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Solar Energy


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Elsevier Ltd.



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Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society®, is devoted exclusively to the science and technology of solar energy applications. The Society was founded in 1954 and is now incorporated as a non-profit educational and scientific institution. With participation encompassing 100 countries, ISES® serves as a centre for information on research and development in solar energy utilisation. Through its publications and its sponsorship of technical conferences, the Society provides a world forum for the active consideration of solar energy. Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy. The term "solar energy" in this context includes the indirect uses such as wind energy and biomass. Because of the international character of Solar Energy, articles that deal solely with the solar radiation or wind data base of a specific country are not normally considered suitable for Solar Energy. Submitted manuscripts may take the form of reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value. 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.

Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment1999Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2000Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2001Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2002Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2003Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2004Q2
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2005Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2006Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2007Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2008Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2009Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2010Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2011Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2012Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2013Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2014Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2015Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2016Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2017Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2018Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment2019Q1

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)19990.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.366
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.983
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.336
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 Cites199964
Self Cites200036
Self Cites200152
Self Cites200250
Self Cites200350
Self Cites200450
Self Cites200560
Self Cites200675
Self Cites2007109
Self Cites2008108
Self Cites2009171
Self Cites2010218
Self Cites2011303
Self Cites2012460
Self Cites2013641
Self Cites2014974
Self Cites20151091
Self Cites20161263
Self Cites20171579
Self Cites20181966
Self Cites20192048
Total Cites1999239
Total Cites2000208
Total Cites2001323
Total Cites2002344
Total Cites2003330
Total Cites2004283
Total Cites2005556
Total Cites2006981
Total Cites20071337
Total Cites20081152
Total Cites20091331
Total Cites20101657
Total Cites20112174
Total Cites20123188
Total Cites20134310
Total Cites20145625
Total Cites20156294
Total Cites20166972
Total Cites20179241
Total Cites201811416
Total Cites201914350
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 document19990.479
External Cites per document20000.523
External Cites per document20010.880
External Cites per document20020.977
External Cites per document20030.986
External Cites per document20040.809
External Cites per document20051.370
External Cites per document20062.142
External Cites per document20072.466
External Cites per document20082.212
External Cites per document20092.601
External Cites per document20102.901
External Cites per document20113.243
External Cites per document20123.657
External Cites per document20134.198
External Cites per document20144.455
External Cites per document20154.203
External Cites per document20163.884
External Cites per document20174.329
External Cites per document20184.462
External Cites per document20194.753
Cites per document19990.655
Cites per document20000.632
Cites per document20011.049
Cites per document20021.143
Cites per document20031.162
Cites per document20040.983
Cites per document20051.536
Cites per document20062.319
Cites per document20072.685
Cites per document20082.441
Cites per document20092.984
Cites per document20103.341
Cites per document20113.768
Cites per document20124.273
Cites per document20134.931
Cites per document20145.388
Cites per document20155.084
Cites per document20164.743
Cites per document20175.221
Cites per document20185.390
Cites per document20195.545
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20068
Non-citable documents200714
Non-citable documents200814
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201521
Non-citable documents201619
Non-citable documents201723
Non-citable documents201827
Non-citable documents201937
Citable documents1999365
Citable documents2000329
Citable documents2001308
Citable documents2002301
Citable documents2003284
Citable documents2004288
Citable documents2005362
Citable documents2006423
Citable documents2007498
Citable documents2008472
Citable documents2009446
Citable documents2010496
Citable documents2011577
Citable documents2012746
Citable documents2013874
Citable documents20141044
Citable documents20151238
Citable documents20161470
Citable documents20171770
Citable documents20182118
Citable documents20192588
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 documents1999251
Uncited documents2000205
Uncited documents2001147
Uncited documents2002133
Uncited documents2003113
Uncited documents2004145
Uncited documents2005127
Uncited documents2006128
Uncited documents2007133
Uncited documents2008126
Uncited documents2009105
Uncited documents2010100
Uncited documents201192
Uncited documents2012100
Uncited documents2013104
Uncited documents2014107
Uncited documents2015104
Uncited documents2016166
Uncited documents2017180
Uncited documents2018200
Uncited documents2019220
Cited documents1999120
Cited documents2000128
Cited documents2001163
Cited documents2002168
Cited documents2003171
Cited documents2004144
Cited documents2005239
Cited documents2006303
Cited documents2007379
Cited documents2008360
Cited documents2009352
Cited documents2010402
Cited documents2011490
Cited documents2012656
Cited documents2013784
Cited documents2014954
Cited documents20151155
Cited documents20161323
Cited documents20171613
Cited documents20181945
Cited documents20192405
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