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American Journal of Nursing

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Nursing (miscellaneous)
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and largest circulating, broad-based nursing journal in the world. Peer reviewed and evidence-based, it is considered the profession"s premier journal. AJN"s mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care through the dissemination of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information and original research, discussion of relevant and controversial professional issues, adherence to the standards of journalistic integrity and excellence, and promotion of nursing perspectives to the health care community and the public.
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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)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Nursing (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Nursing (miscellaneous)2017Q3

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)19990.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.721
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.055
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.502
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 Cites199912
Self Cites20009
Self Cites200114
Self Cites20027
Self Cites20030
Self Cites200410
Self Cites200515
Self Cites200610
Self Cites200723
Self Cites20089
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20106
Self Cites201111
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20138
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20175
Total Cites199998
Total Cites2000105
Total Cites2001136
Total Cites2002136
Total Cites2003143
Total Cites2004245
Total Cites2005219
Total Cites2006308
Total Cites2007343
Total Cites2008395
Total Cites2009336
Total Cites2010297
Total Cites2011362
Total Cites2012312
Total Cites2013328
Total Cites2014367
Total Cites2015315
Total Cites2016261
Total Cites2017247
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 document19990.139
External Cites per document20000.142
External Cites per document20010.162
External Cites per document20020.177
External Cites per document20030.206
External Cites per document20040.368
External Cites per document20050.329
External Cites per document20060.496
External Cites per document20070.515
External Cites per document20080.609
External Cites per document20090.539
External Cites per document20100.534
External Cites per document20110.718
External Cites per document20120.711
External Cites per document20130.798
External Cites per document20141.052
External Cites per document20150.978
External Cites per document20160.866
External Cites per document20170.667
Cites per document19990.159
Cites per document20000.155
Cites per document20010.180
Cites per document20020.186
Cites per document20030.206
Cites per document20040.383
Cites per document20050.353
Cites per document20060.512
Cites per document20070.552
Cites per document20080.623
Cites per document20090.549
Cites per document20100.545
Cites per document20110.740
Cites per document20120.721
Cites per document20130.818
Cites per document20141.055
Cites per document20150.991
Cites per document20160.873
Cites per document20170.680
% 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 documents199998
Non-citable documents2000114
Non-citable documents2001118
Non-citable documents2002122
Non-citable documents2003134
Non-citable documents2004154
Non-citable documents2005277
Non-citable documents2006391
Non-citable documents2007514
Non-citable documents2008482
Non-citable documents2009461
Non-citable documents2010401
Non-citable documents2011403
Non-citable documents2012384
Non-citable documents2013377
Non-citable documents2014407
Non-citable documents2015447
Non-citable documents2016502
Non-citable documents2017460
Citable documents1999618
Citable documents2000678
Citable documents2001755
Citable documents2002730
Citable documents2003695
Citable documents2004639
Citable documents2005620
Citable documents2006601
Citable documents2007621
Citable documents2008634
Citable documents2009612
Citable documents2010545
Citable documents2011489
Citable documents2012433
Citable documents2013401
Citable documents2014348
Citable documents2015318
Citable documents2016299
Citable documents2017363
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 documents1999639
Uncited documents2000716
Uncited documents2001783
Uncited documents2002759
Uncited documents2003735
Uncited documents2004667
Uncited documents2005786
Uncited documents2006849
Uncited documents2007969
Uncited documents2008948
Uncited documents2009911
Uncited documents2010809
Uncited documents2011721
Uncited documents2012668
Uncited documents2013638
Uncited documents2014605
Uncited documents2015627
Uncited documents2016675
Uncited documents2017699
Cited documents199977
Cited documents200076
Cited documents200190
Cited documents200293
Cited documents200394
Cited documents2004126
Cited documents2005111
Cited documents2006143
Cited documents2007166
Cited documents2008168
Cited documents2009162
Cited documents2010137
Cited documents2011171
Cited documents2012149
Cited documents2013140
Cited documents2014150
Cited documents2015138
Cited documents2016126
Cited documents2017124
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