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Nature Biomedical Engineering


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Nature Publishing Group



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Straddling the life sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, Nature Biomedical Engineering covers materials, therapies, devices, technology, systems, methods and processes that facilitate the understanding of human disease, or its prevention, diagnosis, treatment, alleviation or monitoring. The journal disseminates biological, medical and engineering advances — of fundamental, mechanistic, methodological, technological, therapeutic, translational or clinical nature — that can directly lead to or inspire improvements in human health or healthcare. The emphasis is on advances that draw on both the biomedical sciences and the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or informatics. The scope hence excludes advances that improve the understanding of human biology or disease but whose relevance for health or healthcare is judged to be insufficient, as well as advances that do not make use of principles or tools from the physical sciences or engineering. 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 Engineering2018Q1
Biomedical Engineering2019Q1
Biomedical Engineering2020Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202011.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.784
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.790
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202011.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202011.382
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 Cites20170
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201942
Self Cites202047
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20181344
Total Cites20192888
Total Cites20205173
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 document20170
External Cites per document201811.239
External Cites per document201912.593
External Cites per document202015.919
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20188.784
Cites per document20199.790
Cites per document202011.730
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents201836
Non-citable documents201969
Non-citable documents2020119
Citable documents20170
Citable documents2018117
Citable documents2019226
Citable documents2020322
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 documents20170
Uncited documents201855
Uncited documents2019101
Uncited documents2020134
Cited documents20170
Cited documents201898
Cited documents2019194
Cited documents2020307
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