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BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Medical and Surgical Nursing
Oncology (nursing)
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN2045435X, 20454368
Scope Published quarterly in print and continuously online, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care aims to connect many disciplines and specialties throughout the world by providing high quality, clinically relevant research, reviews, comment, information and news of international importance. We hold an inclusive view of supportive and palliative care research and we are able to call on expertise to critique the whole range of methodologies within the subject, including those working in transitional research, clinical trials, epidemiology, behavioural sciences, ethics and health service research. Articles with relevance to clinical practice and clinical service development will be considered for publication. In an international context, many different categories of clinician and healthcare workers do clinical work associated with palliative medicine, specialist or generalist palliative care, supportive care, psychosocial-oncology and end of life care. We wish to engage many specialties, not only those traditionally associated with supportive and palliative care. We hope to extend the readership to doctors, nurses, other healthcare workers and researchers in medical and surgical specialties, including but not limited to cardiology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, neurology, oncology, paediatrics, primary care, psychiatry, psychology, renal medicine, respiratory medicine.


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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.

Medical and Surgical Nursing2012Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2013Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2014Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2015Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2016Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2017Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2018Q1
Medical and Surgical Nursing2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Oncology (nursing)2012Q3
Oncology (nursing)2013Q2
Oncology (nursing)2014Q3
Oncology (nursing)2015Q3
Oncology (nursing)2016Q2
Oncology (nursing)2017Q2
Oncology (nursing)2018Q1
Oncology (nursing)2019Q1

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.

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)20121.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.087
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.035
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.197
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 Cites20126
Self Cites20136
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201522
Self Cites201619
Self Cites201713
Self Cites201820
Self Cites201934
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201231
Total Cites201391
Total Cites2014175
Total Cites2015253
Total Cites2016305
Total Cites2017361
Total Cites2018509
Total Cites2019584
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 document20120.926
External Cites per document20131.118
External Cites per document20141.252
External Cites per document20151.530
External Cites per document20161.713
External Cites per document20171.944
External Cites per document20182.521
External Cites per document20192.895
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.148
Cites per document20131.197
Cites per document20141.378
Cites per document20151.675
Cites per document20161.826
Cites per document20172.017
Cites per document20182.624
Cites per document20193.074
% 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 documents20126
Non-citable documents201332
Non-citable documents201448
Non-citable documents201567
Non-citable documents201660
Non-citable documents201764
Non-citable documents201861
Non-citable documents2019127
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201227
Citable documents201376
Citable documents2014127
Citable documents2015151
Citable documents2016167
Citable documents2017179
Citable documents2018194
Citable documents2019190
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 documents201218
Uncited documents201372
Uncited documents201495
Uncited documents2015118
Uncited documents2016112
Uncited documents2017109
Uncited documents2018106
Uncited documents2019150
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201215
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201480
Cited documents2015100
Cited documents2016115
Cited documents2017134
Cited documents2018149
Cited documents2019167
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