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European Physical Journal: Special Topics

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)

Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN19516401, 19516355
Scope EPJ - Special Topics (EPJ ST) publishes topical issues which are collections of review-type articles or extensive, detailed progress reports. Each issue is focused on a specific subject matter of topical interest. The journal scope covers the whole spectrum of pure and applied physics, including related subjects such as Materials Science, Physical Biology, Physical Chemistry, and Complex Systems.


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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.

Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry1999Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2000Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2001Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2002Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2003Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2004Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2005Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2006Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2007Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2008Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2009Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2010Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2011Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2012Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2013Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2014Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2015Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2016Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2

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)19990.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.398
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.384
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.483
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.973
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.197
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.719
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.990
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.122
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 Cites200038
Self Cites200112
Self Cites200210
Self Cites200326
Self Cites200413
Self Cites200512
Self Cites200654
Self Cites20071
Self Cites200847
Self Cites20093
Self Cites201021
Self Cites20119
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201425
Self Cites201537
Self Cites201643
Self Cites201730
Total Cites1999482
Total Cites2000449
Total Cites2001333
Total Cites2002232
Total Cites2003243
Total Cites2004513
Total Cites2005767
Total Cites2006903
Total Cites2007589
Total Cites2008802
Total Cites20091045
Total Cites20101228
Total Cites20111193
Total Cites2012995
Total Cites2013936
Total Cites20141148
Total Cites20151410
Total Cites20161736
Total Cites20171455
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 document19990.199
External Cites per document20000.174
External Cites per document20010.189
External Cites per document20020.124
External Cites per document20030.138
External Cites per document20040.243
External Cites per document20050.374
External Cites per document20060.407
External Cites per document20070.341
External Cites per document20080.526
External Cites per document20090.701
External Cites per document20101.059
External Cites per document20111.355
External Cites per document20121.675
External Cites per document20132.096
External Cites per document20141.681
External Cites per document20151.876
External Cites per document20162.080
External Cites per document20172.024
Cites per document19990.201
Cites per document20000.190
Cites per document20010.197
Cites per document20020.129
Cites per document20030.154
Cites per document20040.250
Cites per document20050.380
Cites per document20060.432
Cites per document20070.342
Cites per document20080.559
Cites per document20090.703
Cites per document20101.077
Cites per document20111.365
Cites per document20121.727
Cites per document20132.142
Cites per document20141.719
Cites per document20151.926
Cites per document20162.133
Cites per document20172.067
% 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 documents199929
Non-citable documents200013
Non-citable documents200117
Non-citable documents200221
Non-citable documents200332
Non-citable documents200433
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200629
Non-citable documents200730
Non-citable documents200830
Non-citable documents200936
Non-citable documents201031
Non-citable documents201125
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201318
Non-citable documents201428
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201644
Non-citable documents201741
Citable documents19992403
Citable documents20002366
Citable documents20011694
Citable documents20021795
Citable documents20031575
Citable documents20042055
Citable documents20052021
Citable documents20062088
Citable documents20071722
Citable documents20081434
Citable documents20091486
Citable documents20101140
Citable documents2011874
Citable documents2012576
Citable documents2013437
Citable documents2014668
Citable documents2015732
Citable documents2016814
Citable documents2017704
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 documents19992063
Uncited documents20002043
Uncited documents20011461
Uncited documents20021632
Uncited documents20031426
Uncited documents20041724
Uncited documents20051598
Uncited documents20061580
Uncited documents20071375
Uncited documents20081025
Uncited documents2009982
Uncited documents2010651
Uncited documents2011438
Uncited documents2012272
Uncited documents2013178
Uncited documents2014302
Uncited documents2015326
Uncited documents2016338
Uncited documents2017318
Cited documents1999369
Cited documents2000336
Cited documents2001250
Cited documents2002184
Cited documents2003181
Cited documents2004364
Cited documents2005456
Cited documents2006537
Cited documents2007377
Cited documents2008439
Cited documents2009540
Cited documents2010520
Cited documents2011461
Cited documents2012320
Cited documents2013277
Cited documents2014394
Cited documents2015443
Cited documents2016520
Cited documents2017427
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