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Crystalsopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryChemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
Publisher MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publication typeJournals
Scope Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) is an open access journal that covers all aspects of crystalline material research. Crystals provides a forum for the advancement of our understanding of the nucleation, growth, processing, and characterization of crystalline and liquid crystalline materials. Their mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, and their diverse applications, are all considered to be of importance. Additionally, we encourage contributors to send articles focused on crystals research (of small and high molecular weight). Their characterization by using modern techniques for crystal growth and high resolution characterization such as synchrotron radiation and modern methods for the growth of crystals for X-ray free electron lasers (XFELS) would also be welcome. Crystals can be used as a reference and publication source for the crystalline research community. Crystals publishes reviews, regular research articles and short communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental, theoretical and computational results in as much detail as possible so that results can be reproduced. Therefore, there is no restriction on article length.


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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.

Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2
Inorganic Chemistry2012Q4
Inorganic Chemistry2013Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2014Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2015Q3
Inorganic Chemistry2016Q2
Inorganic Chemistry2017Q2
Inorganic Chemistry2018Q2
Inorganic Chemistry2019Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q3
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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.490
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20154
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201780
Self Cites2018139
Self Cites2019258
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20129
Total Cites2013101
Total Cites2014173
Total Cites2015256
Total Cites2016253
Total Cites2017516
Total Cites20181197
Total Cites20192485
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 document20120.300
External Cites per document20130.826
External Cites per document20141.118
External Cites per document20151.605
External Cites per document20161.983
External Cites per document20171.794
External Cites per document20181.818
External Cites per document20192.240
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20120.300
Cites per document20130.835
Cites per document20141.138
Cites per document20151.631
Cites per document20162.108
Cites per document20172.123
Cites per document20182.057
Cites per document20192.500
% 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 documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20145
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201230
Citable documents2013121
Citable documents2014152
Citable documents2015157
Citable documents2016120
Citable documents2017243
Citable documents2018582
Citable documents2019994
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 documents20111
Uncited documents201224
Uncited documents201372
Uncited documents201484
Uncited documents201574
Uncited documents201645
Uncited documents201775
Uncited documents2018194
Uncited documents2019274
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20127
Cited documents201354
Cited documents201473
Cited documents201588
Cited documents201678
Cited documents2017175
Cited documents2018402
Cited documents2019739
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