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Cell Press



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Joule, a sister journal to Cell, is a home for outstanding and insightful research, analysis and ideas addressing a key global challenge: the need for more sustainable energy. Joule is a distinctive and forward-looking journal, bridging disciplines and scales of energy research. Joule connects all who are researching and analyzing the challenges — scientific, technical, economic, policy and social — of providing sustainable energy solutions. Joule spans scales of energy research, from fundamental laboratory research into energy conversion and storage up to impactful analysis at the global level. Joule will purposefully highlight and amplify the implications, challenges and opportunities of novel energy research for different groups working across the entire spectrum of the field.

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.

Energy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2022Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2023Q1

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)201813.253
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201918.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202024.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202128.430
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202229.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202329.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201813.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201918.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202024.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202128.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202229.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202327.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201813.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201918.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202024.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202127.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202225.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202325.403
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 Cites2018129
Self Cites2019218
Self Cites2020272
Self Cites2021368
Self Cites2022299
Self Cites2023240
Total Cites20170
Total Cites20181047
Total Cites20195870
Total Cites202014850
Total Cites202121536
Total Cites202222012
Total Cites202318624
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 document201811.620
External Cites per document201917.337
External Cites per document202024.460
External Cites per document202128.074
External Cites per document202228.951
External Cites per document202326.996
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document201813.253
Cites per document201918.006
Cites per document202024.916
Cites per document202128.562
Cites per document202229.349
Cites per document202327.348
% 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 documents201813
Non-citable documents201951
Non-citable documents202089
Non-citable documents2021167
Non-citable documents2022131
Non-citable documents2023156
Citable documents20170
Citable documents201866
Citable documents2019275
Citable documents2020507
Citable documents2021587
Citable documents2022619
Citable documents2023525
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 documents20188
Uncited documents201960
Uncited documents202066
Uncited documents202184
Uncited documents202253
Uncited documents202351
Cited documents20170
Cited documents201871
Cited documents2019266
Cited documents2020530
Cited documents2021670
Cited documents2022697
Cited documents2023630
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