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Rare Metals

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

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Metals and Alloys

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
PublisherChinese Society of Nonferrous Metal
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1982-1987, 1989-ongoing
Scope RARE METALS is published bimonthly by the Nonferrous Metals Society of China. It provides an international forum for the publication of contributions on the science, technology, and applications of rare metals. This journal is indexed/abstracted by SCIE, EI, CA, MA, etc. RARE METALS is devoted to original research articles (and occasional invited reviews) encompassing the metallurgy, processing, and determination of rare metals. It also publishes contributions on the synthesis, processing, characterization, properties, and theoretical description of 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
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
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
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

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)19990.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.337
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.913
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.357
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.832
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.044
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)20060.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.102
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.051
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)20060.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.850
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.237
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 Cites200617
Self Cites200724
Self Cites200823
Self Cites200925
Self Cites201016
Self Cites201143
Self Cites201269
Self Cites2013130
Self Cites2014108
Self Cites2015133
Self Cites201692
Self Cites2017122
Self Cites2018224
Total Cites199911
Total Cites20009
Total Cites200117
Total Cites20029
Total Cites200328
Total Cites200446
Total Cites200543
Total Cites200663
Total Cites2007119
Total Cites2008167
Total Cites2009336
Total Cites2010284
Total Cites2011339
Total Cites2012368
Total Cites2013463
Total Cites2014529
Total Cites2015366
Total Cites2016444
Total Cites2017564
Total Cites2018846
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 document20000.034
External Cites per document20010.067
External Cites per document20020.043
External Cites per document20030.113
External Cites per document20040.152
External Cites per document20050.149
External Cites per document20060.214
External Cites per document20070.215
External Cites per document20080.313
External Cites per document20090.606
External Cites per document20100.777
External Cites per document20110.800
External Cites per document20120.591
External Cites per document20130.692
External Cites per document20140.894
External Cites per document20150.702
External Cites per document20160.946
External Cites per document20171.094
External Cites per document20181.484
Cites per document19990.054
Cites per document20000.044
Cites per document20010.082
Cites per document20020.049
Cites per document20030.144
Cites per document20040.234
Cites per document20050.195
Cites per document20060.293
Cites per document20070.270
Cites per document20080.363
Cites per document20090.655
Cites per document20100.823
Cites per document20110.916
Cites per document20120.727
Cites per document20130.963
Cites per document20141.123
Cites per document20151.102
Cites per document20161.194
Cites per document20171.396
Cites per document20182.019
% 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 documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents201656
Non-citable documents2017106
Non-citable documents2018174
Citable documents1999202
Citable documents2000205
Citable documents2001208
Citable documents2002184
Citable documents2003195
Citable documents2004197
Citable documents2005221
Citable documents2006215
Citable documents2007441
Citable documents2008460
Citable documents2009513
Citable documents2010345
Citable documents2011370
Citable documents2012506
Citable documents2013481
Citable documents2014471
Citable documents2015332
Citable documents2016372
Citable documents2017404
Citable documents2018419
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 documents1999192
Uncited documents2000198
Uncited documents2001193
Uncited documents2002176
Uncited documents2003177
Uncited documents2004163
Uncited documents2005192
Uncited documents2006176
Uncited documents2007367
Uncited documents2008347
Uncited documents2009303
Uncited documents2010195
Uncited documents2011197
Uncited documents2012292
Uncited documents2013224
Uncited documents2014195
Uncited documents2015140
Uncited documents2016204
Uncited documents2017245
Uncited documents2018244
Cited documents199910
Cited documents20007
Cited documents200115
Cited documents20028
Cited documents200318
Cited documents200434
Cited documents200529
Cited documents200639
Cited documents200774
Cited documents2008113
Cited documents2009210
Cited documents2010150
Cited documents2011174
Cited documents2012215
Cited documents2013258
Cited documents2014276
Cited documents2015192
Cited documents2016224
Cited documents2017265
Cited documents2018349
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