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Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Control and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Metals and Alloys
Publisher Springer International Publishing AG
Publication typeJournals
ISSN25243462, 25243470
Scope The aim of this international peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is to provide a broad-based forum for the exchange of real-world and theoretical knowledge from academia, government and industry that is pertinent to mining, mineral/metallurgical processing, exploration and other fields served by the Society. The journal publishes high-quality original research publications, in-depth special review articles, reviews of state-of-the-art and innovative technologies and industry methodologies, communications of work of topical and emerging interest, and other works that enhance understanding on both the fundamental and practical levels. Topics covered include blasting, coal, data science, emerging technologies, environmental stewardship, equipment, geology, geomechanics/geotechnologies, health and safety, hydrometallurgy, industrial minerals, industrial processes such as comminution and flotation, rock/fracture mechanics, mine design/planning, mineral economics/resources, mineral processing, project management/finance, optimization, plant design, reclamation, sensing/geophysics, separation/purification of minerals and metals, simulation/modeling, social issues/law/policy, tailings, underground construction and tunneling, ventilation, and water management.


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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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q2
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
Mechanical Engineering2019Q2
Metals and Alloys2019Q2

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)19990.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.356
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.967
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.923
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.481
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.400
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.470
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.327
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20003
Self Cites20016
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20036
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20077
Self Cites20085
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20143
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201711
Self Cites20182
Self Cites201912
Total Cites199924
Total Cites200020
Total Cites200140
Total Cites200235
Total Cites200343
Total Cites200451
Total Cites200567
Total Cites200647
Total Cites200755
Total Cites200845
Total Cites200940
Total Cites201040
Total Cites201131
Total Cites201243
Total Cites201357
Total Cites201494
Total Cites2015126
Total Cites201689
Total Cites201795
Total Cites201874
Total Cites201980
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 document19990.198
External Cites per document20000.145
External Cites per document20010.286
External Cites per document20020.286
External Cites per document20030.333
External Cites per document20040.472
External Cites per document20050.624
External Cites per document20060.430
External Cites per document20070.485
External Cites per document20080.400
External Cites per document20090.376
External Cites per document20100.373
External Cites per document20110.270
External Cites per document20120.398
External Cites per document20130.500
External Cites per document20140.901
External Cites per document20151.120
External Cites per document20160.851
External Cites per document20171.050
External Cites per document20180.889
External Cites per document20190.883
Cites per document19990.216
Cites per document20000.171
Cites per document20010.336
Cites per document20020.294
Cites per document20030.387
Cites per document20040.481
Cites per document20050.663
Cites per document20060.470
Cites per document20070.556
Cites per document20080.450
Cites per document20090.396
Cites per document20100.392
Cites per document20110.310
Cites per document20120.439
Cites per document20130.570
Cites per document20140.931
Cites per document20151.370
Cites per document20161.023
Cites per document20171.188
Cites per document20180.914
Cites per document20191.039
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents1999111
Citable documents2000117
Citable documents2001119
Citable documents2002119
Citable documents2003111
Citable documents2004106
Citable documents2005101
Citable documents2006100
Citable documents200799
Citable documents2008100
Citable documents2009101
Citable documents2010102
Citable documents2011100
Citable documents201298
Citable documents2013100
Citable documents2014101
Citable documents201592
Citable documents201687
Citable documents201780
Citable documents201881
Citable documents201977
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 documents199991
Uncited documents2000100
Uncited documents200187
Uncited documents200293
Uncited documents200384
Uncited documents200475
Uncited documents200572
Uncited documents200673
Uncited documents200768
Uncited documents200868
Uncited documents200976
Uncited documents201075
Uncited documents201175
Uncited documents201267
Uncited documents201369
Uncited documents201461
Uncited documents201564
Uncited documents201646
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201847
Uncited documents201944
Cited documents199920
Cited documents200017
Cited documents200132
Cited documents200227
Cited documents200328
Cited documents200432
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200627
Cited documents200731
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200925
Cited documents201027
Cited documents201125
Cited documents201231
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201447
Cited documents201537
Cited documents201646
Cited documents201726
Cited documents201839
Cited documents201938
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