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Nature Reviews Disease Primers


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Medical specialties that Nature Reviews Disease Primers covers include: - Cardiology - Dermatology - Ear, nose and throat - Emergency medicine - Endocrinology - Gastroenterology - Genetic conditions - Gynaecology and obstetrics - Hepatology - Haematology - Infectious diseases - Maxillofacial and oral medicine - Nephrology - Neurology - Nutrition - Oncology - Ophthalmology - Orthopaedics - Psychiatry - Respiratory medicine - Rheumatology - Sleep medicine - Urology 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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201717.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201832.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201936.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201717.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201832.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201935.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201717.405
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201833.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201930.488
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 Cites20163
Self Cites20174
Self Cites201810
Self Cites20196
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016286
Total Cites20171462
Total Cites20184293
Total Cites20196059
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 document20167.649
External Cites per document201717.357
External Cites per document201832.203
External Cites per document201935.192
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20167.730
Cites per document201717.405
Cites per document201832.278
Cites per document201935.227
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents201834
Non-citable documents201970
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201637
Citable documents201784
Citable documents2018133
Citable documents2019172
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 documents20171
Uncited documents201817
Uncited documents201947
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201635
Cited documents201791
Cited documents2018150
Cited documents2019195
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