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Reliability Engineering and System Safety



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier Ltd.



Publication type



18790836, 09518320


1983, 1988-2020



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Reliability Engineering and System Safety is an international journal devoted to the development and application of methods for the enhancement of the safety and reliability of complex technological systems, like nuclear power plants, chemical plants, hazardous waste facilities, space systems, offshore and maritime systems, transportation systems, constructed infrastructure and manufacturing plants. The journal normally publishes only articles that involve the analysis of substantive problems related to the reliability of complex systems or present techniques and/or theoretical results that have a discernable relationship to the solution of such problems. An important aim is to achieve a balance between academic material and practical applications. The following topics are within the scope of the journal: methods for reliability and probabilistic safety assessment; model and parameter uncertainties; aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, data collection and analysis; engineering judgement and expert opinions; human reliability; test and maintenance policies; models for ageing and life extension; systems analysis of the impact of earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, winds, floods, etc.; codes, standards and safety criteria; operator decision support systems; software reliability; methods and applications of automatic fault detection and diagnosis; dynamic reliability; design and evaluation of man machine systems and human interfaces; design innovation for safety and reliability; safety culture; accident investigation and management. The journal does not normally publish articles that involve fuzzy sets and related non-probabilistic methods unless they contribute significantly to the solution of substantive problems related to the analysis of real systems. The journal will contain contributed material in the form of original research papers, review articles, industrial case studies, safety recommendations, and short communications. 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.

Applied Mathematics1999Q3
Applied Mathematics2000Q4
Applied Mathematics2001Q3
Applied Mathematics2002Q3
Applied Mathematics2003Q3
Applied Mathematics2004Q3
Applied Mathematics2005Q3
Applied Mathematics2006Q2
Applied Mathematics2007Q2
Applied Mathematics2008Q2
Applied Mathematics2009Q1
Applied Mathematics2010Q1
Applied Mathematics2011Q2
Applied Mathematics2012Q1
Applied Mathematics2013Q1
Applied Mathematics2014Q1
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q1
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
Applied Mathematics2018Q1
Applied Mathematics2019Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering1999Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2000Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2001Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2002Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2003Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2004Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2005Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2006Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2007Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2008Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2009Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2010Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2011Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2012Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2013Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2014Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2015Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2016Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2017Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2018Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2019Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality1999Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2000Q3
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2001Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2002Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2003Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2004Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2005Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2006Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2007Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2008Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2009Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2010Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2011Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2012Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2013Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2014Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2015Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2016Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2017Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2018Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2019Q1

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)19990.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.859
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.116
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.555
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.722
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.471
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 Cites199958
Self Cites200093
Self Cites200197
Self Cites2002135
Self Cites2003123
Self Cites200473
Self Cites200590
Self Cites2006129
Self Cites2007140
Self Cites2008106
Self Cites2009259
Self Cites2010213
Self Cites2011224
Self Cites2012292
Self Cites2013273
Self Cites2014322
Self Cites2015443
Self Cites2016485
Self Cites2017634
Self Cites2018667
Self Cites2019856
Total Cites1999165
Total Cites2000187
Total Cites2001212
Total Cites2002308
Total Cites2003378
Total Cites2004416
Total Cites2005545
Total Cites2006771
Total Cites2007858
Total Cites20081047
Total Cites20091562
Total Cites20101806
Total Cites20111952
Total Cites20122106
Total Cites20131690
Total Cites20142012
Total Cites20152513
Total Cites20162928
Total Cites20173728
Total Cites20184143
Total Cites20195263
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 document19990.347
External Cites per document20000.300
External Cites per document20010.372
External Cites per document20020.523
External Cites per document20030.735
External Cites per document20040.940
External Cites per document20051.271
External Cites per document20061.855
External Cites per document20071.930
External Cites per document20082.240
External Cites per document20092.749
External Cites per document20103.011
External Cites per document20113.395
External Cites per document20123.614
External Cites per document20133.121
External Cites per document20143.231
External Cites per document20153.569
External Cites per document20163.505
External Cites per document20174.291
External Cites per document20184.468
External Cites per document20195.593
Cites per document19990.536
Cites per document20000.597
Cites per document20010.686
Cites per document20020.931
Cites per document20031.089
Cites per document20041.140
Cites per document20051.522
Cites per document20062.228
Cites per document20072.306
Cites per document20082.493
Cites per document20093.295
Cites per document20103.414
Cites per document20113.835
Cites per document20124.195
Cites per document20133.722
Cites per document20143.847
Cites per document20154.333
Cites per document20164.201
Cites per document20175.171
Cites per document20185.325
Cites per document20196.679
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20004
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents200415
Non-citable documents200515
Non-citable documents200614
Non-citable documents200717
Non-citable documents200823
Non-citable documents200936
Non-citable documents201035
Non-citable documents201125
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201818
Non-citable documents201920
Citable documents1999308
Citable documents2000313
Citable documents2001309
Citable documents2002331
Citable documents2003347
Citable documents2004365
Citable documents2005358
Citable documents2006346
Citable documents2007372
Citable documents2008420
Citable documents2009474
Citable documents2010529
Citable documents2011509
Citable documents2012502
Citable documents2013454
Citable documents2014523
Citable documents2015580
Citable documents2016697
Citable documents2017721
Citable documents2018778
Citable documents2019788
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 documents1999221
Uncited documents2000207
Uncited documents2001198
Uncited documents2002190
Uncited documents2003178
Uncited documents2004187
Uncited documents2005147
Uncited documents2006104
Uncited documents2007114
Uncited documents2008121
Uncited documents2009110
Uncited documents2010116
Uncited documents201181
Uncited documents201285
Uncited documents201357
Uncited documents201479
Uncited documents201582
Uncited documents2016122
Uncited documents201792
Uncited documents201886
Uncited documents201965
Cited documents199991
Cited documents2000110
Cited documents2001113
Cited documents2002147
Cited documents2003178
Cited documents2004193
Cited documents2005226
Cited documents2006256
Cited documents2007275
Cited documents2008322
Cited documents2009400
Cited documents2010448
Cited documents2011453
Cited documents2012431
Cited documents2013404
Cited documents2014454
Cited documents2015508
Cited documents2016588
Cited documents2017643
Cited documents2018710
Cited documents2019743
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