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Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicineopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions 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
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
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
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

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)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.953
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.947
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
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200710
Total Cites200857
Total Cites200992
Total Cites2010110
Total Cites2011101
Total Cites201297
Total Cites2013129
Total Cites201488
Total Cites201594
Total Cites201684
Total Cites201758
Total Cites201846
Total Cites201954
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 document20082.526
External Cites per document20092.606
External Cites per document20102.650
External Cites per document20112.553
External Cites per document20122.316
External Cites per document20133.727
External Cites per document20142.024
External Cites per document20152.171
External Cites per document20161.860
External Cites per document20171.733
External Cites per document20181.875
External Cites per document20191.920
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20071.429
Cites per document20083.000
Cites per document20092.788
Cites per document20102.750
Cites per document20112.658
Cites per document20122.553
Cites per document20133.909
Cites per document20142.095
Cites per document20152.293
Cites per document20161.953
Cites per document20171.933
Cites per document20181.917
Cites per document20192.160
% 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 documents200820
Non-citable documents200925
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201114
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents20060
Citable documents20077
Citable documents200819
Citable documents200933
Citable documents201040
Citable documents201138
Citable documents201238
Citable documents201333
Citable documents201442
Citable documents201541
Citable documents201643
Citable documents201730
Citable documents201824
Citable documents201925
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 documents200817
Uncited documents200921
Uncited documents201023
Uncited documents201118
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201814
Uncited documents201910
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20073
Cited documents200822
Cited documents200937
Cited documents201039
Cited documents201134
Cited documents201233
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201433
Cited documents201535
Cited documents201636
Cited documents201722
Cited documents201818
Cited documents201925
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