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Journal of Pharmacopunctureopen access


South Korea

Universities and research institutions in South Korea
Media Ranking in South Korea

Subject Area and Category


Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute



Publication type



20936966, 22346856





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The Journal of Pharmacopuncture is an international, peer-reviewed open-access journal published in English by the Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute (KPI). The journal has provided high-quality papers quarterly since it was launched in 1997. Its ISSN was changed in September 2010 from 1226-4849 to 2093-6966 when its title was changed from daehanyakchimhakhweiji to the Journal of Pharmacopuncture. The journal aims to publish evidence-based, scientific research papers in the multidisciplinary field of traditional and modern medicine through a strict review process by a panel of experts. As an international journal, the Journal of Pharmacopuncture also aims to present major advances and new developments contributing to the advancement of complementary and alternative medicine, with a special focus on pharmacology, acupuncture and a combination of pharmacology and acupuncture. The journal is dedicated to disseminating current data and ideas and fostering debate on issues related to complementary and alternative medicine and to providing better information to both the general public and experts. In addition, the journal requires high standards of research ethics to maintain the integrity of science. 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.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine2019Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2020Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2021Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2022Q2

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20222.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20222.416
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20221.423
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 Cites20160
Self Cites20171
Self Cites20183
Self Cites20196
Self Cites20203
Self Cites20216
Self Cites20227
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201737
Total Cites201880
Total Cites2019168
Total Cites2020247
Total Cites2021230
Total Cites2022215
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 document20160
External Cites per document20170.947
External Cites per document20181.069
External Cites per document20191.573
External Cites per document20202.392
External Cites per document20212.545
External Cites per document20222.391
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20170.974
Cites per document20181.111
Cites per document20191.615
Cites per document20202.398
Cites per document20212.527
Cites per document20222.416
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20191
Non-citable documents20201
Non-citable documents20213
Non-citable documents20222
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201738
Citable documents201872
Citable documents2019103
Citable documents2020102
Citable documents202188
Citable documents202287
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201837
Uncited documents201945
Uncited documents202037
Uncited documents202126
Uncited documents202231
Cited documents20160
Cited documents201720
Cited documents201835
Cited documents201959
Cited documents202066
Cited documents202165
Cited documents202258
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