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Science as Culture

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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Social Sciences
Cultural Studies
Health (social science)
Sociology and Political Science
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Our culture is a scientific one, defining what is natural and what is rational. Its values can be seen in what are sought out as facts and made as artefacts, what are designed as processes and products, and what are forged as weapons and filmed as wonders. In our daily experience, power is exercised through expertise, e.g. in science, technology and medicine. Science as Culture explores how all these shape the values which contend for influence over the wider society. Science mediates our cultural experience. It increasingly defines what it is to be a person, through genetics, medicine and information technology. Its values get embodied and naturalized in concepts, techniques, research priorities, gadgets and advertising. Many films, artworks and novels express popular concerns about these developments. In a society where icons of progress are drawn from science, technology and medicine, they are either celebrated or demonised. Often their progress is feared as ’unnatural’, while their critics are labelled ’irrational’. Public concerns are rebuffed by ostensibly value-neutral experts and positivist polemics. Yet the culture of science is open to study like any other culture. Cultural studies analyses the role of expertise throughout society. Many journals address the history, philosophy and social studies of science, its popularisation, and the public understanding of society.


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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.

Biomedical Engineering1999Q4
Biomedical Engineering2000Q4
Biomedical Engineering2001Q3
Biomedical Engineering2002Q3
Biomedical Engineering2003Q3
Biomedical Engineering2004Q3
Biomedical Engineering2005Q3
Biomedical Engineering2006Q3
Biomedical Engineering2007Q3
Biomedical Engineering2008Q3
Biomedical Engineering2009Q4
Biomedical Engineering2010Q2
Biomedical Engineering2011Q4
Biomedical Engineering2012Q3
Biomedical Engineering2013Q2
Biomedical Engineering2014Q3
Biomedical Engineering2015Q2
Biomedical Engineering2016Q2
Biomedical Engineering2017Q2
Biomedical Engineering2018Q2
Biomedical Engineering2019Q2
Cultural Studies1999Q2
Cultural Studies2000Q1
Cultural Studies2001Q1
Cultural Studies2002Q1
Cultural Studies2003Q1
Cultural Studies2004Q1
Cultural Studies2005Q1
Cultural Studies2006Q1
Cultural Studies2007Q1
Cultural Studies2008Q1
Cultural Studies2009Q2
Cultural Studies2010Q1
Cultural Studies2011Q2
Cultural Studies2012Q1
Cultural Studies2013Q1
Cultural Studies2014Q1
Cultural Studies2015Q1
Cultural Studies2016Q1
Cultural Studies2017Q1
Cultural Studies2018Q1
Cultural Studies2019Q1
Health (social science)1999Q3
Health (social science)2000Q3
Health (social science)2001Q3
Health (social science)2002Q2
Health (social science)2003Q3
Health (social science)2004Q2
Health (social science)2005Q3
Health (social science)2006Q3
Health (social science)2007Q2
Health (social science)2008Q2
Health (social science)2009Q3
Health (social science)2010Q1
Health (social science)2011Q4
Health (social science)2012Q3
Health (social science)2013Q2
Health (social science)2014Q2
Health (social science)2015Q1
Health (social science)2016Q2
Health (social science)2017Q2
Health (social science)2018Q2
Health (social science)2019Q2
History and Philosophy of Science1999Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2000Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2001Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2002Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2003Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2004Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2005Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2006Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2018Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2019Q1
Sociology and Political Science1999Q3
Sociology and Political Science2000Q3
Sociology and Political Science2001Q2
Sociology and Political Science2002Q2
Sociology and Political Science2003Q3
Sociology and Political Science2004Q2
Sociology and Political Science2005Q2
Sociology and Political Science2006Q3
Sociology and Political Science2007Q2
Sociology and Political Science2008Q2
Sociology and Political Science2009Q3
Sociology and Political Science2010Q2
Sociology and Political Science2011Q3
Sociology and Political Science2012Q2
Sociology and Political Science2013Q2
Sociology and Political Science2014Q2
Sociology and Political Science2015Q1
Sociology and Political Science2016Q2
Sociology and Political Science2017Q2
Sociology and Political Science2018Q2
Sociology and Political Science2019Q1

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)19990.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.354
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.039
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.178
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20003
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20027
Self Cites20032
Self Cites20049
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20074
Self Cites20085
Self Cites20096
Self Cites201013
Self Cites20116
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20135
Self Cites20143
Self Cites201511
Self Cites20166
Self Cites20178
Self Cites20187
Self Cites20196
Total Cites199921
Total Cites200015
Total Cites200133
Total Cites200223
Total Cites200332
Total Cites200458
Total Cites200532
Total Cites200650
Total Cites200772
Total Cites200886
Total Cites2009138
Total Cites2010124
Total Cites2011111
Total Cites201287
Total Cites201381
Total Cites2014100
Total Cites2015160
Total Cites2016145
Total Cites2017122
Total Cites2018116
Total Cites2019133
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 document19990.275
External Cites per document20000.176
External Cites per document20010.329
External Cites per document20020.190
External Cites per document20030.341
External Cites per document20040.598
External Cites per document20050.375
External Cites per document20060.653
External Cites per document20070.919
External Cites per document20081.052
External Cites per document20091.692
External Cites per document20101.388
External Cites per document20111.400
External Cites per document20121.024
External Cites per document20130.884
External Cites per document20140.951
External Cites per document20151.602
External Cites per document20161.616
External Cites per document20171.462
External Cites per document20181.380
External Cites per document20191.671
Cites per document19990.304
Cites per document20000.221
Cites per document20010.388
Cites per document20020.274
Cites per document20030.364
Cites per document20040.707
Cites per document20050.400
Cites per document20060.694
Cites per document20070.973
Cites per document20081.117
Cites per document20091.769
Cites per document20101.550
Cites per document20111.480
Cites per document20121.061
Cites per document20130.942
Cites per document20140.980
Cites per document20151.720
Cites per document20161.686
Cites per document20171.564
Cites per document20181.468
Cites per document20191.750
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199969
Citable documents200068
Citable documents200185
Citable documents200284
Citable documents200388
Citable documents200482
Citable documents200580
Citable documents200672
Citable documents200774
Citable documents200877
Citable documents200978
Citable documents201080
Citable documents201175
Citable documents201282
Citable documents201386
Citable documents2014102
Citable documents201593
Citable documents201686
Citable documents201778
Citable documents201879
Citable documents201976
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 documents199960
Uncited documents200064
Uncited documents200169
Uncited documents200268
Uncited documents200371
Uncited documents200454
Uncited documents200560
Uncited documents200645
Uncited documents200735
Uncited documents200842
Uncited documents200935
Uncited documents201031
Uncited documents201133
Uncited documents201245
Uncited documents201355
Uncited documents201462
Uncited documents201537
Uncited documents201636
Uncited documents201734
Uncited documents201836
Uncited documents201934
Cited documents199912
Cited documents20008
Cited documents200119
Cited documents200217
Cited documents200317
Cited documents200428
Cited documents200520
Cited documents200627
Cited documents200739
Cited documents200835
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201049
Cited documents201143
Cited documents201239
Cited documents201333
Cited documents201441
Cited documents201557
Cited documents201651
Cited documents201747
Cited documents201846
Cited documents201945
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