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American Journal of the Medical Sciences

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope The American Journal of The Medical Sciences (AJMS), founded in 1820, is the 2nd oldest medical journal in the United States. The AJMS is the official journal of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI). The SSCI is dedicated to the advancement of medical research and the exchange of knowledge, information and ideas. Its members are committed to mentoring future generations of medical investigators and promoting careers in academic medicine.


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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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2

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)19991.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.951
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.509
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.699
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.872
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.992
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.501
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.595
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 Cites19999
Self Cites20009
Self Cites20016
Self Cites200212
Self Cites200318
Self Cites20047
Self Cites20058
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200713
Self Cites200821
Self Cites200921
Self Cites201015
Self Cites201124
Self Cites20127
Self Cites201319
Self Cites201413
Self Cites20155
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201713
Total Cites1999469
Total Cites2000648
Total Cites2001796
Total Cites2002774
Total Cites2003667
Total Cites2004823
Total Cites2005761
Total Cites2006799
Total Cites2007766
Total Cites2008800
Total Cites2009873
Total Cites2010989
Total Cites20111040
Total Cites20121131
Total Cites20131098
Total Cites20141105
Total Cites20151056
Total Cites2016967
Total Cites2017887
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 document19991.214
External Cites per document20001.578
External Cites per document20011.881
External Cites per document20021.736
External Cites per document20031.527
External Cites per document20042.030
External Cites per document20051.931
External Cites per document20062.036
External Cites per document20071.878
External Cites per document20081.791
External Cites per document20091.629
External Cites per document20101.566
External Cites per document20111.475
External Cites per document20121.617
External Cites per document20131.627
External Cites per document20141.725
External Cites per document20151.758
External Cites per document20161.774
External Cites per document20171.674
Cites per document19991.237
Cites per document20001.600
Cites per document20011.895
Cites per document20021.763
Cites per document20031.569
Cites per document20042.047
Cites per document20051.951
Cites per document20062.065
Cites per document20071.910
Cites per document20081.839
Cites per document20091.669
Cites per document20101.590
Cites per document20111.509
Cites per document20121.627
Cites per document20131.656
Cites per document20141.746
Cites per document20151.766
Cites per document20161.794
Cites per document20171.699
% 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 documents19997
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents20018
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200715
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents200916
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201121
Non-citable documents201244
Non-citable documents201364
Non-citable documents201489
Non-citable documents2015113
Non-citable documents2016160
Non-citable documents2017176
Citable documents1999379
Citable documents2000405
Citable documents2001420
Citable documents2002439
Citable documents2003425
Citable documents2004402
Citable documents2005390
Citable documents2006387
Citable documents2007401
Citable documents2008435
Citable documents2009523
Citable documents2010622
Citable documents2011689
Citable documents2012695
Citable documents2013663
Citable documents2014633
Citable documents2015598
Citable documents2016539
Citable documents2017522
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 documents1999196
Uncited documents2000163
Uncited documents2001183
Uncited documents2002180
Uncited documents2003180
Uncited documents2004144
Uncited documents2005158
Uncited documents2006145
Uncited documents2007169
Uncited documents2008165
Uncited documents2009221
Uncited documents2010273
Uncited documents2011303
Uncited documents2012309
Uncited documents2013327
Uncited documents2014318
Uncited documents2015327
Uncited documents2016339
Uncited documents2017360
Cited documents1999190
Cited documents2000253
Cited documents2001245
Cited documents2002265
Cited documents2003248
Cited documents2004261
Cited documents2005240
Cited documents2006251
Cited documents2007247
Cited documents2008282
Cited documents2009318
Cited documents2010365
Cited documents2011407
Cited documents2012430
Cited documents2013400
Cited documents2014404
Cited documents2015384
Cited documents2016360
Cited documents2017338
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