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International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Minings Sciences

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope This journal is concerned with original research, new developments, site measurements and case studies in rock mechanics and rock engineering. It provides an international forum for the publication of high quality papers on the subject of rock mechanics and the application of rock mechanics principles and techniques to mining and civil engineering projects built on or in rock masses. These projects include slopes, open-pit mines, quarries, shafts, tunnels, caverns, underground mines, metro systems, dams and hydro-electric stations, geothermal energy, petroleum engineering, and radioactive waste disposal. Papers are welcomed on all relevant topics and especially on theoretical developments, analytical methods, numerical methods, rock testing, site investigation, and case studies.


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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.

Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology1999Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2000Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2001Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2002Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2003Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2004Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2005Q1
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

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)19990.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.922
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.110
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.539
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.709
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.799
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.132
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 Cites199935
Self Cites200042
Self Cites200160
Self Cites2002119
Self Cites200397
Self Cites2004123
Self Cites200550
Self Cites200694
Self Cites200780
Self Cites200895
Self Cites200994
Self Cites2010137
Self Cites2011105
Self Cites2012112
Self Cites2013146
Self Cites2014183
Self Cites2015207
Self Cites2016168
Self Cites2017174
Total Cites199994
Total Cites2000175
Total Cites2001208
Total Cites2002274
Total Cites2003279
Total Cites2004344
Total Cites2005340
Total Cites2006627
Total Cites2007577
Total Cites2008508
Total Cites2009691
Total Cites20101003
Total Cites2011973
Total Cites20121074
Total Cites20131192
Total Cites20141523
Total Cites20151728
Total Cites20162153
Total Cites20172209
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 document19990.331
External Cites per document20000.528
External Cites per document20010.527
External Cites per document20020.550
External Cites per document20030.672
External Cites per document20040.853
External Cites per document20050.727
External Cites per document20061.303
External Cites per document20071.150
External Cites per document20081.470
External Cites per document20091.866
External Cites per document20102.453
External Cites per document20112.138
External Cites per document20122.258
External Cites per document20132.421
External Cites per document20142.786
External Cites per document20152.702
External Cites per document20163.102
External Cites per document20173.210
Cites per document19990.528
Cites per document20000.694
Cites per document20010.740
Cites per document20020.972
Cites per document20031.030
Cites per document20041.328
Cites per document20050.852
Cites per document20061.533
Cites per document20071.336
Cites per document20081.808
Cites per document20092.159
Cites per document20102.841
Cites per document20112.397
Cites per document20122.521
Cites per document20132.759
Cites per document20143.166
Cites per document20153.069
Cites per document20163.364
Cites per document20173.484
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200812
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20174
Citable documents1999178
Citable documents2000252
Citable documents2001281
Citable documents2002282
Citable documents2003271
Citable documents2004259
Citable documents2005399
Citable documents2006409
Citable documents2007432
Citable documents2008281
Citable documents2009320
Citable documents2010353
Citable documents2011406
Citable documents2012426
Citable documents2013432
Citable documents2014481
Citable documents2015563
Citable documents2016640
Citable documents2017634
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 documents1999112
Uncited documents2000168
Uncited documents2001155
Uncited documents2002139
Uncited documents2003140
Uncited documents2004111
Uncited documents2005238
Uncited documents2006170
Uncited documents2007215
Uncited documents200891
Uncited documents200998
Uncited documents201068
Uncited documents2011106
Uncited documents2012105
Uncited documents201386
Uncited documents201491
Uncited documents2015108
Uncited documents2016116
Uncited documents2017111
Cited documents199966
Cited documents200084
Cited documents2001126
Cited documents2002143
Cited documents2003131
Cited documents2004148
Cited documents2005162
Cited documents2006243
Cited documents2007229
Cited documents2008202
Cited documents2009231
Cited documents2010287
Cited documents2011302
Cited documents2012323
Cited documents2013347
Cited documents2014390
Cited documents2015456
Cited documents2016528
Cited documents2017527
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