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Surface Science

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
Surfaces and Interfaces
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope Surface Science deals exclusively with fundamental experimental and theoretical studies in the physics and chemistry of surfaces. It covers topics contributing to a better understanding of basic phenomena occurring on surfaces; the word “surface” being interpreted to include all interfaces between solids, polymers, biomaterials, nanostructures, soft matter, liquids, gases and/or vacuum. The publication of conference proceedings will be discontinued after 2007. The journal will continue publishing occasionally Topical Issues or Special Issues with selected invited papers presented at small conferences, workshops or individual symposia.


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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.

Condensed Matter Physics1999Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Materials Chemistry1999Q1
Materials Chemistry2000Q1
Materials Chemistry2001Q1
Materials Chemistry2002Q1
Materials Chemistry2003Q1
Materials Chemistry2004Q1
Materials Chemistry2005Q1
Materials Chemistry2006Q1
Materials Chemistry2007Q1
Materials Chemistry2008Q1
Materials Chemistry2009Q1
Materials Chemistry2010Q1
Materials Chemistry2011Q1
Materials Chemistry2012Q1
Materials Chemistry2013Q1
Materials Chemistry2014Q1
Materials Chemistry2015Q1
Materials Chemistry2016Q1
Materials Chemistry2017Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces1999Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2000Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2001Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2002Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2003Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2004Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2005Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2006Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2007Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2008Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2009Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2010Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2011Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2012Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2013Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2014Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2015Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2016Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2017Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2005Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2006Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2007Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q1

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)19991.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.001
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.955
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.995
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.901
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.002
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.901
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.896
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 Cites19991679
Self Cites20001559
Self Cites20011372
Self Cites20021471
Self Cites20031226
Self Cites20041044
Self Cites2005876
Self Cites2006741
Self Cites2007652
Self Cites2008575
Self Cites2009470
Self Cites2010315
Self Cites2011199
Self Cites2012150
Self Cites2013134
Self Cites201499
Self Cites2015107
Self Cites201698
Self Cites201773
Total Cites19996774
Total Cites20006224
Total Cites20016712
Total Cites20026331
Total Cites20036129
Total Cites20045985
Total Cites20055867
Total Cites20064938
Total Cites20074487
Total Cites20084496
Total Cites20094178
Total Cites20103730
Total Cites20112788
Total Cites20122390
Total Cites20131791
Total Cites20141802
Total Cites20151612
Total Cites20161572
Total Cites20171629
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 document19991.342
External Cites per document20001.376
External Cites per document20011.667
External Cites per document20021.598
External Cites per document20031.637
External Cites per document20041.667
External Cites per document20051.733
External Cites per document20061.641
External Cites per document20071.626
External Cites per document20081.657
External Cites per document20091.678
External Cites per document20101.758
External Cites per document20111.865
External Cites per document20121.921
External Cites per document20131.701
External Cites per document20141.847
External Cites per document20151.805
External Cites per document20161.871
External Cites per document20171.816
Cites per document19991.785
Cites per document20001.836
Cites per document20012.096
Cites per document20022.082
Cites per document20032.046
Cites per document20042.019
Cites per document20052.037
Cites per document20061.931
Cites per document20071.903
Cites per document20081.899
Cites per document20091.890
Cites per document20101.920
Cites per document20112.009
Cites per document20122.050
Cites per document20131.839
Cites per document20141.954
Cites per document20151.933
Cites per document20161.995
Cites per document20171.901
% 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 documents19997
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents200314
Non-citable documents200430
Non-citable documents200530
Non-citable documents200626
Non-citable documents200714
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200920
Non-citable documents201018
Non-citable documents201115
Non-citable documents201218
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201722
Citable documents19993796
Citable documents20003390
Citable documents20013203
Citable documents20023041
Citable documents20032995
Citable documents20042964
Citable documents20052880
Citable documents20062557
Citable documents20072358
Citable documents20082367
Citable documents20092210
Citable documents20101943
Citable documents20111388
Citable documents20121166
Citable documents2013974
Citable documents2014922
Citable documents2015834
Citable documents2016788
Citable documents2017857
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 documents19991301
Uncited documents20001112
Uncited documents2001984
Uncited documents2002927
Uncited documents2003948
Uncited documents2004951
Uncited documents2005928
Uncited documents2006749
Uncited documents2007757
Uncited documents2008774
Uncited documents2009740
Uncited documents2010618
Uncited documents2011439
Uncited documents2012385
Uncited documents2013347
Uncited documents2014299
Uncited documents2015250
Uncited documents2016255
Uncited documents2017300
Cited documents19992502
Cited documents20002282
Cited documents20012221
Cited documents20022120
Cited documents20032061
Cited documents20042043
Cited documents20051982
Cited documents20061834
Cited documents20071615
Cited documents20081613
Cited documents20091490
Cited documents20101343
Cited documents2011964
Cited documents2012799
Cited documents2013646
Cited documents2014636
Cited documents2015594
Cited documents2016547
Cited documents2017579
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