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Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Surfaces and Interfaces
Publisher MDPI AG
Publication typeJournals
Scope The journal covers coatings, surfaces and interfaces in the broader sense. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Thin and thick films - Processes for coating deposition and modification - Characterization techniques - Functional, protective and decorative coatings - Dyes, pigments and their intermediates - Wear, corrosion, erosion - Coatings for high temperature - Film materials for packaging - Applied surface science - Adsorption, adhesion, functionalization - Fundamental and functional properties of surface and interfaces - Theoretical and computational modeling of surfaces and interfaces - High surface area systems: colloids, nanoparticles, large interfaces


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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 Chemistry2019Q2
Surfaces and Interfaces2019Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q2

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)20121.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.426
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.773
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.666
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.581
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 Cites20121
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20144
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20168
Self Cites201745
Self Cites2018164
Self Cites2019339
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20128
Total Cites201321
Total Cites201464
Total Cites2015133
Total Cites2016281
Total Cites2017573
Total Cites2018949
Total Cites20192043
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 document20121.000
External Cites per document20130.905
External Cites per document20141.538
External Cites per document20151.720
External Cites per document20162.374
External Cites per document20173.200
External Cites per document20182.205
External Cites per document20192.222
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.143
Cites per document20131.000
Cites per document20141.641
Cites per document20151.773
Cites per document20162.443
Cites per document20173.473
Cites per document20182.666
Cites per document20192.664
% 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 documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201914
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20127
Citable documents201321
Citable documents201439
Citable documents201575
Citable documents2016115
Citable documents2017165
Citable documents2018356
Citable documents2019767
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 documents20122
Uncited documents20138
Uncited documents201415
Uncited documents201530
Uncited documents201641
Uncited documents201750
Uncited documents201894
Uncited documents2019146
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20126
Cited documents201315
Cited documents201426
Cited documents201547
Cited documents201677
Cited documents2017122
Cited documents2018271
Cited documents2019635
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