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Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Drug Discovery
Publisher American Chemical Society  - SIR iconSCImago Institutions Ranking
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00222623, 15204804
Coverage1959-1961, 1963-2020
Scope The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry publishes studies that contribute to an understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and biological activity or mode of action. Some specific areas that are appropriate include the following: -Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel biologically active compounds, diagnostic agents, or labeled ligands employed as pharmacological tools. -Molecular modifications of reported series that lead to a significantly improved understanding of their structure-activity relationships (SAR). Routine extensions of existing series that do not utilize novel chemical or biological approaches or do not add significantly to a basic understanding of the SAR of the series will normally not be accepted for publication. -Structural biological studies (X-ray, NMR, etc.) of relevant ligands and targets with the aim of investigating molecular recognition processes in the action of biologically active compounds. -Molecular biological studies (e.g., site-directed mutagenesis) of macromolecular targets that lead to an improved understanding of molecular recognition. -Computational studies that provide fresh insight into the SAR of compound series that are of current general interest or analysis of other available data that subsequently advance medicinal chemistry knowledge. -Substantially novel computational chemistry methods with demonstrated value for the identification, optimization, or target interaction analysis of bioactive molecules. -Effect of molecular structure on the distribution, pharmacokinetics, and metabolic transformation of biologically active compounds. This may include design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel types of prodrugs. -Novel methodology with broad application to medicinal chemistry, but only if the methods have been tested on relevant molecules.


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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.

Drug Discovery1999Q1
Drug Discovery2000Q1
Drug Discovery2001Q1
Drug Discovery2002Q1
Drug Discovery2003Q1
Drug Discovery2004Q1
Drug Discovery2005Q1
Drug Discovery2006Q1
Drug Discovery2007Q1
Drug Discovery2008Q1
Drug Discovery2009Q1
Drug Discovery2010Q1
Drug Discovery2011Q1
Drug Discovery2012Q1
Drug Discovery2013Q1
Drug Discovery2014Q1
Drug Discovery2015Q1
Drug Discovery2016Q1
Drug Discovery2017Q1
Drug Discovery2018Q1
Drug Discovery2019Q1
Molecular Medicine1999Q1
Molecular Medicine2000Q1
Molecular Medicine2001Q1
Molecular Medicine2002Q1
Molecular Medicine2003Q1
Molecular Medicine2004Q1
Molecular Medicine2005Q1
Molecular Medicine2006Q1
Molecular Medicine2007Q1
Molecular Medicine2008Q1
Molecular Medicine2009Q1
Molecular Medicine2010Q1
Molecular Medicine2011Q1
Molecular Medicine2012Q1
Molecular Medicine2013Q1
Molecular Medicine2014Q1
Molecular Medicine2015Q1
Molecular Medicine2016Q1
Molecular Medicine2017Q1
Molecular Medicine2018Q1
Molecular Medicine2019Q1

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)19994.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.261
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.627
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.260
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20045.266
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.002
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.508
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.995
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.644
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.336
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 Cites19991031
Self Cites2000919
Self Cites2001844
Self Cites2002952
Self Cites2003912
Self Cites20041072
Self Cites20051418
Self Cites20061471
Self Cites2007921
Self Cites20081181
Self Cites2009992
Self Cites20101116
Self Cites20111129
Self Cites20121280
Self Cites20131213
Self Cites20141155
Self Cites20151144
Self Cites20161256
Self Cites20171152
Self Cites20181247
Self Cites20191262
Total Cites19996929
Total Cites20006875
Total Cites20017197
Total Cites20027554
Total Cites20037779
Total Cites20049049
Total Cites200510926
Total Cites200613677
Total Cites200713196
Total Cites200813044
Total Cites200912990
Total Cites201013025
Total Cites201114591
Total Cites201213836
Total Cites201314591
Total Cites201414585
Total Cites201514962
Total Cites201614558
Total Cites201714852
Total Cites201813789
Total Cites201914305
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 document19993.634
External Cites per document20003.845
External Cites per document20014.080
External Cites per document20024.378
External Cites per document20034.346
External Cites per document20044.668
External Cites per document20054.829
External Cites per document20065.469
External Cites per document20074.956
External Cites per document20084.830
External Cites per document20094.897
External Cites per document20104.962
External Cites per document20115.526
External Cites per document20125.529
External Cites per document20135.739
External Cites per document20145.688
External Cites per document20155.710
External Cites per document20165.970
External Cites per document20176.241
External Cites per document20185.927
External Cites per document20196.030
Cites per document19994.269
Cites per document20004.438
Cites per document20014.622
Cites per document20025.009
Cites per document20034.923
Cites per document20045.295
Cites per document20055.549
Cites per document20066.128
Cites per document20075.327
Cites per document20085.311
Cites per document20095.302
Cites per document20105.427
Cites per document20115.990
Cites per document20126.092
Cites per document20136.260
Cites per document20146.177
Cites per document20156.183
Cites per document20166.534
Cites per document20176.766
Cites per document20186.517
Cites per document20196.613
% 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 documents199974
Non-citable documents200093
Non-citable documents2001124
Non-citable documents2002107
Non-citable documents200397
Non-citable documents200449
Non-citable documents200537
Non-citable documents200631
Non-citable documents200738
Non-citable documents200845
Non-citable documents200951
Non-citable documents201071
Non-citable documents201191
Non-citable documents201293
Non-citable documents2013107
Non-citable documents2014106
Non-citable documents2015115
Non-citable documents201696
Non-citable documents201797
Non-citable documents201891
Non-citable documents201984
Citable documents19991623
Citable documents20001549
Citable documents20011557
Citable documents20021508
Citable documents20031580
Citable documents20041709
Citable documents20051969
Citable documents20062232
Citable documents20072477
Citable documents20082456
Citable documents20092450
Citable documents20102400
Citable documents20112436
Citable documents20122271
Citable documents20132331
Citable documents20142361
Citable documents20152420
Citable documents20162228
Citable documents20172195
Citable documents20182116
Citable documents20192163
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 documents1999223
Uncited documents2000200
Uncited documents2001170
Uncited documents2002146
Uncited documents2003166
Uncited documents2004146
Uncited documents2005145
Uncited documents2006140
Uncited documents2007174
Uncited documents2008192
Uncited documents2009200
Uncited documents2010171
Uncited documents2011152
Uncited documents2012137
Uncited documents2013151
Uncited documents2014140
Uncited documents2015157
Uncited documents2016142
Uncited documents2017139
Uncited documents2018164
Uncited documents2019153
Cited documents19991474
Cited documents20001442
Cited documents20011511
Cited documents20021469
Cited documents20031511
Cited documents20041612
Cited documents20051861
Cited documents20062123
Cited documents20072341
Cited documents20082309
Cited documents20092301
Cited documents20102300
Cited documents20112375
Cited documents20122227
Cited documents20132287
Cited documents20142327
Cited documents20152378
Cited documents20162182
Cited documents20172153
Cited documents20182043
Cited documents20192094
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