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Precision Engineering


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Elsevier Inc.



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Precision Engineering - Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology is devoted to the multidisciplinary study and practice of high accuracy engineering, metrology, and manufacturing. The journal takes an integrated approach to all subjects related to research, design, manufacture, performance validation, and application of high precision machines, instruments, and components, including fundamental and applied research and development in manufacturing processes, fabrication technology, and advanced measurement science. The scope includes precision-engineered systems and supporting metrology over the full range of length scales, from atom-based nanotechnology and advanced lithographic technology to large-scale systems, including optical and radio telescopes and macrometrology. 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.

Engineering (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology1999Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2000Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2001Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2002Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2003Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2004Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2005Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2006Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2007Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2008Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2009Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2010Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2011Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2012Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2013Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2014Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2015Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2016Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2017Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2018Q2
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2019Q2

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)19990.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.739
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.136
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.992
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.799
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.630
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.510
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.674
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 Cites19999
Self Cites200013
Self Cites20019
Self Cites200221
Self Cites200313
Self Cites200427
Self Cites200521
Self Cites200622
Self Cites200723
Self Cites200812
Self Cites200921
Self Cites201032
Self Cites201134
Self Cites201235
Self Cites201353
Self Cites201447
Self Cites201565
Self Cites2016115
Self Cites2017115
Self Cites2018140
Self Cites2019183
Total Cites199958
Total Cites200057
Total Cites200169
Total Cites2002142
Total Cites2003131
Total Cites2004174
Total Cites2005235
Total Cites2006250
Total Cites2007243
Total Cites2008247
Total Cites2009329
Total Cites2010430
Total Cites2011518
Total Cites2012644
Total Cites2013697
Total Cites2014668
Total Cites2015793
Total Cites2016998
Total Cites20171215
Total Cites20181636
Total Cites20192162
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 document19990.551
External Cites per document20000.518
External Cites per document20010.632
External Cites per document20021.090
External Cites per document20030.894
External Cites per document20041.058
External Cites per document20051.456
External Cites per document20061.490
External Cites per document20071.438
External Cites per document20081.546
External Cites per document20092.316
External Cites per document20102.618
External Cites per document20112.420
External Cites per document20122.538
External Cites per document20132.586
External Cites per document20142.445
External Cites per document20152.554
External Cites per document20162.700
External Cites per document20172.778
External Cites per document20183.136
External Cites per document20193.559
Cites per document19990.652
Cites per document20000.671
Cites per document20010.726
Cites per document20021.279
Cites per document20030.992
Cites per document20041.252
Cites per document20051.599
Cites per document20061.634
Cites per document20071.588
Cites per document20081.625
Cites per document20092.474
Cites per document20102.829
Cites per document20112.590
Cites per document20122.683
Cites per document20132.799
Cites per document20142.630
Cites per document20152.782
Cites per document20163.052
Cites per document20173.068
Cites per document20183.430
Cites per document20193.888
% 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 documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents199989
Citable documents200085
Citable documents200195
Citable documents2002111
Citable documents2003132
Citable documents2004139
Citable documents2005147
Citable documents2006153
Citable documents2007153
Citable documents2008152
Citable documents2009133
Citable documents2010152
Citable documents2011200
Citable documents2012240
Citable documents2013249
Citable documents2014254
Citable documents2015285
Citable documents2016327
Citable documents2017396
Citable documents2018477
Citable documents2019556
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 documents199955
Uncited documents200050
Uncited documents200157
Uncited documents200249
Uncited documents200370
Uncited documents200465
Uncited documents200562
Uncited documents200673
Uncited documents200749
Uncited documents200855
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201023
Uncited documents201161
Uncited documents201260
Uncited documents201356
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents201560
Uncited documents201658
Uncited documents201782
Uncited documents201890
Uncited documents201982
Cited documents199934
Cited documents200035
Cited documents200138
Cited documents200262
Cited documents200362
Cited documents200477
Cited documents200588
Cited documents200683
Cited documents2007105
Cited documents200898
Cited documents200996
Cited documents2010129
Cited documents2011141
Cited documents2012183
Cited documents2013196
Cited documents2014192
Cited documents2015226
Cited documents2016272
Cited documents2017317
Cited documents2018395
Cited documents2019480
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