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BMC Health Services Researchopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope BMC Health Services Research is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of healthcare needs, measurement of outcomes, allocation of healthcare resources, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, international comparative analysis of health systems, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations. BMC Health Services Research (ISSN 1472-6963) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Cinahl, Current Contents, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Google Scholar.


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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.

Health Policy2002Q4
Health Policy2003Q1
Health Policy2004Q1
Health Policy2005Q1
Health Policy2006Q1
Health Policy2007Q1
Health Policy2008Q1
Health Policy2009Q1
Health Policy2010Q1
Health Policy2011Q1
Health Policy2012Q1
Health Policy2013Q1
Health Policy2014Q1
Health Policy2015Q1
Health Policy2016Q1
Health Policy2017Q1
Health Policy2018Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.215
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.128
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.262
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.009
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20057
Self Cites200620
Self Cites200741
Self Cites200871
Self Cites200969
Self Cites2010131
Self Cites2011128
Self Cites2012164
Self Cites2013204
Self Cites2014239
Self Cites2015264
Self Cites2016251
Self Cites2017293
Self Cites2018331
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20020
Total Cites200333
Total Cites200497
Total Cites2005174
Total Cites2006266
Total Cites2007490
Total Cites2008911
Total Cites20091329
Total Cites20101610
Total Cites20112143
Total Cites20122415
Total Cites20133018
Total Cites20143460
Total Cites20154206
Total Cites20164139
Total Cites20174673
Total Cites20184905
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 document20010
External Cites per document20020.000
External Cites per document20030.627
External Cites per document20040.969
External Cites per document20051.369
External Cites per document20061.509
External Cites per document20071.639
External Cites per document20081.986
External Cites per document20092.100
External Cites per document20102.234
External Cites per document20112.413
External Cites per document20122.360
External Cites per document20132.299
External Cites per document20142.284
External Cites per document20152.322
External Cites per document20162.104
External Cites per document20172.221
External Cites per document20182.123
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20030.647
Cites per document20041.010
Cites per document20051.426
Cites per document20061.632
Cites per document20071.788
Cites per document20082.154
Cites per document20092.215
Cites per document20102.432
Cites per document20112.566
Cites per document20122.531
Cites per document20132.466
Cites per document20142.454
Cites per document20152.477
Cites per document20162.240
Cites per document20172.370
Cites per document20182.276
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201724
Non-citable documents201831
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200214
Citable documents200351
Citable documents200496
Citable documents2005122
Citable documents2006163
Citable documents2007274
Citable documents2008423
Citable documents2009600
Citable documents2010662
Citable documents2011835
Citable documents2012954
Citable documents20131224
Citable documents20141410
Citable documents20151698
Citable documents20161848
Citable documents20171972
Citable documents20182155
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 documents20010
Uncited documents200214
Uncited documents200336
Uncited documents200457
Uncited documents200562
Uncited documents200674
Uncited documents200794
Uncited documents2008134
Uncited documents2009153
Uncited documents2010166
Uncited documents2011190
Uncited documents2012240
Uncited documents2013310
Uncited documents2014354
Uncited documents2015409
Uncited documents2016534
Uncited documents2017535
Uncited documents2018586
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20020
Cited documents200315
Cited documents200439
Cited documents200560
Cited documents200690
Cited documents2007181
Cited documents2008291
Cited documents2009448
Cited documents2010497
Cited documents2011645
Cited documents2012714
Cited documents2013915
Cited documents20141069
Cited documents20151305
Cited documents20161332
Cited documents20171461
Cited documents20181600
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