Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Civil and Structural Engineering
Publisher Springer-Verlag Wien
Publication typeJournals
Scope Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering covers the experimental and theoretical aspects of rock mechanics, including laboratory and field testing, methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior. The journal maintains the strong link between engineering geology and rock engineering, providing a bridge between fundamental developments and practical application. Coverage includes case histories on design and construction of structures in rock such as underground openings, large dam foundations and rock slopes. Fields of interest include rock mechanics in all its varied aspects including laboratory testing, field investigations, computational methods and design principles. The journal also reports on applications in tunneling, rock slopes, large dam foundations, mining, engineering and engineering geology.


How to publish in this journal

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.

Civil and Structural Engineering1999Q3
Civil and Structural Engineering2000Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2001Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2002Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2003Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2004Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2005Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2006Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2007Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2008Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2009Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2010Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2011Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2012Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2013Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2014Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2015Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2016Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2017Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology1999Q2
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2000Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2001Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2002Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2003Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2004Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2005Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2006Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2007Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2008Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2009Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2010Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2011Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2012Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2013Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2014Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2015Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2016Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2017Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2018Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q1

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)19990.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.984
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.209
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.101
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.157
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.816
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 Cites19994
Self Cites20001
Self Cites20019
Self Cites20025
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20053
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20089
Self Cites200910
Self Cites201016
Self Cites201120
Self Cites201258
Self Cites201376
Self Cites2014151
Self Cites2015118
Self Cites2016344
Self Cites2017331
Self Cites2018398
Self Cites2019635
Total Cites199929
Total Cites200028
Total Cites200144
Total Cites200231
Total Cites200329
Total Cites200439
Total Cites200554
Total Cites200675
Total Cites200775
Total Cites200887
Total Cites2009101
Total Cites2010221
Total Cites2011268
Total Cites2012393
Total Cites2013591
Total Cites2014797
Total Cites20151321
Total Cites20161804
Total Cites20172412
Total Cites20183420
Total Cites20194507
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 document19990.532
External Cites per document20000.551
External Cites per document20010.761
External Cites per document20020.520
External Cites per document20030.558
External Cites per document20040.643
External Cites per document20050.864
External Cites per document20061.145
External Cites per document20071.029
External Cites per document20080.987
External Cites per document20090.929
External Cites per document20101.881
External Cites per document20111.771
External Cites per document20122.107
External Cites per document20132.452
External Cites per document20142.410
External Cites per document20152.949
External Cites per document20163.237
External Cites per document20173.192
External Cites per document20184.524
External Cites per document20194.977
Cites per document19990.617
Cites per document20000.571
Cites per document20010.957
Cites per document20020.620
Cites per document20030.558
Cites per document20040.696
Cites per document20050.915
Cites per document20061.210
Cites per document20071.071
Cites per document20081.101
Cites per document20091.031
Cites per document20102.028
Cites per document20111.914
Cites per document20122.472
Cites per document20132.814
Cites per document20142.974
Cites per document20153.238
Cites per document20164.000
Cites per document20173.699
Cites per document20185.120
Cites per document20195.793
% 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 documents20023
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20046
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents200910
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201117
Non-citable documents201217
Non-citable documents201323
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201521
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201719
Non-citable documents201821
Non-citable documents201927
Citable documents199947
Citable documents200049
Citable documents200146
Citable documents200250
Citable documents200352
Citable documents200456
Citable documents200559
Citable documents200662
Citable documents200770
Citable documents200879
Citable documents200998
Citable documents2010109
Citable documents2011140
Citable documents2012159
Citable documents2013210
Citable documents2014268
Citable documents2015408
Citable documents2016451
Citable documents2017652
Citable documents2018668
Citable documents2019778
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 documents199931
Uncited documents200032
Uncited documents200122
Uncited documents200237
Uncited documents200335
Uncited documents200433
Uncited documents200536
Uncited documents200636
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200843
Uncited documents200954
Uncited documents201029
Uncited documents201156
Uncited documents201247
Uncited documents201363
Uncited documents201469
Uncited documents201592
Uncited documents201673
Uncited documents2017117
Uncited documents201893
Uncited documents201993
Cited documents199916
Cited documents200017
Cited documents200124
Cited documents200216
Cited documents200321
Cited documents200429
Cited documents200527
Cited documents200630
Cited documents200735
Cited documents200843
Cited documents200954
Cited documents201088
Cited documents2011101
Cited documents2012129
Cited documents2013170
Cited documents2014217
Cited documents2015337
Cited documents2016392
Cited documents2017554
Cited documents2018596
Cited documents2019712
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Loading comments...

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®