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Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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IOP Publishing Ltd.



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Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express (BPEX) is an inclusive, international, multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing new research on any application of physics and/or engineering in medicine and/or biology. Characterized by a broad geographical coverage and a fast-track peer-review process, relevant topics include all aspects of biophysics, medical physics and biomedical engineering. Papers that are almost entirely clinical or biological in their focus are not suitable. The journal has an emphasis on publishing interdisciplinary work and bringing research fields together, encompassing experimental, theoretical and computational work. 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.

Biomedical Engineering2019Q3
Biomedical Engineering2020Q3
Computer Science Applications2019Q3
Computer Science Applications2020Q3
Health Informatics2019Q3
Health Informatics2020Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2019Q3
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2020Q3

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)20161.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.213
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.391
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 Cites20162
Self Cites20172
Self Cites201810
Self Cites201924
Self Cites202026
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201618
Total Cites2017108
Total Cites2018251
Total Cites2019562
Total Cites2020732
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 document20161.067
External Cites per document20170.693
External Cites per document20181.164
External Cites per document20191.226
External Cites per document20201.352
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20161.200
Cites per document20170.706
Cites per document20181.213
Cites per document20191.280
Cites per document20201.402
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201615
Citable documents2017153
Citable documents2018207
Citable documents2019439
Citable documents2020522
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 documents20167
Uncited documents201794
Uncited documents201897
Uncited documents2019198
Uncited documents2020231
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20168
Cited documents201759
Cited documents2018110
Cited documents2019241
Cited documents2020291
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