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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicineopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

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BioMed Central Ltd



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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine considers articles on the philosophy of medicine and biology, and on ethical aspects of clinical practice and research. 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. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine is the official publication of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Health Policy2018Q3
Health Policy2019Q3
Health Policy2020Q3
Health Policy2021Q2
Health Policy2022Q2
Health Policy2023Q3
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
History and Philosophy of Science2018Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2019Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2020Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2021Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2022Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2023Q1
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
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2018Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2019Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2020Q3
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2021Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2022Q2
Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects2023Q3
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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2022Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2023Q3

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20070.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20222.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20232.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20222.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20232.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20221.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20231.867
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 Cites20176
Self Cites20181
Self Cites20196
Self Cites20201
Self Cites20211
Self Cites20221
Self Cites20231
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200710
Total Cites200858
Total Cites200996
Total Cites2010114
Total Cites2011108
Total Cites2012100
Total Cites2013132
Total Cites201493
Total Cites201598
Total Cites201692
Total Cites201761
Total Cites201850
Total Cites201953
Total Cites202086
Total Cites202191
Total Cites2022100
Total Cites202387
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 document20070.833
External Cites per document20081.289
External Cites per document20091.579
External Cites per document20101.803
External Cites per document20112.000
External Cites per document20121.820
External Cites per document20132.625
External Cites per document20141.765
External Cites per document20151.722
External Cites per document20161.660
External Cites per document20171.341
External Cites per document20181.531
External Cites per document20191.343
External Cites per document20202.024
External Cites per document20212.093
External Cites per document20222.415
External Cites per document20232.048
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.833
Cites per document20081.526
Cites per document20091.684
Cites per document20101.869
Cites per document20112.077
Cites per document20122.000
Cites per document20132.750
Cites per document20141.824
Cites per document20151.815
Cites per document20161.736
Cites per document20171.488
Cites per document20181.563
Cites per document20191.514
Cites per document20202.048
Cites per document20212.116
Cites per document20222.439
Cites per document20232.071
% 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 documents200819
Non-citable documents200924
Non-citable documents201021
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents201910
Non-citable documents202011
Non-citable documents20219
Non-citable documents20226
Non-citable documents20235
Citable documents20060
Citable documents20077
Citable documents200819
Citable documents200933
Citable documents201040
Citable documents201138
Citable documents201238
Citable documents201333
Citable documents201442
Citable documents201543
Citable documents201645
Citable documents201732
Citable documents201824
Citable documents201925
Citable documents202031
Citable documents202134
Citable documents202235
Citable documents202337
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 documents200816
Uncited documents200920
Uncited documents201021
Uncited documents201117
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201312
Uncited documents201416
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201813
Uncited documents201910
Uncited documents202018
Uncited documents202113
Uncited documents202214
Uncited documents202314
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20073
Cited documents200822
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201040
Cited documents201135
Cited documents201233
Cited documents201336
Cited documents201435
Cited documents201536
Cited documents201638
Cited documents201723
Cited documents201819
Cited documents201925
Cited documents202024
Cited documents202130
Cited documents202227
Cited documents202328
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