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Frontiers in Materialsopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)
Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Materials is a high visibility journal publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across the entire breadth of materials science and engineering. This interdisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers across academia and industry, and the public worldwide. Founded upon a research community driven approach, this Journal provides a balanced and comprehensive offering of Specialty Sections, each of which has a dedicated Editorial Board of leading experts in the respective field.


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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 Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.960
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.960
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.813
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 Cites20140
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201715
Self Cites20186
Self Cites201929
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201549
Total Cites2016196
Total Cites2017334
Total Cites2018431
Total Cites2019503
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 document20140
External Cites per document20151.760
External Cites per document20161.920
External Cites per document20172.032
External Cites per document20182.374
External Cites per document20192.633
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20151.960
Cites per document20161.960
Cites per document20172.127
Cites per document20182.408
Cites per document20192.794
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201712
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201525
Citable documents2016100
Citable documents2017157
Citable documents2018179
Citable documents2019180
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201515
Uncited documents201637
Uncited documents201751
Uncited documents201854
Uncited documents201949
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201517
Cited documents201673
Cited documents2017118
Cited documents2018132
Cited documents2019139
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