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American Journal of Bioethics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



15265161, 15360075





How to publish in this journal


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 Our readers include faculty and students at virtually every graduate and professional school in the world, thousands of elected officials and judges, and most health news journalists. The American Journal of Bioethics has followed through on the innovative vision that built bioethics: serious discussion of the social implications of biomedicine. 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.

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
Health Policy2019Q1
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
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2019Q1

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)20020.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.167
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.650
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.290
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.249
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.447
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 Cites200624
Self Cites200737
Self Cites200871
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201136
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201345
Self Cites201454
Self Cites201536
Self Cites201642
Self Cites201754
Self Cites201848
Self Cites201972
Total Cites20010
Total Cites200224
Total Cites2003129
Total Cites2004192
Total Cites2005231
Total Cites2006355
Total Cites2007360
Total Cites2008495
Total Cites2009519
Total Cites2010550
Total Cites2011558
Total Cites2012552
Total Cites2013493
Total Cites2014471
Total Cites2015552
Total Cites2016626
Total Cites2017552
Total Cites2018666
Total Cites2019570
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 document20020.343
External Cites per document20031.283
External Cites per document20041.018
External Cites per document20051.471
External Cites per document20062.315
External Cites per document20072.097
External Cites per document20081.893
External Cites per document20091.885
External Cites per document20101.293
External Cites per document20110.935
External Cites per document20120.711
External Cites per document20130.635
External Cites per document20140.598
External Cites per document20150.952
External Cites per document20161.394
External Cites per document20172.417
External Cites per document20183.839
External Cites per document20194.486
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.343
Cites per document20031.402
Cites per document20041.157
Cites per document20051.650
Cites per document20062.483
Cites per document20072.338
Cites per document20082.210
Cites per document20091.981
Cites per document20101.322
Cites per document20111.000
Cites per document20120.752
Cites per document20130.699
Cites per document20140.676
Cites per document20151.018
Cites per document20161.494
Cites per document20172.680
Cites per document20184.137
Cites per document20195.135
% 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 documents2004310
Non-citable documents2005345
Non-citable documents2006407
Non-citable documents2007429
Non-citable documents2008469
Non-citable documents2009504
Non-citable documents2010447
Non-citable documents2011303
Non-citable documents2012107
Non-citable documents201360
Non-citable documents201448
Non-citable documents2015210
Non-citable documents2016415
Non-citable documents2017653
Non-citable documents2018732
Non-citable documents2019812
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200392
Citable documents2004166
Citable documents2005140
Citable documents2006143
Citable documents2007154
Citable documents2008224
Citable documents2009262
Citable documents2010416
Citable documents2011558
Citable documents2012734
Citable documents2013705
Citable documents2014697
Citable documents2015542
Citable documents2016419
Citable documents2017206
Citable documents2018161
Citable documents2019111
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 documents2002160
Uncited documents2003232
Uncited documents2004378
Uncited documents2005359
Uncited documents2006400
Uncited documents2007431
Uncited documents2008482
Uncited documents2009504
Uncited documents2010596
Uncited documents2011611
Uncited documents2012573
Uncited documents2013536
Uncited documents2014501
Uncited documents2015509
Uncited documents2016541
Uncited documents2017588
Uncited documents2018574
Uncited documents2019631
Cited documents20010
Cited documents200215
Cited documents200375
Cited documents200498
Cited documents2005126
Cited documents2006150
Cited documents2007152
Cited documents2008211
Cited documents2009262
Cited documents2010267
Cited documents2011250
Cited documents2012268
Cited documents2013229
Cited documents2014244
Cited documents2015243
Cited documents2016293
Cited documents2017271
Cited documents2018319
Cited documents2019292
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