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RSC Advancesopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Royal Society of Chemistry



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RSC Advances papers should provide an insight that advances the chemistry field. Papers that contain little or no chemistry and are not considered to be of interest or relevance to the chemistry community are not within the scope of the journal. The criteria for publication are that the work must be high quality, well conducted and advance the development of the field. Articles submitted to the journal are evaluated by our international team of associate editors and reviewers for the overall quality and accuracy of the science presented. 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.

Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2020Q1
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)2020Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.899
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.099
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.658
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.147
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.245
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 Cites20110
Self Cites2012110
Self Cites20131037
Self Cites20143775
Self Cites201510351
Self Cites201614056
Self Cites20176884
Self Cites20184297
Self Cites20193098
Self Cites20202085
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012603
Total Cites20137604
Total Cites201421474
Total Cites201549179
Total Cites201681216
Total Cites2017108134
Total Cites2018106302
Total Cites201978974
Total Cites202056090
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 document20110
External Cites per document20122.153
External Cites per document20133.369
External Cites per document20143.380
External Cites per document20152.889
External Cites per document20162.737
External Cites per document20172.941
External Cites per document20183.134
External Cites per document20193.110
External Cites per document20203.391
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20122.622
Cites per document20133.899
Cites per document20144.099
Cites per document20153.658
Cites per document20163.310
Cites per document20173.141
Cites per document20183.265
Cites per document20193.236
Cites per document20203.521
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20198
Non-citable documents20204
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012229
Citable documents20131949
Citable documents20145237
Citable documents201513442
Citable documents201624537
Citable documents201734425
Citable documents201832553
Citable documents201924400
Citable documents202015924
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201251
Uncited documents2013306
Uncited documents2014722
Uncited documents20152102
Uncited documents20163899
Uncited documents20175776
Uncited documents20185101
Uncited documents20194102
Uncited documents20202579
Cited documents20110
Cited documents2012179
Cited documents20131644
Cited documents20144517
Cited documents201511341
Cited documents201620639
Cited documents201728653
Cited documents201827459
Cited documents201920306
Cited documents202013349
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