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Applied Surface Science

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Materials Science
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Surfaces and Interfaces
Publisher Elsevier
Publication typeJournals
Scope Applied Surface Science covers topics contributing to a better understanding of surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures and their applications. The journal is concerned with scientific research on the atomic and molecular level of material properties determined with specific surface analytical techniques and/or computational methods, as well as the processing of such structures.


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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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2019Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2005Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2006Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2007Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q1

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)19991.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.350
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.634
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.409
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.035
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.363
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.526
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.634
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.536
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.393
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.841
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.666
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.386
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 Cites1999337
Self Cites2000335
Self Cites2001228
Self Cites2002405
Self Cites2003372
Self Cites2004428
Self Cites2005398
Self Cites2006780
Self Cites2007618
Self Cites2008801
Self Cites2009855
Self Cites2010896
Self Cites20111333
Self Cites20121196
Self Cites20131871
Self Cites20142391
Self Cites20153313
Self Cites20162672
Self Cites20173992
Self Cites20185191
Self Cites20196096
Total Cites19993007
Total Cites20002624
Total Cites20012855
Total Cites20023438
Total Cites20033685
Total Cites20044314
Total Cites20054775
Total Cites20065628
Total Cites20076452
Total Cites20087643
Total Cites20099114
Total Cites201010323
Total Cites201111550
Total Cites201211456
Total Cites201314580
Total Cites201418161
Total Cites201521629
Total Cites201626357
Total Cites201732085
Total Cites201838768
Total Cites201950917
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 document19991.030
External Cites per document20000.916
External Cites per document20011.084
External Cites per document20021.192
External Cites per document20031.246
External Cites per document20041.365
External Cites per document20051.346
External Cites per document20061.407
External Cites per document20071.448
External Cites per document20081.647
External Cites per document20091.709
External Cites per document20101.993
External Cites per document20112.179
External Cites per document20122.207
External Cites per document20132.575
External Cites per document20142.754
External Cites per document20152.887
External Cites per document20163.256
External Cites per document20173.860
External Cites per document20184.361
External Cites per document20195.337
Cites per document19991.160
Cites per document20001.050
Cites per document20011.178
Cites per document20021.351
Cites per document20031.386
Cites per document20041.515
Cites per document20051.468
Cites per document20061.634
Cites per document20071.601
Cites per document20081.840
Cites per document20091.886
Cites per document20102.182
Cites per document20112.464
Cites per document20122.465
Cites per document20132.954
Cites per document20143.171
Cites per document20153.409
Cites per document20163.623
Cites per document20174.408
Cites per document20185.035
Cites per document20196.063
% 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 documents199923
Non-citable documents200015
Non-citable documents20017
Non-citable documents200212
Non-citable documents200322
Non-citable documents200423
Non-citable documents200519
Non-citable documents200618
Non-citable documents200735
Non-citable documents200844
Non-citable documents200959
Non-citable documents201049
Non-citable documents201147
Non-citable documents201242
Non-citable documents201358
Non-citable documents201475
Non-citable documents201585
Non-citable documents201693
Non-citable documents201784
Non-citable documents201877
Non-citable documents201966
Citable documents19992593
Citable documents20002500
Citable documents20012423
Citable documents20022545
Citable documents20032658
Citable documents20042847
Citable documents20053253
Citable documents20063445
Citable documents20074030
Citable documents20084153
Citable documents20094833
Citable documents20104730
Citable documents20114688
Citable documents20124648
Citable documents20134936
Citable documents20145727
Citable documents20156344
Citable documents20167274
Citable documents20177278
Citable documents20187700
Citable documents20198398
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 documents19991216
Uncited documents20001262
Uncited documents20011144
Uncited documents20021132
Uncited documents20031108
Uncited documents20041140
Uncited documents20051298
Uncited documents20061289
Uncited documents20071521
Uncited documents20081405
Uncited documents20091655
Uncited documents20101433
Uncited documents20111242
Uncited documents20121179
Uncited documents2013977
Uncited documents20141070
Uncited documents20151128
Uncited documents20161244
Uncited documents20171012
Uncited documents2018917
Uncited documents2019872
Cited documents19991400
Cited documents20001253
Cited documents20011286
Cited documents20021425
Cited documents20031572
Cited documents20041730
Cited documents20051974
Cited documents20062174
Cited documents20072544
Cited documents20082792
Cited documents20093237
Cited documents20103346
Cited documents20113493
Cited documents20123511
Cited documents20134017
Cited documents20144732
Cited documents20155301
Cited documents20166123
Cited documents20176350
Cited documents20186860
Cited documents20197592
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