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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Country Nigeria  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Nigeria
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Drug Discovery
PublisherAfrican Networks on Ethnomedicines
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1970, 1973-1978, 1981-1982, 1991, 1995, 2002, 2006-2016 (cancelled)
Scope The “African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (AJTCAM)” is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, international, scientific Open Access Journal that provides publication of articles on phytomedicines, ethnomedicines and veterinary ethnomedicines. The journal is published by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as “African Traditional Herbal Medicine Supporters Initiative (ATHMSI)”. The Journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately two-to-three months after acceptance


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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 Medicine2007Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2017Q2
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2018Q2
Drug Discovery2007Q4
Drug Discovery2008Q4
Drug Discovery2009Q3
Drug Discovery2010Q3
Drug Discovery2011Q3
Drug Discovery2012Q3
Drug Discovery2013Q4
Drug Discovery2014Q3
Drug Discovery2015Q3
Drug Discovery2016Q3
Drug Discovery2017Q3
Drug Discovery2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3

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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.452
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.285
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.393
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.799
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.416
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.852
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20118
Self Cites201214
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20146
Self Cites201511
Self Cites201622
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200719
Total Cites200836
Total Cites200994
Total Cites2010149
Total Cites2011165
Total Cites2012230
Total Cites2013344
Total Cites2014380
Total Cites2015371
Total Cites2016463
Total Cites2017319
Total Cites2018338
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 document20060
External Cites per document20070.429
External Cites per document20080.343
External Cites per document20090.724
External Cites per document20101.151
External Cites per document20111.414
External Cites per document20121.207
External Cites per document20131.393
External Cites per document20141.081
External Cites per document20150.853
External Cites per document20161.002
External Cites per document20170.698
External Cites per document20180.795
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.452
Cites per document20080.343
Cites per document20090.740
Cites per document20101.183
Cites per document20111.486
Cites per document20121.285
Cites per document20131.393
Cites per document20141.098
Cites per document20150.879
Cites per document20161.052
Cites per document20170.698
Cites per document20180.795
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20182
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200742
Citable documents2008105
Citable documents2009127
Citable documents2010126
Citable documents2011111
Citable documents2012179
Citable documents2013247
Citable documents2014346
Citable documents2015422
Citable documents2016440
Citable documents2017457
Citable documents2018425
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200731
Uncited documents200879
Uncited documents200973
Uncited documents201062
Uncited documents201145
Uncited documents201295
Uncited documents2013142
Uncited documents2014193
Uncited documents2015235
Uncited documents2016225
Uncited documents2017281
Uncited documents2018234
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200712
Cited documents200828
Cited documents200957
Cited documents201066
Cited documents201167
Cited documents201284
Cited documents2013110
Cited documents2014158
Cited documents2015193
Cited documents2016217
Cited documents2017179
Cited documents2018193
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