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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PublisherMary Ann Liebert Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine includes observational and analytical reports on treatments outside the realm of allopathic medicine which are gaining interest and warranting research to assess their therapeutic value. It includes current concepts in clinical care, including case reports that will be valuable for health care professionals and scientists who are seeking to evaluate and integrate these therapies into patient care protocols and research strategies.


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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 Medicine1999Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2000Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2001Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2002Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2003Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2004Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2005Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2006Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2007Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017Q1

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)19990.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.812
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.009
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.327
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.639
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.510
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 Cites199914
Self Cites200025
Self Cites200120
Self Cites200243
Self Cites200338
Self Cites200492
Self Cites200591
Self Cites200685
Self Cites2007100
Self Cites2008108
Self Cites200990
Self Cites201086
Self Cites2011101
Self Cites201287
Self Cites201360
Self Cites201461
Self Cites201534
Self Cites201643
Self Cites201726
Total Cites199986
Total Cites2000152
Total Cites2001195
Total Cites2002278
Total Cites2003348
Total Cites2004489
Total Cites2005650
Total Cites2006706
Total Cites2007827
Total Cites2008911
Total Cites2009975
Total Cites20101031
Total Cites20111260
Total Cites20121205
Total Cites20131143
Total Cites2014997
Total Cites2015857
Total Cites2016706
Total Cites2017635
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 document19990.468
External Cites per document20000.789
External Cites per document20011.036
External Cites per document20021.098
External Cites per document20031.281
External Cites per document20041.476
External Cites per document20051.616
External Cites per document20061.549
External Cites per document20071.711
External Cites per document20082.102
External Cites per document20092.246
External Cites per document20102.105
External Cites per document20112.360
External Cites per document20122.245
External Cites per document20132.247
External Cites per document20141.987
External Cites per document20151.875
External Cites per document20161.678
External Cites per document20171.633
Cites per document19990.558
Cites per document20000.944
Cites per document20011.154
Cites per document20021.299
Cites per document20031.438
Cites per document20041.818
Cites per document20051.879
Cites per document20061.761
Cites per document20071.946
Cites per document20082.385
Cites per document20092.475
Cites per document20102.296
Cites per document20112.566
Cites per document20122.420
Cites per document20132.371
Cites per document20142.117
Cites per document20151.952
Cites per document20161.787
Cites per document20171.702
% 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 documents199934
Non-citable documents200048
Non-citable documents200154
Non-citable documents200271
Non-citable documents200381
Non-citable documents200493
Non-citable documents200592
Non-citable documents2006108
Non-citable documents2007113
Non-citable documents2008127
Non-citable documents2009126
Non-citable documents2010137
Non-citable documents2011134
Non-citable documents2012121
Non-citable documents2013102
Non-citable documents201474
Non-citable documents201556
Non-citable documents201628
Non-citable documents201728
Citable documents1999154
Citable documents2000161
Citable documents2001169
Citable documents2002214
Citable documents2003242
Citable documents2004269
Citable documents2005346
Citable documents2006401
Citable documents2007425
Citable documents2008382
Citable documents2009394
Citable documents2010449
Citable documents2011491
Citable documents2012498
Citable documents2013482
Citable documents2014471
Citable documents2015439
Citable documents2016395
Citable documents2017373
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 documents1999135
Uncited documents2000134
Uncited documents2001141
Uncited documents2002170
Uncited documents2003178
Uncited documents2004184
Uncited documents2005201
Uncited documents2006260
Uncited documents2007215
Uncited documents2008206
Uncited documents2009203
Uncited documents2010252
Uncited documents2011237
Uncited documents2012231
Uncited documents2013210
Uncited documents2014197
Uncited documents2015159
Uncited documents2016149
Uncited documents2017146
Cited documents199953
Cited documents200075
Cited documents200182
Cited documents2002115
Cited documents2003145
Cited documents2004178
Cited documents2005237
Cited documents2006249
Cited documents2007323
Cited documents2008303
Cited documents2009317
Cited documents2010334
Cited documents2011388
Cited documents2012388
Cited documents2013374
Cited documents2014348
Cited documents2015336
Cited documents2016274
Cited documents2017255
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