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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
ISSN00222852, 1096083X
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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
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
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2018Q2

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)19991.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.073
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.430
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.516
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.616
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.328
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.401
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.707
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.211
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 Cites1999330
Self Cites2000317
Self Cites2001322
Self Cites2002281
Self Cites2003281
Self Cites2004258
Self Cites2005219
Self Cites2006212
Self Cites2007197
Self Cites2008165
Self Cites2009155
Self Cites2010134
Self Cites2011141
Self Cites2012119
Self Cites201373
Self Cites201471
Self Cites201596
Self Cites2016100
Self Cites201790
Self Cites201893
Total Cites19991020
Total Cites20001008
Total Cites2001885
Total Cites20021081
Total Cites2003804
Total Cites2004775
Total Cites2005753
Total Cites2006662
Total Cites2007585
Total Cites2008643
Total Cites2009626
Total Cites2010625
Total Cites2011637
Total Cites2012632
Total Cites2013587
Total Cites2014466
Total Cites2015495
Total Cites2016556
Total Cites2017702
Total Cites2018768
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 document19990.900
External Cites per document20000.929
External Cites per document20010.837
External Cites per document20021.210
External Cites per document20030.829
External Cites per document20040.842
External Cites per document20050.943
External Cites per document20060.817
External Cites per document20070.750
External Cites per document20080.984
External Cites per document20091.090
External Cites per document20101.231
External Cites per document20111.275
External Cites per document20121.270
External Cites per document20131.356
External Cites per document20141.172
External Cites per document20151.321
External Cites per document20161.337
External Cites per document20171.557
External Cites per document20181.634
Cites per document19991.330
Cites per document20001.355
Cites per document20011.315
Cites per document20021.635
Cites per document20031.274
Cites per document20041.262
Cites per document20051.330
Cites per document20061.201
Cites per document20071.132
Cites per document20081.323
Cites per document20091.449
Cites per document20101.566
Cites per document20111.638
Cites per document20121.564
Cites per document20131.549
Cites per document20141.383
Cites per document20151.639
Cites per document20161.630
Cites per document20171.786
Cites per document20181.860
% 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 documents20025
Non-citable documents200310
Non-citable documents200415
Non-citable documents200518
Non-citable documents200616
Non-citable documents200715
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents200914
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201813
Citable documents1999767
Citable documents2000744
Citable documents2001673
Citable documents2002661
Citable documents2003631
Citable documents2004614
Citable documents2005566
Citable documents2006551
Citable documents2007517
Citable documents2008486
Citable documents2009432
Citable documents2010399
Citable documents2011389
Citable documents2012404
Citable documents2013379
Citable documents2014337
Citable documents2015302
Citable documents2016341
Citable documents2017393
Citable documents2018413
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 documents2000284
Uncited documents2001266
Uncited documents2002231
Uncited documents2003269
Uncited documents2004258
Uncited documents2005229
Uncited documents2006241
Uncited documents2007246
Uncited documents2008210
Uncited documents2009161
Uncited documents2010139
Uncited documents2011138
Uncited documents2012157
Uncited documents2013145
Uncited documents2014142
Uncited documents2015107
Uncited documents2016137
Uncited documents2017165
Uncited documents2018178
Cited documents1999483
Cited documents2000461
Cited documents2001409
Cited documents2002435
Cited documents2003372
Cited documents2004371
Cited documents2005355
Cited documents2006326
Cited documents2007286
Cited documents2008288
Cited documents2009285
Cited documents2010270
Cited documents2011259
Cited documents2012253
Cited documents2013242
Cited documents2014205
Cited documents2015205
Cited documents2016213
Cited documents2017239
Cited documents2018248
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