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Chinese Medicineopen access

CountryUnited Kingdom
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMedicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication typeJournals
Scope Chinese Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Chinese Medicine, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of research on Chinese medicine, provided the material, methods, results, and conclusions are evidence-based, scientifically justified, and ethical. Areas of interest include herbal medicine, health food, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, Tui-na, Qi-qong, Tai Chi Quan, energy research, medical education, cultural exchange, and technical translation. (source)

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.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine2007Q3
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2009Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2010Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2011Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2012Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2014Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2015Q1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine2016Q1

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)20070.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.977
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.532
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 Cites20070
Self Cites200815
Self Cites20094
Self Cites20109
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201212
Self Cites20138
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20164
Total Cites20072
Total Cites200843
Total Cites200992
Total Cites2010127
Total Cites2011209
Total Cites2012357
Total Cites2013360
Total Cites2014253
Total Cites2015167
Total Cites2016143
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 document20070.667
External Cites per document20081.750
External Cites per document20092.750
External Cites per document20102.314
External Cites per document20112.613
External Cites per document20123.450
External Cites per document20133.352
External Cites per document20142.767
External Cites per document20152.219
External Cites per document20161.655
Cites per document20070.667
Cites per document20082.688
Cites per document20092.875
Cites per document20102.490
Cites per document20112.787
Cites per document20123.570
Cites per document20133.429
Cites per document20142.811
Cites per document20152.288
Cites per document20161.702
% 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 documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20166
Citable documents20073
Citable documents200816
Citable documents200932
Citable documents201051
Citable documents201175
Citable documents2012100
Citable documents2013105
Citable documents201490
Citable documents201573
Citable documents201684
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 documents20072
Uncited documents20082
Uncited documents20097
Uncited documents201013
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201323
Uncited documents201417
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201632
Cited documents20072
Cited documents200815
Cited documents200927
Cited documents201041
Cited documents201164
Cited documents201289
Cited documents201390
Cited documents201476
Cited documents201562
Cited documents201658
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