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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
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

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)20020.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.340
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.858
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.610
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.599
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.680
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 Cites200310
Self Cites200423
Self Cites200525
Self Cites200624
Self Cites200737
Self Cites200871
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201136
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201345
Self Cites201454
Self Cites201535
Self Cites201642
Self Cites201754
Total Cites20010
Total Cites200222
Total Cites2003126
Total Cites2004179
Total Cites2005225
Total Cites2006347
Total Cites2007355
Total Cites2008507
Total Cites2009513
Total Cites2010548
Total Cites2011552
Total Cites2012543
Total Cites2013488
Total Cites2014463
Total Cites2015544
Total Cites2016573
Total Cites2017496
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 document20020.314
External Cites per document20031.234
External Cites per document20040.929
External Cites per document20051.379
External Cites per document20062.212
External Cites per document20072.025
External Cites per document20081.946
External Cites per document20091.863
External Cites per document20101.288
External Cites per document20110.925
External Cites per document20120.697
External Cites per document20130.627
External Cites per document20140.585
External Cites per document20150.939
External Cites per document20161.267
External Cites per document20172.146
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.314
Cites per document20031.340
Cites per document20041.065
Cites per document20051.552
Cites per document20062.377
Cites per document20072.261
Cites per document20082.263
Cites per document20091.958
Cites per document20101.317
Cites per document20110.989
Cites per document20120.738
Cites per document20130.690
Cites per document20140.662
Cites per document20151.004
Cites per document20161.368
Cites per document20172.408
% 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 documents2005347
Non-citable documents2006409
Non-citable documents2007430
Non-citable documents2008470
Non-citable documents2009505
Non-citable documents2010448
Non-citable documents2011303
Non-citable documents2012108
Non-citable documents201361
Non-citable documents201449
Non-citable documents2015210
Non-citable documents2016415
Non-citable documents2017651
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200394
Citable documents2004168
Citable documents2005145
Citable documents2006146
Citable documents2007157
Citable documents2008224
Citable documents2009262
Citable documents2010416
Citable documents2011558
Citable documents2012736
Citable documents2013707
Citable documents2014699
Citable documents2015542
Citable documents2016419
Citable documents2017206
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 documents2003236
Uncited documents2004385
Uncited documents2005367
Uncited documents2006408
Uncited documents2007435
Uncited documents2008472
Uncited documents2009507
Uncited documents2010598
Uncited documents2011613
Uncited documents2012581
Uncited documents2013540
Uncited documents2014506
Uncited documents2015512
Uncited documents2016558
Uncited documents2017600
Cited documents20010
Cited documents200214
Cited documents200373
Cited documents200494
Cited documents2005125
Cited documents2006147
Cited documents2007152
Cited documents2008222
Cited documents2009260
Cited documents2010266
Cited documents2011248
Cited documents2012263
Cited documents2013228
Cited documents2014242
Cited documents2015240
Cited documents2016276
Cited documents2017257
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