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Biomaterials Science


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Royal Society of Chemistry



Publication type



20474830, 20474849





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Biomaterials Science is an international high impact journal exploring the science of biomaterials and their translation towards clinical use. Its scope encompasses new concepts in biomaterials design, studies into the interaction of biomaterials with the body, and the use of materials to answer fundamental biological questions. Papers do not necessarily need to report a new biomaterial, but should provide novel insight into the biological applications of the biomaterial. Biomaterials Science publishes primary research and review-type articles in the following areas. Molecular design of biomaterials, including translation of emerging chemistries to biomaterials Science of cells and materials at the nanoscale and microscale Materials as model systems for stem cell and human biology Materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (Nano)materials and (nano)systems for therapeutic delivery Interactions at the biointerface Biologically inspired and biomimetic materials, including bio-inspired self-assembly systems and cell-inspired synthetic tools Next-generation biomaterials tools and methods. 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.

Biomedical Engineering2014Q1
Biomedical Engineering2015Q1
Biomedical Engineering2016Q1
Biomedical Engineering2017Q1
Biomedical Engineering2018Q1
Biomedical Engineering2019Q1
Biomedical Engineering2020Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.399
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.603
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.335
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20206.135
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 Cites20130
Self Cites201430
Self Cites201548
Self Cites2016146
Self Cites2017264
Self Cites2018205
Self Cites2019398
Self Cites2020435
Total Cites20130
Total Cites2014537
Total Cites20151205
Total Cites20162035
Total Cites20172501
Total Cites20182953
Total Cites20194156
Total Cites20206329
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 document20130
External Cites per document20144.297
External Cites per document20154.088
External Cites per document20164.476
External Cites per document20174.790
External Cites per document20185.234
External Cites per document20195.462
External Cites per document20205.930
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20144.438
Cites per document20154.170
Cites per document20164.744
Cites per document20175.310
Cites per document20185.603
Cites per document20196.014
Cites per document20206.335
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20205
Citable documents20130
Citable documents2014118
Citable documents2015283
Citable documents2016422
Citable documents2017467
Citable documents2018525
Citable documents2019688
Citable documents2020994
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 documents20130
Uncited documents201417
Uncited documents201531
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201956
Uncited documents202093
Cited documents20130
Cited documents2014104
Cited documents2015258
Cited documents2016392
Cited documents2017428
Cited documents2018492
Cited documents2019635
Cited documents2020906
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