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Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnologyopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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IOP Publishing Ltd.



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Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ANSN) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including the fundamental physics, optics, photonics, chemistry, biology and technology of nanometer-scale materials and devices, for applications in quantum computation, smart lighting, energy generation and storage, sensors, health-care, agricultural production, environmental protection. 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.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2011Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2012Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2013Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2014Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2015Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2016Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2017Q2
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2018Q1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)20111.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.428
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.251
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.988
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.029
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.961
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 Cites201145
Self Cites201241
Self Cites201337
Self Cites201434
Self Cites201526
Self Cites201642
Self Cites201793
Self Cites201898
Self Cites201915
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201189
Total Cites2012144
Total Cites2013269
Total Cites2014387
Total Cites2015433
Total Cites2016413
Total Cites2017477
Total Cites2018626
Total Cites2019776
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 document20110.629
External Cites per document20120.736
External Cites per document20131.079
External Cites per document20141.576
External Cites per document20151.739
External Cites per document20161.552
External Cites per document20171.600
External Cites per document20182.200
External Cites per document20193.252
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.271
Cites per document20121.029
Cites per document20131.251
Cites per document20141.728
Cites per document20151.850
Cites per document20161.728
Cites per document20171.988
Cites per document20182.608
Cites per document20193.316
% 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 documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents20100
Citable documents201170
Citable documents2012140
Citable documents2013215
Citable documents2014224
Citable documents2015234
Citable documents2016239
Citable documents2017240
Citable documents2018240
Citable documents2019234
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 documents201133
Uncited documents201277
Uncited documents201397
Uncited documents201491
Uncited documents201585
Uncited documents2016100
Uncited documents201769
Uncited documents201876
Uncited documents201966
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201139
Cited documents201265
Cited documents2013120
Cited documents2014134
Cited documents2015150
Cited documents2016140
Cited documents2017171
Cited documents2018165
Cited documents2019170
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