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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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

Nutrition and Dietetics
Publisher American Society for Nutrition
Publication typeJournals
ISSN19383207, 00029165
Scope The most highly rated peer-reviewed, primary research journal in nutrition and dietetics, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) publishes the latest research on topics in nutrition, such as obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism. The purpose of AJCN is to publish original research studies relevant to human and clinical nutrition. Well-controlled clinical studies that describe scientific mechanisms, efficacy, and safety of dietary interventions in the context of disease prevention or a health benefit will be considered. Public health and epidemiologic studies relevant to human nutrition, and innovative investigations of nutritional questions that employ epigenetic, genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic approaches are encouraged. Solicited editorials,book reviews, solicited or unsolicited review articles, invited controversy position papers, and letters to the Editor that relate to prior AJCN articles are essential components of the AJCN. All submitted material with scientific content will undergo peer review by the Editors or their designees before acceptance for publication.


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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)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics1999Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2000Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2001Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2002Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2003Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2004Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2005Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2006Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2007Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2008Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2009Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2010Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2011Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2012Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2013Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2014Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2015Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2016Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2017Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2018Q1
Nutrition and Dietetics2019Q1

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)19994.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20005.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20015.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20026.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20037.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20068.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20078.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.749
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20129.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.534
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.560
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.476
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20005.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20026.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20037.399
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.572
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20068.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20078.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20098.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20118.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20139.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20148.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20005.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20015.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20026.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20036.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.599
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20068.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.993
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20107.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20118.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20167.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.853
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 Cites1999330
Self Cites2000465
Self Cites2001402
Self Cites2002430
Self Cites2003461
Self Cites2004410
Self Cites2005529
Self Cites2006617
Self Cites2007688
Self Cites2008644
Self Cites2009605
Self Cites2010546
Self Cites2011566
Self Cites2012454
Self Cites2013375
Self Cites2014400
Self Cites2015384
Self Cites2016332
Self Cites2017308
Self Cites2018248
Self Cites2019219
Total Cites19994541
Total Cites20005920
Total Cites20016655
Total Cites20026724
Total Cites20037480
Total Cites20046596
Total Cites20058011
Total Cites20069287
Total Cites200710007
Total Cites20089808
Total Cites200911107
Total Cites201011305
Total Cites201111507
Total Cites201211119
Total Cites201310451
Total Cites20148923
Total Cites20158459
Total Cites20168143
Total Cites20177911
Total Cites20187226
Total Cites20196715
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 document19993.756
External Cites per document20004.748
External Cites per document20015.553
External Cites per document20026.195
External Cites per document20036.943
External Cites per document20046.588
External Cites per document20057.072
External Cites per document20067.769
External Cites per document20078.211
External Cites per document20087.669
External Cites per document20098.085
External Cites per document20107.808
External Cites per document20118.264
External Cites per document20128.438
External Cites per document20138.988
External Cites per document20147.995
External Cites per document20158.051
External Cites per document20167.858
External Cites per document20177.558
External Cites per document20187.034
External Cites per document20197.178
Cites per document19994.051
Cites per document20005.152
Cites per document20015.910
Cites per document20026.618
Cites per document20037.399
Cites per document20047.024
Cites per document20057.572
Cites per document20068.322
Cites per document20078.817
Cites per document20088.208
Cites per document20098.550
Cites per document20108.204
Cites per document20118.691
Cites per document20128.797
Cites per document20139.323
Cites per document20148.371
Cites per document20158.434
Cites per document20168.192
Cites per document20177.864
Cites per document20187.284
Cites per document20197.420
% 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 documents1999207
Non-citable documents2000260
Non-citable documents2001271
Non-citable documents2002266
Non-citable documents2003227
Non-citable documents2004199
Non-citable documents2005185
Non-citable documents2006224
Non-citable documents2007268
Non-citable documents2008310
Non-citable documents2009316
Non-citable documents2010303
Non-citable documents2011303
Non-citable documents2012312
Non-citable documents2013328
Non-citable documents2014320
Non-citable documents2015298
Non-citable documents2016284
Non-citable documents2017270
Non-citable documents2018288
Non-citable documents2019282
Citable documents19991121
Citable documents20001149
Citable documents20011126
Citable documents20021016
Citable documents20031011
Citable documents2004939
Citable documents20051058
Citable documents20061116
Citable documents20071135
Citable documents20081195
Citable documents20091299
Citable documents20101378
Citable documents20111324
Citable documents20121264
Citable documents20131121
Citable documents20141066
Citable documents20151003
Citable documents2016994
Citable documents20171006
Citable documents2018992
Citable documents2019905
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 documents1999300
Uncited documents2000313
Uncited documents2001280
Uncited documents2002262
Uncited documents2003201
Uncited documents2004177
Uncited documents2005176
Uncited documents2006197
Uncited documents2007260
Uncited documents2008295
Uncited documents2009299
Uncited documents2010269
Uncited documents2011259
Uncited documents2012271
Uncited documents2013262
Uncited documents2014269
Uncited documents2015256
Uncited documents2016242
Uncited documents2017218
Uncited documents2018253
Uncited documents2019268
Cited documents19991028
Cited documents20001096
Cited documents20011117
Cited documents20021020
Cited documents20031037
Cited documents2004961
Cited documents20051067
Cited documents20061143
Cited documents20071143
Cited documents20081210
Cited documents20091316
Cited documents20101412
Cited documents20111368
Cited documents20121305
Cited documents20131187
Cited documents20141117
Cited documents20151045
Cited documents20161036
Cited documents20171058
Cited documents20181027
Cited documents2019919
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