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Journal of Tribology

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

Materials Science
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Surfaces and Interfaces
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication typeJournals
Scope One of the most respected archival journals in the field of tribology, the Journal of Tribology publishes over 100 outstanding technical articles of permanent interest to the tribology community annually, and attracts articles by tribologists from around the world. The journal features a mix of experimental, numerical, and theoretical articles dealing with all aspects of the field, including, but not limited to: friction and wear, fluid film lubrication, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, surface properties and characterization, contact mechanics, magnetic recordings, tribological systems, seals, bearing design and technology, gears, metalworking, lubricants, and artificial joints.


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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.

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 Engineering2018Q2
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 Materials2015Q2
Mechanics of Materials2016Q2
Mechanics of Materials2017Q2
Mechanics of Materials2018Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces1999Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2000Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2001Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2002Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2003Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2004Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2005Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2006Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2007Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2008Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2009Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2010Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2011Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2012Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2013Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2014Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2015Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2016Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2017Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2018Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2005Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2006Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2007Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q2

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)19991.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.856
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.262
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.902
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.544
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.416
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.249
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.811
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.736
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.568
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 Cites1999116
Self Cites200097
Self Cites200193
Self Cites2002104
Self Cites2003104
Self Cites2004115
Self Cites2005109
Self Cites200686
Self Cites2007150
Self Cites200857
Self Cites200989
Self Cites201082
Self Cites201165
Self Cites201255
Self Cites201341
Self Cites201455
Self Cites201543
Self Cites201654
Self Cites201773
Self Cites201890
Total Cites1999384
Total Cites2000426
Total Cites2001470
Total Cites2002449
Total Cites2003453
Total Cites2004534
Total Cites2005536
Total Cites2006622
Total Cites2007572
Total Cites2008519
Total Cites2009545
Total Cites2010460
Total Cites2011373
Total Cites2012405
Total Cites2013391
Total Cites2014346
Total Cites2015401
Total Cites2016494
Total Cites2017579
Total Cites2018722
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 document19990.876
External Cites per document20001.035
External Cites per document20010.979
External Cites per document20020.889
External Cites per document20030.972
External Cites per document20041.232
External Cites per document20051.286
External Cites per document20061.639
External Cites per document20071.279
External Cites per document20081.375
External Cites per document20091.535
External Cites per document20101.268
External Cites per document20111.124
External Cites per document20121.224
External Cites per document20131.357
External Cites per document20141.265
External Cites per document20151.432
External Cites per document20161.732
External Cites per document20171.664
External Cites per document20181.580
Cites per document19991.255
Cites per document20001.340
Cites per document20011.221
Cites per document20021.157
Cites per document20031.262
Cites per document20041.571
Cites per document20051.614
Cites per document20061.902
Cites per document20071.733
Cites per document20081.545
Cites per document20091.835
Cites per document20101.544
Cites per document20111.361
Cites per document20121.416
Cites per document20131.516
Cites per document20141.504
Cites per document20151.604
Cites per document20161.945
Cites per document20171.905
Cites per document20181.805
% 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 documents1999104
Non-citable documents2000105
Non-citable documents200113
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20074
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents201811
Citable documents1999306
Citable documents2000318
Citable documents2001385
Citable documents2002388
Citable documents2003359
Citable documents2004340
Citable documents2005332
Citable documents2006327
Citable documents2007330
Citable documents2008336
Citable documents2009297
Citable documents2010298
Citable documents2011274
Citable documents2012286
Citable documents2013258
Citable documents2014230
Citable documents2015250
Citable documents2016254
Citable documents2017304
Citable documents2018400
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 documents1999220
Uncited documents2000227
Uncited documents2001202
Uncited documents2002192
Uncited documents2003162
Uncited documents2004128
Uncited documents2005114
Uncited documents2006112
Uncited documents2007129
Uncited documents2008136
Uncited documents2009107
Uncited documents2010124
Uncited documents2011119
Uncited documents2012114
Uncited documents2013101
Uncited documents201484
Uncited documents201593
Uncited documents201667
Uncited documents201791
Uncited documents2018152
Cited documents1999190
Cited documents2000196
Cited documents2001196
Cited documents2002199
Cited documents2003198
Cited documents2004213
Cited documents2005218
Cited documents2006218
Cited documents2007205
Cited documents2008206
Cited documents2009193
Cited documents2010180
Cited documents2011161
Cited documents2012178
Cited documents2013161
Cited documents2014149
Cited documents2015161
Cited documents2016189
Cited documents2017219
Cited documents2018259
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