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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
Publisher Elsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope Earth and Planetary Science Letters (EPSL) is a leading journal for researchers across the entire Earth and planetary sciences community. It publishes concise, exciting, high-impact articles ("Letters") of broad interest. Its focus is on physical and chemical processes, the evolution and general properties of the Earth and planets - from their deep interiors to their atmospheres. EPSL also includes a Frontiers section, featuring invited high-profile synthesis articles by leading experts on timely topics to bring cutting-edge research to the wider community.


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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
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
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
Geochemistry and Petrology2018Q1
Geochemistry and Petrology2019Q1
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
Space and Planetary Science2018Q1
Space and Planetary Science2019Q1

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)19993.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.234
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.575
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.230
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.983
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.752
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.006
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.884
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.578
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.063
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 Cites1999340
Self Cites2000441
Self Cites2001435
Self Cites2002491
Self Cites2003493
Self Cites2004617
Self Cites2005700
Self Cites2006790
Self Cites2007784
Self Cites2008869
Self Cites2009851
Self Cites2010869
Self Cites2011936
Self Cites2012869
Self Cites2013842
Self Cites2014967
Self Cites2015875
Self Cites2016742
Self Cites2017768
Self Cites2018708
Self Cites2019579
Total Cites19992329
Total Cites20002779
Total Cites20012839
Total Cites20023277
Total Cites20034193
Total Cites20044409
Total Cites20055071
Total Cites20065952
Total Cites20077111
Total Cites20086637
Total Cites20097177
Total Cites20107299
Total Cites20117730
Total Cites20128077
Total Cites20139064
Total Cites20148494
Total Cites20158891
Total Cites20168760
Total Cites20179303
Total Cites20188790
Total Cites20199103
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 document19992.725
External Cites per document20003.032
External Cites per document20012.665
External Cites per document20022.843
External Cites per document20033.410
External Cites per document20043.350
External Cites per document20053.562
External Cites per document20064.052
External Cites per document20074.434
External Cites per document20083.913
External Cites per document20094.001
External Cites per document20104.181
External Cites per document20114.233
External Cites per document20124.491
External Cites per document20135.094
External Cites per document20144.841
External Cites per document20154.864
External Cites per document20164.656
External Cites per document20174.886
External Cites per document20184.724
External Cites per document20194.970
Cites per document19993.190
Cites per document20003.604
Cites per document20013.147
Cites per document20023.344
Cites per document20033.865
Cites per document20043.895
Cites per document20054.133
Cites per document20064.672
Cites per document20074.983
Cites per document20084.503
Cites per document20094.540
Cites per document20104.746
Cites per document20114.816
Cites per document20125.032
Cites per document20135.616
Cites per document20145.462
Cites per document20155.395
Cites per document20165.087
Cites per document20175.325
Cites per document20185.137
Cites per document20195.308
% 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 documents20022
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents200525
Non-citable documents200651
Non-citable documents200787
Non-citable documents200884
Non-citable documents2009103
Non-citable documents201084
Non-citable documents201180
Non-citable documents201250
Non-citable documents201343
Non-citable documents201452
Non-citable documents201571
Non-citable documents201698
Non-citable documents2017100
Non-citable documents201876
Non-citable documents201954
Citable documents1999730
Citable documents2000771
Citable documents2001902
Citable documents2002980
Citable documents20031085
Citable documents20041132
Citable documents20051227
Citable documents20061274
Citable documents20071427
Citable documents20081474
Citable documents20091581
Citable documents20101538
Citable documents20111605
Citable documents20121605
Citable documents20131614
Citable documents20141555
Citable documents20151648
Citable documents20161722
Citable documents20171747
Citable documents20181711
Citable documents20191715
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 documents1999133
Uncited documents2000116
Uncited documents2001150
Uncited documents2002151
Uncited documents2003150
Uncited documents2004153
Uncited documents2005151
Uncited documents2006159
Uncited documents2007196
Uncited documents2008203
Uncited documents2009196
Uncited documents2010192
Uncited documents2011176
Uncited documents2012134
Uncited documents2013129
Uncited documents2014129
Uncited documents2015137
Uncited documents2016201
Uncited documents2017167
Uncited documents2018152
Uncited documents2019134
Cited documents1999597
Cited documents2000655
Cited documents2001752
Cited documents2002831
Cited documents2003938
Cited documents2004984
Cited documents20051101
Cited documents20061166
Cited documents20071318
Cited documents20081355
Cited documents20091488
Cited documents20101430
Cited documents20111509
Cited documents20121521
Cited documents20131528
Cited documents20141478
Cited documents20151582
Cited documents20161619
Cited documents20171680
Cited documents20181635
Cited documents20191635
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