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The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Infectious Diseases
PublisherThe Lancet Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Lancet Infectious Diseases was launched in August, 2001, and is a lively monthly journal of original research, review, opinion, and news covering international issues relevant to clinical infectious diseases specialists worldwide.


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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.

Infectious Diseases2002Q2
Infectious Diseases2003Q1
Infectious Diseases2004Q1
Infectious Diseases2005Q1
Infectious Diseases2006Q1
Infectious Diseases2007Q1
Infectious Diseases2008Q1
Infectious Diseases2009Q1
Infectious Diseases2010Q1
Infectious Diseases2011Q1
Infectious Diseases2012Q1
Infectious Diseases2013Q1
Infectious Diseases2014Q1
Infectious Diseases2015Q1
Infectious Diseases2016Q1
Infectious Diseases2017Q1
Infectious Diseases2018Q1

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)20021.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200911.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201016.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201118.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201222.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201322.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201425.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201522.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201622.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201723.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201820.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.086
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200914.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201017.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201120.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201223.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201323.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201426.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201523.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201622.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201723.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201820.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20078.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200811.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200914.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201019.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201121.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201224.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201323.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201427.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201523.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201620.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201723.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201821.769
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 Cites20029
Self Cites200333
Self Cites200427
Self Cites200548
Self Cites200661
Self Cites200755
Self Cites200854
Self Cites200932
Self Cites201058
Self Cites201175
Self Cites2012118
Self Cites2013130
Self Cites2014153
Self Cites2015154
Self Cites2016156
Self Cites2017209
Self Cites2018216
Total Cites20010
Total Cites2002139
Total Cites2003894
Total Cites20041845
Total Cites20052511
Total Cites20062571
Total Cites20072402
Total Cites20082552
Total Cites20092655
Total Cites20103024
Total Cites20113545
Total Cites20124653
Total Cites20135203
Total Cites20146171
Total Cites20156271
Total Cites20167161
Total Cites20179012
Total Cites20188846
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 document20021.688
External Cites per document20033.679
External Cites per document20044.318
External Cites per document20054.996
External Cites per document20065.468
External Cites per document20076.923
External Cites per document20089.356
External Cites per document200914.178
External Cites per document201016.949
External Cites per document201120.533
External Cites per document201222.562
External Cites per document201322.851
External Cites per document201426.052
External Cites per document201522.656
External Cites per document201621.959
External Cites per document201722.514
External Cites per document201819.885
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20021.805
Cites per document20033.821
Cites per document20044.382
Cites per document20055.093
Cites per document20065.601
Cites per document20077.086
Cites per document20089.558
Cites per document200914.351
Cites per document201017.280
Cites per document201120.976
Cites per document201223.149
Cites per document201323.437
Cites per document201426.714
Cites per document201523.226
Cites per document201622.448
Cites per document201723.049
Cites per document201820.382
% 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 documents200218
Non-citable documents200390
Non-citable documents2004156
Non-citable documents2005232
Non-citable documents2006252
Non-citable documents2007298
Non-citable documents2008299
Non-citable documents2009330
Non-citable documents2010325
Non-citable documents2011357
Non-citable documents2012407
Non-citable documents2013509
Non-citable documents2014615
Non-citable documents2015697
Non-citable documents2016783
Non-citable documents2017879
Non-citable documents2018933
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200277
Citable documents2003234
Citable documents2004421
Citable documents2005493
Citable documents2006459
Citable documents2007339
Citable documents2008267
Citable documents2009185
Citable documents2010175
Citable documents2011169
Citable documents2012201
Citable documents2013222
Citable documents2014231
Citable documents2015270
Citable documents2016319
Citable documents2017391
Citable documents2018434
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 documents200255
Uncited documents2003202
Uncited documents2004339
Uncited documents2005435
Uncited documents2006407
Uncited documents2007352
Uncited documents2008283
Uncited documents2009231
Uncited documents2010200
Uncited documents2011217
Uncited documents2012240
Uncited documents2013312
Uncited documents2014358
Uncited documents2015463
Uncited documents2016491
Uncited documents2017516
Uncited documents2018580
Cited documents20010
Cited documents200240
Cited documents2003122
Cited documents2004238
Cited documents2005290
Cited documents2006304
Cited documents2007285
Cited documents2008283
Cited documents2009284
Cited documents2010300
Cited documents2011309
Cited documents2012368
Cited documents2013419
Cited documents2014488
Cited documents2015504
Cited documents2016611
Cited documents2017754
Cited documents2018787
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