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Materials Science Forum

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1985-1986, 1994-ongoing
Scope "Materials Science Forum" is a peer-reviewed journal which covers all aspects of theoretical and practical research of materials science: synthesis, analysis of properties, technology of materials processing and their use. "Materials Science Forum" is one of the largest periodicals in its field. "Materials Science Forum" specializes in the publication of thematically complete volumes from international conference proceedings and complete special topic volumes. We do not publish stand-alone papers by individual authors. Authors retain the right to publish an extended and significantly updated version in another periodical.


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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 Physics1999Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q4
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q4
Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Mechanical Engineering1999Q2
Mechanical Engineering2000Q2
Mechanical Engineering2001Q2
Mechanical Engineering2002Q2
Mechanical Engineering2003Q2
Mechanical Engineering2004Q2
Mechanical Engineering2005Q2
Mechanical Engineering2006Q2
Mechanical Engineering2007Q2
Mechanical Engineering2008Q2
Mechanical Engineering2009Q2
Mechanical Engineering2010Q2
Mechanical Engineering2011Q3
Mechanical Engineering2012Q3
Mechanical Engineering2013Q3
Mechanical Engineering2014Q3
Mechanical Engineering2015Q3
Mechanical Engineering2016Q3
Mechanical Engineering2017Q4
Mechanical Engineering2018Q3
Mechanics of Materials1999Q2
Mechanics of Materials2000Q2
Mechanics of Materials2001Q2
Mechanics of Materials2002Q2
Mechanics of Materials2003Q2
Mechanics of Materials2004Q2
Mechanics of Materials2005Q2
Mechanics of Materials2006Q2
Mechanics of Materials2007Q3
Mechanics of Materials2008Q3
Mechanics of Materials2009Q3
Mechanics of Materials2010Q3
Mechanics of Materials2011Q3
Mechanics of Materials2012Q3
Mechanics of Materials2013Q3
Mechanics of Materials2014Q3
Mechanics of Materials2015Q3
Mechanics of Materials2016Q4
Mechanics of Materials2017Q4
Mechanics of Materials2018Q4

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)19990.555
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.397
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.312
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.555
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.370
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.334
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.386
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.351
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 Cites1999219
Self Cites2000336
Self Cites2001203
Self Cites2002308
Self Cites2003442
Self Cites2004625
Self Cites2005620
Self Cites2006545
Self Cites2007362
Self Cites2008118
Self Cites2009323
Self Cites2010376
Self Cites2011301
Self Cites2012556
Self Cites2013338
Self Cites2014441
Self Cites2015283
Self Cites2016318
Self Cites2017229
Self Cites2018201
Total Cites19991949
Total Cites20001874
Total Cites20011864
Total Cites20021855
Total Cites20032350
Total Cites20042714
Total Cites20052921
Total Cites20062946
Total Cites20072823
Total Cites20082527
Total Cites20092085
Total Cites20101688
Total Cites20112144
Total Cites20122986
Total Cites20132670
Total Cites20142712
Total Cites20152475
Total Cites20162150
Total Cites20172299
Total Cites20182334
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 document19990.493
External Cites per document20000.451
External Cites per document20010.463
External Cites per document20020.432
External Cites per document20030.474
External Cites per document20040.480
External Cites per document20050.441
External Cites per document20060.367
External Cites per document20070.329
External Cites per document20080.345
External Cites per document20090.323
External Cites per document20100.300
External Cites per document20110.323
External Cites per document20120.346
External Cites per document20130.293
External Cites per document20140.309
External Cites per document20150.301
External Cites per document20160.272
External Cites per document20170.285
External Cites per document20180.305
Cites per document19990.555
Cites per document20000.550
Cites per document20010.519
Cites per document20020.518
Cites per document20030.584
Cites per document20040.624
Cites per document20050.560
Cites per document20060.451
Cites per document20070.377
Cites per document20080.362
Cites per document20090.383
Cites per document20100.385
Cites per document20110.376
Cites per document20120.425
Cites per document20130.335
Cites per document20140.370
Cites per document20150.340
Cites per document20160.319
Cites per document20170.316
Cites per document20180.334
% 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 documents199935
Non-citable documents200022
Non-citable documents200123
Non-citable documents200235
Non-citable documents200352
Non-citable documents200453
Non-citable documents200548
Non-citable documents200662
Non-citable documents200789
Non-citable documents2008116
Non-citable documents2009117
Non-citable documents201091
Non-citable documents201187
Non-citable documents2012104
Non-citable documents2013128
Non-citable documents2014133
Non-citable documents2015118
Non-citable documents2016121
Non-citable documents2017147
Non-citable documents2018208
Citable documents19993512
Citable documents20003407
Citable documents20013589
Citable documents20023580
Citable documents20034022
Citable documents20044349
Citable documents20055218
Citable documents20066535
Citable documents20077489
Citable documents20086987
Citable documents20095450
Citable documents20104379
Citable documents20115705
Citable documents20127020
Citable documents20137966
Citable documents20147338
Citable documents20157273
Citable documents20166739
Citable documents20177270
Citable documents20186998
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 documents19992452
Uncited documents20002375
Uncited documents20012622
Uncited documents20022630
Uncited documents20032905
Uncited documents20042981
Uncited documents20053574
Uncited documents20064856
Uncited documents20075785
Uncited documents20085429
Uncited documents20094302
Uncited documents20103408
Uncited documents20114442
Uncited documents20125295
Uncited documents20136359
Uncited documents20145816
Uncited documents20155761
Uncited documents20165474
Uncited documents20175940
Uncited documents20185635
Cited documents19991095
Cited documents20001054
Cited documents2001990
Cited documents2002985
Cited documents20031169
Cited documents20041421
Cited documents20051692
Cited documents20061741
Cited documents20071793
Cited documents20081674
Cited documents20091265
Cited documents20101062
Cited documents20111350
Cited documents20121829
Cited documents20131735
Cited documents20141655
Cited documents20151630
Cited documents20161386
Cited documents20171477
Cited documents20181571
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