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Global Spine Journalopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


SAGE Publications Inc.



Publication type



21925682, 21925690





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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. 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.

Neurology (clinical)2015Q3
Neurology (clinical)2016Q3
Neurology (clinical)2017Q2
Neurology (clinical)2018Q2
Neurology (clinical)2019Q1
Neurology (clinical)2020Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2020Q1

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.913
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.239
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.663
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20151
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20178
Self Cites201821
Self Cites201951
Self Cites2020165
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201516
Total Cites2016106
Total Cites2017320
Total Cites2018647
Total Cites2019954
Total Cites20201398
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 document20140
External Cites per document20150.577
External Cites per document20161.000
External Cites per document20171.733
External Cites per document20182.181
External Cites per document20192.704
External Cites per document20203.253
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.571
Cites per document20160.809
Cites per document20171.481
Cites per document20181.903
Cites per document20192.531
Cites per document20203.289
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201736
Non-citable documents201853
Non-citable documents201943
Non-citable documents202046
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201526
Citable documents2016104
Citable documents2017180
Citable documents2018287
Citable documents2019334
Citable documents2020379
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201683
Uncited documents201795
Uncited documents2018127
Uncited documents2019111
Uncited documents2020107
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201510
Cited documents201648
Cited documents2017121
Cited documents2018213
Cited documents2019266
Cited documents2020318
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