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BMC Medicineopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope BMC Medicine - the flagship medical journal of the BMC series - publishes original research articles, commentaries and reviews in all areas of medical science and clinical practice. To be appropriate for BMC Medicine, articles need to be of outstanding quality, broad interest and special importance. BMC Medicine (ISSN 1741-7015) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, 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.

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

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)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.418
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.157
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.883
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 Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20097
Self Cites20105
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201220
Self Cites201381
Self Cites201481
Self Cites2015106
Self Cites201673
Self Cites201769
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20045
Total Cites2005152
Total Cites2006345
Total Cites2007462
Total Cites2008440
Total Cites2009592
Total Cites2010832
Total Cites20111376
Total Cites20122201
Total Cites20133004
Total Cites20144396
Total Cites20155033
Total Cites20165994
Total Cites20175619
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 document20030
External Cites per document20041.667
External Cites per document20053.512
External Cites per document20065.212
External Cites per document20074.564
External Cites per document20084.327
External Cites per document20095.270
External Cites per document20105.824
External Cites per document20117.761
External Cites per document20128.520
External Cites per document20139.309
External Cites per document20149.568
External Cites per document20158.894
External Cites per document20168.733
External Cites per document20178.740
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20041.667
Cites per document20053.535
Cites per document20065.227
Cites per document20074.574
Cites per document20084.356
Cites per document20095.333
Cites per document20105.859
Cites per document20117.818
Cites per document20128.598
Cites per document20139.567
Cites per document20149.747
Cites per document20159.085
Cites per document20168.841
Cites per document20178.849
% 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 documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201132
Non-citable documents201254
Non-citable documents201388
Non-citable documents2014125
Non-citable documents2015138
Non-citable documents2016144
Non-citable documents2017139
Citable documents20030
Citable documents20043
Citable documents200543
Citable documents200666
Citable documents2007101
Citable documents2008101
Citable documents2009111
Citable documents2010142
Citable documents2011176
Citable documents2012256
Citable documents2013314
Citable documents2014451
Citable documents2015554
Citable documents2016678
Citable documents2017635
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 documents20030
Uncited documents20041
Uncited documents200510
Uncited documents20069
Uncited documents200715
Uncited documents200816
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201020
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201230
Uncited documents201347
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201580
Uncited documents201692
Uncited documents201785
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20042
Cited documents200533
Cited documents200657
Cited documents200786
Cited documents200885
Cited documents2009103
Cited documents2010138
Cited documents2011192
Cited documents2012280
Cited documents2013355
Cited documents2014518
Cited documents2015612
Cited documents2016730
Cited documents2017689
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