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Rare Metals

Country China  - SIR icon
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Metals and Alloys

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
Publisher University of Science and Technology Beijing  - SIR icon
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10010521, 18677185
Coverage1982-1987, 1989-2020
Scope Peer-reviewed and published monthly, Rare Metals is the official journal of the Nonferrous Metals Society of China. The journal is dedicated to the publication and the dissemination of original research articles (and occasional invited reviews) in the field of rare metals to establish a platform of communication between engineers and scientists. Its coverage includes the metallurgy, processing, and determination of rare metals. The journal also publishes papers on the application of rare metals in advanced materials, such as superconductors, semiconductors, composites, and ceramics.


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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.

Condensed Matter Physics1999Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2
Materials Chemistry1999Q4
Materials Chemistry2000Q4
Materials Chemistry2001Q4
Materials Chemistry2002Q4
Materials Chemistry2003Q4
Materials Chemistry2004Q3
Materials Chemistry2005Q3
Materials Chemistry2006Q4
Materials Chemistry2007Q3
Materials Chemistry2008Q3
Materials Chemistry2009Q2
Materials Chemistry2010Q3
Materials Chemistry2011Q2
Materials Chemistry2012Q2
Materials Chemistry2013Q2
Materials Chemistry2014Q2
Materials Chemistry2015Q2
Materials Chemistry2016Q2
Materials Chemistry2017Q2
Materials Chemistry2018Q2
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
Metals and Alloys1999Q4
Metals and Alloys2000Q3
Metals and Alloys2001Q3
Metals and Alloys2002Q3
Metals and Alloys2003Q3
Metals and Alloys2004Q2
Metals and Alloys2005Q2
Metals and Alloys2006Q3
Metals and Alloys2007Q3
Metals and Alloys2008Q2
Metals and Alloys2009Q2
Metals and Alloys2010Q2
Metals and Alloys2011Q2
Metals and Alloys2012Q2
Metals and Alloys2013Q2
Metals and Alloys2014Q2
Metals and Alloys2015Q2
Metals and Alloys2016Q2
Metals and Alloys2017Q2
Metals and Alloys2018Q2
Metals and Alloys2019Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry1999Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2000Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2001Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2002Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2003Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2004Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2005Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2006Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2007Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2008Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2009Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2010Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2011Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2012Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2013Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2014Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2015Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2016Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2017Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2018Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2019Q2

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)19990.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.047
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.386
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.839
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.619
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 Cites20002
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20021
Self Cites20036
Self Cites200416
Self Cites200510
Self Cites200618
Self Cites200727
Self Cites200830
Self Cites200928
Self Cites201018
Self Cites201143
Self Cites201269
Self Cites2013130
Self Cites2014108
Self Cites2015133
Self Cites201692
Self Cites2017121
Self Cites2018196
Self Cites2019271
Total Cites199911
Total Cites20009
Total Cites200117
Total Cites20029
Total Cites200328
Total Cites200446
Total Cites200543
Total Cites200666
Total Cites2007136
Total Cites2008201
Total Cites2009378
Total Cites2010290
Total Cites2011341
Total Cites2012368
Total Cites2013463
Total Cites2014528
Total Cites2015366
Total Cites2016447
Total Cites2017567
Total Cites2018818
Total Cites2019988
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 document19990.035
External Cites per document20000.035
External Cites per document20010.068
External Cites per document20020.043
External Cites per document20030.113
External Cites per document20040.152
External Cites per document20050.149
External Cites per document20060.223
External Cites per document20070.239
External Cites per document20080.352
External Cites per document20090.649
External Cites per document20100.764
External Cites per document20110.808
External Cites per document20120.592
External Cites per document20130.694
External Cites per document20140.892
External Cites per document20150.702
External Cites per document20160.954
External Cites per document20171.104
External Cites per document20181.484
External Cites per document20191.749
Cites per document19990.056
Cites per document20000.045
Cites per document20010.082
Cites per document20020.049
Cites per document20030.144
Cites per document20040.234
Cites per document20050.195
Cites per document20060.307
Cites per document20070.298
Cites per document20080.414
Cites per document20090.701
Cites per document20100.815
Cites per document20110.924
Cites per document20120.729
Cites per document20130.965
Cites per document20141.121
Cites per document20151.102
Cites per document20161.202
Cites per document20171.403
Cites per document20181.952
Cites per document20192.410
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents201659
Non-citable documents2017103
Non-citable documents2018163
Non-citable documents2019193
Citable documents1999198
Citable documents2000201
Citable documents2001207
Citable documents2002184
Citable documents2003195
Citable documents2004197
Citable documents2005221
Citable documents2006215
Citable documents2007456
Citable documents2008486
Citable documents2009539
Citable documents2010356
Citable documents2011369
Citable documents2012505
Citable documents2013480
Citable documents2014471
Citable documents2015332
Citable documents2016372
Citable documents2017404
Citable documents2018419
Citable documents2019410
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 documents1999188
Uncited documents2000194
Uncited documents2001192
Uncited documents2002176
Uncited documents2003177
Uncited documents2004163
Uncited documents2005192
Uncited documents2006175
Uncited documents2007372
Uncited documents2008358
Uncited documents2009315
Uncited documents2010204
Uncited documents2011196
Uncited documents2012292
Uncited documents2013224
Uncited documents2014195
Uncited documents2015140
Uncited documents2016203
Uncited documents2017242
Uncited documents2018244
Uncited documents2019238
Cited documents199910
Cited documents20007
Cited documents200115
Cited documents20028
Cited documents200318
Cited documents200434
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200640
Cited documents200784
Cited documents2008128
Cited documents2009224
Cited documents2010152
Cited documents2011175
Cited documents2012215
Cited documents2013258
Cited documents2014276
Cited documents2015192
Cited documents2016228
Cited documents2017265
Cited documents2018338
Cited documents2019365
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