Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

Subject Area and Category


Springer International Publishing AG



Publication type



25243462, 25243470





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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. 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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q3
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2021Q3
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2020Q3
Control and Systems Engineering2021Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2020Q3
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2021Q3
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
Materials Chemistry2020Q3
Materials Chemistry2021Q3
Mechanical Engineering2019Q2
Mechanical Engineering2020Q3
Mechanical Engineering2021Q3
Metals and Alloys2019Q2
Metals and Alloys2020Q2
Metals and Alloys2021Q2

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)19990.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.351
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.288
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.348
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.537
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.847
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20211.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.384
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.545
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.440
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)20130.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20211.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.360
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)20130.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20211.707
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 Cites20084
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20102
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20124
Self Cites20137
Self Cites20143
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201615
Self Cites201711
Self Cites20182
Self Cites201912
Self Cites202034
Self Cites202142
Total Cites199924
Total Cites200021
Total Cites200142
Total Cites200235
Total Cites200343
Total Cites200450
Total Cites200567
Total Cites200647
Total Cites200754
Total Cites200844
Total Cites200940
Total Cites201040
Total Cites201131
Total Cites201243
Total Cites201357
Total Cites201495
Total Cites2015126
Total Cites201689
Total Cites201795
Total Cites201872
Total Cites201975
Total Cites2020242
Total Cites2021521
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 document20000.154
External Cites per document20010.303
External Cites per document20020.286
External Cites per document20030.333
External Cites per document20040.462
External Cites per document20050.624
External Cites per document20060.430
External Cites per document20070.475
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 document20140.911
External Cites per document20151.120
External Cites per document20160.851
External Cites per document20171.050
External Cites per document20180.864
External Cites per document20190.818
External Cites per document20201.308
External Cites per document20211.597
Cites per document19990.216
Cites per document20000.179
Cites per document20010.353
Cites per document20020.292
Cites per document20030.384
Cites per document20040.467
Cites per document20050.663
Cites per document20060.470
Cites per document20070.545
Cites per document20080.440
Cites per document20090.396
Cites per document20100.392
Cites per document20110.310
Cites per document20120.439
Cites per document20130.548
Cites per document20140.880
Cites per document20151.248
Cites per document20160.967
Cites per document20171.092
Cites per document20180.837
Cites per document20190.915
Cites per document20201.494
Cites per document20211.708
% 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
Non-citable documents20203
Non-citable documents20215
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
Citable documents2020159
Citable documents2021300
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 documents200185
Uncited documents200293
Uncited documents200384
Uncited documents200476
Uncited documents200572
Uncited documents200673
Uncited documents200769
Uncited documents200868
Uncited documents200976
Uncited documents201075
Uncited documents201175
Uncited documents201267
Uncited documents201369
Uncited documents201460
Uncited documents201564
Uncited documents201646
Uncited documents201761
Uncited documents201847
Uncited documents201947
Uncited documents202068
Uncited documents2021109
Cited documents199920
Cited documents200017
Cited documents200134
Cited documents200227
Cited documents200328
Cited documents200431
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200627
Cited documents200730
Cited documents200832
Cited documents200925
Cited documents201027
Cited documents201125
Cited documents201231
Cited documents201335
Cited documents201448
Cited documents201537
Cited documents201646
Cited documents201726
Cited documents201839
Cited documents201935
Cited documents202094
Cited documents2021196
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