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Rwanda Medical Journalopen access



Universities and research institutions in Rwanda
Media Ranking in Rwanda

Subject Area and Category


Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)



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The Rwanda Medical Journal (RMJ), is a Not-For-Profit scientific, medical, journal that is published entirely online in open-access electronic format. The RMJ is an interdisciplinary research journal for publication of original work in all the major health disciplines. Through a rigorous process of evaluation and peer review, The RMJ strives to publish original works of high quality for a diverse audience of healthcare professionals. The Journal seeks to deepen knowledge and advance scientific discovery to improve the quality of care of patients in Rwanda and internationally. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q4

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)20140.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.157
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.179
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20177
Self Cites20186
Self Cites201911
Self Cites20205
Self Cites20215
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20141
Total Cites20158
Total Cites20164
Total Cites20178
Total Cites201811
Total Cites201920
Total Cites202018
Total Cites202115
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 document20140.033
External Cites per document20150.167
External Cites per document20160.056
External Cites per document20170.016
External Cites per document20180.086
External Cites per document20190.176
External Cites per document20200.228
External Cites per document20210.143
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.030
Cites per document20150.157
Cites per document20160.054
Cites per document20170.129
Cites per document20180.167
Cites per document20190.333
Cites per document20200.277
Cites per document20210.205
% 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 documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20199
Non-citable documents20208
Non-citable documents20213
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201430
Citable documents201548
Citable documents201671
Citable documents201761
Citable documents201858
Citable documents201951
Citable documents202057
Citable documents202170
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 documents201432
Uncited documents201546
Uncited documents201669
Uncited documents201755
Uncited documents201857
Uncited documents201949
Uncited documents202051
Uncited documents202161
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20141
Cited documents20155
Cited documents20165
Cited documents20177
Cited documents20189
Cited documents201911
Cited documents202014
Cited documents202112
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