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Surface Science



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Surface Science is devoted to elucidating the fundamental aspects of chemistry and physics occurring at a wide range of surfaces and interfaces and to disseminating this knowledge fast. The journal welcomes a broad spectrum of topics, including but not limited to: • model systems (e.g. in Ultra High Vacuum) under well-controlled reactive conditions • nanoscale science and engineering, including manipulation of matter at the atomic/molecular scale and assembly phenomena • reactivity of surfaces as related to various applied areas including heterogeneous catalysis, chemistry at electrified interfaces, and semiconductors functionalization • phenomena at interfaces relevant to energy storage and conversion, and fuels production and utilization • surface reactivity for environmental protection and pollution remediation • interactions at surfaces of soft matter, including polymers and biomaterials. Both experimental and theoretical work, including modeling, is within the scope of the journal. Work published in Surface Science reaches a wide readership, from chemistry and physics to biology and materials science and engineering, providing an excellent forum for cross-fertilization of ideas and broad dissemination of scientific discoveries. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2
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
Materials Chemistry2018Q1
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
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 and Interfaces2018Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2019Q2
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
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q2

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)19991.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.993
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.074
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.913
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.799
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.956
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.992
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.748
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.962
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.995
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.026
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.570
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 Cites19991692
Self Cites20001568
Self Cites20011377
Self Cites20021478
Self Cites20031235
Self Cites20041054
Self Cites2005884
Self Cites2006743
Self Cites2007655
Self Cites2008574
Self Cites2009470
Self Cites2010317
Self Cites2011204
Self Cites2012148
Self Cites2013138
Self Cites2014101
Self Cites2015109
Self Cites2016106
Self Cites201773
Self Cites201871
Self Cites201951
Total Cites19996832
Total Cites20006289
Total Cites20016770
Total Cites20026391
Total Cites20036228
Total Cites20046098
Total Cites20055942
Total Cites20065009
Total Cites20074541
Total Cites20084475
Total Cites20094221
Total Cites20103758
Total Cites20112840
Total Cites20122453
Total Cites20131833
Total Cites20141835
Total Cites20151634
Total Cites20161598
Total Cites20171720
Total Cites20181538
Total Cites20191350
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 document19991.353
External Cites per document20001.393
External Cites per document20011.685
External Cites per document20021.620
External Cites per document20031.672
External Cites per document20041.706
External Cites per document20051.761
External Cites per document20061.674
External Cites per document20071.654
External Cites per document20081.657
External Cites per document20091.710
External Cites per document20101.791
External Cites per document20111.931
External Cites per document20122.004
External Cites per document20131.756
External Cites per document20141.883
External Cites per document20151.833
External Cites per document20161.896
External Cites per document20171.922
External Cites per document20181.850
External Cites per document20191.760
Cites per document19991.799
Cites per document20001.855
Cites per document20012.116
Cites per document20022.108
Cites per document20032.085
Cites per document20042.063
Cites per document20052.068
Cites per document20061.965
Cites per document20071.932
Cites per document20081.901
Cites per document20091.925
Cites per document20101.956
Cites per document20112.081
Cites per document20122.133
Cites per document20131.899
Cites per document20141.992
Cites per document20151.964
Cites per document20162.030
Cites per document20172.007
Cites per document20181.939
Cites per document20191.829
% 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 documents20007
Non-citable documents20018
Non-citable documents200214
Non-citable documents200321
Non-citable documents200437
Non-citable documents200537
Non-citable documents200633
Non-citable documents200721
Non-citable documents200832
Non-citable documents200938
Non-citable documents201041
Non-citable documents201139
Non-citable documents201234
Non-citable documents201328
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201723
Non-citable documents201818
Non-citable documents201911
Citable documents19993798
Citable documents20003390
Citable documents20013200
Citable documents20023032
Citable documents20032987
Citable documents20042956
Citable documents20052873
Citable documents20062549
Citable documents20072350
Citable documents20082354
Citable documents20092193
Citable documents20101921
Citable documents20111365
Citable documents20121150
Citable documents2013965
Citable documents2014921
Citable documents2015832
Citable documents2016787
Citable documents2017857
Citable documents2018793
Citable documents2019738
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 documents19991295
Uncited documents20001100
Uncited documents2001976
Uncited documents2002919
Uncited documents2003929
Uncited documents2004936
Uncited documents2005914
Uncited documents2006736
Uncited documents2007755
Uncited documents2008776
Uncited documents2009731
Uncited documents2010615
Uncited documents2011430
Uncited documents2012373
Uncited documents2013341
Uncited documents2014291
Uncited documents2015246
Uncited documents2016254
Uncited documents2017279
Uncited documents2018271
Uncited documents2019240
Cited documents19992510
Cited documents20002297
Cited documents20012232
Cited documents20022127
Cited documents20032079
Cited documents20042057
Cited documents20051996
Cited documents20061846
Cited documents20071616
Cited documents20081610
Cited documents20091500
Cited documents20101347
Cited documents2011974
Cited documents2012811
Cited documents2013652
Cited documents2014644
Cited documents2015598
Cited documents2016550
Cited documents2017601
Cited documents2018540
Cited documents2019509
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