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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 is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series. An open access, open peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities. We also publish stimulating debates and reviews as well as unique forum articles and concise tutorials.


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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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)20053.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201410.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.911
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.681
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.003
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.405
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20105
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201217
Self Cites201381
Self Cites201481
Self Cites2015106
Self Cites201672
Self Cites201769
Self Cites201873
Total Cites20030
Total Cites20045
Total Cites2005154
Total Cites2006335
Total Cites2007419
Total Cites2008363
Total Cites2009502
Total Cites2010733
Total Cites20111252
Total Cites20122106
Total Cites20133043
Total Cites20144450
Total Cites20155124
Total Cites20166175
Total Cites20175937
Total Cites20185501
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 document20053.643
External Cites per document20065.302
External Cites per document20074.457
External Cites per document20084.000
External Cites per document20094.921
External Cites per document20105.871
External Cites per document20117.620
External Cites per document20128.561
External Cites per document20139.433
External Cites per document20149.709
External Cites per document20159.074
External Cites per document20168.988
External Cites per document20179.226
External Cites per document20188.884
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20041.667
Cites per document20053.667
Cites per document20065.317
Cites per document20074.457
Cites per document20084.033
Cites per document20094.970
Cites per document20105.911
Cites per document20117.681
Cites per document20128.631
Cites per document20139.691
Cites per document20149.889
Cites per document20159.266
Cites per document20169.094
Cites per document20179.335
Cites per document20189.003
% 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 documents20081
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201130
Non-citable documents201252
Non-citable documents201388
Non-citable documents2014125
Non-citable documents2015138
Non-citable documents2016145
Non-citable documents2017141
Non-citable documents2018136
Citable documents20030
Citable documents20043
Citable documents200542
Citable documents200663
Citable documents200794
Citable documents200890
Citable documents2009101
Citable documents2010124
Citable documents2011163
Citable documents2012244
Citable documents2013314
Citable documents2014450
Citable documents2015553
Citable documents2016679
Citable documents2017636
Citable documents2018611
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 documents20059
Uncited documents20069
Uncited documents200714
Uncited documents200816
Uncited documents200912
Uncited documents201017
Uncited documents201115
Uncited documents201230
Uncited documents201347
Uncited documents201457
Uncited documents201575
Uncited documents201692
Uncited documents201786
Uncited documents201886
Cited documents20030
Cited documents20042
Cited documents200533
Cited documents200654
Cited documents200780
Cited documents200875
Cited documents200994
Cited documents2010122
Cited documents2011178
Cited documents2012266
Cited documents2013355
Cited documents2014518
Cited documents2015616
Cited documents2016732
Cited documents2017691
Cited documents2018661
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