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ACS Infectious Diseases


United States

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ACS Infectious Diseases is the first journal to highlight chemistry and its role in the multidisciplinary and collaborative field of infectious disease research. The scope of the journal encompasses all aspects of chemistry relating to infectious diseases research including research on pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, drug-delivery systems, and other biomedical technology development pertaining to infectious diseases. With editors well-versed in both chemistry and the biology of infectious diseases, the journal aims to bridge the gap between these two disciplines. ACS Infectious Diseases welcomes submission of articles with a balance of chemistry and biology, and encourages discussions centered on specific pathogen- and disease-related issues. 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.

Infectious Diseases2016Q2
Infectious Diseases2017Q1
Infectious Diseases2018Q1
Infectious Diseases2019Q1
Infectious Diseases2020Q1

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)20163.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.423
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 Cites20166
Self Cites201735
Self Cites201880
Self Cites2019106
Self Cites2020117
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201651
Total Cites2017674
Total Cites20181299
Total Cites20192004
Total Cites20202185
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 document20163.462
External Cites per document20173.873
External Cites per document20184.670
External Cites per document20194.530
External Cites per document20204.335
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20163.643
Cites per document20173.896
Cites per document20184.793
Cites per document20194.650
Cites per document20204.496
% 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 documents20178
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents201912
Non-citable documents20209
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201613
Citable documents2017165
Citable documents2018261
Citable documents2019419
Citable documents2020477
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 documents20162
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201950
Uncited documents202053
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201612
Cited documents2017147
Cited documents2018236
Cited documents2019381
Cited documents2020433
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