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Materials Research Lettersopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Taylor and Francis Ltd.



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Materials Research Letters (MRL) is an Open Access Journal. All articles published in the Journal are permanently available online immediately on publication to anyone, anywhere, at any time. MRL is a high impact, fast communication letters journal for the materials research community, by the materials research community. High quality articles will be selected for publication based on novelty, significance, and potential impact of the reported results. Subjects of interest for publication in MRL include, but are not limited to: structural materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composite), energy materials (solar energy, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, nuclear energy), functional materials (electronic, delectric, ferroic, magnetic, optical), low dimensional materials (sheets, tubes, wires, ribbons), An Original Report paper should address at least one of the following: Breakthroughs in materials science, Novel materials with unprecedented properties and/or enhanced functionalities, New developments in materials characterization, Innovative synthesis & processing, Topical computational materials science and materials informatics, 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.

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)20144.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.320
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20208.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20208.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20207.355
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 Cites20149
Self Cites20158
Self Cites201617
Self Cites201736
Self Cites201833
Self Cites201949
Self Cites202033
Total Cites20130
Total Cites2014146
Total Cites2015368
Total Cites2016535
Total Cites2017641
Total Cites2018887
Total Cites20191472
Total Cites20201889
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 document20144.152
External Cites per document20154.800
External Cites per document20165.232
External Cites per document20176.505
External Cites per document20187.000
External Cites per document20197.569
External Cites per document20208.323
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20144.294
Cites per document20154.779
Cites per document20165.297
Cites per document20176.819
Cites per document20187.270
Cites per document20197.830
Cites per document20208.471
% 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 documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201433
Citable documents201575
Citable documents201699
Citable documents201793
Citable documents2018122
Citable documents2019188
Citable documents2020223
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 documents20148
Uncited documents201511
Uncited documents201621
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201814
Uncited documents20199
Uncited documents202015
Cited documents20130
Cited documents201426
Cited documents201566
Cited documents201680
Cited documents201776
Cited documents2018108
Cited documents2019179
Cited documents2020208
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