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Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) is an open access journal of related scientific research and technology development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles) and short communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Materials provides a forum for publishing papers which advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure, the properties or the functions of all kinds of materials. Chemical syntheses, chemical structures and mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic and optical properties and various applications will be considered. Topics Covered: -Class of materials include ceramics, glasses, polymers (plastics), semiconductors, magnetic materials, medical implant materials and biological materials, silica and carbon materials, metals and metallic alloys. All kinds of functional materials including material for dentistry. Composites, coatings and films, pigments. Classes of materials such as ionic crystals; covalent crystals; metals; intermetallics. -Materials science or materials engineering. Nanoscience and nanotechnology will be considered also. -Characterization techniques such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, calorimetry, nuclear microscopy (HEFIB), Rutherford backscattering, neutron diffraction, etc. -Fundamental research: Condensed matter physics and materials physics. Continuum mechanics and statistics. Mechanics of materials. Tribology (friction, lubrication and wear). Solid-state physics. Several topical special issues will be published. 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.

Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.433
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.622
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.509
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.433
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.373
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.005
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.973
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.260
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20109
Self Cites20113
Self Cites201212
Self Cites201363
Self Cites201499
Self Cites2015140
Self Cites2016323
Self Cites2017510
Self Cites20181086
Self Cites20192067
Total Cites20090
Total Cites2010149
Total Cites2011748
Total Cites20121370
Total Cites20131746
Total Cites20141672
Total Cites20153228
Total Cites20164896
Total Cites20176660
Total Cites201810371
Total Cites201917494
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 document20090
External Cites per document20101.346
External Cites per document20111.863
External Cites per document20122.841
External Cites per document20133.274
External Cites per document20142.804
External Cites per document20153.296
External Cites per document20163.326
External Cites per document20173.001
External Cites per document20183.020
External Cites per document20193.006
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.433
Cites per document20111.870
Cites per document20122.866
Cites per document20133.397
Cites per document20142.980
Cites per document20153.445
Cites per document20163.561
Cites per document20173.250
Cites per document20183.373
Cites per document20193.409
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20135
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201724
Non-citable documents201835
Non-citable documents201945
Citable documents20090
Citable documents2010104
Citable documents2011400
Citable documents2012478
Citable documents2013514
Citable documents2014561
Citable documents2015937
Citable documents20161375
Citable documents20172049
Citable documents20183075
Citable documents20195132
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201046
Uncited documents2011158
Uncited documents2012137
Uncited documents2013141
Uncited documents2014143
Uncited documents2015223
Uncited documents2016312
Uncited documents2017438
Uncited documents2018514
Uncited documents2019849
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201059
Cited documents2011243
Cited documents2012343
Cited documents2013378
Cited documents2014425
Cited documents2015724
Cited documents20161079
Cited documents20171635
Cited documents20182596
Cited documents20194328
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