Top 20 Journals in Medicine and Medical Science Ranked by SJR

List of Top Journals in Medicine and Medical Science Ranked by SJR

Journal SJR
Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 106.094 Q1
Nature Reviews Cancer 26.837 Q1
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 22.399 Q1
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 21.048 Q1
New England Journal of Medicine 20.544 Q1
Nature Medicine 19.045 Q1
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics 18.663 Q1
MMWR supplements 18.587 Q1
Cancer Cell 17.507 Q1
Nature Reviews Immunology 16.009 Q1
World Psychiatry 15.827 Q1
Annual Review of Immunology 15.620 Q1
MMWR Recommendations and Reports 14.618 Q1
Nature Reviews Genetics 14.293 Q1
Annals of Oncology 13.942 Q1
Immunity 13.578 Q1
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 13.080 Q1
Nature Reviews Methods Primers 12.294 Q1
Lancet Oncology, The 12.179 Q1
Lancet, The 12.113 Q1



What is SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)?

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) is a free, publicly available metric that measures the prestige of scholarly journals. It considers the number of citations a journal receives and the prestige of the journals that cite it. The SJR is calculated by averaging the number of weighted citations received in a year by articles published in a journal in the previous three years. The SJR weighs each citation by the SJR of the citing journal, based on the belief that citations from more prestigious journals are worth more.

The SJR is different from the traditional Journal Impact Factor (JIF), which is calculated by dividing the number of citations to a journal in the JCR year by the total number of citable items published in the previous two years. The SJR is available from Scopus, while the JIF draws on data from Web of Science.

How is SCImago Journal Rank calculated?

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) measures the frequency with which content published in a journal was cited in other journals during the three previous years (compared to previous two years with Journal Impact Factor).

SCImago’s ranking system is rooted in the belief that citations from prestigious journals are worth more than those from less prestigious journals. SJR weights each incoming citation to a journal by the SJR of the citing journal, with a citation from a source with a high SJR counting for more than a citation from a source with a low SJR.

SCImago attempts to normalize their rankings to account for differences in citation behavior between disciplines. The scoring scale brings everything down to 1 for easy comparison. A journal with a SJR value > 1.0 has above average citation potential and journal with a SJR value < 1.0 has below average citation potential.

How do I read a SCImago Journal Rank?

For example, The Journal of Fantabulous Examples (JFE) had an SJR of 1.5 in 2023. This would mean that articles published in JFE in 2020, 2021, and 2022 received an average of 1.5 weighted citations in 2023.

Leave a Reply

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.