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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
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
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
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
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

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)20035.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200714.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200815.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200917.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201020.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201124.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201223.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201323.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201424.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201525.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201626.372
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201731.764
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201832.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201930.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202028.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200613.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200713.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200815.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200916.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201021.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201121.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201223.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201322.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201421.906
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201523.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201626.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201731.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201830.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201928.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202026.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200612.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200814.079
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200917.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201018.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201120.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201221.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201319.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201419.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201523.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201625.887
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201728.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201827.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201924.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202024.499
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 Cites2006105
Self Cites2007133
Self Cites2008133
Self Cites2009143
Self Cites2010140
Self Cites2011135
Self Cites2012153
Self Cites2013157
Self Cites2014148
Self Cites2015150
Self Cites2016173
Self Cites2017154
Self Cites2018111
Self Cites2019122
Self Cites202094
Total Cites20020
Total Cites2003401
Total Cites20042278
Total Cites20055482
Total Cites20069118
Total Cites20079414
Total Cites200810737
Total Cites200911824
Total Cites201014988
Total Cites201114998
Total Cites201216217
Total Cites201317629
Total Cites201418204
Total Cites201519705
Total Cites201621291
Total Cites201724661
Total Cites201824011
Total Cites201921531
Total Cites202020189
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 document20035.366
External Cites per document20049.811
External Cites per document200512.778
External Cites per document200616.210
External Cites per document200715.140
External Cites per document200817.159
External Cites per document200919.024
External Cites per document201024.871
External Cites per document201125.064
External Cites per document201227.273
External Cites per document201328.000
External Cites per document201426.475
External Cites per document201529.584
External Cites per document201632.192
External Cites per document201738.777
External Cites per document201837.054
External Cites per document201935.154
External Cites per document202036.603
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20035.347
Cites per document20047.670
Cites per document200510.482
Cites per document200613.568
Cites per document200713.763
Cites per document200815.561
Cites per document200916.795
Cites per document201021.534
Cites per document201121.244
Cites per document201223.036
Cites per document201322.984
Cites per document201421.906
Cites per document201523.972
Cites per document201626.318
Cites per document201731.576
Cites per document201830.203
Cites per document201928.219
Cites per document202026.356
% 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 documents2019154
Non-citable documents2020217
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200371
Citable documents2004227
Citable documents2005423
Citable documents2006556
Citable documents2007613
Citable documents2008618
Citable documents2009614
Citable documents2010597
Citable documents2011593
Citable documents2012589
Citable documents2013624
Citable documents2014682
Citable documents2015661
Citable documents2016656
Citable documents2017632
Citable documents2018645
Citable documents2019609
Citable documents2020549
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 documents2006132
Uncited documents2007123
Uncited documents2008130
Uncited documents2009139
Uncited documents2010128
Uncited documents2011137
Uncited documents2012131
Uncited documents2013179
Uncited documents2014213
Uncited documents2015221
Uncited documents2016162
Uncited documents2017113
Uncited documents2018133
Uncited documents2019150
Uncited documents2020166
Cited documents20020
Cited documents200351
Cited documents2004227
Cited documents2005413
Cited documents2006540
Cited documents2007561
Cited documents2008560
Cited documents2009565
Cited documents2010568
Cited documents2011569
Cited documents2012573
Cited documents2013588
Cited documents2014618
Cited documents2015601
Cited documents2016647
Cited documents2017668
Cited documents2018662
Cited documents2019613
Cited documents2020600
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