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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgyopen access

Country South Africa  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of South Africa
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Metals and Alloys
PublisherSouth African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication typeJournals
ISSN24119717, 22256253
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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.

Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology1999Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2000Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2001Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2002Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2003Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2004Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2005Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2006Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2007Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2008Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2009Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2010Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2011Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2012Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2013Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2014Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2015Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2016Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2017Q3
Materials Chemistry1999Q4
Materials Chemistry2000Q4
Materials Chemistry2001Q3
Materials Chemistry2002Q3
Materials Chemistry2003Q3
Materials Chemistry2004Q3
Materials Chemistry2005Q3
Materials Chemistry2006Q3
Materials Chemistry2007Q2
Materials Chemistry2008Q3
Materials Chemistry2009Q4
Materials Chemistry2010Q3
Materials Chemistry2011Q3
Materials Chemistry2012Q3
Materials Chemistry2013Q3
Materials Chemistry2014Q3
Materials Chemistry2015Q3
Materials Chemistry2016Q3
Materials Chemistry2017Q3
Metals and Alloys1999Q3
Metals and Alloys2000Q3
Metals and Alloys2001Q2
Metals and Alloys2002Q2
Metals and Alloys2003Q2
Metals and Alloys2004Q2
Metals and Alloys2005Q2
Metals and Alloys2006Q2
Metals and Alloys2007Q2
Metals and Alloys2008Q2
Metals and Alloys2009Q3
Metals and Alloys2010Q2
Metals and Alloys2011Q2
Metals and Alloys2012Q2
Metals and Alloys2013Q3
Metals and Alloys2014Q2
Metals and Alloys2015Q3
Metals and Alloys2016Q2
Metals and Alloys2017Q3

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)19990.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.122
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.219
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.381
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20016
Self Cites20022
Self Cites200310
Self Cites200411
Self Cites200510
Self Cites200610
Self Cites20079
Self Cites200811
Self Cites20094
Self Cites201011
Self Cites201122
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201639
Self Cites201723
Total Cites19996
Total Cites200010
Total Cites200112
Total Cites200213
Total Cites200323
Total Cites200430
Total Cites200541
Total Cites200662
Total Cites200752
Total Cites200860
Total Cites200965
Total Cites201090
Total Cites2011103
Total Cites2012100
Total Cites2013107
Total Cites2014143
Total Cites2015164
Total Cites2016199
Total Cites2017173
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 document19990.060
External Cites per document20000.078
External Cites per document20010.052
External Cites per document20020.089
External Cites per document20030.082
External Cites per document20040.104
External Cites per document20050.147
External Cites per document20060.212
External Cites per document20070.156
External Cites per document20080.168
External Cites per document20090.226
External Cites per document20100.313
External Cites per document20110.331
External Cites per document20120.288
External Cites per document20130.299
External Cites per document20140.388
External Cites per document20150.403
External Cites per document20160.432
External Cites per document20170.366
Cites per document19990.060
Cites per document20000.098
Cites per document20010.103
Cites per document20020.106
Cites per document20030.146
Cites per document20040.165
Cites per document20050.194
Cites per document20060.253
Cites per document20070.189
Cites per document20080.206
Cites per document20090.241
Cites per document20100.357
Cites per document20110.420
Cites per document20120.369
Cites per document20130.336
Cites per document20140.423
Cites per document20150.462
Cites per document20160.538
Cites per document20170.422
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents200510
Non-citable documents200613
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200924
Non-citable documents201017
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201733
Citable documents1999100
Citable documents2000102
Citable documents2001116
Citable documents2002123
Citable documents2003158
Citable documents2004182
Citable documents2005211
Citable documents2006245
Citable documents2007275
Citable documents2008291
Citable documents2009270
Citable documents2010252
Citable documents2011245
Citable documents2012271
Citable documents2013318
Citable documents2014338
Citable documents2015355
Citable documents2016370
Citable documents2017410
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 documents199995
Uncited documents200093
Uncited documents2001104
Uncited documents2002114
Uncited documents2003145
Uncited documents2004170
Uncited documents2005191
Uncited documents2006213
Uncited documents2007246
Uncited documents2008266
Uncited documents2009251
Uncited documents2010205
Uncited documents2011189
Uncited documents2012210
Uncited documents2013254
Uncited documents2014257
Uncited documents2015256
Uncited documents2016261
Uncited documents2017325
Cited documents19995
Cited documents20009
Cited documents200112
Cited documents200212
Cited documents200317
Cited documents200423
Cited documents200530
Cited documents200645
Cited documents200742
Cited documents200845
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201064
Cited documents201166
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201372
Cited documents201488
Cited documents2015108
Cited documents2016127
Cited documents2017118
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