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Open Forum Infectious Diseasesopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Neurology (clinical)
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication typeJournals
Scope Open Forum Infectious Diseases publishes clinical, translational, and basic research in a fully open access, online journal. It focuses on the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice, with an emphasis on knowledge that could improve patient care globally.


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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)2015Q2
Neurology (clinical)2016Q1
Neurology (clinical)2017Q1
Neurology (clinical)2018Q1
Neurology (clinical)2019Q1

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.

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)20151.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.797
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.642
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.694
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 Cites20153
Self Cites201618
Self Cites201722
Self Cites201849
Self Cites201971
Total Cites20140
Total Cites2015134
Total Cites2016642
Total Cites20171340
Total Cites20181636
Total Cites20192130
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 document20151.248
External Cites per document20162.568
External Cites per document20172.752
External Cites per document20182.849
External Cites per document20192.771
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20151.276
Cites per document20162.642
Cites per document20172.797
Cites per document20182.937
Cites per document20192.867
% 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 documents20153
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201737
Non-citable documents201840
Non-citable documents201947
Citable documents20140
Citable documents2015105
Citable documents2016243
Citable documents2017479
Citable documents2018557
Citable documents2019743
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 documents201551
Uncited documents201665
Uncited documents2017125
Uncited documents2018142
Uncited documents2019207
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201557
Cited documents2016189
Cited documents2017391
Cited documents2018455
Cited documents2019583
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