Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgyopen access

Country

South Africa

Universities and research institutions in South Africa

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

H-Index

37

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

22256253

Coverage

1988, 2006-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

journal@saimm.co.za

Scope

The Journal serves as a medium for the publication of high quality scientific papers. This requires that the papers that are submitted for publication are properly and fairly refereed and edited. This process will maintain the high quality of the presentation of the paper and ensure that the technical content is in line with the accepted norms of scientific integrity. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
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
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2018Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2020Q3
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
Materials Chemistry2018Q3
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
Materials Chemistry2020Q3
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
Metals and Alloys2018Q3
Metals and Alloys2019Q2
Metals and Alloys2020Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19990.122
20000.136
20010.189
20020.182
20030.258
20040.214
20050.216
20060.240
20070.314
20080.251
20090.168
20100.276
20110.291
20120.271
20130.259
20140.314
20150.264
20160.341
20170.250
20180.270
20190.407
20200.321
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
199930
200046
200150
200266
200376
200478
2005103
2006107
2007101
200886
200982
201087
2011107
2012131
2013105
2014125
2015156
2016160
2017164
2018144
2019120
202080
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)19990.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.229
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.545
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.112
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.241
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.431
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.585
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.094
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.470
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.939
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19990
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20016
Self Cites20022
Self Cites200310
Self Cites200411
Self Cites200510
Self Cites200610
Self Cites20079
Self Cites200811
Self Cites20094
Self Cites201014
Self Cites201122
Self Cites201222
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201639
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201825
Self Cites201928
Self Cites202013
Total Cites19997
Total Cites200013
Total Cites200113
Total Cites200213
Total Cites200329
Total Cites200430
Total Cites200541
Total Cites200662
Total Cites200752
Total Cites200859
Total Cites200968
Total Cites201094
Total Cites2011104
Total Cites2012102
Total Cites2013107
Total Cites2014139
Total Cites2015175
Total Cites2016212
Total Cites2017190
Total Cites2018281
Total Cites2019394
Total Cites2020386
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.070
External Cites per document20000.108
External Cites per document20010.060
External Cites per document20020.089
External Cites per document20030.120
External Cites per document20040.104
External Cites per document20050.147
External Cites per document20060.212
External Cites per document20070.156
External Cites per document20080.165
External Cites per document20090.237
External Cites per document20100.317
External Cites per document20110.335
External Cites per document20120.295
External Cites per document20130.299
External Cites per document20140.376
External Cites per document20150.434
External Cites per document20160.468
External Cites per document20170.407
External Cites per document20180.602
External Cites per document20190.871
External Cites per document20200.952
Cites per document19990.070
Cites per document20000.127
Cites per document20010.112
Cites per document20020.103
Cites per document20030.179
Cites per document20040.156
Cites per document20050.186
Cites per document20060.241
Cites per document20070.181
Cites per document20080.190
Cites per document20090.231
Cites per document20100.349
Cites per document20110.408
Cites per document20120.370
Cites per document20130.329
Cites per document20140.405
Cites per document20150.485
Cites per document20160.549
Cites per document20170.431
Cites per document20180.585
Cites per document20190.842
Cites per document20200.902
% 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
19993.33
20008.70
20010.00
20024.55
20036.58
200411.54
200523.30
200621.50
200720.79
200822.09
200912.20
201012.64
20116.54
201218.32
201318.10
201416.00
201516.03
20168.75
201710.98
201822.22
201916.67
202017.50
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents200410
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200924
Non-citable documents201017
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents20125
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201731
Non-citable documents201855
Non-citable documents201948
Non-citable documents202036
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
Citable documents2018425
Citable documents2019420
Citable documents2020392
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents199994
Uncited documents200090
Uncited documents2001103
Uncited documents2002114
Uncited documents2003140
Uncited documents2004169
Uncited documents2005190
Uncited documents2006212
Uncited documents2007246
Uncited documents2008266
Uncited documents2009249
Uncited documents2010202
Uncited documents2011189
Uncited documents2012210
Uncited documents2013253
Uncited documents2014255
Uncited documents2015247
Uncited documents2016254
Uncited documents2017314
Uncited documents2018323
Uncited documents2019276
Uncited documents2020259
Cited documents19996
Cited documents200012
Cited documents200113
Cited documents200212
Cited documents200322
Cited documents200423
Cited documents200530
Cited documents200645
Cited documents200742
Cited documents200845
Cited documents200945
Cited documents201067
Cited documents201166
Cited documents201266
Cited documents201372
Cited documents201488
Cited documents2015114
Cited documents2016132
Cited documents2017127
Cited documents2018157
Cited documents2019192
Cited documents2020169
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