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Acupuncture in Medicine

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
Neurology (clinical)
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group  - SIR iconSCImago Institutions Ranking
Publication typeJournals
ISSN09645284, 17599873
Coverage1992, 1996-2020
Scope Acupuncture in Medicine is an international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to promote the scientific understanding of acupuncture and related treatments by publishing scientific investigations of their effectiveness and modes of action as well as articles on their use in health services and clinical practice. Acupuncture in Medicine is aimed at Western-trained physicians and other health professionals. The Western understanding of neurophysiology and anatomy is used to interpret the effects of acupuncture. The Journal uses the term ‘Western medical acupuncture’ and largely restricts its published articles to this Western approach. Evidence-based articles on traditional acupuncture (both clinical and theoretical) will, however, be considered. The editorial board welcomes scientific reports, systematic and general reviews, audits, case reports, descriptive and educational papers and other articles that may be of interest to readers.


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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.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine1999Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2000Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2001Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2002Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2003Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2004Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2005Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2006Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2007Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2018Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Neurology (clinical)1999Q4
Neurology (clinical)2000Q3
Neurology (clinical)2001Q3
Neurology (clinical)2002Q3
Neurology (clinical)2003Q3
Neurology (clinical)2004Q3
Neurology (clinical)2005Q3
Neurology (clinical)2006Q3
Neurology (clinical)2007Q3
Neurology (clinical)2008Q2
Neurology (clinical)2009Q2
Neurology (clinical)2010Q2
Neurology (clinical)2011Q3
Neurology (clinical)2012Q3
Neurology (clinical)2013Q3
Neurology (clinical)2014Q3
Neurology (clinical)2015Q2
Neurology (clinical)2016Q3
Neurology (clinical)2017Q2
Neurology (clinical)2018Q2
Neurology (clinical)2019Q2

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)19990.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.430
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.582
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.380
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.942
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20008
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20024
Self Cites200312
Self Cites200428
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200630
Self Cites200714
Self Cites200824
Self Cites200927
Self Cites201029
Self Cites201147
Self Cites201233
Self Cites201357
Self Cites201439
Self Cites201580
Self Cites2016136
Self Cites2017133
Self Cites201892
Self Cites201972
Total Cites199910
Total Cites200011
Total Cites200121
Total Cites200234
Total Cites200350
Total Cites200474
Total Cites200593
Total Cites200694
Total Cites2007116
Total Cites2008188
Total Cites2009168
Total Cites2010200
Total Cites2011165
Total Cites2012196
Total Cites2013317
Total Cites2014312
Total Cites2015375
Total Cites2016420
Total Cites2017419
Total Cites2018369
Total Cites2019398
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 document19990.152
External Cites per document20000.042
External Cites per document20010.273
External Cites per document20020.395
External Cites per document20030.528
External Cites per document20040.630
External Cites per document20051.027
External Cites per document20060.865
External Cites per document20071.186
External Cites per document20081.929
External Cites per document20091.584
External Cites per document20101.839
External Cites per document20111.093
External Cites per document20121.254
External Cites per document20131.769
External Cites per document20141.587
External Cites per document20151.468
External Cites per document20161.359
External Cites per document20171.395
External Cites per document20181.565
External Cites per document20191.976
Cites per document19990.152
Cites per document20000.153
Cites per document20010.318
Cites per document20020.447
Cites per document20030.694
Cites per document20041.014
Cites per document20051.240
Cites per document20061.270
Cites per document20071.349
Cites per document20082.212
Cites per document20091.888
Cites per document20102.151
Cites per document20111.528
Cites per document20121.508
Cites per document20132.156
Cites per document20141.814
Cites per document20151.866
Cites per document20162.010
Cites per document20172.044
Cites per document20182.085
Cites per document20192.412
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20008
Non-citable documents200114
Non-citable documents200218
Non-citable documents200319
Non-citable documents200419
Non-citable documents200541
Non-citable documents200648
Non-citable documents200752
Non-citable documents200830
Non-citable documents200928
Non-citable documents201035
Non-citable documents201145
Non-citable documents201253
Non-citable documents201360
Non-citable documents201491
Non-citable documents2015100
Non-citable documents2016113
Non-citable documents201791
Non-citable documents201883
Non-citable documents201958
Citable documents199966
Citable documents200072
Citable documents200166
Citable documents200276
Citable documents200372
Citable documents200473
Citable documents200575
Citable documents200674
Citable documents200786
Citable documents200885
Citable documents200989
Citable documents201093
Citable documents2011108
Citable documents2012130
Citable documents2013147
Citable documents2014172
Citable documents2015201
Citable documents2016209
Citable documents2017205
Citable documents2018177
Citable documents2019165
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 documents199965
Uncited documents200070
Uncited documents200166
Uncited documents200274
Uncited documents200362
Uncited documents200457
Uncited documents200581
Uncited documents200680
Uncited documents200793
Uncited documents200854
Uncited documents200960
Uncited documents201069
Uncited documents201191
Uncited documents201292
Uncited documents2013105
Uncited documents2014131
Uncited documents2015143
Uncited documents2016157
Uncited documents2017131
Uncited documents2018108
Uncited documents201975
Cited documents19996
Cited documents200010
Cited documents200114
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200329
Cited documents200435
Cited documents200535
Cited documents200642
Cited documents200745
Cited documents200861
Cited documents200957
Cited documents201059
Cited documents201162
Cited documents201291
Cited documents2013102
Cited documents2014132
Cited documents2015158
Cited documents2016165
Cited documents2017165
Cited documents2018152
Cited documents2019148
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