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npj Computational Materialsopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Nature Publishing Group



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npj Computational Materials publishes high-quality research papers that apply computational approaches for the design of new materials, and for enhancing our understanding of existing ones. New computational techniques – and the refinement of current approaches – that facilitate these aims are also welcome, as are experimental papers that complement computational findings. Representative journal scope includes: application and development of existing and emerging theoretical and simulation approaches for the study of materials in their entirety (organic and inorganic). structure and property prediction of new materials, such as by the ‘materials by design’ paradigm. significant new understanding of materials fundamentals, behavior and properties. integrative/complementary experimental works that serve to validate, support and extend computational findings. high-throughput techniques – both computational and experimental – for large data set generation, and materials data mining. 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.

Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2020Q1
Computer Science Applications2021Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q1
Mechanics of Materials2017Q1
Mechanics of Materials2018Q1
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials2020Q1
Mechanics of Materials2021Q1
Modeling and Simulation2016Q1
Modeling and Simulation2017Q1
Modeling and Simulation2018Q1
Modeling and Simulation2019Q1
Modeling and Simulation2020Q1
Modeling and Simulation2021Q1

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.471
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202012.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202111.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202011.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202111.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202011.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202110.757
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201719
Self Cites201837
Self Cites201982
Self Cites2020128
Self Cites2021167
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201624
Total Cites2017288
Total Cites2018755
Total Cites20191563
Total Cites20202817
Total Cites20214466
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 document20150
External Cites per document20163.333
External Cites per document20178.152
External Cites per document20188.447
External Cites per document20199.494
External Cites per document202010.671
External Cites per document202111.023
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20163.429
Cites per document20178.471
Cites per document20188.779
Cites per document201910.019
Cites per document202011.179
Cites per document202111.451
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Non-citable documents20210
Citable documents20150
Citable documents20166
Citable documents201733
Citable documents201885
Citable documents2019156
Citable documents2020252
Citable documents2021390
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 documents20150
Uncited documents20161
Uncited documents20173
Uncited documents20186
Uncited documents201911
Uncited documents202016
Uncited documents202127
Cited documents20150
Cited documents20166
Cited documents201731
Cited documents201880
Cited documents2019145
Cited documents2020236
Cited documents2021363
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