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Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope The aim is to publish research of the highest quality and of lasting significance on the mechanics of solids. The scope is broad, from fundamental concepts in mechanics to the analysis of novel phenomena and applications. Solids are interpreted broadly to include both hard and soft materials as well as natural and synthetic structures. The approach can be theoretical, experimental or computational.This research activity sits within engineering science and the allied areas of applied mathematics, materials science, bio-mechanics, applied physics, and geophysics. The Journal was founded in 1952 by Rodney Hill, who was its Editor-in-Chief until 1968. The topics of interest to the Journal evolve with developments in the subject but its basic ethos remains the same: to publish research of the highest quality relating to the mechanics of solids. Thus, emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental concepts of mechanics and novel applications of these concepts based on theoretical, experimental or computational approaches, drawing upon the various branches of engineering science and the allied areas within applied mathematics, materials science, structural engineering, applied physics, and geophysics. The main purpose of the Journal is to foster scientific understanding of the processes of deformation and mechanical failure of all solid materials, both technological and natural, and the connections between these processes and their underlying physical mechanisms. In this sense, the content of the Journal should reflect the current state of the discipline in analysis, experimental observation, and numerical simulation. In the interest of achieving this goal, authors are encouraged to consider the significance of their contributions for the field of mechanics and the implications of their results, in addition to describing the details of their work.


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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.

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
Mechanical Engineering1999Q1
Mechanical Engineering2000Q1
Mechanical Engineering2001Q1
Mechanical Engineering2002Q1
Mechanical Engineering2003Q1
Mechanical Engineering2004Q1
Mechanical Engineering2005Q1
Mechanical Engineering2006Q1
Mechanical Engineering2007Q1
Mechanical Engineering2008Q1
Mechanical Engineering2009Q1
Mechanical Engineering2010Q1
Mechanical Engineering2011Q1
Mechanical Engineering2012Q1
Mechanical Engineering2013Q1
Mechanical Engineering2014Q1
Mechanical Engineering2015Q1
Mechanical Engineering2016Q1
Mechanical Engineering2017Q1
Mechanical Engineering2018Q1
Mechanics of Materials1999Q1
Mechanics of Materials2000Q1
Mechanics of Materials2001Q1
Mechanics of Materials2002Q1
Mechanics of Materials2003Q1
Mechanics of Materials2004Q1
Mechanics of Materials2005Q1
Mechanics of Materials2006Q1
Mechanics of Materials2007Q1
Mechanics of Materials2008Q1
Mechanics of Materials2009Q1
Mechanics of Materials2010Q1
Mechanics of Materials2011Q1
Mechanics of Materials2012Q1
Mechanics of Materials2013Q1
Mechanics of Materials2014Q1
Mechanics of Materials2015Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q1
Mechanics of Materials2017Q1
Mechanics of Materials2018Q1

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)19992.007
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.780
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.710
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.551
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.995
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.773
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.992
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.914
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.354
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 Cites199970
Self Cites200080
Self Cites2001114
Self Cites2002120
Self Cites2003123
Self Cites2004131
Self Cites2005120
Self Cites2006116
Self Cites200793
Self Cites2008136
Self Cites2009106
Self Cites2010128
Self Cites2011155
Self Cites201295
Self Cites2013141
Self Cites2014173
Self Cites2015166
Self Cites2016199
Self Cites2017230
Self Cites2018221
Total Cites1999544
Total Cites2000659
Total Cites2001800
Total Cites2002887
Total Cites20031143
Total Cites20041147
Total Cites20051136
Total Cites20061264
Total Cites20071377
Total Cites20081298
Total Cites20091426
Total Cites20101755
Total Cites20111648
Total Cites20121446
Total Cites20131813
Total Cites20141993
Total Cites20152215
Total Cites20162458
Total Cites20172683
Total Cites20182894
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 document19991.749
External Cites per document20002.113
External Cites per document20012.374
External Cites per document20022.490
External Cites per document20033.138
External Cites per document20043.146
External Cites per document20053.246
External Cites per document20063.621
External Cites per document20073.963
External Cites per document20083.677
External Cites per document20093.376
External Cites per document20104.088
External Cites per document20113.598
External Cites per document20123.642
External Cites per document20134.447
External Cites per document20144.561
External Cites per document20154.513
External Cites per document20164.386
External Cites per document20173.989
External Cites per document20184.277
Cites per document19992.007
Cites per document20002.405
Cites per document20012.768
Cites per document20022.880
Cites per document20033.517
Cites per document20043.551
Cites per document20053.629
Cites per document20063.987
Cites per document20074.250
Cites per document20084.108
Cites per document20093.647
Cites per document20104.410
Cites per document20113.971
Cites per document20123.898
Cites per document20134.822
Cites per document20144.995
Cites per document20154.879
Cites per document20164.773
Cites per document20174.363
Cites per document20184.630
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20037
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200810
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20146
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201815
Citable documents1999271
Citable documents2000274
Citable documents2001289
Citable documents2002308
Citable documents2003325
Citable documents2004323
Citable documents2005313
Citable documents2006317
Citable documents2007324
Citable documents2008316
Citable documents2009391
Citable documents2010398
Citable documents2011415
Citable documents2012371
Citable documents2013376
Citable documents2014399
Citable documents2015454
Citable documents2016515
Citable documents2017615
Citable documents2018625
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 documents199995
Uncited documents200080
Uncited documents200179
Uncited documents200283
Uncited documents200376
Uncited documents200476
Uncited documents200555
Uncited documents200648
Uncited documents200747
Uncited documents200850
Uncited documents200962
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents201155
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents201344
Uncited documents201450
Uncited documents201549
Uncited documents201653
Uncited documents201787
Uncited documents201867
Cited documents1999177
Cited documents2000194
Cited documents2001210
Cited documents2002227
Cited documents2003256
Cited documents2004258
Cited documents2005271
Cited documents2006281
Cited documents2007289
Cited documents2008276
Cited documents2009335
Cited documents2010357
Cited documents2011368
Cited documents2012330
Cited documents2013341
Cited documents2014355
Cited documents2015418
Cited documents2016473
Cited documents2017546
Cited documents2018573
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