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Nature Materials


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



14761122, 14764660





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Nature Materials is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together cutting-edge research across the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering. Materials research is a diverse and fast-growing discipline, which has moved from a largely applied, engineering focus to a position where it has an increasing impact on other classical disciplines such as physics, chemistry and biology. Nature Materials covers all applied and fundamental aspects of the synthesis/processing, structure/composition, properties and performance of materials, where "materials" are identified as substances in the condensed states (liquid, solid, colloidal) designed or manipulated for technological ends. Nature Materials provides a forum for the development of a common identity among materials scientists while encouraging researchers to cross established subdisciplinary divides. To achieve this, and strengthen the cohesion of the community, the journal takes an interdisciplinary, integrated and balanced approach to all areas of materials research while fostering the exchange of ideas between scientists involved in the different disciplines. Nature Materials is an invaluable resource for all scientists, in both academia and industry, who are active in the process of discovering and developing materials and materials-related concepts. Nature Materials offers an engaging, informative and accessible product including papers of exceptional significance and quality in a discipline which promises to have great influence on the development of society in years to come. 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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2021Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2021Q1
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 Engineering2018Q1
Mechanical Engineering2019Q1
Mechanical Engineering2020Q1
Mechanical Engineering2021Q1
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 Materials2015Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q1
Mechanics of Materials2017Q1
Mechanics of Materials2018Q1
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials2020Q1
Mechanics of Materials2021Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.488
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200714.299
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200815.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200917.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201020.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201124.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201223.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201324.015
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201424.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201525.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201626.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201728.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201828.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201927.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202026.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202125.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.413
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200613.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200713.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200815.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200916.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201021.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201121.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201223.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201323.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201421.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201524.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201626.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201727.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201827.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201925.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202023.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202124.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200612.998
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200814.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200917.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201018.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201120.602
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201221.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201320.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201419.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201523.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201625.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201725.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201824.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201922.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202021.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202123.081
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 Cites20020
Self Cites200320
Self Cites200451
Self Cites200577
Self Cites2006107
Self Cites2007133
Self Cites2008133
Self Cites2009143
Self Cites2010140
Self Cites2011135
Self Cites2012153
Self Cites2013157
Self Cites2014148
Self Cites2015150
Self Cites2016173
Self Cites2017154
Self Cites2018110
Self Cites2019120
Self Cites202093
Self Cites2021125
Total Cites20020
Total Cites2003406
Total Cites20042280
Total Cites20055485
Total Cites20069164
Total Cites20079445
Total Cites200810798
Total Cites200911870
Total Cites201015032
Total Cites201114980
Total Cites201216209
Total Cites201317606
Total Cites201418218
Total Cites201519754
Total Cites201621362
Total Cites201721849
Total Cites201821547
Total Cites201919495
Total Cites202018290
Total Cites202119224
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 document20020
External Cites per document20035.437
External Cites per document20049.819
External Cites per document200512.785
External Cites per document200616.290
External Cites per document200715.191
External Cites per document200817.257
External Cites per document200919.099
External Cites per document201024.945
External Cites per document201125.076
External Cites per document201227.306
External Cites per document201328.053
External Cites per document201426.535
External Cites per document201529.658
External Cites per document201632.251
External Cites per document201734.273
External Cites per document201833.287
External Cites per document201931.867
External Cites per document202033.146
External Cites per document202135.238
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20035.413
Cites per document20047.677
Cites per document200510.488
Cites per document200613.637
Cites per document200713.808
Cites per document200815.649
Cites per document200916.861
Cites per document201021.598
Cites per document201121.248
Cites per document201223.057
Cites per document201323.014
Cites per document201421.949
Cites per document201524.032
Cites per document201626.373
Cites per document201727.940
Cites per document201827.137
Cites per document201925.618
Cites per document202023.940
Cites per document202124.520
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents200470
Non-citable documents2005100
Non-citable documents2006116
Non-citable documents200771
Non-citable documents200872
Non-citable documents200990
Non-citable documents201099
Non-citable documents2011113
Non-citable documents2012115
Non-citable documents2013143
Non-citable documents2014149
Non-citable documents2015161
Non-citable documents2016153
Non-citable documents2017149
Non-citable documents2018150
Non-citable documents2019153
Non-citable documents2020215
Non-citable documents2021242
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200371
Citable documents2004227
Citable documents2005423
Citable documents2006556
Citable documents2007613
Citable documents2008618
Citable documents2009614
Citable documents2010597
Citable documents2011592
Citable documents2012588
Citable documents2013622
Citable documents2014681
Citable documents2015661
Citable documents2016657
Citable documents2017633
Citable documents2018644
Citable documents2019608
Citable documents2020549
Citable documents2021542
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200324
Uncited documents200470
Uncited documents2005110
Uncited documents2006131
Uncited documents2007122
Uncited documents2008130
Uncited documents2009139
Uncited documents2010127
Uncited documents2011137
Uncited documents2012131
Uncited documents2013179
Uncited documents2014213
Uncited documents2015219
Uncited documents2016161
Uncited documents2017114
Uncited documents2018137
Uncited documents2019156
Uncited documents2020171
Uncited documents2021174
Cited documents20020
Cited documents200351
Cited documents2004227
Cited documents2005413
Cited documents2006541
Cited documents2007562
Cited documents2008560
Cited documents2009565
Cited documents2010569
Cited documents2011568
Cited documents2012572
Cited documents2013586
Cited documents2014617
Cited documents2015603
Cited documents2016649
Cited documents2017668
Cited documents2018657
Cited documents2019605
Cited documents2020593
Cited documents2021610
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