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Journal of Surface Investigation



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Pleiades Publishing



Publication type



10274510, 18197094


1997-2001, 2007-2020



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Journal of Surface Investigation: X-ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques publishes original articles on the topical problems of solid-state physics, materials science, experimental techniques, condensed media, nanostructures, surfaces of thin films, and phase boundaries: geometric and energetical structures of surfaces, the methods of computer simulations; physical and chemical properties and their changes upon radiation and other treatments; the methods of studies of films and surface layers of crystals (XRD, XPS, synchrotron radiation, neutron and electron diffraction, electron microscopic, scanning tunneling microscopic, atomic force microscopic studies, and other methods that provide data on the surfaces and thin films). Articles related to the methods and technics of structure studies are the focus of the journal. The journal accepts manuscripts of regular articles and reviews in English or Russian language from authors of all countries. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. 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.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology1999Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2000Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2001Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2002Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2003Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2004Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2008Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2009Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2010Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2011Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2012Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2013Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2014Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2015Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2016Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2017Q3
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2018Q4
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2019Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q4
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q3
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q3

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)19990.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.543
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.436
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.021
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.040
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.049
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.004
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.068
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.616
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 Cites19990
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20010
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20030
Self Cites20040
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20102
Self Cites201116
Self Cites2012104
Self Cites2013159
Self Cites2014181
Self Cites2015115
Self Cites201691
Self Cites201792
Self Cites201881
Self Cites201979
Total Cites19996
Total Cites20008
Total Cites200117
Total Cites200212
Total Cites20032
Total Cites200410
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20088
Total Cites200929
Total Cites201058
Total Cites201189
Total Cites2012212
Total Cites2013288
Total Cites2014338
Total Cites2015310
Total Cites2016321
Total Cites2017328
Total Cites2018306
Total Cites2019345
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 document19990.021
External Cites per document20000.023
External Cites per document20010.040
External Cites per document20020.028
External Cites per document20030.005
External Cites per document20040.044
External Cites per document20070
External Cites per document20080.042
External Cites per document20090.097
External Cites per document20100.125
External Cites per document20110.145
External Cites per document20120.201
External Cites per document20130.228
External Cites per document20140.254
External Cites per document20150.307
External Cites per document20160.348
External Cites per document20170.367
External Cites per document20180.356
External Cites per document20190.418
Cites per document19990.021
Cites per document20000.023
Cites per document20010.040
Cites per document20020.028
Cites per document20030.005
Cites per document20040.044
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20080.068
Cites per document20090.100
Cites per document20100.130
Cites per document20110.177
Cites per document20120.394
Cites per document20130.508
Cites per document20140.547
Cites per document20150.487
Cites per document20160.486
Cites per document20170.510
Cites per document20180.484
Cites per document20190.542
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20181
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents1999281
Citable documents2000343
Citable documents2001427
Citable documents2002434
Citable documents2003372
Citable documents2004228
Citable documents20070
Citable documents2008118
Citable documents2009289
Citable documents2010447
Citable documents2011503
Citable documents2012538
Citable documents2013567
Citable documents2014618
Citable documents2015636
Citable documents2016661
Citable documents2017643
Citable documents2018632
Citable documents2019637
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 documents1999275
Uncited documents2000336
Uncited documents2001414
Uncited documents2002424
Uncited documents2003370
Uncited documents2004221
Uncited documents20070
Uncited documents2008110
Uncited documents2009264
Uncited documents2010397
Uncited documents2011430
Uncited documents2012380
Uncited documents2013375
Uncited documents2014417
Uncited documents2015438
Uncited documents2016469
Uncited documents2017431
Uncited documents2018430
Uncited documents2019433
Cited documents19996
Cited documents20007
Cited documents200113
Cited documents200210
Cited documents20032
Cited documents20047
Cited documents20070
Cited documents20088
Cited documents200925
Cited documents201051
Cited documents201174
Cited documents2012160
Cited documents2013193
Cited documents2014202
Cited documents2015200
Cited documents2016195
Cited documents2017215
Cited documents2018203
Cited documents2019205
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