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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

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)19991.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.498
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.858
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.639
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.988
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.949
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.822
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.714
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 Cites2002147
Self Cites2003114
Self Cites2004118
Self Cites2005129
Self Cites2006129
Self Cites2007131
Self Cites2008222
Self Cites2009363
Self Cites2010240
Self Cites2011472
Self Cites2012528
Self Cites2013310
Self Cites2014183
Self Cites2015178
Self Cites2016203
Self Cites2017117
Total Cites19991654
Total Cites20001997
Total Cites20012691
Total Cites20022749
Total Cites20032875
Total Cites20043251
Total Cites20053679
Total Cites20064408
Total Cites20074403
Total Cites20084411
Total Cites20095199
Total Cites20104476
Total Cites20114749
Total Cites20125448
Total Cites20136165
Total Cites20145078
Total Cites20154586
Total Cites20164232
Total Cites20173933
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 document19991.202
External Cites per document20001.241
External Cites per document20011.412
External Cites per document20021.569
External Cites per document20031.741
External Cites per document20042.309
External Cites per document20052.346
External Cites per document20062.556
External Cites per document20072.497
External Cites per document20082.704
External Cites per document20093.922
External Cites per document20104.228
External Cites per document20114.369
External Cites per document20124.920
External Cites per document20136.086
External Cites per document20145.692
External Cites per document20155.580
External Cites per document20165.358
External Cites per document20174.812
Cites per document19991.283
Cites per document20001.300
Cites per document20011.497
Cites per document20021.658
Cites per document20031.813
Cites per document20042.396
Cites per document20052.432
Cites per document20062.633
Cites per document20072.573
Cites per document20082.848
Cites per document20094.217
Cites per document20104.467
Cites per document20114.851
Cites per document20125.448
Cites per document20136.409
Cites per document20145.905
Cites per document20155.805
Cites per document20165.628
Cites per document20174.960
% 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 documents2007152
Non-citable documents2008192
Non-citable documents2009266
Non-citable documents2010359
Non-citable documents2011421
Non-citable documents2012434
Non-citable documents2013421
Non-citable documents2014432
Non-citable documents2015472
Non-citable documents2016477
Non-citable documents2017444
Citable documents19991289
Citable documents20001536
Citable documents20011797
Citable documents20021658
Citable documents20031586
Citable documents20041357
Citable documents20051513
Citable documents20061674
Citable documents20071711
Citable documents20081549
Citable documents20091233
Citable documents20101002
Citable documents2011979
Citable documents20121000
Citable documents2013962
Citable documents2014860
Citable documents2015790
Citable documents2016752
Citable documents2017793
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 documents1999944
Uncited documents20001121
Uncited documents20011291
Uncited documents20021107
Uncited documents2003964
Uncited documents2004623
Uncited documents2005661
Uncited documents2006762
Uncited documents2007776
Uncited documents2008699
Uncited documents2009489
Uncited documents2010483
Uncited documents2011488
Uncited documents2012473
Uncited documents2013450
Uncited documents2014416
Uncited documents2015456
Uncited documents2016459
Uncited documents2017514
Cited documents1999574
Cited documents2000675
Cited documents2001763
Cited documents2002810
Cited documents2003786
Cited documents2004840
Cited documents2005920
Cited documents20061026
Cited documents20071087
Cited documents20081042
Cited documents20091010
Cited documents2010878
Cited documents2011912
Cited documents2012961
Cited documents2013933
Cited documents2014876
Cited documents2015806
Cited documents2016770
Cited documents2017723
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