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Nature Reviews Chemistry


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Nature Reviews Chemistry aims to cover both the traditional core subjects of the field — organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry — while also providing insight to non-specialists where chemistry is a significant component of interdisciplinary research. These topics may include but are not limited to: chemical biology, chemical physics, materials science and nanotechnology. The journal also aims to bring to the attention of its readers topics beyond academic research with particular focus on chemistry education and research outside the academic environment. Reviews and Perspectives are commissioned by the editorial team. Research areas covered in the journal include (but are not necessarily limited to): Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Catalysis, Chemical biology, Chemistry education, Electrochemistry, Environmental chemistry, Green chemistry, Industrial chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Laboratory safety, Materials chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Nanotechnology, Organic chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Photochemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Surface chemistry, Theoretical chemistry, Nature Reviews Chemistry. 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.

Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2021Q1

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201814.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201918.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202019.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202120.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201814.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201918.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202019.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202119.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201814.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201918.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202016.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202116.928
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 Cites20170
Self Cites201811
Self Cites201912
Self Cites202015
Self Cites202120
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20181144
Total Cites20192563
Total Cites20204335
Total Cites20214454
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 document20170
External Cites per document201825.750
External Cites per document201932.705
External Cites per document202035.122
External Cites per document202133.090
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document201814.857
Cites per document201918.177
Cites per document202019.353
Cites per document202119.281
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents201833
Non-citable documents201963
Non-citable documents2020101
Non-citable documents202197
Citable documents20170
Citable documents201844
Citable documents201978
Citable documents2020123
Citable documents2021134
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 documents20170
Uncited documents201836
Uncited documents201961
Uncited documents202099
Uncited documents202190
Cited documents20170
Cited documents201841
Cited documents201980
Cited documents2020125
Cited documents2021141
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