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Ethiopian journal of health sciencesopen access



Universities and research institutions in Ethiopia

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Research and publications office, Jimma University

Jimma University in Scimago Institutions Rankings



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The first issue of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, published by the College of Health Science of Jimma University, appeared in July 1990 with the title 'Bulletin of Jimma Institute of Health Sciences'. The journal used to appear twice a year until July 2007. Thereafter, it used to be published trice a year until it became a quarterly publication in 2014. Since January 2016, it is appearing every other month. It is an open access journal available at The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles related to Public Health and Medicine. The objectives of the journal are: To provide current scientific and technological information on health and related fields for informed planning and decision making. To contribute to the scientific knowledge and practices in medicine, public health and related fields by providing a formal means for researchers to share their scientific research works, observations and experiences. 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)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q3

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)20140.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.565
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.181
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 Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20210
Total Cites20130
Total Cites201421
Total Cites201590
Total Cites2016175
Total Cites2017201
Total Cites2018213
Total Cites2019324
Total Cites2020451
Total Cites2021507
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 document20140.583
External Cites per document20150.900
External Cites per document20161.144
External Cites per document20171.015
External Cites per document20180.973
External Cites per document20191.271
External Cites per document20201.677
External Cites per document20211.679
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20140.538
Cites per document20150.833
Cites per document20161.054
Cites per document20170.948
Cites per document20180.895
Cites per document20191.174
Cites per document20201.545
Cites per document20211.575
% 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 documents20158
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201921
Non-citable documents202023
Non-citable documents202120
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201436
Citable documents2015100
Citable documents2016153
Citable documents2017198
Citable documents2018219
Citable documents2019255
Citable documents2020269
Citable documents2021302
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 documents201424
Uncited documents201559
Uncited documents201683
Uncited documents2017114
Uncited documents2018138
Uncited documents2019115
Uncited documents2020114
Uncited documents2021131
Cited documents20130
Cited documents201415
Cited documents201549
Cited documents201683
Cited documents201798
Cited documents2018100
Cited documents2019161
Cited documents2020178
Cited documents2021191
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