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Indian Journal of Surgery

Country India  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of India
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
PublisherSpringer India
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00195650, 09739793, 09722068
Coverage1945-1952, 1958, 1965, 1967, 1973-1983, 2004-2020
Scope The Indian Journal of Surgery is the official publication of the Association of Surgeons of India that considers articles in all fields of surgery. Issues are published bimonthly in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. The journal publishes Original articles, Points of surgical technique, Review articles, Case reports, Letter to editor, Images in surgery and Teachers and surgeons from the past - A short (up to 500 words) bio sketch of a revered teacher or surgeon whom one holds in esteem. The journal provides a platform for the publication of high-quality clinical and experimental studies, thereby documenting recent advances and new developments in all fields of surgery. The Journal is an academic initiative of the Association of Surgeons of India, which has more than 17,000 member surgeons in India alone. The main objective of the journal is to provide a platform for surgeons from India and Abroad to exchange ideas, propagate the advancement of science and art of surgery and promote friendship among surgeons in India and globally. Over the years this Journal has been able provide a powerful platform for Surgeons in bringing-out up-to-date scientific information to the community. Indian Journal of Surgery focuses on General surgery and certain aspects of Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Services, Minimal Access Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, GI Surgery, Colorectal Surgery that are relevant to a general surgeon. Each submitted article is reviewed by more than 500 professional surgeons from across the globe based on their surgical specialization. The journal aims to continue its mission of being the ambassador of surgical research and innovations from India, and also serve as a platform of surgeons from across the world to share their research findings.


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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.


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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.389
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.477
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 Cites20040
Self Cites20056
Self Cites20069
Self Cites20077
Self Cites20081
Self Cites200911
Self Cites20106
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20123
Self Cites201311
Self Cites20147
Self Cites201529
Self Cites201611
Self Cites20179
Self Cites20189
Self Cites201918
Total Cites20040
Total Cites200516
Total Cites200629
Total Cites200750
Total Cites200836
Total Cites200939
Total Cites201024
Total Cites201140
Total Cites201251
Total Cites2013128
Total Cites2014225
Total Cites2015289
Total Cites2016346
Total Cites2017377
Total Cites2018367
Total Cites2019216
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 document20040
External Cites per document20050.118
External Cites per document20060.126
External Cites per document20070.182
External Cites per document20080.172
External Cites per document20090.135
External Cites per document20100.086
External Cites per document20110.128
External Cites per document20120.158
External Cites per document20130.356
External Cites per document20140.431
External Cites per document20150.530
External Cites per document20160.401
External Cites per document20170.559
External Cites per document20180.533
External Cites per document20190.571
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20050.188
Cites per document20060.182
Cites per document20070.212
Cites per document20080.177
Cites per document20090.188
Cites per document20100.115
Cites per document20110.150
Cites per document20120.168
Cites per document20130.389
Cites per document20140.445
Cites per document20150.589
Cites per document20160.414
Cites per document20170.573
Cites per document20180.546
Cites per document20190.622
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents200641
Non-citable documents200765
Non-citable documents200869
Non-citable documents200956
Non-citable documents201050
Non-citable documents201150
Non-citable documents201253
Non-citable documents201351
Non-citable documents201455
Non-citable documents201552
Non-citable documents201675
Non-citable documents201775
Non-citable documents201879
Non-citable documents201958
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200585
Citable documents2006159
Citable documents2007236
Citable documents2008203
Citable documents2009207
Citable documents2010209
Citable documents2011266
Citable documents2012304
Citable documents2013329
Citable documents2014506
Citable documents2015491
Citable documents2016836
Citable documents2017658
Citable documents2018672
Citable documents2019347
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 documents20040
Uncited documents200583
Uncited documents2006175
Uncited documents2007260
Uncited documents2008240
Uncited documents2009235
Uncited documents2010238
Uncited documents2011280
Uncited documents2012316
Uncited documents2013291
Uncited documents2014424
Uncited documents2015358
Uncited documents2016672
Uncited documents2017500
Uncited documents2018503
Uncited documents2019274
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200515
Cited documents200625
Cited documents200741
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200928
Cited documents201021
Cited documents201136
Cited documents201241
Cited documents201389
Cited documents2014137
Cited documents2015185
Cited documents2016239
Cited documents2017233
Cited documents2018248
Cited documents2019131
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