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Metalsopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)
Publisher MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publication typeJournals
Scope Metals (ISSN 2075-4701) is an open access journal of related scientific research and technology development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles) and short communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Metals provides a forum for publishing papers which advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure, the properties or the functions of all kinds of metals. Topics Covered: metallurgy, alloys, base metals (include iron, nickel, lead and zinc), ferrous and non-ferrous metals, noble metals (include tantalum, gold, platinum, silver and rhodium), precious metals, transition metals, metalloids, semi-metals, metallicity, rare metals, synthetic metals, applications, trade. Several topical special issues will be published.


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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.

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.851
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.347
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 Cites20122
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20142
Self Cites201522
Self Cites201684
Self Cites2017234
Self Cites2018637
Self Cites2019854
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20129
Total Cites201335
Total Cites201476
Total Cites2015137
Total Cites2016420
Total Cites20171016
Total Cites20182585
Total Cites20194565
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 document20120.875
External Cites per document20130.727
External Cites per document20141.121
External Cites per document20151.554
External Cites per document20161.714
External Cites per document20171.612
External Cites per document20181.891
External Cites per document20191.924
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.125
Cites per document20130.795
Cites per document20141.152
Cites per document20151.851
Cites per document20162.143
Cites per document20172.095
Cites per document20182.510
Cites per document20192.367
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201827
Non-citable documents201947
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20128
Citable documents201344
Citable documents201466
Citable documents201574
Citable documents2016196
Citable documents2017485
Citable documents20181030
Citable documents20191929
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 documents20110
Uncited documents20124
Uncited documents201328
Uncited documents201429
Uncited documents201521
Uncited documents201663
Uncited documents2017134
Uncited documents2018221
Uncited documents2019448
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20125
Cited documents201317
Cited documents201438
Cited documents201553
Cited documents2016141
Cited documents2017365
Cited documents2018836
Cited documents20191528
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