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Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Elsevier Ltd.



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Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology is an international journal which publishes authoritative articles encompassing the development of innovative uses of underground space and the results of high quality research into improved, more cost-effective techniques for the planning, geo-investigation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of underground and earth-sheltered structures. The journal provides an effective vehicle for the improved worldwide exchange of information on developments in underground technology - and the experience gained from its use - and is strongly committed to publishing papers on the interdisciplinary aspects of creating, planning, and regulating underground space. 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.

Building and Construction1999Q3
Building and Construction2000Q3
Building and Construction2001Q2
Building and Construction2002Q1
Building and Construction2003Q1
Building and Construction2004Q2
Building and Construction2005Q2
Building and Construction2006Q1
Building and Construction2007Q2
Building and Construction2008Q1
Building and Construction2009Q1
Building and Construction2010Q1
Building and Construction2011Q1
Building and Construction2012Q1
Building and Construction2013Q1
Building and Construction2014Q1
Building and Construction2015Q1
Building and Construction2016Q1
Building and Construction2017Q1
Building and Construction2018Q1
Building and Construction2019Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology1999Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2000Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2001Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2002Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2003Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2004Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2005Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2006Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2007Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2008Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2009Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2010Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2011Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2012Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2013Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2014Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2015Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2016Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2017Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2018Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q1

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)19990.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.219
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.629
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.782
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.498
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.572
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.703
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.695
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.949
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.376
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 Cites199917
Self Cites20007
Self Cites200112
Self Cites200211
Self Cites200315
Self Cites200417
Self Cites200516
Self Cites200627
Self Cites200721
Self Cites200834
Self Cites200953
Self Cites201063
Self Cites201178
Self Cites201298
Self Cites2013132
Self Cites2014143
Self Cites2015185
Self Cites2016291
Self Cites2017397
Self Cites2018772
Self Cites2019819
Total Cites199925
Total Cites200023
Total Cites200133
Total Cites200230
Total Cites200351
Total Cites200460
Total Cites200586
Total Cites2006105
Total Cites2007159
Total Cites2008262
Total Cites2009375
Total Cites2010431
Total Cites2011535
Total Cites2012547
Total Cites2013780
Total Cites2014946
Total Cites20151209
Total Cites20161526
Total Cites20171823
Total Cites20182981
Total Cites20194497
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 document19990.059
External Cites per document20000.114
External Cites per document20010.137
External Cites per document20020.133
External Cites per document20030.281
External Cites per document20040.352
External Cites per document20050.603
External Cites per document20060.586
External Cites per document20070.416
External Cites per document20080.642
External Cites per document20090.873
External Cites per document20101.868
External Cites per document20112.022
External Cites per document20121.952
External Cites per document20132.314
External Cites per document20142.419
External Cites per document20152.473
External Cites per document20162.732
External Cites per document20172.593
External Cites per document20183.738
External Cites per document20194.558
Cites per document19990.185
Cites per document20000.164
Cites per document20010.216
Cites per document20020.210
Cites per document20030.398
Cites per document20040.492
Cites per document20050.741
Cites per document20060.789
Cites per document20070.479
Cites per document20080.738
Cites per document20091.016
Cites per document20102.188
Cites per document20112.367
Cites per document20122.378
Cites per document20132.786
Cites per document20142.849
Cites per document20152.920
Cites per document20163.376
Cites per document20173.315
Cites per document20185.044
Cites per document20195.572
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents1999135
Citable documents2000140
Citable documents2001153
Citable documents2002143
Citable documents2003128
Citable documents2004122
Citable documents2005116
Citable documents2006133
Citable documents2007332
Citable documents2008355
Citable documents2009369
Citable documents2010197
Citable documents2011226
Citable documents2012230
Citable documents2013280
Citable documents2014332
Citable documents2015414
Citable documents2016452
Citable documents2017550
Citable documents2018591
Citable documents2019807
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 documents1999117
Uncited documents2000122
Uncited documents2001127
Uncited documents2002118
Uncited documents200390
Uncited documents200484
Uncited documents200562
Uncited documents200682
Uncited documents2007257
Uncited documents2008230
Uncited documents2009218
Uncited documents201067
Uncited documents201167
Uncited documents201260
Uncited documents201362
Uncited documents201476
Uncited documents201586
Uncited documents201676
Uncited documents201787
Uncited documents201855
Uncited documents201961
Cited documents199920
Cited documents200019
Cited documents200127
Cited documents200225
Cited documents200338
Cited documents200438
Cited documents200558
Cited documents200655
Cited documents200781
Cited documents2008131
Cited documents2009160
Cited documents2010145
Cited documents2011172
Cited documents2012184
Cited documents2013225
Cited documents2014266
Cited documents2015336
Cited documents2016385
Cited documents2017473
Cited documents2018544
Cited documents2019756
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