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Materials Science Forum



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

Subject Area and Category


Trans Tech Publications



Publication type

Book Series




1984-1986, 1994-2020



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"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 We do not publish stand-alone papers by individual authors.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. 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.

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
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q4
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
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q3
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
Mechanical Engineering2019Q3
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
Mechanics of Materials2019Q4

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)19990.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.533
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.322
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.340
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.583
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.391
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.336
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.345
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.615
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.537
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.344
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.388
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.389
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 Cites2006547
Self Cites2007594
Self Cites2008211
Self Cites2009350
Self Cites2010486
Self Cites2011356
Self Cites2012556
Self Cites2013338
Self Cites2014441
Self Cites2015288
Self Cites2016318
Self Cites2017229
Self Cites2018234
Self Cites2019179
Total Cites19991954
Total Cites20001874
Total Cites20011864
Total Cites20021855
Total Cites20032347
Total Cites20042717
Total Cites20052935
Total Cites20063102
Total Cites20073181
Total Cites20083272
Total Cites20092963
Total Cites20102547
Total Cites20112380
Total Cites20123001
Total Cites20132678
Total Cites20142705
Total Cites20152509
Total Cites20162164
Total Cites20172334
Total Cites20182444
Total Cites20192746
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 document19990.494
External Cites per document20000.451
External Cites per document20010.463
External Cites per document20020.432
External Cites per document20030.474
External Cites per document20040.481
External Cites per document20050.444
External Cites per document20060.391
External Cites per document20070.345
External Cites per document20080.338
External Cites per document20090.331
External Cites per document20100.302
External Cites per document20110.333
External Cites per document20120.348
External Cites per document20130.294
External Cites per document20140.309
External Cites per document20150.306
External Cites per document20160.274
External Cites per document20170.289
External Cites per document20180.316
External Cites per document20190.353
Cites per document19990.556
Cites per document20000.550
Cites per document20010.519
Cites per document20020.518
Cites per document20030.583
Cites per document20040.625
Cites per document20050.562
Cites per document20060.475
Cites per document20070.424
Cites per document20080.361
Cites per document20090.375
Cites per document20100.373
Cites per document20110.391
Cites per document20120.427
Cites per document20130.336
Cites per document20140.369
Cites per document20150.345
Cites per document20160.321
Cites per document20170.321
Cites per document20180.349
Cites per document20190.378
% 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 documents2008121
Non-citable documents2009126
Non-citable documents2010106
Non-citable documents201197
Non-citable documents2012110
Non-citable documents2013128
Non-citable documents2014133
Non-citable documents2015118
Non-citable documents2016121
Non-citable documents2017147
Non-citable documents2018208
Non-citable documents2019248
Citable documents19993512
Citable documents20003407
Citable documents20013589
Citable documents20023580
Citable documents20034023
Citable documents20044350
Citable documents20055219
Citable documents20066535
Citable documents20077500
Citable documents20089065
Citable documents20097902
Citable documents20106822
Citable documents20116081
Citable documents20127022
Citable documents20137961
Citable documents20147333
Citable documents20157268
Citable documents20166744
Citable documents20177275
Citable documents20187003
Citable documents20197272
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 documents19992451
Uncited documents20002374
Uncited documents20012622
Uncited documents20022630
Uncited documents20032907
Uncited documents20042980
Uncited documents20053574
Uncited documents20064809
Uncited documents20075640
Uncited documents20087076
Uncited documents20096222
Uncited documents20105333
Uncited documents20114719
Uncited documents20125299
Uncited documents20136348
Uncited documents20145811
Uncited documents20155740
Uncited documents20165467
Uncited documents20175930
Uncited documents20185590
Uncited documents20195771
Cited documents19991096
Cited documents20001055
Cited documents2001990
Cited documents2002985
Cited documents20031168
Cited documents20041423
Cited documents20051693
Cited documents20061788
Cited documents20071949
Cited documents20082110
Cited documents20091806
Cited documents20101595
Cited documents20111459
Cited documents20121833
Cited documents20131741
Cited documents20141655
Cited documents20151646
Cited documents20161398
Cited documents20171492
Cited documents20181621
Cited documents20191749
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