document20133.117
External Cites per document20143.797
External Cites per document20154.338
External Cites per document20164.064
External Cites per document20173.643
External Cites per document20183.303
External Cites per document20193.525
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.784
Cites per document20122.009
Cites per document20133.228
Cites per document20144.003
Cites per document20154.540
Cites per document20164.163
Cites per document20173.747
Cites per document20183.445
Cites per document20193.762
% 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 documents201110
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201423
Non-citable documents201538
Non-citable documents201651
Non-citable documents201765
Non-citable documents201865
Non-citable documents201965
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201137
Citable documents2012107
Citable documents2013197
Citable documents2014305
Citable documents2015391
Citable documents2016472
Citable documents2017513
Citable documents2018620
Citable documents2019976
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 documents201130
Uncited documents201243
Uncited documents201363
Uncited documents201470
Uncited documents201564
Uncited documents2016106
Uncited documents2017129
Uncited documents2018146
Uncited documents2019192
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201117
Cited documents201278
Cited documents2013154
Cited documents2014258
Cited documents2015365
Cited documents2016417
Cited documents2017449
Cited documents2018539
Cited documents2019849
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