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Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryPharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Drug Discovery
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1746045X, 17460441
Scope Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery (ISSN 1746-0441 [print], 1746-045X [electronic]) is a MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed, international journal publishing review articles on novel technologies involved in the drug discovery process, leading to new leads and reduced attrition rates. Each article is structured to incorporate the author’s own expert opinion on the scope for future development. The Editors welcome: Reviews covering chemoinformatics; bioinformatics; assay development; novel screening technologies; in vitro/in vivo models; structure-based drug design; systems biology Drug Case Histories examining the steps involved in the preclinical and clinical development of a particular drug The audience consists of scientists and managers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, academic pharmaceutical scientists and other closely related professionals looking to enhance the success of their drug candidates through optimisation at the preclinical level.


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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.

Drug Discovery2007Q3
Drug Discovery2008Q3
Drug Discovery2009Q3
Drug Discovery2010Q2
Drug Discovery2011Q2
Drug Discovery2012Q2
Drug Discovery2013Q1
Drug Discovery2014Q1
Drug Discovery2015Q1
Drug Discovery2016Q1
Drug Discovery2017Q1
Drug Discovery2018Q1
Drug Discovery2019Q1

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)20070.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.787
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.389
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.304
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.112
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 Cites20079
Self Cites200815
Self Cites200922
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201119
Self Cites201229
Self Cites201330
Self Cites201421
Self Cites201530
Self Cites201633
Self Cites201728
Self Cites201835
Self Cites201935
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200764
Total Cites2008196
Total Cites2009411
Total Cites2010534
Total Cites2011571
Total Cites2012629
Total Cites2013988
Total Cites20141005
Total Cites20151197
Total Cites20161131
Total Cites20171185
Total Cites20181430
Total Cites20191332
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 document20070.846
External Cites per document20080.933
External Cites per document20091.314
External Cites per document20101.590
External Cites per document20111.951
External Cites per document20122.198
External Cites per document20133.522
External Cites per document20143.453
External Cites per document20153.916
External Cites per document20163.612
External Cites per document20173.935
External Cites per document20184.929
External Cites per document20194.786
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.985
Cites per document20081.010
Cites per document20091.389
Cites per document20101.658
Cites per document20112.018
Cites per document20122.304
Cites per document20133.632
Cites per document20143.526
Cites per document20154.017
Cites per document20163.720
Cites per document20174.031
Cites per document20185.053
Cites per document20194.915
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents201716
Non-citable documents201827
Non-citable documents201948
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200765
Citable documents2008194
Citable documents2009296
Citable documents2010322
Citable documents2011283
Citable documents2012273
Citable documents2013272
Citable documents2014285
Citable documents2015298
Citable documents2016304
Citable documents2017294
Citable documents2018283
Citable documents2019271
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 documents200734
Uncited documents2008101
Uncited documents2009132
Uncited documents2010134
Uncited documents2011104
Uncited documents201287
Uncited documents201357
Uncited documents201455
Uncited documents201541
Uncited documents201643
Uncited documents201749
Uncited documents201850
Uncited documents201959
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200731
Cited documents200897
Cited documents2009172
Cited documents2010197
Cited documents2011185
Cited documents2012188
Cited documents2013217
Cited documents2014231
Cited documents2015260
Cited documents2016265
Cited documents2017261
Cited documents2018260
Cited documents2019260
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