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Progress in Surface Science

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Materials Science
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
Surfaces and Interfaces
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Progress in Surface Science publishes progress reports and review articles by invited authors of international stature. The papers are aimed at surface scientists and cover various aspects of surface science. Papers in the new section Progress Highlights, are more concise and general at the same time, and are aimed at all scientists. Because of the transdisciplinary nature of surface science, topics are chosen for their timeliness from across the wide spectrum of scientific and engineering subjects. The journal strives to promote the exchange of ideas between surface scientists in the various areas. Authors are encouraged to write articles that are of relevance and interest to both established surface scientists and newcomers in the field.


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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 Physics1999Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces1999Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2000Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2001Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2002Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2003Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2004Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2005Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2006Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2007Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2008Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2009Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2010Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2011Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2012Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2013Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2014Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2015Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2016Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2017Q1
Surfaces and Interfaces2018Q1
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)19992.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20015.205
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20036.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201010.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20119.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20179.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.085
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20026.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.529
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201111.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20199.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20019.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.412
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20098.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201012.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20119.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.409
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 Cites19993
Self Cites20005
Self Cites20019
Self Cites20022
Self Cites200314
Self Cites20046
Self Cites20056
Self Cites20064
Self Cites20076
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20096
Self Cites20102
Self Cites201110
Self Cites20126
Self Cites20132
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20176
Self Cites20188
Self Cites20193
Total Cites1999196
Total Cites2000281
Total Cites2001349
Total Cites2002379
Total Cites2003327
Total Cites2004275
Total Cites2005290
Total Cites2006356
Total Cites2007330
Total Cites2008283
Total Cites2009256
Total Cites2010387
Total Cites2011303
Total Cites2012285
Total Cites2013226
Total Cites2014205
Total Cites2015195
Total Cites2016260
Total Cites2017285
Total Cites2018321
Total Cites2019270
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 document19992.053
External Cites per document20003.887
External Cites per document20015.313
External Cites per document20026.180
External Cites per document20035.131
External Cites per document20042.989
External Cites per document20053.737
External Cites per document20064.456
External Cites per document20077.200
External Cites per document20087.179
External Cites per document20097.353
External Cites per document201011.667
External Cites per document201110.852
External Cites per document20128.455
External Cites per document20136.788
External Cites per document20145.829
External Cites per document20156.400
External Cites per document20167.727
External Cites per document20179.621
External Cites per document20188.943
External Cites per document20198.900
Cites per document19992.085
Cites per document20003.958
Cites per document20015.453
Cites per document20026.213
Cites per document20035.361
Cites per document20043.056
Cites per document20053.816
Cites per document20064.506
Cites per document20077.333
Cites per document20087.256
Cites per document20097.529
Cites per document201011.727
Cites per document201111.222
Cites per document20128.636
Cites per document20136.848
Cites per document20145.857
Cites per document20156.500
Cites per document20167.879
Cites per document20179.828
Cites per document20189.171
Cites per document20199.000
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20024
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20045
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20071
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents199994
Citable documents200071
Citable documents200164
Citable documents200261
Citable documents200361
Citable documents200490
Citable documents200576
Citable documents200679
Citable documents200745
Citable documents200839
Citable documents200934
Citable documents201033
Citable documents201127
Citable documents201233
Citable documents201333
Citable documents201435
Citable documents201530
Citable documents201633
Citable documents201729
Citable documents201835
Citable documents201930
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 documents199944
Uncited documents200032
Uncited documents200123
Uncited documents200221
Uncited documents200317
Uncited documents200438
Uncited documents200524
Uncited documents200623
Uncited documents200714
Uncited documents20085
Uncited documents20093
Uncited documents20105
Uncited documents20114
Uncited documents20124
Uncited documents20133
Uncited documents20145
Uncited documents20153
Uncited documents20160
Uncited documents20170
Uncited documents20182
Uncited documents20193
Cited documents199953
Cited documents200041
Cited documents200143
Cited documents200244
Cited documents200348
Cited documents200457
Cited documents200554
Cited documents200659
Cited documents200732
Cited documents200836
Cited documents200934
Cited documents201034
Cited documents201128
Cited documents201232
Cited documents201332
Cited documents201432
Cited documents201529
Cited documents201633
Cited documents201729
Cited documents201833
Cited documents201928
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