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Journal of Superhard Materials


Russian Federation

Universities and research institutions in Russian Federation

Subject Area and Category


Pleiades Publishing



Publication type



10634576, 19349408





How to publish in this journal


Journal of Superhard Materials presents up-to-date results of basic and applied research on production, properties, and applications of superhard materials and related tools. It publishes the results of fundamental research on physicochemical processes of forming and growth of single-crystal, polycrystalline, and dispersed materials, diamond and diamond-like films; developments of methods for spontaneous and controlled synthesis of superhard materials and methods for static, explosive and epitaxial synthesis. The focus of the journal is large single crystals of synthetic diamonds; elite grinding powders and micron powders of synthetic diamonds and cubic boron nitride; polycrystalline and composite superhard materials based on diamond and cubic boron nitride; diamond and carbide tools for highly efficient metal-working, boring, stone-working, coal mining and geological exploration; articles of ceramic; polishing pastes for high-precision optics; precision lathes for diamond turning; technologies of precise machining of metals, glass, and ceramics. The journal covers all fundamental and technological aspects of synthesis, characterization, properties, devices and applications of these materials. The journal welcomes manuscripts from all countries in the English language. 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.

Inorganic Chemistry2010Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2011Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2012Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2013Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2014Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2015Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2016Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2017Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2018Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2019Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2020Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q3

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.508
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.585
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.876
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.858
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.906
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.834
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.825
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201133
Self Cites201231
Self Cites201329
Self Cites201431
Self Cites201528
Self Cites201633
Self Cites201743
Self Cites201845
Self Cites201920
Self Cites202045
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201031
Total Cites201181
Total Cites2012103
Total Cites2013109
Total Cites201492
Total Cites2015103
Total Cites2016136
Total Cites2017150
Total Cites2018132
Total Cites2019114
Total Cites2020153
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 document20070
External Cites per document20080.000
External Cites per document20090.000
External Cites per document20100.213
External Cites per document20110.449
External Cites per document20120.450
External Cites per document20130.523
External Cites per document20140.384
External Cites per document20150.481
External Cites per document20160.652
External Cites per document20170.699
External Cites per document20180.572
External Cites per document20190.614
External Cites per document20200.701
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.508
Cites per document20110.750
Cites per document20120.640
Cites per document20130.708
Cites per document20140.579
Cites per document20150.652
Cites per document20160.834
Cites per document20170.915
Cites per document20180.795
Cites per document20190.679
Cites per document20200.905
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201915
Non-citable documents202015
Citable documents20070
Citable documents20081
Citable documents20092
Citable documents201061
Citable documents2011107
Citable documents2012160
Citable documents2013153
Citable documents2014159
Citable documents2015156
Citable documents2016158
Citable documents2017153
Citable documents2018152
Citable documents2019153
Citable documents2020154
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20081
Uncited documents20092
Uncited documents201044
Uncited documents201176
Uncited documents2012115
Uncited documents2013101
Uncited documents2014109
Uncited documents2015103
Uncited documents201692
Uncited documents201798
Uncited documents201895
Uncited documents2019107
Uncited documents202077
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201017
Cited documents201132
Cited documents201246
Cited documents201353
Cited documents201450
Cited documents201555
Cited documents201671
Cited documents201766
Cited documents201871
Cited documents201961
Cited documents202092
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