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Surface Science Reports



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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01675729, 1879274X





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Surface Science Reports contains invited review papers on experimental and theoretical studies in the physics, chemistry and pioneering applications of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures. It covers topics which contribute to a better understanding of basic phenomena occurring on surfaces and interfaces, but also the application of this knowledge to the development of materials, processes and devices. "Surfaces" is defined in this journal to include all interfaces between solids, liquids, polymers, biomaterials, nanostructures, soft matter, gases and/or vacuum. The journal also contains reviews of experimental techniques and methods used to characterize surfaces and surface processes, e.g. those based upon the interactions of photons, electrons and ions with surfaces. 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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q1
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 Physics2013Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q1
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 Chemistry2019Q1
Materials Chemistry2020Q1
Metals and Alloys1999Q1
Metals and Alloys2000Q1
Metals and Alloys2001Q1
Metals and Alloys2002Q1
Metals and Alloys2003Q1
Metals and Alloys2004Q1
Metals and Alloys2005Q1
Metals and Alloys2006Q1
Metals and Alloys2007Q1
Metals and Alloys2008Q1
Metals and Alloys2009Q1
Metals and Alloys2010Q1
Metals and Alloys2011Q1
Metals and Alloys2012Q1
Metals and Alloys2013Q1
Metals and Alloys2014Q1
Metals and Alloys2015Q1
Metals and Alloys2016Q1
Metals and Alloys2017Q1
Metals and Alloys2018Q1
Metals and Alloys2019Q1
Metals and Alloys2020Q1
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 Interfaces2007Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2008Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2009Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2010Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2011Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2012Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2013Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2014Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2015Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2016Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2017Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2018Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2019Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2020Q1
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 Films2018Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)199912.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200011.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200115.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200216.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200315.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200416.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200518.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200618.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200717.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200813.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200914.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201016.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201118.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201224.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201419.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201517.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201614.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201714.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201817.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201919.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202018.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)199912.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200012.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200114.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200215.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200314.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200415.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200519.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200616.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200814.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200912.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201017.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201119.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201215.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201319.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201421.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201511.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201611.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201716.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201820.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201915.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202014.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)199912.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200010.955
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200114.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200214.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200311.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200418.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200517.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20069.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200812.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200911.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201018.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201111.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201215.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201323.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201414.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201613.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201719.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201816.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201910.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202012.267
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 Cites19995
Self Cites20009
Self Cites20012
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20035
Self Cites200411
Self Cites20057
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20071
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20152
Self Cites20161
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20189
Self Cites20191
Self Cites20201
Total Cites1999457
Total Cites2000438
Total Cites2001490
Total Cites2002502
Total Cites2003443
Total Cites2004482
Total Cites2005634
Total Cites2006555
Total Cites2007461
Total Cites2008566
Total Cites2009517
Total Cites2010687
Total Cites2011736
Total Cites2012495
Total Cites2013495
Total Cites2014547
Total Cites2015323
Total Cites2016342
Total Cites2017484
Total Cites2018560
Total Cites2019399
Total Cites2020314
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 document199911.895
External Cites per document200012.257
External Cites per document200114.788
External Cites per document200215.563
External Cites per document200314.129
External Cites per document200415.700
External Cites per document200520.226
External Cites per document200616.667
External Cites per document200712.432
External Cites per document200814.816
External Cites per document200912.850
External Cites per document201017.538
External Cites per document201119.838
External Cites per document201215.968
External Cites per document201319.000
External Cites per document201421.800
External Cites per document201511.889
External Cites per document201611.759
External Cites per document201716.067
External Cites per document201820.407
External Cites per document201915.308
External Cites per document202014.227
Cites per document199912.026
Cites per document200012.514
Cites per document200114.848
Cites per document200215.688
Cites per document200314.290
Cites per document200415.548
Cites per document200519.813
Cites per document200616.324
Cites per document200712.459
Cites per document200814.895
Cites per document200912.610
Cites per document201017.175
Cites per document201119.368
Cites per document201215.968
Cites per document201319.038
Cites per document201421.880
Cites per document201511.963
Cites per document201611.793
Cites per document201716.133
Cites per document201820.741
Cites per document201915.346
Cites per document202014.273
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents199938
Citable documents200035
Citable documents200133
Citable documents200232
Citable documents200331
Citable documents200430
Citable documents200531
Citable documents200633
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200838
Citable documents200940
Citable documents201039
Citable documents201137
Citable documents201231
Citable documents201326
Citable documents201425
Citable documents201527
Citable documents201629
Citable documents201730
Citable documents201827
Citable documents201926
Citable documents202022
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 documents19993
Uncited documents20002
Uncited documents20011
Uncited documents20021
Uncited documents20032
Uncited documents20041
Uncited documents20051
Uncited documents20062
Uncited documents20071
Uncited documents20082
Uncited documents20092
Uncited documents20101
Uncited documents20111
Uncited documents20122
Uncited documents20130
Uncited documents20140
Uncited documents20152
Uncited documents20161
Uncited documents20170
Uncited documents20181
Uncited documents20191
Uncited documents20201
Cited documents199935
Cited documents200033
Cited documents200132
Cited documents200231
Cited documents200329
Cited documents200430
Cited documents200531
Cited documents200632
Cited documents200736
Cited documents200836
Cited documents200939
Cited documents201039
Cited documents201137
Cited documents201229
Cited documents201326
Cited documents201425
Cited documents201525
Cited documents201628
Cited documents201730
Cited documents201826
Cited documents201925
Cited documents202021
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