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American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Science Advances is the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) open access multidisciplinary journal, publishing impactful research papers and reviews in any area of science, in both disciplinary-specific and broad, interdisciplinary areas. The mission of Science Advances is to provide fair, fast, and expert peer review to authors and a vetted selection of research, freely available to readers. Led by a team of distinguished scientists and allowing flexible article formats, Science Advances supports the AAAS mission by extending the capacity of Science magazine to identify and promote significant advances in science and engineering across a wide range of areas. The journal’s use of evolving digital publishing technologies plays a critical role in building and sustaining AAAS’s mission as a global participant and advocate for the communication and use of science to benefit humankind. 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)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201713.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201814.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201915.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202016.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.966
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201713.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201814.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201915.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202016.054
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201713.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201814.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201914.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202014.390
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 Cites20150
Self Cites201639
Self Cites2017136
Self Cites2018234
Self Cites2019372
Self Cites2020671
Total Cites20150
Total Cites20162641
Total Cites201710277
Total Cites201822465
Total Cites201933503
Total Cites202046429
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 document20150
External Cites per document20169.856
External Cites per document201713.291
External Cites per document201814.723
External Cites per document201915.460
External Cites per document202015.955
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20169.966
Cites per document201713.452
Cites per document201814.789
Cites per document201915.525
Cites per document202016.054
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201915
Non-citable documents202024
Citable documents20150
Citable documents2016264
Citable documents2017763
Citable documents20181510
Citable documents20192143
Citable documents20202868
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201611
Uncited documents201715
Uncited documents201831
Uncited documents201954
Uncited documents202075
Cited documents20150
Cited documents2016254
Cited documents2017749
Cited documents20181488
Cited documents20192104
Cited documents20202817
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