Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Near Surface Geophysics

H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
PublisherEuropean Association of Petroleum Geoscientists and Engineers
Publication typeJournals
Scope Near Surface Geophysics is an international journal for the publication of research and development in geophysics applied to near surface. It places emphasis on geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical, environmental, engineering, mining, archaeological, agricultural and other applications of geophysics as well as physical soil and rock properties. Geophysical and geoscientific case histories with innovative use of geophysical techniques are welcome, which may include improvements on instrumentation, measurements, data acquisition and processing, modelling, inversion, interpretation, project management and multidisciplinary use. The papers should also be understandable to those who use geophysical data but are not necessarily geophysicists. (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.


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)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.530
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.640
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.443
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.381
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 Cites20073
Self Cites200814
Self Cites200912
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201333
Self Cites201440
Self Cites201524
Total Cites200737
Total Cites200885
Total Cites2009127
Total Cites2010203
Total Cites2011180
Total Cites2012279
Total Cites2013208
Total Cites2014256
Total Cites2015254
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 document20070.919
External Cites per document20080.922
External Cites per document20090.983
External Cites per document20101.366
External Cites per document20111.128
External Cites per document20121.611
External Cites per document20131.108
External Cites per document20141.342
External Cites per document20151.292
Cites per document20071.000
Cites per document20081.104
Cites per document20091.085
Cites per document20101.550
Cites per document20111.208
Cites per document20121.777
Cites per document20131.316
Cites per document20141.590
Cites per document20151.427
% 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 documents20073
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents201011
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents20157
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200877
Citable documents2009117
Citable documents2010131
Citable documents2011149
Citable documents2012157
Citable documents2013158
Citable documents2014161
Citable documents2015178
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 documents200720
Uncited documents200838
Uncited documents200966
Uncited documents201055
Uncited documents201182
Uncited documents201265
Uncited documents201374
Uncited documents201463
Uncited documents201571
Cited documents200720
Cited documents200845
Cited documents200962
Cited documents201087
Cited documents201178
Cited documents2012102
Cited documents201394
Cited documents2014108
Cited documents2015114
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