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Journal of Biomedical Semanticsopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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BioMed Central Ltd.



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Journal of Biomedical Semantics addresses issues of semantic enrichment and semantic processing in the biomedical domain. The scope of the journal covers two main areas: Infrastructure for biomedical semantics: focusing on semantic resources and repositories, meta-data management and resource description, knowledge representation and semantic frameworks, the Biomedical Semantic Web, and semantic interoperability. Semantic mining, annotation, and analysis: focusing on approaches and applications of semantic resources; and tools for investigation, reasoning, prediction, and discoveries in biomedicine. 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.

Computer Networks and Communications2011Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2012Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2013Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2014Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2015Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2016Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2017Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2018Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2019Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2020Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2021Q2
Computer Science Applications2011Q1
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q2
Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2020Q2
Computer Science Applications2021Q2
Health Informatics2011Q1
Health Informatics2012Q1
Health Informatics2013Q1
Health Informatics2014Q1
Health Informatics2015Q1
Health Informatics2016Q1
Health Informatics2017Q1
Health Informatics2018Q1
Health Informatics2019Q1
Health Informatics2020Q2
Health Informatics2021Q2
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Information Systems2020Q1
Information Systems2021Q2

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.751
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.175
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 Cites201110
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201328
Self Cites201474
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201656
Self Cites201739
Self Cites201832
Self Cites201913
Self Cites20209
Self Cites202110
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201166
Total Cites2012223
Total Cites2013351
Total Cites2014393
Total Cites2015385
Total Cites2016430
Total Cites2017404
Total Cites2018338
Total Cites2019504
Total Cites2020326
Total Cites2021217
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 document20113.294
External Cites per document20123.290
External Cites per document20133.198
External Cites per document20142.346
External Cites per document20152.430
External Cites per document20162.477
External Cites per document20172.239
External Cites per document20181.866
External Cites per document20193.318
External Cites per document20202.908
External Cites per document20213.185
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20113.667
Cites per document20123.328
Cites per document20133.250
Cites per document20142.748
Cites per document20152.533
Cites per document20162.829
Cites per document20172.463
Cites per document20182.048
Cites per document20193.383
Cites per document20202.991
Cites per document20213.338
% 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 documents20111
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201117
Citable documents201262
Citable documents2013101
Citable documents2014136
Citable documents2015149
Citable documents2016151
Citable documents2017163
Citable documents2018164
Citable documents2019148
Citable documents2020109
Citable documents202165
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 documents20112
Uncited documents201214
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201431
Uncited documents201538
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201736
Uncited documents201842
Uncited documents201925
Uncited documents202019
Uncited documents202118
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201116
Cited documents201253
Cited documents201378
Cited documents2014112
Cited documents2015114
Cited documents2016115
Cited documents2017128
Cited documents2018123
Cited documents2019124
Cited documents202090
Cited documents202147
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