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Materialsopen access



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
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2021Q2
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
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2021Q2

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.824
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.797
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.673
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.579
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.858
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.983
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.247
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.682
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20109
Self Cites20113
Self Cites201211
Self Cites201362
Self Cites2014103
Self Cites2015142
Self Cites2016326
Self Cites2017507
Self Cites20181080
Self Cites20192071
Self Cites20204024
Self Cites20216323
Total Cites20080
Total Cites20093
Total Cites2010154
Total Cites2011735
Total Cites20121358
Total Cites20131755
Total Cites20141687
Total Cites20153291
Total Cites20164985
Total Cites20176679
Total Cites201810502
Total Cites201917898
Total Cites202031467
Total Cites202149045
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 document20080
External Cites per document20091.500
External Cites per document20101.368
External Cites per document20111.821
External Cites per document20122.818
External Cites per document20133.294
External Cites per document20142.760
External Cites per document20153.315
External Cites per document20163.357
External Cites per document20173.014
External Cites per document20183.064
External Cites per document20193.086
External Cites per document20203.327
External Cites per document20213.408
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20091.000
Cites per document20101.439
Cites per document20111.824
Cites per document20122.841
Cites per document20133.414
Cites per document20142.934
Cites per document20153.450
Cites per document20163.576
Cites per document20173.247
Cites per document20183.397
Cites per document20193.470
Cites per document20203.788
Cites per document20213.881
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201817
Non-citable documents201929
Non-citable documents202060
Non-citable documents2021101
Citable documents20080
Citable documents20092
Citable documents2010106
Citable documents2011402
Citable documents2012478
Citable documents2013514
Citable documents2014574
Citable documents2015950
Citable documents20161388
Citable documents20172048
Citable documents20183075
Citable documents20195129
Citable documents20208248
Citable documents202112537
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 documents20080
Uncited documents20092
Uncited documents201047
Uncited documents2011160
Uncited documents2012138
Uncited documents2013135
Uncited documents2014142
Uncited documents2015217
Uncited documents2016303
Uncited documents2017419
Uncited documents2018491
Uncited documents2019808
Uncited documents20201223
Uncited documents20211894
Cited documents20080
Cited documents20091
Cited documents201060
Cited documents2011243
Cited documents2012340
Cited documents2013379
Cited documents2014433
Cited documents2015737
Cited documents20161091
Cited documents20171638
Cited documents20182601
Cited documents20194350
Cited documents20207085
Cited documents202110744
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