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Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope Heart (formerly British Heart Journal) is an international peer review journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science. Each issue contains an extensive continuing professional education section (Education in Heart) and JournalScan highlighting important papers from outside the cardiology literature.


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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 Medicine1999Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2000Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2001Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2002Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2003Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2004Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2005Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2006Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2007Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2008Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2009Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2010Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2011Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2012Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2013Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2014Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2015Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2016Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2017Q1
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine2018Q1

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)19991.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.499
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.488
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.285
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.499
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.993
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.390
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 Cites1999104
Self Cites200091
Self Cites2001153
Self Cites2002148
Self Cites2003114
Self Cites2004118
Self Cites2005129
Self Cites2006118
Self Cites2007122
Self Cites2008212
Self Cites2009332
Self Cites2010229
Self Cites2011460
Self Cites2012526
Self Cites2013310
Self Cites2014183
Self Cites2015178
Self Cites2016203
Self Cites2017119
Self Cites2018130
Total Cites19991654
Total Cites20001999
Total Cites20012705
Total Cites20022756
Total Cites20032887
Total Cites20043282
Total Cites20053712
Total Cites20064169
Total Cites20074008
Total Cites20083863
Total Cites20094545
Total Cites20104316
Total Cites20114676
Total Cites20125388
Total Cites20136195
Total Cites20145086
Total Cites20154643
Total Cites20164374
Total Cites20174222
Total Cites20183792
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 document19991.204
External Cites per document20001.244
External Cites per document20011.423
External Cites per document20021.575
External Cites per document20031.750
External Cites per document20042.333
External Cites per document20052.368
External Cites per document20062.429
External Cites per document20072.358
External Cites per document20082.487
External Cites per document20093.648
External Cites per document20104.235
External Cites per document20114.392
External Cites per document20124.941
External Cites per document20136.117
External Cites per document20145.701
External Cites per document20155.645
External Cites per document20165.539
External Cites per document20175.174
External Cites per document20184.510
Cites per document19991.285
Cites per document20001.303
Cites per document20011.508
Cites per document20021.664
Cites per document20031.821
Cites per document20042.420
Cites per document20052.453
Cites per document20062.499
Cites per document20072.432
Cites per document20082.631
Cites per document20093.935
Cites per document20104.473
Cites per document20114.871
Cites per document20125.476
Cites per document20136.440
Cites per document20145.914
Cites per document20155.870
Cites per document20165.809
Cites per document20175.324
Cites per document20184.670
% 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 documents1999229
Non-citable documents2000260
Non-citable documents2001257
Non-citable documents2002259
Non-citable documents2003164
Non-citable documents2004106
Non-citable documents200568
Non-citable documents2006114
Non-citable documents2007138
Non-citable documents2008176
Non-citable documents2009250
Non-citable documents2010344
Non-citable documents2011407
Non-citable documents2012421
Non-citable documents2013421
Non-citable documents2014433
Non-citable documents2015474
Non-citable documents2016477
Non-citable documents2017446
Non-citable documents2018377
Citable documents19991287
Citable documents20001534
Citable documents20011794
Citable documents20021656
Citable documents20031585
Citable documents20041356
Citable documents20051513
Citable documents20061668
Citable documents20071648
Citable documents20081468
Citable documents20091155
Citable documents2010965
Citable documents2011960
Citable documents2012984
Citable documents2013962
Citable documents2014860
Citable documents2015791
Citable documents2016753
Citable documents2017793
Citable documents2018812
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 documents1999942
Uncited documents20001118
Uncited documents20011286
Uncited documents20021105
Uncited documents2003961
Uncited documents2004622
Uncited documents2005659
Uncited documents2006786
Uncited documents2007755
Uncited documents2008682
Uncited documents2009477
Uncited documents2010466
Uncited documents2011477
Uncited documents2012461
Uncited documents2013450
Uncited documents2014416
Uncited documents2015456
Uncited documents2016456
Uncited documents2017502
Uncited documents2018452
Cited documents1999574
Cited documents2000676
Cited documents2001765
Cited documents2002810
Cited documents2003788
Cited documents2004840
Cited documents2005922
Cited documents2006996
Cited documents20071031
Cited documents2008962
Cited documents2009928
Cited documents2010843
Cited documents2011890
Cited documents2012944
Cited documents2013933
Cited documents2014877
Cited documents2015809
Cited documents2016774
Cited documents2017737
Cited documents2018737
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