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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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q1

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)20167.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201716.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201828.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201929.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202032.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202135.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201716.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201828.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201926.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202027.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202127.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.973
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201716.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201827.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201921.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202019.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202123.160
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 Cites20172
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20196
Self Cites202011
Self Cites20215
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016295
Total Cites20171445
Total Cites20184243
Total Cites20195810
Total Cites20206931
Total Cites20217944
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 document20167.892
External Cites per document201717.179
External Cites per document201831.835
External Cites per document201933.942
External Cites per document202038.659
External Cites per document202141.349
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20167.973
Cites per document201716.420
Cites per document201828.287
Cites per document201926.774
Cites per document202027.395
Cites per document202127.299
% 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 documents20174
Non-citable documents201817
Non-citable documents201946
Non-citable documents202074
Non-citable documents202199
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201637
Citable documents201784
Citable documents2018133
Citable documents2019171
Citable documents2020179
Citable documents2021192
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 documents20170
Uncited documents20188
Uncited documents201939
Uncited documents202046
Uncited documents202164
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201635
Cited documents201788
Cited documents2018142
Cited documents2019178
Cited documents2020207
Cited documents2021227
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