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British Medical Journal

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope The BMJ (British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. Our publishing model—”continuous publication”— means that all articles appear on before being included in an issue of the print journal. The website is updated daily with the BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.


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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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)19992.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.503
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.139
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.730
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.097
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.446
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 Cites1999765
Self Cites2000708
Self Cites2001915
Self Cites2002754
Self Cites2003584
Self Cites2004523
Self Cites2005552
Self Cites2006362
Self Cites2007231
Self Cites2008257
Self Cites2009287
Self Cites2010398
Self Cites2011544
Self Cites2012643
Self Cites2013637
Self Cites2014755
Self Cites2015654
Self Cites2016451
Self Cites2017384
Total Cites199912490
Total Cites200014096
Total Cites200116350
Total Cites200216034
Total Cites200317115
Total Cites200416322
Total Cites200517411
Total Cites200617193
Total Cites200715350
Total Cites200813232
Total Cites200912259
Total Cites201012831
Total Cites201115201
Total Cites201216945
Total Cites201317842
Total Cites201419175
Total Cites201518173
Total Cites201617169
Total Cites201715180
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 document19992.275
External Cites per document20002.362
External Cites per document20012.565
External Cites per document20022.437
External Cites per document20032.549
External Cites per document20042.213
External Cites per document20052.292
External Cites per document20062.388
External Cites per document20072.497
External Cites per document20082.767
External Cites per document20093.233
External Cites per document20103.443
External Cites per document20113.451
External Cites per document20123.920
External Cites per document20134.561
External Cites per document20145.944
External Cites per document20155.933
External Cites per document20165.937
External Cites per document20175.420
Cites per document19992.424
Cites per document20002.487
Cites per document20012.717
Cites per document20022.557
Cites per document20032.639
Cites per document20042.287
Cites per document20052.367
Cites per document20062.439
Cites per document20072.535
Cites per document20082.822
Cites per document20093.311
Cites per document20103.553
Cites per document20113.579
Cites per document20124.074
Cites per document20134.730
Cites per document20146.187
Cites per document20156.154
Cites per document20166.097
Cites per document20175.560
% 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 documents19994617
Non-citable documents20004740
Non-citable documents20014792
Non-citable documents20024646
Non-citable documents20034417
Non-citable documents20044154
Non-citable documents20054013
Non-citable documents20063838
Non-citable documents20073668
Non-citable documents20083156
Non-citable documents20093087
Non-citable documents20103674
Non-citable documents20114837
Non-citable documents20126008
Non-citable documents20136723
Non-citable documents20147542
Non-citable documents20157943
Non-citable documents20167970
Non-citable documents20177428
Citable documents19995153
Citable documents20005667
Citable documents20016018
Citable documents20026270
Citable documents20036485
Citable documents20047138
Citable documents20057356
Citable documents20067048
Citable documents20076055
Citable documents20084689
Citable documents20093703
Citable documents20103611
Citable documents20114247
Citable documents20124159
Citable documents20133772
Citable documents20143099
Citable documents20152953
Citable documents20162816
Citable documents20172730
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 documents19996986
Uncited documents20007323
Uncited documents20017600
Uncited documents20027680
Uncited documents20037720
Uncited documents20048204
Uncited documents20058167
Uncited documents20067788
Uncited documents20076969
Uncited documents20085534
Uncited documents20094735
Uncited documents20105164
Uncited documents20116686
Uncited documents20127554
Uncited documents20137653
Uncited documents20147676
Uncited documents20158040
Uncited documents20168128
Uncited documents20177766
Cited documents19992784
Cited documents20003084
Cited documents20013210
Cited documents20023236
Cited documents20033182
Cited documents20043088
Cited documents20053202
Cited documents20063098
Cited documents20072754
Cited documents20082311
Cited documents20092055
Cited documents20102121
Cited documents20112398
Cited documents20122613
Cited documents20132842
Cited documents20142965
Cited documents20152856
Cited documents20162658
Cited documents20172392
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