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International Journal of Pharmaceutics



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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18733476, 03785173





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The International Journal of Pharmaceutics has an open access mirror journal International Journal of Pharmaceutics: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review. The International Journal of Pharmaceutics is the second most cited journal in the Pharmaceutical Sciences field out of 168 journals, being the true home for pharmaceutical scientists concerned with the physical, chemical and biological properties of devices and delivery systems for drugs, vaccines and biologicals, including their design, manufacture and evaluation. This includes evaluation of the properties of drugs, excipients such as surfactants and polymers and novel materials. The journal has special sections on pharmaceutical nanotechnology and personalized medicines, and publishes research papers, reviews, commentaries and letters to the editor as well as special issues. 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.

Pharmaceutical Science1999Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2000Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2001Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2002Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2003Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2004Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2005Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2006Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2007Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2008Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2009Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2010Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2011Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2012Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2013Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2014Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2015Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2016Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2017Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2018Q1
Pharmaceutical Science2019Q1

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)19991.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.039
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.232
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.847
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.001
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.381
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.954
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.713
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.147
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 Cites1999338
Self Cites2000192
Self Cites2001294
Self Cites2002326
Self Cites2003285
Self Cites2004317
Self Cites2005335
Self Cites2006451
Self Cites2007401
Self Cites2008547
Self Cites2009536
Self Cites2010668
Self Cites2011755
Self Cites2012705
Self Cites2013927
Self Cites2014852
Self Cites20151064
Self Cites20161025
Self Cites20171063
Self Cites20181149
Self Cites20191306
Total Cites19991483
Total Cites20001395
Total Cites20011793
Total Cites20022187
Total Cites20032405
Total Cites20043118
Total Cites20053769
Total Cites20063694
Total Cites20074406
Total Cites20085306
Total Cites20096413
Total Cites20107444
Total Cites20118025
Total Cites20128341
Total Cites20139259
Total Cites201410077
Total Cites201510383
Total Cites201611262
Total Cites201710826
Total Cites201811870
Total Cites201912267
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 document19990.902
External Cites per document20001.072
External Cites per document20011.299
External Cites per document20021.632
External Cites per document20031.764
External Cites per document20042.298
External Cites per document20052.691
External Cites per document20062.574
External Cites per document20072.873
External Cites per document20083.181
External Cites per document20093.457
External Cites per document20104.005
External Cites per document20114.028
External Cites per document20124.175
External Cites per document20134.149
External Cites per document20144.237
External Cites per document20154.147
External Cites per document20164.178
External Cites per document20173.951
External Cites per document20184.133
External Cites per document20194.427
Cites per document19991.169
Cites per document20001.243
Cites per document20011.554
Cites per document20021.918
Cites per document20032.001
Cites per document20042.558
Cites per document20052.954
Cites per document20062.932
Cites per document20073.161
Cites per document20083.547
Cites per document20093.772
Cites per document20104.400
Cites per document20114.446
Cites per document20124.560
Cites per document20134.611
Cites per document20144.629
Cites per document20154.621
Cites per document20164.597
Cites per document20174.381
Cites per document20184.576
Cites per document20194.954
% 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 documents199916
Non-citable documents200019
Non-citable documents200122
Non-citable documents200224
Non-citable documents200321
Non-citable documents200422
Non-citable documents200520
Non-citable documents200626
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200921
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201126
Non-citable documents201232
Non-citable documents201350
Non-citable documents201462
Non-citable documents201557
Non-citable documents201644
Non-citable documents201740
Non-citable documents201842
Non-citable documents201942
Citable documents19991269
Citable documents20001122
Citable documents20011154
Citable documents20021140
Citable documents20031202
Citable documents20041219
Citable documents20051276
Citable documents20061260
Citable documents20071394
Citable documents20081496
Citable documents20091700
Citable documents20101692
Citable documents20111805
Citable documents20121829
Citable documents20132008
Citable documents20142177
Citable documents20152247
Citable documents20162450
Citable documents20172471
Citable documents20182594
Citable documents20192476
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 documents1999592
Uncited documents2000480
Uncited documents2001419
Uncited documents2002346
Uncited documents2003345
Uncited documents2004289
Uncited documents2005241
Uncited documents2006261
Uncited documents2007237
Uncited documents2008225
Uncited documents2009216
Uncited documents2010193
Uncited documents2011222
Uncited documents2012212
Uncited documents2013235
Uncited documents2014253
Uncited documents2015268
Uncited documents2016286
Uncited documents2017291
Uncited documents2018273
Uncited documents2019245
Cited documents1999693
Cited documents2000661
Cited documents2001757
Cited documents2002818
Cited documents2003878
Cited documents2004952
Cited documents20051055
Cited documents20061025
Cited documents20071182
Cited documents20081296
Cited documents20091505
Cited documents20101521
Cited documents20111609
Cited documents20121649
Cited documents20131823
Cited documents20141986
Cited documents20152036
Cited documents20162208
Cited documents20172220
Cited documents20182363
Cited documents20192273
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