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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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)19991.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.009
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.485
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.672
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.781
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.218
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.209
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.511
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.097
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.634
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.851
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.806
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.149
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.997
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.743
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 Cites2012388
Self Cites2013536
Self Cites2014585
Self Cites2015677
Self Cites2016742
Self Cites2017730
Self Cites2018616
Self Cites2019740
Self Cites2020718
Total Cites1999361
Total Cites2000311
Total Cites2001555
Total Cites2002643
Total Cites2003818
Total Cites2004843
Total Cites2005968
Total Cites20061259
Total Cites20071695
Total Cites20081983
Total Cites20092381
Total Cites20102701
Total Cites20112496
Total Cites20122728
Total Cites20133225
Total Cites20143910
Total Cites20154622
Total Cites20165018
Total Cites20175379
Total Cites20185964
Total Cites20196038
Total Cites20205510
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 document19991.143
External Cites per document20000.930
External Cites per document20011.619
External Cites per document20021.637
External Cites per document20031.965
External Cites per document20041.875
External Cites per document20052.051
External Cites per document20062.111
External Cites per document20072.125
External Cites per document20082.065
External Cites per document20092.544
External Cites per document20102.785
External Cites per document20112.676
External Cites per document20122.615
External Cites per document20132.772
External Cites per document20142.932
External Cites per document20153.109
External Cites per document20163.061
External Cites per document20173.213
External Cites per document20183.638
External Cites per document20193.806
External Cites per document20203.413
Cites per document19991.362
Cites per document20001.152
Cites per document20011.838
Cites per document20021.858
Cites per document20032.158
Cites per document20042.184
Cites per document20052.327
Cites per document20062.403
Cites per document20072.511
Cites per document20082.327
Cites per document20092.808
Cites per document20103.174
Cites per document20113.097
Cites per document20123.028
Cites per document20133.298
Cites per document20143.418
Cites per document20153.611
Cites per document20163.561
Cites per document20173.689
Cites per document20184.027
Cites per document20194.310
Cites per document20203.908
% 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
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 documents20161397
Citable documents20171447
Citable documents20181470
Citable documents20191392
Citable documents20201404
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 documents1999126
Uncited documents2000118
Uncited documents2001107
Uncited documents2002116
Uncited documents2003110
Uncited documents2004104
Uncited documents2005132
Uncited documents2006156
Uncited documents2007197
Uncited documents2008284
Uncited documents2009242
Uncited documents2010200
Uncited documents2011172
Uncited documents2012190
Uncited documents2013194
Uncited documents2014189
Uncited documents2015206
Uncited documents2016232
Uncited documents2017264
Uncited documents2018200
Uncited documents2019177
Uncited documents2020171
Cited documents1999139
Cited documents2000152
Cited documents2001195
Cited documents2002230
Cited documents2003269
Cited documents2004282
Cited documents2005284
Cited documents2006368
Cited documents2007478
Cited documents2008568
Cited documents2009606
Cited documents2010651
Cited documents2011634
Cited documents2012711
Cited documents2013784
Cited documents2014955
Cited documents20151074
Cited documents20161177
Cited documents20171194
Cited documents20181281
Cited documents20191224
Cited documents20201239
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