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Soils and Foundationsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Japan

Subject Area and Category


Japanese Geotechnical Society



Publication type





1960-1972, 1975-2020



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Soils and Foundations is one of the leading journals in the field of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. It is the official journal of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS)., The journal publishes a variety of original research paper, technical reports, technical notes, as well as the state-of-the-art reports upon invitation by the Editor, in the fields of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, and environmental geotechnics. Since the publication of Volume 1, No.1 issue in June 1960, Soils and Foundations will celebrate the 60th anniversary in the year of 2020. Soils and Foundations welcomes theoretical as well as practical work associated with the aforementioned field(s). Case studies that describe the original and interdisciplinary work applicable to geotechnical engineering are particularly encouraged. Discussions to each of the published articles are also welcomed in order to provide an avenue in which opinions of peers may be fed back or exchanged. In providing latest expertise on a specific topic, one issue out of six per year on average was allocated to include selected papers from the International Symposia which were held in Japan as well as overseas. 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.

Civil and Structural Engineering1999Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2000Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2001Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2002Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2003Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2004Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2005Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2006Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2007Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2008Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2009Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2010Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2011Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2012Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2013Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2014Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2015Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2016Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2017Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology1999Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2000Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2001Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2002Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2003Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2004Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2005Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2006Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2007Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2008Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2009Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2010Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2011Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2012Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2013Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2014Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2015Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2016Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2017Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2018Q1
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology2019Q1

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)19990.469
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.888
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.010
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.906
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.441
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.652
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.744
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.713
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.804
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.237
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.328
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 Cites199918
Self Cites200025
Self Cites200126
Self Cites200235
Self Cites200350
Self Cites200433
Self Cites200553
Self Cites200633
Self Cites200746
Self Cites200851
Self Cites200944
Self Cites2010133
Self Cites201143
Self Cites201245
Self Cites2013129
Self Cites2014192
Self Cites2015139
Self Cites201641
Self Cites201740
Self Cites201843
Self Cites201959
Total Cites199967
Total Cites200066
Total Cites2001100
Total Cites2002129
Total Cites2003123
Total Cites2004109
Total Cites2005253
Total Cites2006232
Total Cites2007174
Total Cites2008174
Total Cites2009204
Total Cites2010320
Total Cites2011216
Total Cites2012225
Total Cites2013392
Total Cites2014496
Total Cites2015609
Total Cites2016554
Total Cites2017678
Total Cites2018718
Total Cites2019799
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 document19990.343
External Cites per document20000.237
External Cites per document20010.326
External Cites per document20020.475
External Cites per document20030.397
External Cites per document20040.398
External Cites per document20051.000
External Cites per document20060.926
External Cites per document20070.612
External Cites per document20080.535
External Cites per document20090.731
External Cites per document20100.839
External Cites per document20110.812
External Cites per document20120.744
External Cites per document20131.069
External Cites per document20141.246
External Cites per document20151.880
External Cites per document20161.769
External Cites per document20172.113
External Cites per document20182.377
External Cites per document20192.662
Cites per document19990.469
Cites per document20000.382
Cites per document20010.441
Cites per document20020.652
Cites per document20030.668
Cites per document20040.571
Cites per document20051.265
Cites per document20061.079
Cites per document20070.833
Cites per document20080.757
Cites per document20090.932
Cites per document20101.435
Cites per document20111.014
Cites per document20120.930
Cites per document20131.593
Cites per document20142.033
Cites per document20152.436
Cites per document20161.910
Cites per document20172.245
Cites per document20182.528
Cites per document20192.874
% 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 documents20032
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200711
Non-citable documents200813
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201117
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201317
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201823
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents1999143
Citable documents2000173
Citable documents2001227
Citable documents2002198
Citable documents2003184
Citable documents2004191
Citable documents2005200
Citable documents2006215
Citable documents2007209
Citable documents2008230
Citable documents2009219
Citable documents2010223
Citable documents2011213
Citable documents2012242
Citable documents2013246
Citable documents2014244
Citable documents2015250
Citable documents2016290
Citable documents2017302
Citable documents2018284
Citable documents2019278
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 documents1999100
Uncited documents2000132
Uncited documents2001160
Uncited documents2002123
Uncited documents2003115
Uncited documents2004122
Uncited documents2005100
Uncited documents2006110
Uncited documents2007122
Uncited documents2008139
Uncited documents2009122
Uncited documents201088
Uncited documents2011124
Uncited documents2012142
Uncited documents201392
Uncited documents201480
Uncited documents201576
Uncited documents2016104
Uncited documents201793
Uncited documents201882
Uncited documents201976
Cited documents199943
Cited documents200041
Cited documents200167
Cited documents200275
Cited documents200371
Cited documents200471
Cited documents2005102
Cited documents2006111
Cited documents200798
Cited documents2008104
Cited documents2009106
Cited documents2010143
Cited documents2011106
Cited documents2012119
Cited documents2013171
Cited documents2014174
Cited documents2015182
Cited documents2016199
Cited documents2017227
Cited documents2018225
Cited documents2019221
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