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Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1096083X, 00222852
Scope The Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy presents experimental and theoretical articles on all subjects relevant to molecular spectroscopy and its modern applications. An international medium for the publication of some of the most significant research in the field, the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy is an invaluable resource for astrophysicists, chemists, physicists, engineers, and others involved in molecular spectroscopy research and practice. Submit your Article online The Elsevier Editorial System (or EES) is a web-based system with full online submission, review and status update capabilities.


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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.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1999Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry1999Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2000Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2001Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2002Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2003Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2004Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2005Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2006Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2007Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2008Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2009Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2010Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2011Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2012Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2013Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2014Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2015Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2016Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2017Q2

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)19991.326
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.280
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.340
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.396
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.266
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.326
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.628
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 Cites1999329
Self Cites2000316
Self Cites2001321
Self Cites2002280
Self Cites2003280
Self Cites2004258
Self Cites2005219
Self Cites2006229
Self Cites2007217
Self Cites2008196
Self Cites2009171
Self Cites2010141
Self Cites2011152
Self Cites2012120
Self Cites201373
Self Cites201469
Self Cites201595
Self Cites201697
Self Cites201787
Total Cites19991017
Total Cites20001000
Total Cites2001863
Total Cites20021072
Total Cites2003803
Total Cites2004773
Total Cites2005750
Total Cites2006689
Total Cites2007627
Total Cites2008725
Total Cites2009693
Total Cites2010660
Total Cites2011666
Total Cites2012630
Total Cites2013586
Total Cites2014460
Total Cites2015443
Total Cites2016539
Total Cites2017619
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 document19990.897
External Cites per document20000.919
External Cites per document20010.805
External Cites per document20021.228
External Cites per document20030.862
External Cites per document20040.873
External Cites per document20050.950
External Cites per document20060.833
External Cites per document20070.779
External Cites per document20081.067
External Cites per document20091.127
External Cites per document20101.218
External Cites per document20111.242
External Cites per document20121.250
External Cites per document20131.354
External Cites per document20141.160
External Cites per document20151.152
External Cites per document20161.300
External Cites per document20171.357
Cites per document19991.326
Cites per document20001.344
Cites per document20011.282
Cites per document20021.662
Cites per document20031.323
Cites per document20041.310
Cites per document20051.342
Cites per document20061.248
Cites per document20071.192
Cites per document20081.462
Cites per document20091.497
Cites per document20101.549
Cites per document20111.609
Cites per document20121.544
Cites per document20131.546
Cites per document20141.365
Cites per document20151.467
Cites per document20161.585
Cites per document20171.579
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents200222
Non-citable documents200335
Non-citable documents200440
Non-citable documents200525
Non-citable documents200615
Non-citable documents200715
Non-citable documents200813
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201012
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201713
Citable documents1999767
Citable documents2000744
Citable documents2001673
Citable documents2002645
Citable documents2003607
Citable documents2004590
Citable documents2005559
Citable documents2006552
Citable documents2007526
Citable documents2008496
Citable documents2009463
Citable documents2010426
Citable documents2011414
Citable documents2012408
Citable documents2013379
Citable documents2014337
Citable documents2015302
Citable documents2016340
Citable documents2017392
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 documents1999285
Uncited documents2000285
Uncited documents2001269
Uncited documents2002233
Uncited documents2003269
Uncited documents2004259
Uncited documents2005231
Uncited documents2006234
Uncited documents2007244
Uncited documents2008205
Uncited documents2009173
Uncited documents2010153
Uncited documents2011148
Uncited documents2012160
Uncited documents2013145
Uncited documents2014144
Uncited documents2015127
Uncited documents2016141
Uncited documents2017180
Cited documents1999483
Cited documents2000460
Cited documents2001406
Cited documents2002434
Cited documents2003373
Cited documents2004371
Cited documents2005353
Cited documents2006333
Cited documents2007297
Cited documents2008304
Cited documents2009307
Cited documents2010285
Cited documents2011276
Cited documents2012254
Cited documents2013242
Cited documents2014203
Cited documents2015185
Cited documents2016209
Cited documents2017225
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