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Solar Energy

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEnergy
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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

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)19990.630
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.461
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.953
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.247
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.198
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.437
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.937
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.626
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 Cites199963
Self Cites200047
Self Cites200140
Self Cites200250
Self Cites200350
Self Cites200448
Self Cites200560
Self Cites200675
Self Cites2007109
Self Cites2008108
Self Cites2009171
Self Cites2010218
Self Cites2011303
Self Cites2012457
Self Cites2013639
Self Cites2014971
Self Cites20151094
Self Cites20161261
Self Cites20171578
Total Cites1999230
Total Cites2000226
Total Cites2001306
Total Cites2002342
Total Cites2003327
Total Cites2004270
Total Cites2005558
Total Cites2006944
Total Cites20071357
Total Cites20081150
Total Cites20091320
Total Cites20101614
Total Cites20112163
Total Cites20123136
Total Cites20134330
Total Cites20145462
Total Cites20156211
Total Cites20166934
Total Cites20178744
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 document19990.458
External Cites per document20000.544
External Cites per document20010.787
External Cites per document20020.970
External Cites per document20030.975
External Cites per document20040.835
External Cites per document20051.372
External Cites per document20062.045
External Cites per document20072.491
External Cites per document20082.198
External Cites per document20092.570
External Cites per document20102.809
External Cites per document20113.218
External Cites per document20123.586
External Cites per document20134.223
External Cites per document20144.298
External Cites per document20154.127
External Cites per document20163.849
External Cites per document20174.030
Cites per document19990.630
Cites per document20000.687
Cites per document20010.905
Cites per document20021.136
Cites per document20031.151
Cites per document20041.015
Cites per document20051.537
Cites per document20062.221
Cites per document20072.709
Cites per document20082.426
Cites per document20092.953
Cites per document20103.247
Cites per document20113.742
Cites per document20124.198
Cites per document20134.954
Cites per document20145.227
Cites per document20155.009
Cites per document20164.704
Cites per document20174.918
% 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 documents20053
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents200910
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201520
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201718
Citable documents1999365
Citable documents2000329
Citable documents2001338
Citable documents2002301
Citable documents2003284
Citable documents2004266
Citable documents2005363
Citable documents2006425
Citable documents2007501
Citable documents2008474
Citable documents2009447
Citable documents2010497
Citable documents2011578
Citable documents2012747
Citable documents2013874
Citable documents20141045
Citable documents20151240
Citable documents20161474
Citable documents20171778
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 documents1999252
Uncited documents2000196
Uncited documents2001182
Uncited documents2002133
Uncited documents2003113
Uncited documents2004134
Uncited documents2005127
Uncited documents2006131
Uncited documents2007131
Uncited documents2008127
Uncited documents2009106
Uncited documents2010102
Uncited documents201193
Uncited documents2012106
Uncited documents2013106
Uncited documents2014108
Uncited documents2015107
Uncited documents2016165
Uncited documents2017198
Cited documents1999119
Cited documents2000137
Cited documents2001158
Cited documents2002168
Cited documents2003171
Cited documents2004133
Cited documents2005239
Cited documents2006300
Cited documents2007381
Cited documents2008359
Cited documents2009351
Cited documents2010400
Cited documents2011489
Cited documents2012650
Cited documents2013782
Cited documents2014955
Cited documents20151153
Cited documents20161326
Cited documents20171598
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