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Surface Review and Letters

Country Singapore  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Singapore
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
Surfaces and Interfaces
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co
Publication typeJournals
Scope Surface Review and Letters is an international journal devoted to the elucidation of properties and processes that occur at the boundaries of materials. The scope of the journal covers a broad range of topics in experimental and theoretical studies of surfaces and interfaces. The latter include solid-solid and liquid-solid interfaces. Both the physical and chemical properties are covered. The journal also places emphasis on emerging areas of cross-disciplinary research where new phenomena occur due to the presence of a surface or an interface. Representative areas include surface and interface structures; their electronic, magnetic and optical properties; dynamics and energetics; chemical reactions at surfaces; phase transitions, reconstruction.


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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.

Condensed Matter Physics1999Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q4
Materials Chemistry1999Q2
Materials Chemistry2000Q2
Materials Chemistry2001Q1
Materials Chemistry2002Q2
Materials Chemistry2003Q2
Materials Chemistry2004Q2
Materials Chemistry2005Q2
Materials Chemistry2006Q2
Materials Chemistry2007Q3
Materials Chemistry2008Q3
Materials Chemistry2009Q3
Materials Chemistry2010Q3
Materials Chemistry2011Q3
Materials Chemistry2012Q3
Materials Chemistry2013Q3
Materials Chemistry2014Q4
Materials Chemistry2015Q4
Materials Chemistry2016Q4
Materials Chemistry2017Q4
Materials Chemistry2018Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces1999Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2000Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2001Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2002Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2003Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2004Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2005Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2006Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2007Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2008Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2009Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2010Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2011Q3
Surfaces and Interfaces2012Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces2013Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces2014Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces2015Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces2016Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces2017Q4
Surfaces and Interfaces2018Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2005Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2006Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2007Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q3

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)19990.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.499
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.448
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.461
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.053
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.334
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.428
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.317
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.770
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 Cites199946
Self Cites200020
Self Cites200122
Self Cites20029
Self Cites200320
Self Cites200416
Self Cites200520
Self Cites200615
Self Cites200725
Self Cites200818
Self Cites200923
Self Cites201014
Self Cites201129
Self Cites20127
Self Cites201313
Self Cites201421
Self Cites201516
Self Cites201613
Self Cites201721
Self Cites201824
Total Cites1999533
Total Cites2000380
Total Cites2001396
Total Cites2002293
Total Cites2003306
Total Cites2004347
Total Cites2005381
Total Cites2006172
Total Cites2007113
Total Cites2008136
Total Cites2009132
Total Cites2010185
Total Cites2011183
Total Cites2012129
Total Cites201380
Total Cites201481
Total Cites201587
Total Cites2016124
Total Cites2017171
Total Cites2018240
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 document19990.796
External Cites per document20000.763
External Cites per document20010.995
External Cites per document20020.976
External Cites per document20030.662
External Cites per document20040.695
External Cites per document20050.755
External Cites per document20060.523
External Cites per document20070.301
External Cites per document20080.304
External Cites per document20090.276
External Cites per document20100.404
External Cites per document20110.465
External Cites per document20120.464
External Cites per document20130.353
External Cites per document20140.337
External Cites per document20150.314
External Cites per document20160.464
External Cites per document20170.562
External Cites per document20180.669
Cites per document19990.871
Cites per document20000.805
Cites per document20011.053
Cites per document20021.007
Cites per document20030.708
Cites per document20040.729
Cites per document20050.797
Cites per document20060.573
Cites per document20070.387
Cites per document20080.351
Cites per document20090.334
Cites per document20100.437
Cites per document20110.553
Cites per document20120.490
Cites per document20130.421
Cites per document20140.455
Cites per document20150.385
Cites per document20160.519
Cites per document20170.640
Cites per document20180.743
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20024
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20188
Citable documents1999612
Citable documents2000472
Citable documents2001376
Citable documents2002291
Citable documents2003432
Citable documents2004476
Citable documents2005478
Citable documents2006300
Citable documents2007292
Citable documents2008388
Citable documents2009395
Citable documents2010423
Citable documents2011331
Citable documents2012263
Citable documents2013190
Citable documents2014178
Citable documents2015226
Citable documents2016239
Citable documents2017267
Citable documents2018323
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 documents1999338
Uncited documents2000297
Uncited documents2001203
Uncited documents2002161
Uncited documents2003299
Uncited documents2004312
Uncited documents2005299
Uncited documents2006202
Uncited documents2007226
Uncited documents2008297
Uncited documents2009309
Uncited documents2010311
Uncited documents2011223
Uncited documents2012200
Uncited documents2013135
Uncited documents2014126
Uncited documents2015168
Uncited documents2016150
Uncited documents2017157
Uncited documents2018204
Cited documents1999274
Cited documents2000175
Cited documents2001175
Cited documents2002134
Cited documents2003137
Cited documents2004166
Cited documents2005179
Cited documents200698
Cited documents200766
Cited documents200892
Cited documents200987
Cited documents2010115
Cited documents2011113
Cited documents201268
Cited documents201359
Cited documents201454
Cited documents201560
Cited documents201690
Cited documents2017110
Cited documents2018127
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