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Medicine, Science and the Law

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Health Policy

Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects

Social Sciences
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Medicine, Science and the Law is an academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of subjects of forensic interest. The journal aims to inform its readers from a broad perspective and demonstrate the interrelated nature and scope of the forensic disciplines. The journal will keep its readers informed of developments and trends through reporting, discussing and debating current issues of importance in forensic practice. Reviews, original research, case reports, viewpoint articles, letters and other relevant contributions are welcome on all forensic subjects and the law relating to forensic medicine and science.
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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.

Health Policy1999Q2
Health Policy2000Q2
Health Policy2001Q2
Health Policy2002Q3
Health Policy2003Q2
Health Policy2004Q2
Health Policy2005Q2
Health Policy2006Q2
Health Policy2007Q2
Health Policy2008Q2
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q2
Health Policy2011Q2
Health Policy2012Q2
Health Policy2013Q2
Health Policy2014Q3
Health Policy2015Q3
Health Policy2016Q3
Health Policy2017Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects1999Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2000Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2001Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2002Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2003Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2004Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2005Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2006Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2007Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2008Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2009Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2010Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2011Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2012Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2013Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2014Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2015Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2016Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2017Q3

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)19990.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.569
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.565
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.626
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.544
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 Cites199918
Self Cites200014
Self Cites20017
Self Cites20023
Self Cites200310
Self Cites20048
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200711
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20096
Self Cites201010
Self Cites201114
Self Cites201213
Self Cites201318
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20157
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20173
Total Cites199994
Total Cites200090
Total Cites200182
Total Cites200265
Total Cites200374
Total Cites200476
Total Cites200581
Total Cites200695
Total Cites2007112
Total Cites2008108
Total Cites2009120
Total Cites201083
Total Cites201187
Total Cites201290
Total Cites2013125
Total Cites2014108
Total Cites201585
Total Cites2016103
Total Cites201787
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 document19990.382
External Cites per document20000.439
External Cites per document20010.449
External Cites per document20020.376
External Cites per document20030.379
External Cites per document20040.400
External Cites per document20050.385
External Cites per document20060.500
External Cites per document20070.612
External Cites per document20080.605
External Cites per document20090.648
External Cites per document20100.429
External Cites per document20110.477
External Cites per document20120.524
External Cites per document20130.728
External Cites per document20140.671
External Cites per document20150.534
External Cites per document20160.613
External Cites per document20170.568
Cites per document19990.472
Cites per document20000.520
Cites per document20010.491
Cites per document20020.394
Cites per document20030.438
Cites per document20040.447
Cites per document20050.479
Cites per document20060.565
Cites per document20070.679
Cites per document20080.628
Cites per document20090.682
Cites per document20100.488
Cites per document20110.569
Cites per document20120.612
Cites per document20130.850
Cites per document20140.697
Cites per document20150.582
Cites per document20160.632
Cites per document20170.588
% 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 documents199926
Non-citable documents200028
Non-citable documents200120
Non-citable documents200221
Non-citable documents200317
Non-citable documents200413
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201217
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201421
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201630
Non-citable documents201727
Citable documents1999199
Citable documents2000173
Citable documents2001167
Citable documents2002165
Citable documents2003169
Citable documents2004170
Citable documents2005169
Citable documents2006168
Citable documents2007165
Citable documents2008172
Citable documents2009176
Citable documents2010170
Citable documents2011153
Citable documents2012147
Citable documents2013147
Citable documents2014155
Citable documents2015146
Citable documents2016163
Citable documents2017148
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 documents1999163
Uncited documents2000139
Uncited documents2001129
Uncited documents2002135
Uncited documents2003138
Uncited documents2004133
Uncited documents2005131
Uncited documents2006116
Uncited documents2007109
Uncited documents2008117
Uncited documents2009119
Uncited documents2010132
Uncited documents2011113
Uncited documents2012109
Uncited documents201397
Uncited documents2014114
Uncited documents2015118
Uncited documents2016137
Uncited documents2017121
Cited documents199962
Cited documents200062
Cited documents200158
Cited documents200251
Cited documents200348
Cited documents200450
Cited documents200547
Cited documents200658
Cited documents200762
Cited documents200860
Cited documents200964
Cited documents201048
Cited documents201154
Cited documents201255
Cited documents201370
Cited documents201462
Cited documents201551
Cited documents201656
Cited documents201754
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