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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Pharmacology (medical)
Publisher S. Karger AG
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00086312, 14219751
Scope Cardiology features first reports on original clinical, preclinical and fundamental research as well as ‘Novel Insights from Clinical Experience‘ and topical comprehensive reviews in selected areas of cardiovascular disease. ‘Editorial Comments‘ provide a critical but positive evaluation of a recent article. Papers not only describe but offer critical appraisals of new developments in non-invasive and invasive diagnostic methods and in pharmacologic, nutritional and mechanical/surgical therapies. Readers are thus kept informed of current strategies in the prevention, recognition and treatment of heart disease. Special sections in a variety of subspecialty areas reinforce the journal‘s value as a complete record of recent progress for all cardiologists, internists, cardiac surgeons, clinical physiologists, pharmacologists and professionals in other areas of medicine interested in current activity in cardiovascular diseases.


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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.

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine1999Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2000Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2001Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2002Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2003Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2004Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2005Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2006Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2007Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2008Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2009Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2010Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2011Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2012Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2013Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2014Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2015Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2016Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2017Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2018Q2
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2019Q2
Pharmacology (medical)1999Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2000Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2001Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2002Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2003Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2004Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2005Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2006Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2007Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2008Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2009Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2010Q1
Pharmacology (medical)2011Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2012Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2013Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2014Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2015Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2016Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2017Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2018Q2
Pharmacology (medical)2019Q2

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)19990.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.913
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.888
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.354
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.961
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.938
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.675
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.801
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.168
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.705
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 Cites199911
Self Cites200010
Self Cites20017
Self Cites20026
Self Cites200310
Self Cites20046
Self Cites200510
Self Cites20067
Self Cites200712
Self Cites200819
Self Cites200920
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201122
Self Cites201225
Self Cites201344
Self Cites201411
Self Cites201530
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201711
Self Cites201814
Self Cites201920
Total Cites1999293
Total Cites2000307
Total Cites2001300
Total Cites2002332
Total Cites2003318
Total Cites2004337
Total Cites2005409
Total Cites2006452
Total Cites2007437
Total Cites2008531
Total Cites2009661
Total Cites2010820
Total Cites2011634
Total Cites2012588
Total Cites2013655
Total Cites2014731
Total Cites2015709
Total Cites2016589
Total Cites2017487
Total Cites2018489
Total Cites2019442
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 document19990.797
External Cites per document20000.851
External Cites per document20011.014
External Cites per document20021.268
External Cites per document20031.413
External Cites per document20041.751
External Cites per document20052.242
External Cites per document20062.318
External Cites per document20071.968
External Cites per document20081.766
External Cites per document20091.902
External Cites per document20102.242
External Cites per document20111.931
External Cites per document20121.922
External Cites per document20132.085
External Cites per document20142.293
External Cites per document20152.248
External Cites per document20161.888
External Cites per document20171.630
External Cites per document20181.627
External Cites per document20191.535
Cites per document19990.828
Cites per document20000.880
Cites per document20011.038
Cites per document20021.292
Cites per document20031.459
Cites per document20041.783
Cites per document20052.298
Cites per document20062.354
Cites per document20072.023
Cites per document20081.831
Cites per document20091.961
Cites per document20102.303
Cites per document20112.000
Cites per document20122.007
Cites per document20132.235
Cites per document20142.328
Cites per document20152.348
Cites per document20161.938
Cites per document20171.668
Cites per document20181.675
Cites per document20191.607
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200017
Non-citable documents200123
Non-citable documents200225
Non-citable documents200340
Non-citable documents200454
Non-citable documents200554
Non-citable documents200654
Non-citable documents200744
Non-citable documents200840
Non-citable documents200940
Non-citable documents201073
Non-citable documents2011104
Non-citable documents2012118
Non-citable documents2013120
Non-citable documents2014140
Non-citable documents2015133
Non-citable documents2016128
Non-citable documents2017101
Non-citable documents201899
Non-citable documents201976
Citable documents1999354
Citable documents2000349
Citable documents2001289
Citable documents2002257
Citable documents2003218
Citable documents2004189
Citable documents2005178
Citable documents2006192
Citable documents2007216
Citable documents2008290
Citable documents2009337
Citable documents2010356
Citable documents2011317
Citable documents2012293
Citable documents2013293
Citable documents2014314
Citable documents2015302
Citable documents2016304
Citable documents2017292
Citable documents2018292
Citable documents2019275
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 documents1999201
Uncited documents2000213
Uncited documents2001171
Uncited documents2002144
Uncited documents2003125
Uncited documents2004118
Uncited documents200593
Uncited documents2006111
Uncited documents200797
Uncited documents2008135
Uncited documents2009149
Uncited documents2010152
Uncited documents2011182
Uncited documents2012200
Uncited documents2013196
Uncited documents2014221
Uncited documents2015208
Uncited documents2016193
Uncited documents2017182
Uncited documents2018179
Uncited documents2019169
Cited documents1999164
Cited documents2000153
Cited documents2001141
Cited documents2002138
Cited documents2003133
Cited documents2004125
Cited documents2005139
Cited documents2006135
Cited documents2007163
Cited documents2008195
Cited documents2009228
Cited documents2010277
Cited documents2011239
Cited documents2012211
Cited documents2013217
Cited documents2014233
Cited documents2015227
Cited documents2016239
Cited documents2017211
Cited documents2018212
Cited documents2019182
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