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Journal of Biomedical Semanticsopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


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 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
Health Informatics2011Q1
Health Informatics2012Q1
Health Informatics2013Q1
Health Informatics2014Q1
Health Informatics2015Q1
Health Informatics2016Q1
Health Informatics2017Q1
Health Informatics2018Q1
Health Informatics2019Q1
Health Informatics2020Q2
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Information Systems2020Q1

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)20113.611
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.913
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.389
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.240
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
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201165
Total Cites2012218
Total Cites2013345
Total Cites2014388
Total Cites2015376
Total Cites2016424
Total Cites2017418
Total Cites2018357
Total Cites2019505
Total Cites2020349
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 document20113.235
External Cites per document20123.210
External Cites per document20133.139
External Cites per document20142.309
External Cites per document20152.369
External Cites per document20162.437
External Cites per document20172.325
External Cites per document20181.982
External Cites per document20193.324
External Cites per document20203.119
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20113.611
Cites per document20123.254
Cites per document20133.194
Cites per document20142.713
Cites per document20152.474
Cites per document20162.789
Cites per document20172.549
Cites per document20182.164
Cites per document20193.389
Cites per document20203.202
% 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
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201117
Citable documents201262
Citable documents2013101
Citable documents2014136
Citable documents2015149
Citable documents2016151
Citable documents2017163
Citable documents2018164
Citable documents2019148
Citable documents2020109
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 documents20113
Uncited documents201215
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201432
Uncited documents201538
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201842
Uncited documents201929
Uncited documents202018
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201115
Cited documents201252
Cited documents201378
Cited documents2014111
Cited documents2015114
Cited documents2016115
Cited documents2017129
Cited documents2018123
Cited documents2019120
Cited documents202091
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