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Chemical Scienceopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Royal Society of Chemistry



Publication type



20416520, 20416539





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Chemical Science is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing findings from across the breadth of the chemical sciences. Articles should present new findings of exceptional significance to their field, and also be of wider interest to readers working in other areas across the chemical sciences. For work to be published, it should provide a significant, conceptually novel advance or insight into the development of its field, and be written to be accessible to scientists across the broad readership of the journal. More specialised work is generally not suitable for publication in the journal. 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)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

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.999
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20139.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.614
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 Cites20100
Self Cites201128
Self Cites2012121
Self Cites2013279
Self Cites2014419
Self Cites2015531
Self Cites2016818
Self Cites2017749
Self Cites2018803
Self Cites20191066
Total Cites20100
Total Cites2011740
Total Cites20123685
Total Cites20137929
Total Cites201412992
Total Cites201515411
Total Cites201618574
Total Cites201721766
Total Cites201825194
Total Cites201927645
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 document20100
External Cites per document20117.192
External Cites per document20128.308
External Cites per document20138.654
External Cites per document20149.334
External Cites per document20159.185
External Cites per document20168.712
External Cites per document20178.688
External Cites per document20188.971
External Cites per document20199.412
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20117.475
Cites per document20128.590
Cites per document20138.969
Cites per document20149.645
Cites per document20159.513
Cites per document20169.114
Cites per document20178.998
Cites per document20189.266
Cites per document20199.789
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201630
Non-citable documents201755
Non-citable documents201868
Non-citable documents201965
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201199
Citable documents2012429
Citable documents2013884
Citable documents20141347
Citable documents20151620
Citable documents20162038
Citable documents20172419
Citable documents20182719
Citable documents20192824
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 documents20100
Uncited documents20117
Uncited documents201220
Uncited documents201338
Uncited documents201456
Uncited documents201572
Uncited documents201683
Uncited documents2017112
Uncited documents2018150
Uncited documents2019127
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201194
Cited documents2012416
Cited documents2013860
Cited documents20141308
Cited documents20151564
Cited documents20161985
Cited documents20172362
Cited documents20182637
Cited documents20192762
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