Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Near Surface Geophysics

H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
PublisherEuropean Association of Petroleum Geoscientists and Engineers
Publication typeJournals
Scope Near Surface Geophysics is an international journal for the publication of research and development in geophysics applied to near surface. It places emphasis on geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical, environmental, engineering, mining, archaeological, agricultural and other applications of geophysics as well as physical soil and rock properties. Geophysical and geoscientific case histories with innovative use of geophysical techniques are welcome, which may include improvements on instrumentation, measurements, data acquisition and processing, modelling, inversion, interpretation, project management and multidisciplinary use. The papers should also be understandable to those who use geophysical data but are not necessarily geophysicists. (source)

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.


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)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.081
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.584
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.531
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.798
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.169
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.337
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 Cites20060
Self Cites20073
Self Cites200815
Self Cites200912
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201112
Self Cites201226
Self Cites201333
Self Cites201441
Self Cites201524
Self Cites201621
Self Cites201715
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200740
Total Cites200890
Total Cites2009128
Total Cites2010211
Total Cites2011184
Total Cites2012289
Total Cites2013222
Total Cites2014279
Total Cites2015320
Total Cites2016247
Total Cites2017241
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 document20060
External Cites per document20071.000
External Cites per document20080.974
External Cites per document20090.991
External Cites per document20101.427
External Cites per document20111.154
External Cites per document20121.675
External Cites per document20131.196
External Cites per document20141.478
External Cites per document20151.663
External Cites per document20161.263
External Cites per document20171.387
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20071.081
Cites per document20081.169
Cites per document20091.094
Cites per document20101.611
Cites per document20111.235
Cites per document20121.841
Cites per document20131.405
Cites per document20141.733
Cites per document20151.798
Cites per document20161.380
Cites per document20171.479
% 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 documents20060
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents200911
Non-citable documents201011
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20178
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200737
Citable documents200877
Citable documents2009117
Citable documents2010131
Citable documents2011149
Citable documents2012157
Citable documents2013158
Citable documents2014161
Citable documents2015178
Citable documents2016179
Citable documents2017163
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 documents20060
Uncited documents200720
Uncited documents200836
Uncited documents200966
Uncited documents201055
Uncited documents201181
Uncited documents201263
Uncited documents201373
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents201560
Uncited documents201683
Uncited documents201780
Cited documents20060
Cited documents200720
Cited documents200847
Cited documents200962
Cited documents201087
Cited documents201179
Cited documents2012104
Cited documents201395
Cited documents2014107
Cited documents2015125
Cited documents2016102
Cited documents201791
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