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Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
Geochemistry and Petrology
Space and Planetary Science
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
ISSN0012821X, 1385013X
Scope Since its first appearance in 1966, Earth and Planetary Science Letters has built up an enviable reputation. Its successful formula of presenting high-quality research articles with minimal delay has made it one of the most important sources of information in its field. The articles published reflect the great impact made on research in the geosciences by the use of successful research methods from other disciplines such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics. It also covers research into all aspects of lunar studies, plate tectonics, ocean floor spreading, and continental drift, as well as basic studies of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the Earth rust and mantle, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere.


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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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology1999Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2000Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2001Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2002Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2003Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2004Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2005Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2006Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2007Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2008Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2009Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2010Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2011Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2012Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2013Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2014Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2015Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2016Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2017Q1
Space and Planetary Science1999Q1
Space and Planetary Science2000Q1
Space and Planetary Science2001Q1
Space and Planetary Science2002Q1
Space and Planetary Science2003Q1
Space and Planetary Science2004Q1
Space and Planetary Science2005Q1
Space and Planetary Science2006Q1
Space and Planetary Science2007Q1
Space and Planetary Science2008Q1
Space and Planetary Science2009Q1
Space and Planetary Science2010Q1
Space and Planetary Science2011Q1
Space and Planetary Science2012Q1
Space and Planetary Science2013Q1
Space and Planetary Science2014Q1
Space and Planetary Science2015Q1
Space and Planetary Science2016Q1
Space and Planetary Science2017Q1

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)19993.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.524
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.127
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.419
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.002
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.965
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.655
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 Cites1999339
Self Cites2000441
Self Cites2001435
Self Cites2002491
Self Cites2003493
Self Cites2004617
Self Cites2005700
Self Cites2006790
Self Cites2007784
Self Cites2008869
Self Cites2009851
Self Cites2010868
Self Cites2011936
Self Cites2012867
Self Cites2013842
Self Cites2014967
Self Cites2015885
Self Cites2016730
Self Cites2017765
Total Cites19992325
Total Cites20002763
Total Cites20012821
Total Cites20023247
Total Cites20034203
Total Cites20044393
Total Cites20055047
Total Cites20065869
Total Cites20077028
Total Cites20086622
Total Cites20097148
Total Cites20107266
Total Cites20117660
Total Cites20128022
Total Cites20139036
Total Cites20148432
Total Cites20158802
Total Cites20168561
Total Cites20178773
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 document19992.721
External Cites per document20003.012
External Cites per document20012.645
External Cites per document20022.807
External Cites per document20033.410
External Cites per document20043.321
External Cites per document20053.492
External Cites per document20063.892
External Cites per document20074.225
External Cites per document20083.772
External Cites per document20093.816
External Cites per document20104.004
External Cites per document20114.073
External Cites per document20124.417
External Cites per document20135.071
External Cites per document20144.798
External Cites per document20154.795
External Cites per document20164.514
External Cites per document20174.566
Cites per document19993.185
Cites per document20003.584
Cites per document20013.127
Cites per document20023.307
Cites per document20033.863
Cites per document20043.864
Cites per document20054.054
Cites per document20064.497
Cites per document20074.755
Cites per document20084.342
Cites per document20094.332
Cites per document20104.547
Cites per document20114.640
Cites per document20124.952
Cites per document20135.592
Cites per document20145.419
Cites per document20155.331
Cites per document20164.934
Cites per document20175.002
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents200620
Non-citable documents200736
Non-citable documents200833
Non-citable documents200934
Non-citable documents201024
Non-citable documents201134
Non-citable documents201235
Non-citable documents201341
Non-citable documents201451
Non-citable documents201568
Non-citable documents201692
Non-citable documents201793
Citable documents1999730
Citable documents2000771
Citable documents2001902
Citable documents2002982
Citable documents20031088
Citable documents20041137
Citable documents20051245
Citable documents20061305
Citable documents20071478
Citable documents20081525
Citable documents20091650
Citable documents20101598
Citable documents20111651
Citable documents20121620
Citable documents20131616
Citable documents20141556
Citable documents20151651
Citable documents20161735
Citable documents20171754
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 documents1999137
Uncited documents2000117
Uncited documents2001151
Uncited documents2002151
Uncited documents2003143
Uncited documents2004154
Uncited documents2005151
Uncited documents2006163
Uncited documents2007198
Uncited documents2008204
Uncited documents2009196
Uncited documents2010194
Uncited documents2011178
Uncited documents2012134
Uncited documents2013128
Uncited documents2014130
Uncited documents2015138
Uncited documents2016205
Uncited documents2017189
Cited documents1999593
Cited documents2000654
Cited documents2001751
Cited documents2002831
Cited documents2003945
Cited documents2004983
Cited documents20051101
Cited documents20061162
Cited documents20071316
Cited documents20081354
Cited documents20091488
Cited documents20101428
Cited documents20111507
Cited documents20121521
Cited documents20131529
Cited documents20141477
Cited documents20151581
Cited documents20161622
Cited documents20171658
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