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Games for health journal


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Mary Ann Liebert Inc.



Publication type



2161783X, 21617856





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Games for Health Journal is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the impact of game research, technologies, and applications on human health and well-being. This ground-breaking publication delivers original research that directly impacts this emerging, widely-recognized, and increasingly adopted area of healthcare. Games are rapidly becoming an important tool for improving health behaviors ranging from healthy lifestyle habits and behavior modification, to self-management of illness and chronic conditions to motivating and supporting physical activity. Games are also increasingly used to train healthcare professionals in methods for diagnosis, medical procedures, patient monitoring, as well as for responding to epidemics and natural disasters. Games for Health Journal is a must for anyone interested in the research and design of health games that integrate well-tested, evidence-based behavioral health strategies to help improve health behaviors and to support the delivery of care. Games for Health Journal coverage includes: -Nutrition, weight management, obesity -Disease prevention, self-management, and adherence -Cognitive, mental, emotional, and behavioral health -Games in home-to-clinic telehealth systems 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.

Computer Science Applications2013Q4
Computer Science Applications2014Q3
Computer Science Applications2015Q3
Computer Science Applications2016Q2
Computer Science Applications2017Q2
Computer Science Applications2018Q2
Computer Science Applications2019Q2
Computer Science Applications2020Q2
Health (social science)2013Q4
Health (social science)2014Q3
Health (social science)2015Q3
Health (social science)2016Q2
Health (social science)2017Q2
Health (social science)2018Q1
Health (social science)2019Q2
Health (social science)2020Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2013Q4
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2014Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2015Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2016Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2017Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2018Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2019Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2020Q2

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.674
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.645
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.242
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20139
Self Cites201427
Self Cites201558
Self Cites201698
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201839
Self Cites201950
Self Cites202057
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201329
Total Cites2014117
Total Cites2015249
Total Cites2016375
Total Cites2017388
Total Cites2018419
Total Cites2019364
Total Cites2020488
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 document20120
External Cites per document20130.556
External Cites per document20141.023
External Cites per document20151.425
External Cites per document20161.710
External Cites per document20172.056
External Cites per document20182.346
External Cites per document20192.151
External Cites per document20202.993
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20130.674
Cites per document20141.182
Cites per document20151.660
Cites per document20162.131
Cites per document20172.243
Cites per document20182.479
Cites per document20192.427
Cites per document20203.342
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201336
Citable documents201488
Citable documents2015134
Citable documents2016162
Citable documents2017161
Citable documents2018162
Citable documents2019146
Citable documents2020144
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201329
Uncited documents201447
Uncited documents201562
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201748
Uncited documents201846
Uncited documents201940
Uncited documents202027
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201314
Cited documents201452
Cited documents201588
Cited documents2016125
Cited documents2017125
Cited documents2018123
Cited documents2019110
Cited documents2020119
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