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Global Spine Journalopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
13
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Neurology (clinical)
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Surgery
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN21925682, 21925690
Coverage2014-ongoing
Scope Global Spine Journal (GSJ) is the official scientific publication of AOSpine. GSJ now incorporates Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal (EBSJ), (which was previously a separate AOSpine publication) as a special section in each issue. A peer-reviewed journal, GSJ is devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments. An Open Access journal that is published eight times a year, the journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians specializing in the spine. GSJ is indexed in PubMedCentral and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). With a multi-disciplinary scope, GSJ features original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, and technical reports in all spine fields. The journal promotes communication among spine surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons across the globe by providing an integrated and balanced view of the clinical and basic science studies of spinal disorders.

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Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Neurology (clinical)2015Q3
Neurology (clinical)2016Q3
Neurology (clinical)2017Q2
Neurology (clinical)2018Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q2
Surgery2015Q3
Surgery2016Q2
Surgery2017Q2
Surgery2018Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20150.236
20160.440
20170.792
20180.888
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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.990
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.182
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201821
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201516
Total Cites2016103
Total Cites2017321
Total Cites2018598
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20140
External Cites per document20150.577
External Cites per document20160.971
External Cites per document20171.739
External Cites per document20182.010
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.615
Cites per document20160.990
Cites per document20171.783
Cites per document20182.084
% 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
201417.86
201515.53
201627.91
201754.61
201826.43
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201737
Non-citable documents201854
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201526
Citable documents2016104
Citable documents2017180
Citable documents2018287
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20140
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201684
Uncited documents201796
Uncited documents2018133
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201510
Cited documents201647
Cited documents2017121
Cited documents2018208
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