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Patient Education and Counseling



Universities and research institutions in Ireland

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier Ireland Ltd



Publication type



18735134, 07383991





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Patient Education and Counseling is an interdisciplinary, international journal for patient education and health promotion researchers, managers and clinicians. The journal seeks to explore and elucidate the educational, counseling and communication models in health care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the study of organizational issues involved with the delivery of patient education, counseling, health promotion services and training models in improving communication between providers and patients. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)19990.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.476
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.569
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.418
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.496
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.971
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 Cites199921
Self Cites200020
Self Cites200153
Self Cites200263
Self Cites200385
Self Cites2004132
Self Cites200579
Self Cites2006196
Self Cites2007167
Self Cites2008192
Self Cites2009203
Self Cites2010191
Self Cites2011258
Self Cites2012290
Self Cites2013290
Self Cites2014223
Self Cites2015216
Self Cites2016217
Self Cites2017260
Self Cites2018193
Self Cites2019254
Total Cites1999250
Total Cites2000374
Total Cites2001359
Total Cites2002454
Total Cites2003607
Total Cites2004661
Total Cites2005890
Total Cites20061213
Total Cites20071478
Total Cites20081737
Total Cites20091979
Total Cites20102025
Total Cites20112381
Total Cites20122654
Total Cites20132756
Total Cites20142561
Total Cites20152288
Total Cites20162338
Total Cites20172319
Total Cites20182462
Total Cites20192866
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 document19990.898
External Cites per document20001.416
External Cites per document20011.234
External Cites per document20021.334
External Cites per document20031.611
External Cites per document20041.494
External Cites per document20051.983
External Cites per document20062.216
External Cites per document20072.260
External Cites per document20082.637
External Cites per document20092.683
External Cites per document20102.817
External Cites per document20112.945
External Cites per document20122.890
External Cites per document20132.929
External Cites per document20142.807
External Cites per document20152.800
External Cites per document20163.000
External Cites per document20172.864
External Cites per document20182.947
External Cites per document20193.217
Cites per document19990.980
Cites per document20001.496
Cites per document20011.448
Cites per document20021.549
Cites per document20031.873
Cites per document20041.867
Cites per document20052.176
Cites per document20062.643
Cites per document20072.548
Cites per document20082.964
Cites per document20092.989
Cites per document20103.111
Cites per document20113.302
Cites per document20123.244
Cites per document20133.273
Cites per document20143.074
Cites per document20153.092
Cites per document20163.307
Cites per document20173.225
Cites per document20183.197
Cites per document20193.530
% 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 documents199922
Non-citable documents200025
Non-citable documents200126
Non-citable documents200224
Non-citable documents200323
Non-citable documents200421
Non-citable documents200526
Non-citable documents200633
Non-citable documents200743
Non-citable documents200854
Non-citable documents200968
Non-citable documents201079
Non-citable documents201183
Non-citable documents201291
Non-citable documents201392
Non-citable documents201496
Non-citable documents201584
Non-citable documents201670
Non-citable documents201754
Non-citable documents201861
Non-citable documents201978
Citable documents1999255
Citable documents2000250
Citable documents2001248
Citable documents2002293
Citable documents2003324
Citable documents2004354
Citable documents2005409
Citable documents2006459
Citable documents2007580
Citable documents2008586
Citable documents2009662
Citable documents2010651
Citable documents2011721
Citable documents2012818
Citable documents2013842
Citable documents2014833
Citable documents2015740
Citable documents2016707
Citable documents2017719
Citable documents2018770
Citable documents2019812
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 documents1999154
Uncited documents2000133
Uncited documents2001124
Uncited documents2002140
Uncited documents2003140
Uncited documents2004106
Uncited documents2005147
Uncited documents2006122
Uncited documents2007162
Uncited documents2008168
Uncited documents2009186
Uncited documents2010194
Uncited documents2011181
Uncited documents2012209
Uncited documents2013201
Uncited documents2014208
Uncited documents2015198
Uncited documents2016193
Uncited documents2017166
Uncited documents2018204
Uncited documents2019208
Cited documents1999123
Cited documents2000142
Cited documents2001150
Cited documents2002177
Cited documents2003207
Cited documents2004269
Cited documents2005288
Cited documents2006370
Cited documents2007461
Cited documents2008472
Cited documents2009544
Cited documents2010536
Cited documents2011623
Cited documents2012700
Cited documents2013733
Cited documents2014721
Cited documents2015626
Cited documents2016584
Cited documents2017607
Cited documents2018627
Cited documents2019682
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