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Lancet Respiratory Medicine,The


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier Ltd.



Publication type



22132600, 22132619





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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine launched in March 2013 as the fourth Lancet specialty journal following in the footsteps of The Lancet Oncology, The Lancet Neurology, and The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The journal offers the same unique fast track experience offered by its sister journals for all authors of research papers that are selected for peer review, where articles can be published online within 8 weeks of submission. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine is indexed in PubMed, and has been approved for indexing and abstracting in SciSearch®, Journal Citation Reports, and Current Contents® by Thomson Reuters 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.

Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2014Q1
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2015Q1
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2016Q1
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2017Q1
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2018Q1
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2019Q1
Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.139
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.907
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.413
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.955
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20206.761
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 Cites20130
Self Cites201447
Self Cites201560
Self Cites201699
Self Cites2017106
Self Cites201893
Self Cites201990
Self Cites202088
Total Cites20130
Total Cites2014768
Total Cites20152433
Total Cites20163813
Total Cites20174374
Total Cites20184311
Total Cites20194361
Total Cites20205271
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 document20130
External Cites per document20149.487
External Cites per document201514.831
External Cites per document201614.738
External Cites per document201715.464
External Cites per document201815.451
External Cites per document201916.948
External Cites per document202020.984
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20143.413
Cites per document20154.955
Cites per document20164.737
Cites per document20174.948
Cites per document20184.877
Cites per document20195.065
Cites per document20206.483
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents2014149
Non-citable documents2015331
Non-citable documents2016553
Non-citable documents2017608
Non-citable documents2018611
Non-citable documents2019609
Non-citable documents2020566
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201476
Citable documents2015160
Citable documents2016252
Citable documents2017276
Citable documents2018273
Citable documents2019252
Citable documents2020247
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 documents20130
Uncited documents2014119
Uncited documents2015229
Uncited documents2016422
Uncited documents2017474
Uncited documents2018486
Uncited documents2019438
Uncited documents2020378
Cited documents20130
Cited documents2014106
Cited documents2015262
Cited documents2016383
Cited documents2017410
Cited documents2018398
Cited documents2019423
Cited documents2020435
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