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American Journal of Infection Control

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
Infectious Diseases
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
PublisherMosby Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope AJIC covers key topics and issues in infection control and epidemiology. Infection control professionals, including physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. AJIC is included in Index Medicus and CINAHL.


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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 Policy1999Q1
Health Policy2000Q1
Health Policy2001Q1
Health Policy2002Q1
Health Policy2003Q1
Health Policy2004Q1
Health Policy2005Q1
Health Policy2006Q1
Health Policy2007Q1
Health Policy2008Q1
Health Policy2009Q1
Health Policy2010Q1
Health Policy2011Q1
Health Policy2012Q1
Health Policy2013Q1
Health Policy2014Q1
Health Policy2015Q1
Health Policy2016Q1
Health Policy2017Q1
Infectious Diseases1999Q2
Infectious Diseases2000Q1
Infectious Diseases2001Q1
Infectious Diseases2002Q1
Infectious Diseases2003Q2
Infectious Diseases2004Q1
Infectious Diseases2005Q2
Infectious Diseases2006Q1
Infectious Diseases2007Q2
Infectious Diseases2008Q1
Infectious Diseases2009Q1
Infectious Diseases2010Q1
Infectious Diseases2011Q1
Infectious Diseases2012Q1
Infectious Diseases2013Q1
Infectious Diseases2014Q2
Infectious Diseases2015Q2
Infectious Diseases2016Q2
Infectious Diseases2017Q2
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health1999Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2000Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2001Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2002Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2003Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2004Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2005Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2006Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2007Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2008Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2009Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2010Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2011Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2012Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2013Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2014Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2015Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2016Q1
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2017Q1

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)19991.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.653
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.579
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.787
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.401
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.123
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.460
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.720
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.062
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 Cites199966
Self Cites200058
Self Cites200163
Self Cites200277
Self Cites200367
Self Cites200457
Self Cites200592
Self Cites200698
Self Cites2007102
Self Cites2008114
Self Cites2009118
Self Cites2010135
Self Cites2011140
Self Cites2012176
Self Cites2013299
Self Cites2014236
Self Cites2015296
Self Cites2016387
Self Cites2017235
Total Cites1999308
Total Cites2000372
Total Cites2001591
Total Cites2002552
Total Cites2003521
Total Cites2004649
Total Cites2005753
Total Cites2006998
Total Cites20071041
Total Cites20081053
Total Cites20091232
Total Cites20101533
Total Cites20111721
Total Cites20121681
Total Cites20131965
Total Cites20142117
Total Cites20152177
Total Cites20162467
Total Cites20172214
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 document19991.267
External Cites per document20001.434
External Cites per document20012.400
External Cites per document20022.102
External Cites per document20032.092
External Cites per document20042.498
External Cites per document20052.676
External Cites per document20063.261
External Cites per document20072.907
External Cites per document20082.691
External Cites per document20092.806
External Cites per document20103.361
External Cites per document20113.371
External Cites per document20123.110
External Cites per document20132.892
External Cites per document20142.570
External Cites per document20152.118
External Cites per document20162.199
External Cites per document20171.897
Cites per document19991.613
Cites per document20001.699
Cites per document20012.686
Cites per document20022.442
Cites per document20032.401
Cites per document20042.738
Cites per document20053.049
Cites per document20063.616
Cites per document20073.223
Cites per document20083.017
Cites per document20093.103
Cites per document20103.685
Cites per document20113.670
Cites per document20123.473
Cites per document20133.411
Cites per document20142.892
Cites per document20152.452
Cites per document20162.608
Cites per document20172.123
% 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 documents199944
Non-citable documents200056
Non-citable documents200163
Non-citable documents200247
Non-citable documents200343
Non-citable documents200441
Non-citable documents200552
Non-citable documents200655
Non-citable documents200756
Non-citable documents200856
Non-citable documents200966
Non-citable documents201082
Non-citable documents201199
Non-citable documents2012118
Non-citable documents2013137
Non-citable documents2014161
Non-citable documents2015179
Non-citable documents2016185
Non-citable documents2017198
Citable documents1999191
Citable documents2000219
Citable documents2001220
Citable documents2002226
Citable documents2003217
Citable documents2004237
Citable documents2005247
Citable documents2006276
Citable documents2007323
Citable documents2008349
Citable documents2009397
Citable documents2010416
Citable documents2011469
Citable documents2012484
Citable documents2013576
Citable documents2014732
Citable documents2015888
Citable documents2016946
Citable documents20171043
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 documents1999122
Uncited documents2000126
Uncited documents2001107
Uncited documents2002120
Uncited documents2003110
Uncited documents2004104
Uncited documents2005119
Uncited documents2006108
Uncited documents2007136
Uncited documents2008126
Uncited documents2009143
Uncited documents2010166
Uncited documents2011189
Uncited documents2012194
Uncited documents2013229
Uncited documents2014292
Uncited documents2015361
Uncited documents2016382
Uncited documents2017455
Cited documents1999113
Cited documents2000149
Cited documents2001176
Cited documents2002153
Cited documents2003150
Cited documents2004174
Cited documents2005180
Cited documents2006223
Cited documents2007243
Cited documents2008279
Cited documents2009320
Cited documents2010332
Cited documents2011379
Cited documents2012408
Cited documents2013484
Cited documents2014601
Cited documents2015706
Cited documents2016749
Cited documents2017786
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