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Journal of Earth Science

Country China  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of China
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1867111X, 1674487X
Scope Journal of Earth Science (formerly Journal of China University of Geosciences) is published since 1990 by China University of Geosciences. The bimonthly English journal strives to cover all branches of geology and related technology in the exploration and utilization of earth resources, namely, geology, petrology, mineralogy, ore deposit geology, tectonics, paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, environmental sciences, etc. Submissions of original articles in English from scientists both in China and around the World on relevant subjects are welcome. All articles are reviewed by two or more referees for scholarly presentation, technical merit, quality of scientific content, and utility of the results for practicing geologists. The Editorial Committee reserves the final decision concerning the acceptance of a paper. Articles should discuss new theories, methods and discoveries, recent achievements in the geosciences, as well as timely reviews on selected subjects. Articles should contain original data and facts which support the conclusions. Manuscripts should conform to the guidelines in the instructions for authors. The Editorial Committee of the journal has come to the decision that for the future development the journal should grow into an international scope to attract the best research papers, also internationally. Therefore starting with the first issue of 2009, the journal will be named Journal of Earth Science. We hope that this move will pay off very soon and that our authors and readers will help us to spread this good news to attract authors from all over the world.


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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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.536
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.205
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20103
Self Cites20115
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201329
Self Cites201444
Self Cites201547
Self Cites201654
Self Cites201769
Self Cites201895
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201045
Total Cites2011130
Total Cites2012206
Total Cites2013249
Total Cites2014250
Total Cites2015306
Total Cites2016350
Total Cites2017440
Total Cites2018605
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.500
External Cites per document20110.468
External Cites per document20120.523
External Cites per document20130.655
External Cites per document20140.848
External Cites per document20150.974
External Cites per document20161.017
External Cites per document20171.249
External Cites per document20181.723
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.536
Cites per document20110.487
Cites per document20120.599
Cites per document20130.741
Cites per document20141.029
Cites per document20151.150
Cites per document20161.203
Cites per document20171.481
Cites per document20182.044
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20185
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201084
Citable documents2011267
Citable documents2012344
Citable documents2013336
Citable documents2014243
Citable documents2015266
Citable documents2016291
Citable documents2017297
Citable documents2018296
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201062
Uncited documents2011198
Uncited documents2012234
Uncited documents2013204
Uncited documents2014120
Uncited documents2015118
Uncited documents2016122
Uncited documents2017116
Uncited documents201897
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201025
Cited documents201173
Cited documents2012114
Cited documents2013133
Cited documents2014123
Cited documents2015148
Cited documents2016172
Cited documents2017184
Cited documents2018204
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