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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicineopen access

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

Health Policy
Medicine (miscellaneous)

Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of the philosophy of medicine and biology, and the ethical aspects of clinical practice and research. It also considers papers at the intersection of medicine and humanities, including the history of medicine, that are relevant to contemporary philosophy of medicine and bioethics.


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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 Policy2007Q2
Health Policy2008Q3
Health Policy2009Q2
Health Policy2010Q2
Health Policy2011Q2
Health Policy2012Q2
Health Policy2013Q2
Health Policy2014Q3
Health Policy2015Q3
Health Policy2016Q3
Health Policy2017Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2007Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2008Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2009Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2010Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2011Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2012Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2013Q1
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2014Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2015Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2016Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2017Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q3

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)20071.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.697
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.235
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20089
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20129
Self Cites20136
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20164
Self Cites20175
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200710
Total Cites200855
Total Cites200989
Total Cites2010108
Total Cites201199
Total Cites201293
Total Cites2013130
Total Cites201489
Total Cites201592
Total Cites201681
Total Cites201743
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 document20071.429
External Cites per document20082.421
External Cites per document20092.515
External Cites per document20102.600
External Cites per document20112.500
External Cites per document20122.211
External Cites per document20133.758
External Cites per document20142.048
External Cites per document20152.023
External Cites per document20161.711
External Cites per document20171.188
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20071.429
Cites per document20082.895
Cites per document20092.697
Cites per document20102.700
Cites per document20112.605
Cites per document20122.447
Cites per document20133.939
Cites per document20142.119
Cites per document20152.140
Cites per document20161.800
Cites per document20171.344
% 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 documents20075
Non-citable documents200821
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201023
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20179
Citable documents20060
Citable documents20077
Citable documents200819
Citable documents200933
Citable documents201040
Citable documents201138
Citable documents201238
Citable documents201333
Citable documents201442
Citable documents201543
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201732
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 documents20079
Uncited documents200818
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201024
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents201417
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents201722
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20073
Cited documents200822
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201039
Cited documents201133
Cited documents201233
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201434
Cited documents201535
Cited documents201636
Cited documents201719
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