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GERMSopen access



Universities and research institutions in Romania

Subject Area and Category


European Academy of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases



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How to publish in this journal


GERMS is a peer-reviewed English-language infectious diseases journal, published quarterly (March, June, September, December) by the Association for Increasing the Visibility of Scientific Research (ACVCS), and endorsed by the National Institute for Infectious Diseases "Prof. Dr. Matei Balş”, Romania, and the European Academy of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases. The Journal aims to provide access to knowledge and practice in the area of infectious diseases in humans at the highest standards for health, social and education professionals. The Journal publishes articles on a wide range of topics, describing research results in all areas connected to microorganisms, including, but not limited to, prevention, pathogenesis, clinical description, optimal practices of diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in humans, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, public health, evaluation of current and novel treatments, updates in infectious diseases, etc. The Journal welcomes the submission of the following types of work: reports of original research, original clinical observations accompanied by analysis and discussion, critical reviews, statistical compilations, descriptions of evaluation of methods or procedures, case reports with discussions, practice guidelines, letters to the editor, comments, etc. 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.

Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2012Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2013Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2014Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2015Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2016Q3
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2017Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2018Q4
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2019Q3
Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous) 2020Q3
Infectious Diseases2012Q4
Infectious Diseases2013Q3
Infectious Diseases2014Q4
Infectious Diseases2015Q3
Infectious Diseases2016Q3
Infectious Diseases2017Q4
Infectious Diseases2018Q3
Infectious Diseases2019Q3
Infectious Diseases2020Q3
Microbiology (medical)2012Q3
Microbiology (medical)2013Q3
Microbiology (medical)2014Q4
Microbiology (medical)2015Q3
Microbiology (medical)2016Q3
Microbiology (medical)2017Q3
Microbiology (medical)2018Q3
Microbiology (medical)2019Q3
Microbiology (medical)2020Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2012Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2013Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2014Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2015Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2016Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2017Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2018Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2019Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2020Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.764
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.298
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.680
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 Cites20128
Self Cites201313
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20192
Self Cites20201
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20128
Total Cites201318
Total Cites201411
Total Cites201539
Total Cites201663
Total Cites201736
Total Cites201862
Total Cites201993
Total Cites2020174
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 document20120.000
External Cites per document20130.313
External Cites per document20140.345
External Cites per document20151.088
External Cites per document20161.853
External Cites per document20170.944
External Cites per document20181.378
External Cites per document20191.784
External Cites per document20202.883
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.600
Cites per document20130.667
Cites per document20140.244
Cites per document20150.696
Cites per document20161.212
Cites per document20170.667
Cites per document20181.016
Cites per document20191.409
Cites per document20202.384
% 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 documents20122
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201416
Non-citable documents201522
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201816
Non-citable documents201915
Non-citable documents202013
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20123
Citable documents201316
Citable documents201429
Citable documents201534
Citable documents201634
Citable documents201736
Citable documents201845
Citable documents201951
Citable documents202060
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 documents20121
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents201437
Uncited documents201535
Uncited documents201623
Uncited documents201729
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201923
Uncited documents202024
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20124
Cited documents201313
Cited documents20148
Cited documents201521
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201725
Cited documents201826
Cited documents201943
Cited documents202049
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