Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Smart Materials and Structures


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


IOP Publishing Ltd.



Publication type



09641726, 1361665X





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Smart Materials and Structures (SMS) is a multi-disciplinary engineering journal that explores the creation and utilization of novel forms of transduction. It is a leading journal in the area of smart materials and structures, publishing the most important results from different regions of the world, largely from Asia, Europe and North America. The results may be as disparate as the development of new materials and active composite systems, derived using theoretical predictions to complex structural systems, which generate new capabilities by incorporating enabling new smart material transducers. The theoretical predictions are usually accompanied with experimental verification, characterizing the performance of new structures and devices. These systems are examined from the nanoscale to the macroscopic. SMS has a Board of Associate Editors who are specialists in a multitude of areas, ensuring that reviews are fast, fair and performed by experts in all sub-disciplines of smart materials, systems and structures. A smart material is defined as any material that is capable of being controlled such that its response and properties change under a stimulus. A smart structure or system is capable of reacting to stimuli or the environment in a prescribed manner. SMS is committed to understanding, expanding and dissemination of knowledge in this subject matter. 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.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1999Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2021Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering1999Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2000Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2001Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2002Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2003Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2004Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2005Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2006Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2007Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2008Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2009Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2010Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2011Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2012Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2013Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2014Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2015Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2016Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2017Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2020Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2021Q1
Condensed Matter Physics1999Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q2
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
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2021Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Mechanics of Materials1999Q1
Mechanics of Materials2000Q1
Mechanics of Materials2001Q1
Mechanics of Materials2002Q1
Mechanics of Materials2003Q1
Mechanics of Materials2004Q1
Mechanics of Materials2005Q1
Mechanics of Materials2006Q1
Mechanics of Materials2007Q1
Mechanics of Materials2008Q1
Mechanics of Materials2009Q1
Mechanics of Materials2010Q1
Mechanics of Materials2011Q1
Mechanics of Materials2012Q1
Mechanics of Materials2013Q1
Mechanics of Materials2014Q1
Mechanics of Materials2015Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q1
Mechanics of Materials2017Q1
Mechanics of Materials2018Q1
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials2020Q1
Mechanics of Materials2021Q1
Signal Processing1999Q1
Signal Processing2000Q1
Signal Processing2001Q2
Signal Processing2002Q1
Signal Processing2003Q1
Signal Processing2004Q1
Signal Processing2005Q1
Signal Processing2006Q1
Signal Processing2007Q1
Signal Processing2008Q1
Signal Processing2009Q1
Signal Processing2010Q1
Signal Processing2011Q1
Signal Processing2012Q1
Signal Processing2013Q1
Signal Processing2014Q1
Signal Processing2015Q1
Signal Processing2016Q1
Signal Processing2017Q1
Signal Processing2018Q1
Signal Processing2019Q1
Signal Processing2020Q1
Signal Processing2021Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19991.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.009
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.675
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20214.072
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.338
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.827
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20214.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.124
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.870
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 Cites199958
Self Cites200060
Self Cites200166
Self Cites200280
Self Cites200379
Self Cites2004125
Self Cites2005117
Self Cites2006155
Self Cites2007265
Self Cites2008232
Self Cites2009234
Self Cites2010342
Self Cites2011350
Self Cites2012389
Self Cites2013536
Self Cites2014585
Self Cites2015676
Self Cites2016742
Self Cites2017746
Self Cites2018621
Self Cites2019749
Self Cites2020720
Self Cites2021576
Total Cites1999383
Total Cites2000330
Total Cites2001556
Total Cites2002643
Total Cites2003820
Total Cites2004844
Total Cites2005970
Total Cites20061268
Total Cites20071696
Total Cites20081992
Total Cites20092397
Total Cites20102706
Total Cites20112510
Total Cites20122734
Total Cites20133240
Total Cites20143929
Total Cites20154668
Total Cites20165050
Total Cites20175366
Total Cites20185957
Total Cites20196101
Total Cites20205420
Total Cites20215853
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 document19991.226
External Cites per document20001.000
External Cites per document20011.623
External Cites per document20021.637
External Cites per document20031.971
External Cites per document20041.877
External Cites per document20052.055
External Cites per document20062.128
External Cites per document20072.126
External Cites per document20082.075
External Cites per document20092.563
External Cites per document20102.791
External Cites per document20112.693
External Cites per document20122.620
External Cites per document20132.788
External Cites per document20142.949
External Cites per document20153.146
External Cites per document20163.086
External Cites per document20173.193
External Cites per document20183.603
External Cites per document20193.812
External Cites per document20203.322
External Cites per document20213.632
Cites per document19991.445
Cites per document20001.222
Cites per document20011.841
Cites per document20021.858
Cites per document20032.164
Cites per document20042.187
Cites per document20052.332
Cites per document20062.420
Cites per document20072.513
Cites per document20082.338
Cites per document20092.827
Cites per document20103.180
Cites per document20113.114
Cites per document20123.034
Cites per document20133.313
Cites per document20143.434
Cites per document20153.647
Cites per document20163.587
Cites per document20173.680
Cites per document20183.993
Cites per document20194.318
Cites per document20203.814
Cites per document20214.023
% 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 documents20022
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents20199
Non-citable documents20206
Non-citable documents20212
Citable documents1999265
Citable documents2000270
Citable documents2001302
Citable documents2002344
Citable documents2003376
Citable documents2004383
Citable documents2005415
Citable documents2006523
Citable documents2007673
Citable documents2008848
Citable documents2009844
Citable documents2010847
Citable documents2011802
Citable documents2012895
Citable documents2013970
Citable documents20141134
Citable documents20151269
Citable documents20161396
Citable documents20171447
Citable documents20181481
Citable documents20191404
Citable documents20201415
Citable documents20211453
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 documents1999125
Uncited documents2000113
Uncited documents2001107
Uncited documents2002116
Uncited documents2003110
Uncited documents2004104
Uncited documents2005132
Uncited documents2006156
Uncited documents2007197
Uncited documents2008284
Uncited documents2009238
Uncited documents2010200
Uncited documents2011171
Uncited documents2012188
Uncited documents2013194
Uncited documents2014188
Uncited documents2015204
Uncited documents2016229
Uncited documents2017261
Uncited documents2018201
Uncited documents2019176
Uncited documents2020179
Uncited documents2021170
Cited documents1999140
Cited documents2000157
Cited documents2001195
Cited documents2002230
Cited documents2003269
Cited documents2004282
Cited documents2005284
Cited documents2006368
Cited documents2007478
Cited documents2008568
Cited documents2009610
Cited documents2010651
Cited documents2011635
Cited documents2012713
Cited documents2013784
Cited documents2014956
Cited documents20151076
Cited documents20161179
Cited documents20171197
Cited documents20181291
Cited documents20191237
Cited documents20201242
Cited documents20211285
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