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American Journal of Bioethics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy

Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15265161, 15360075
Scope Every issue of AJOB contains peer-reviewed Target Articles that zero in on tough questions, answered by Open Commentary articles from scholars across disciplines and cultures. The American Journal of Bioethics provides an authoritative, annotated conversation that has been used by judges, Senators, journalists, scholars, schoolteachers, and millions of others as the key source on thousands of topics in the health sciences. AJOB leads the way in bioethics publishing. Hundreds of thousands more readers have discovered bioethics through InFocus articles and other features of


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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.

Health Policy2002Q3
Health Policy2003Q2
Health Policy2004Q2
Health Policy2005Q2
Health Policy2006Q2
Health Policy2007Q2
Health Policy2008Q2
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q2
Health Policy2011Q2
Health Policy2012Q3
Health Policy2013Q3
Health Policy2014Q2
Health Policy2015Q2
Health Policy2016Q2
Health Policy2017Q2
Health Policy2018Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2002Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2003Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2004Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2005Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2006Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2007Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2008Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2009Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2010Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2011Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2012Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2013Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2014Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2015Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2016Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2017Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2018Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.031
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.666
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.480
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.602
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.838
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites200311
Self Cites200423
Self Cites200525
Self Cites200623
Self Cites200733
Self Cites200855
Self Cites200923
Self Cites201011
Self Cites201128
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201345
Self Cites201454
Self Cites201536
Self Cites201642
Self Cites201754
Self Cites201848
Total Cites20010
Total Cites200223
Total Cites2003128
Total Cites2004186
Total Cites2005227
Total Cites2006337
Total Cites2007328
Total Cites2008357
Total Cites2009423
Total Cites2010500
Total Cites2011532
Total Cites2012528
Total Cites2013489
Total Cites2014465
Total Cites2015549
Total Cites2016599
Total Cites2017538
Total Cites2018631
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 document20010
External Cites per document20020.329
External Cites per document20031.245
External Cites per document20040.970
External Cites per document20051.413
External Cites per document20062.181
External Cites per document20071.954
External Cites per document20081.392
External Cites per document20091.606
External Cites per document20101.238
External Cites per document20110.933
External Cites per document20120.689
External Cites per document20130.629
External Cites per document20140.589
External Cites per document20150.946
External Cites per document20161.329
External Cites per document20172.350
External Cites per document20183.621
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.329
Cites per document20031.362
Cites per document20041.107
Cites per document20051.587
Cites per document20062.340
Cites per document20072.172
Cites per document20081.645
Cites per document20091.699
Cites per document20101.266
Cites per document20110.985
Cites per document20120.730
Cites per document20130.693
Cites per document20140.666
Cites per document20151.013
Cites per document20161.430
Cites per document20172.612
Cites per document20183.919
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents2002105
Non-citable documents2003215
Non-citable documents2004311
Non-citable documents2005346
Non-citable documents2006408
Non-citable documents2007403
Non-citable documents2008424
Non-citable documents2009457
Non-citable documents2010418
Non-citable documents2011293
Non-citable documents2012100
Non-citable documents201361
Non-citable documents201449
Non-citable documents2015210
Non-citable documents2016415
Non-citable documents2017653
Non-citable documents2018732
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200394
Citable documents2004168
Citable documents2005143
Citable documents2006144
Citable documents2007151
Citable documents2008217
Citable documents2009249
Citable documents2010395
Citable documents2011540
Citable documents2012723
Citable documents2013706
Citable documents2014698
Citable documents2015542
Citable documents2016419
Citable documents2017206
Citable documents2018161
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 documents20010
Uncited documents2002161
Uncited documents2003235
Uncited documents2004382
Uncited documents2005364
Uncited documents2006407
Uncited documents2007412
Uncited documents2008465
Uncited documents2009481
Uncited documents2010565
Uncited documents2011593
Uncited documents2012571
Uncited documents2013539
Uncited documents2014505
Uncited documents2015510
Uncited documents2016548
Uncited documents2017590
Uncited documents2018591
Cited documents20010
Cited documents200214
Cited documents200374
Cited documents200497
Cited documents2005125
Cited documents2006145
Cited documents2007142
Cited documents2008176
Cited documents2009225
Cited documents2010248
Cited documents2011240
Cited documents2012252
Cited documents2013228
Cited documents2014242
Cited documents2015242
Cited documents2016286
Cited documents2017269
Cited documents2018302
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