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Nature Geoscience


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



17520894, 17520908





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Understanding the Earth's history and its future evolution is becoming ever more important as the human influence on climate and landscapes, the oceans and the atmosphere expands. Nature Geoscience is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together top-quality research across the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences along with relevant work in related areas. The journal's content reflects all the disciplines within the geosciences, encompassing field work, modelling and theoretical studies. Topics covered in the journal: -Atmospheric science- Biogeochemistry- Climate science- Geobiology- Geochemistry- Geoinformatics and remote sensing- Geology- Geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism- Geomorphology- Geophysics- Glaciology- Hydrology and limnology- Mineralogy and mineral physics- Oceanography- Palaeontology- Palaeoclimatology and palaeoceanography- Petrology- Planetary science- Seismology- Space physics- Tectonics- Volcanology. Nature Geoscience is committed to publishing significant, high-quality research in the Earth Sciences through a fair, rapid and rigorous peer review process that is overseen by a team of full-time professional editors. 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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.229
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20148.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.872
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201810.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202011.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.268
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.073
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201810.401
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.919
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202010.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201810.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202010.135
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 Cites20080
Self Cites200963
Self Cites201074
Self Cites2011108
Self Cites2012125
Self Cites2013138
Self Cites2014129
Self Cites2015111
Self Cites2016160
Self Cites2017129
Self Cites2018112
Self Cites201997
Self Cites202070
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20091180
Total Cites20103063
Total Cites20115508
Total Cites20126076
Total Cites20136619
Total Cites20146148
Total Cites20156566
Total Cites20167122
Total Cites20177296
Total Cites20187374
Total Cites20196576
Total Cites20206661
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 document20080
External Cites per document20095.269
External Cites per document20107.083
External Cites per document20118.640
External Cites per document20129.804
External Cites per document201310.985
External Cites per document201410.342
External Cites per document201511.265
External Cites per document201612.003
External Cites per document201712.618
External Cites per document201812.968
External Cites per document201912.317
External Cites per document202013.000
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20094.155
Cites per document20105.281
Cites per document20116.518
Cites per document20127.268
Cites per document20138.410
Cites per document20147.685
Cites per document20158.505
Cites per document20169.073
Cites per document20179.859
Cites per document201810.401
Cites per document20199.919
Cites per document202010.440
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents200972
Non-citable documents2010158
Non-citable documents2011220
Non-citable documents2012229
Non-citable documents2013197
Non-citable documents2014218
Non-citable documents2015199
Non-citable documents2016205
Non-citable documents2017172
Non-citable documents2018149
Non-citable documents2019137
Non-citable documents2020131
Citable documents20080
Citable documents2009212
Citable documents2010422
Citable documents2011625
Citable documents2012607
Citable documents2013590
Citable documents2014582
Citable documents2015573
Citable documents2016580
Citable documents2017568
Citable documents2018560
Citable documents2019526
Citable documents2020507
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 documents20080
Uncited documents2009118
Uncited documents2010228
Uncited documents2011319
Uncited documents2012287
Uncited documents2013233
Uncited documents2014209
Uncited documents2015198
Uncited documents2016190
Uncited documents2017161
Uncited documents2018132
Uncited documents2019138
Uncited documents2020135
Cited documents20080
Cited documents2009166
Cited documents2010352
Cited documents2011526
Cited documents2012549
Cited documents2013554
Cited documents2014591
Cited documents2015574
Cited documents2016595
Cited documents2017579
Cited documents2018577
Cited documents2019525
Cited documents2020503
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