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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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)19992.320
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.834
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.992
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.262
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.965
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.555
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.476
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 Cites1999772
Self Cites2000712
Self Cites2001914
Self Cites2002758
Self Cites2003583
Self Cites2004524
Self Cites2005553
Self Cites2006351
Self Cites2007215
Self Cites2008261
Self Cites2009304
Self Cites2010422
Self Cites2011561
Self Cites2012614
Self Cites2013639
Self Cites2014758
Self Cites2015668
Self Cites2016477
Self Cites2017413
Self Cites2018370
Total Cites199912707
Total Cites200014162
Total Cites200116447
Total Cites200216144
Total Cites200317281
Total Cites200416443
Total Cites200517561
Total Cites200616166
Total Cites200714271
Total Cites200812408
Total Cites200912215
Total Cites201013766
Total Cites201116217
Total Cites201217191
Total Cites201318308
Total Cites201419503
Total Cites201518676
Total Cites201617933
Total Cites201716590
Total Cites201816163
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 document19992.180
External Cites per document20002.384
External Cites per document20012.592
External Cites per document20022.454
External Cites per document20032.594
External Cites per document20042.247
External Cites per document20052.332
External Cites per document20062.251
External Cites per document20072.244
External Cites per document20082.301
External Cites per document20092.724
External Cites per document20103.415
External Cites per document20113.984
External Cites per document20124.327
External Cites per document20134.795
External Cites per document20145.793
External Cites per document20155.945
External Cites per document20166.166
External Cites per document20175.863
External Cites per document20185.785
Cites per document19992.320
Cites per document20002.510
Cites per document20012.745
Cites per document20022.574
Cites per document20032.685
Cites per document20042.320
Cites per document20052.408
Cites per document20062.301
Cites per document20072.278
Cites per document20082.351
Cites per document20092.793
Cites per document20103.523
Cites per document20114.126
Cites per document20124.487
Cites per document20134.968
Cites per document20146.027
Cites per document20156.166
Cites per document20166.335
Cites per document20176.013
Cites per document20185.921
% 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 documents19994962
Non-citable documents20004687
Non-citable documents20014716
Non-citable documents20024574
Non-citable documents20034306
Non-citable documents20044063
Non-citable documents20053963
Non-citable documents20063832
Non-citable documents20073592
Non-citable documents20083215
Non-citable documents20093964
Non-citable documents20104484
Non-citable documents20115366
Non-citable documents20125609
Non-citable documents20136472
Non-citable documents20147412
Non-citable documents20157928
Non-citable documents20167987
Non-citable documents20177460
Non-citable documents20186454
Citable documents19995476
Citable documents20005642
Citable documents20015992
Citable documents20026271
Citable documents20036437
Citable documents20047086
Citable documents20057292
Citable documents20067027
Citable documents20076265
Citable documents20085278
Citable documents20094373
Citable documents20103908
Citable documents20113930
Citable documents20123831
Citable documents20133685
Citable documents20143236
Citable documents20153029
Citable documents20162831
Citable documents20172759
Citable documents20182730
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 documents19997542
Uncited documents20007237
Uncited documents20017487
Uncited documents20027601
Uncited documents20037546
Uncited documents20048041
Uncited documents20058034
Uncited documents20067830
Uncited documents20077144
Uncited documents20086124
Uncited documents20096037
Uncited documents20106037
Uncited documents20116762
Uncited documents20126879
Uncited documents20137301
Uncited documents20147658
Uncited documents20158065
Uncited documents20168076
Uncited documents20177707
Uncited documents20186913
Cited documents19992896
Cited documents20003092
Cited documents20013221
Cited documents20023244
Cited documents20033197
Cited documents20043108
Cited documents20053221
Cited documents20063029
Cited documents20072713
Cited documents20082369
Cited documents20092300
Cited documents20102355
Cited documents20112534
Cited documents20122561
Cited documents20132856
Cited documents20142990
Cited documents20152892
Cited documents20162742
Cited documents20172512
Cited documents20182271
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