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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Pharmacology (medical)
Publisher Adis International Ltd
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00126667, 11791950
Scope Drugs promotes optimum pharmacotherapy by providing a programme of review and original research articles on the most important aspects of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. The Journal includes: -Leading/current opinion articles providing an overview of contentious or emerging issues. -Definitive reviews of drugs and drug classes, and their place in disease management. -Therapy in Practice articles including recommendations for specific clinical situations. -High-quality, well designed, original clinical research. -Adis Drug Evaluations reviewing the properties and place in therapy of both newer and established drugs. -AdisInsight Reports summarising development at first global approval. Additional digital features (including animated abstracts, video abstracts, slide decks, audio slides, instructional videos, infographics, podcasts and animations) can be published with articles; these are designed to increase the visibility, readership and educational value of the journal’s content. In addition, articles published in Drugs may be accompanied by plain language summaries to assist readers who have some knowledge of, but not in-depth expertise in, the area to understand important medical advances.


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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.

Pharmacology (medical)1999Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2000Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2001Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2002Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2003Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2004Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2005Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2006Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2007Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2008Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2009Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2010Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2011Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2012Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2013Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2014Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2015Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2016Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2017Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2018Q1
Pharmacology (medical)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)19994.464
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.956
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.324
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.621
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.549
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.767
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20036.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.827
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20026.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20045.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.661
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20096.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.266
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.672
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 Cites199964
Self Cites2000103
Self Cites200190
Self Cites2002102
Self Cites200372
Self Cites200491
Self Cites200579
Self Cites200647
Self Cites200755
Self Cites200856
Self Cites200952
Self Cites201059
Self Cites201131
Self Cites201254
Self Cites201346
Self Cites201451
Self Cites201546
Self Cites201635
Self Cites201728
Self Cites201827
Self Cites201932
Total Cites19992272
Total Cites20002731
Total Cites20013150
Total Cites20023342
Total Cites20032965
Total Cites20042704
Total Cites20053064
Total Cites20063132
Total Cites20072771
Total Cites20082621
Total Cites20092692
Total Cites20102663
Total Cites20112639
Total Cites20122773
Total Cites20132558
Total Cites20142476
Total Cites20152541
Total Cites20162635
Total Cites20172510
Total Cites20182534
Total Cites20192819
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 document19994.338
External Cites per document20003.940
External Cites per document20014.658
External Cites per document20025.015
External Cites per document20036.116
External Cites per document20045.444
External Cites per document20055.841
External Cites per document20066.014
External Cites per document20075.193
External Cites per document20084.971
External Cites per document20095.238
External Cites per document20105.369
External Cites per document20115.670
External Cites per document20126.056
External Cites per document20135.722
External Cites per document20145.537
External Cites per document20155.582
External Cites per document20165.640
External Cites per document20175.349
External Cites per document20185.323
External Cites per document20196.112
Cites per document19994.464
Cites per document20004.094
Cites per document20014.795
Cites per document20025.173
Cites per document20036.268
Cites per document20045.633
Cites per document20055.996
Cites per document20066.105
Cites per document20075.298
Cites per document20085.079
Cites per document20095.341
Cites per document20105.491
Cites per document20115.737
Cites per document20126.176
Cites per document20135.827
Cites per document20145.653
Cites per document20155.685
Cites per document20165.716
Cites per document20175.409
Cites per document20185.380
Cites per document20196.182
% 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 documents199962
Non-citable documents200074
Non-citable documents200191
Non-citable documents2002118
Non-citable documents2003122
Non-citable documents2004114
Non-citable documents2005114
Non-citable documents2006101
Non-citable documents2007135
Non-citable documents2008141
Non-citable documents2009132
Non-citable documents201070
Non-citable documents201135
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201338
Non-citable documents201437
Non-citable documents201545
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201742
Non-citable documents201836
Non-citable documents201956
Citable documents1999509
Citable documents2000667
Citable documents2001657
Citable documents2002646
Citable documents2003473
Citable documents2004480
Citable documents2005511
Citable documents2006513
Citable documents2007523
Citable documents2008516
Citable documents2009504
Citable documents2010485
Citable documents2011460
Citable documents2012449
Citable documents2013439
Citable documents2014438
Citable documents2015447
Citable documents2016461
Citable documents2017464
Citable documents2018471
Citable documents2019456
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 documents1999150
Uncited documents2000268
Uncited documents2001228
Uncited documents2002259
Uncited documents2003162
Uncited documents2004159
Uncited documents2005157
Uncited documents2006153
Uncited documents2007184
Uncited documents2008203
Uncited documents2009183
Uncited documents201099
Uncited documents201166
Uncited documents201255
Uncited documents201353
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201566
Uncited documents201649
Uncited documents201769
Uncited documents201858
Uncited documents201974
Cited documents1999421
Cited documents2000473
Cited documents2001520
Cited documents2002505
Cited documents2003433
Cited documents2004435
Cited documents2005468
Cited documents2006461
Cited documents2007474
Cited documents2008454
Cited documents2009453
Cited documents2010456
Cited documents2011429
Cited documents2012419
Cited documents2013424
Cited documents2014419
Cited documents2015426
Cited documents2016448
Cited documents2017437
Cited documents2018449
Cited documents2019438
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