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Medwaveopen access



Universities and research institutions in Chile

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Medwave Estudios Limitada



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Medwave is a peer-reviewed, biomedical and public health journal. Since its foundation in 2001 (Volume 1) it has always been an online only, open access publication that does not charge subscription or reader fees. Since January 2011 (Volume 11, Number 1), all articles are peer-reviewed. Without losing sight of the importance of evidence-based approach and methodological soundness, the journal accepts for publication articles that focus on providing updates for clinical practice, review and analysis articles on topics such as ethics, public health and health policy; clinical, social and economic health determinants; clinical and health research findings from all of the major disciplines of medicine, medical science and public health. The journal does not publish basic science manuscripts or experiments conducted on animals. Until March 2013, Medwave was publishing 11-12 numbers a year. Each issue would be posted on the homepage on day 1 of each month, except for Chile’s summer holiday when the issue would cover two months. Starting from April 2013, Medwave adopted the continuous mode of publication, which means that the copyedited accepted articles are posted on the journal’s homepage as they are ready. They are then collated in the respective issue and included in the Past Issues section. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q4

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)20150.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.416
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20156
Total Cites201620
Total Cites201763
Total Cites201898
Total Cites201992
Total Cites2020122
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 document20150.088
External Cites per document20160.121
External Cites per document20170.237
External Cites per document20180.341
External Cites per document20190.352
External Cites per document20200.560
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20150.076
Cites per document20160.107
Cites per document20170.202
Cites per document20180.283
Cites per document20190.294
Cites per document20200.488
% 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 documents201511
Non-citable documents201622
Non-citable documents201746
Non-citable documents201859
Non-citable documents201952
Non-citable documents202032
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201568
Citable documents2016165
Citable documents2017266
Citable documents2018287
Citable documents2019261
Citable documents2020218
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 documents201573
Uncited documents2016170
Uncited documents2017256
Uncited documents2018271
Uncited documents2019247
Uncited documents2020168
Cited documents20140
Cited documents20156
Cited documents201617
Cited documents201756
Cited documents201875
Cited documents201966
Cited documents202082
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