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Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Elsevier Ltd.



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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. 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.

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
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
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
Mechanical Engineering2019Q1
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
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1

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)19991.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.433
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.508
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.208
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.376
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.831
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.416
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.502
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.927
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.992
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.206
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 Cites2006117
Self Cites200793
Self Cites2008137
Self Cites2009107
Self Cites2010130
Self Cites2011155
Self Cites201295
Self Cites2013141
Self Cites2014173
Self Cites2015166
Self Cites2016199
Self Cites2017230
Self Cites2018221
Self Cites2019377
Total Cites1999541
Total Cites2000662
Total Cites2001803
Total Cites2002886
Total Cites20031138
Total Cites20041149
Total Cites20051144
Total Cites20061336
Total Cites20071456
Total Cites20081379
Total Cites20091513
Total Cites20101772
Total Cites20111650
Total Cites20121452
Total Cites20131811
Total Cites20141995
Total Cites20152232
Total Cites20162479
Total Cites20172718
Total Cites20182886
Total Cites20193409
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 document19991.732
External Cites per document20002.124
External Cites per document20012.384
External Cites per document20022.495
External Cites per document20033.123
External Cites per document20043.161
External Cites per document20053.293
External Cites per document20063.920
External Cites per document20074.300
External Cites per document20083.981
External Cites per document20093.614
External Cites per document20104.115
External Cites per document20113.611
External Cites per document20123.648
External Cites per document20134.441
External Cites per document20144.578
External Cites per document20154.561
External Cites per document20164.462
External Cites per document20174.065
External Cites per document20184.285
External Cites per document20194.492
Cites per document19991.989
Cites per document20002.416
Cites per document20012.779
Cites per document20022.886
Cites per document20033.502
Cites per document20043.568
Cites per document20053.678
Cites per document20064.296
Cites per document20074.593
Cites per document20084.420
Cites per document20093.889
Cites per document20104.441
Cites per document20113.986
Cites per document20123.903
Cites per document20134.816
Cites per document20145.013
Cites per document20154.927
Cites per document20164.851
Cites per document20174.441
Cites per document20184.640
Cites per document20195.050
% 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 documents200412
Non-citable documents200515
Non-citable documents200618
Non-citable documents200720
Non-citable documents200817
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201721
Non-citable documents201818
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents1999272
Citable documents2000274
Citable documents2001289
Citable documents2002307
Citable documents2003325
Citable documents2004322
Citable documents2005311
Citable documents2006311
Citable documents2007317
Citable documents2008312
Citable documents2009389
Citable documents2010399
Citable documents2011414
Citable documents2012372
Citable documents2013376
Citable documents2014398
Citable documents2015453
Citable documents2016511
Citable documents2017612
Citable documents2018622
Citable documents2019675
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 documents199997
Uncited documents200080
Uncited documents200179
Uncited documents200283
Uncited documents200377
Uncited documents200476
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents200647
Uncited documents200745
Uncited documents200847
Uncited documents200959
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents201155
Uncited documents201249
Uncited documents201344
Uncited documents201450
Uncited documents201549
Uncited documents201653
Uncited documents201785
Uncited documents201867
Uncited documents201985
Cited documents1999176
Cited documents2000194
Cited documents2001210
Cited documents2002226
Cited documents2003255
Cited documents2004258
Cited documents2005272
Cited documents2006282
Cited documents2007292
Cited documents2008282
Cited documents2009341
Cited documents2010360
Cited documents2011369
Cited documents2012331
Cited documents2013341
Cited documents2014355
Cited documents2015418
Cited documents2016473
Cited documents2017548
Cited documents2018573
Cited documents2019605
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