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Forensic Science International



Universities and research institutions in Ireland

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier Ireland Ltd



Publication type



03790738, 18726283





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Forensic Science International is the flagship journal in the prestigious Forensic Science International family, publishing the most innovative, cutting-edge, and influential contributions across the forensic sciences. Fields include: forensic pathology and histochemistry, chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology, biology, serology, odontology, psychiatry, anthropology, digital forensics, the physical sciences, firearms, and document examination, as well as investigations of value to public health in its broadest sense, and the important marginal area where science and medicine interact with the law. The journal publishes: Case Reports Commentaries Letters to the Editor Original Research Papers (Regular Papers) Rapid Communications Review Articles Technical Notes. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Pathology and Forensic Medicine1999Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2000Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2001Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2002Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2003Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2004Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2005Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2006Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2007Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2008Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2009Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2010Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2011Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2012Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2013Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2014Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2015Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2016Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2017Q1
Pathology and Forensic Medicine2018Q1
Pathology and Forensic 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)19991.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.336
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.856
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.249
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.314
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.822
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.718
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.378
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 Cites1999110
Self Cites2000144
Self Cites2001180
Self Cites2002181
Self Cites2003340
Self Cites2004327
Self Cites2005323
Self Cites2006311
Self Cites2007456
Self Cites2008346
Self Cites2009312
Self Cites2010340
Self Cites2011338
Self Cites2012495
Self Cites2013452
Self Cites2014491
Self Cites2015473
Self Cites2016485
Self Cites2017409
Self Cites2018448
Self Cites2019570
Total Cites1999820
Total Cites2000611
Total Cites2001746
Total Cites2002851
Total Cites20031503
Total Cites20041587
Total Cites20051437
Total Cites20061675
Total Cites20072253
Total Cites20082630
Total Cites20092571
Total Cites20102243
Total Cites20112233
Total Cites20122780
Total Cites20133115
Total Cites20143564
Total Cites20153425
Total Cites20163155
Total Cites20172887
Total Cites20182770
Total Cites20193285
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 document19991.379
External Cites per document20000.878
External Cites per document20011.014
External Cites per document20020.902
External Cites per document20031.454
External Cites per document20041.475
External Cites per document20051.370
External Cites per document20061.481
External Cites per document20071.785
External Cites per document20082.184
External Cites per document20092.248
External Cites per document20102.091
External Cites per document20112.261
External Cites per document20122.517
External Cites per document20132.382
External Cites per document20142.478
External Cites per document20152.334
External Cites per document20162.257
External Cites per document20172.070
External Cites per document20181.940
External Cites per document20192.129
Cites per document19991.592
Cites per document20001.148
Cites per document20011.337
Cites per document20021.145
Cites per document20031.879
Cites per document20041.858
Cites per document20051.768
Cites per document20061.819
Cites per document20072.237
Cites per document20082.514
Cites per document20092.558
Cites per document20102.465
Cites per document20112.665
Cites per document20123.062
Cites per document20132.786
Cites per document20142.874
Cites per document20152.708
Cites per document20162.667
Cites per document20172.412
Cites per document20182.314
Cites per document20192.576
% 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 documents199925
Non-citable documents200015
Non-citable documents200119
Non-citable documents200219
Non-citable documents200324
Non-citable documents200423
Non-citable documents200531
Non-citable documents200639
Non-citable documents200743
Non-citable documents200850
Non-citable documents200955
Non-citable documents201057
Non-citable documents201148
Non-citable documents201242
Non-citable documents201348
Non-citable documents201447
Non-citable documents201545
Non-citable documents201639
Non-citable documents201744
Non-citable documents201851
Non-citable documents201952
Citable documents1999515
Citable documents2000532
Citable documents2001558
Citable documents2002743
Citable documents2003800
Citable documents2004854
Citable documents2005813
Citable documents2006921
Citable documents20071007
Citable documents20081046
Citable documents20091005
Citable documents2010910
Citable documents2011838
Citable documents2012908
Citable documents20131118
Citable documents20141240
Citable documents20151265
Citable documents20161183
Citable documents20171197
Citable documents20181197
Citable documents20191275
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 documents1999245
Uncited documents2000284
Uncited documents2001263
Uncited documents2002357
Uncited documents2003288
Uncited documents2004302
Uncited documents2005298
Uncited documents2006347
Uncited documents2007298
Uncited documents2008299
Uncited documents2009269
Uncited documents2010255
Uncited documents2011220
Uncited documents2012216
Uncited documents2013298
Uncited documents2014296
Uncited documents2015301
Uncited documents2016313
Uncited documents2017317
Uncited documents2018320
Uncited documents2019316
Cited documents1999295
Cited documents2000263
Cited documents2001314
Cited documents2002405
Cited documents2003536
Cited documents2004575
Cited documents2005546
Cited documents2006613
Cited documents2007752
Cited documents2008797
Cited documents2009791
Cited documents2010712
Cited documents2011666
Cited documents2012734
Cited documents2013868
Cited documents2014991
Cited documents20151009
Cited documents2016909
Cited documents2017924
Cited documents2018928
Cited documents20191011
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