Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Applied Sciences (Switzerland)open access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

Subject Area and Category


MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute



Publication type





2011, 2015-2020



How to publish in this journal


The journal covers all aspects of applied biology, applied chemistry, applied physics, and applied engineering. It has 22 Sections: -Nanotechnology and Applied Nanoscience- Optics and Lasers- Acoustics and Vibrations- Chemistry- Materials- Energy- Mechanical Engineering- Computing and Artificial Intelligence- Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering- Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology- Quantum Science and Technology- Applied Physics- Earth Sciences and Geography- Civil Engineering- Applied Industrial Technologies- Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering- Food Science and Technology- Applied Dentistry- Membrane Science and Technology - Robotics and Automation - Marine Engineering - Aerospace Science and Engineering. 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.

Computer Science Applications2012Q4
Computer Science Applications2013Q4
Computer Science Applications2014Q4
Computer Science Applications2016Q3
Computer Science Applications2017Q3
Computer Science Applications2018Q3
Computer Science Applications2019Q3
Computer Science Applications2020Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q4
Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2012Q4
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2013Q3
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2014Q3
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2016Q2
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2017Q2
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2018Q2
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2019Q2
Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes2020Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q4
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q2
Process Chemistry and Technology2012Q4
Process Chemistry and Technology2013Q3
Process Chemistry and Technology2014Q3
Process Chemistry and Technology2016Q3
Process Chemistry and Technology2017Q3
Process Chemistry and Technology2018Q2
Process Chemistry and Technology2019Q2
Process Chemistry and Technology2020Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.021
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites201629
Self Cites2017187
Self Cites2018885
Self Cites20192323
Self Cites20203998
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20121
Total Cites20131
Total Cites20142
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016225
Total Cites20171062
Total Cites20184979
Total Cites201913414
Total Cites202029319
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 document20110
External Cites per document20121.000
External Cites per document20131.000
External Cites per document20142.000
External Cites per document20150
External Cites per document20161.593
External Cites per document20171.747
External Cites per document20182.237
External Cites per document20192.485
External Cites per document20202.720
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.000
Cites per document20131.000
Cites per document20142.000
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20161.786
Cites per document20172.103
Cites per document20182.691
Cites per document20192.974
Cites per document20203.108
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents201820
Non-citable documents201946
Non-citable documents2020124
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20121
Citable documents20131
Citable documents20141
Citable documents20150
Citable documents2016123
Citable documents2017501
Citable documents20181830
Citable documents20194464
Citable documents20209308
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 documents20110
Uncited documents20120
Uncited documents20130
Uncited documents20140
Uncited documents20150
Uncited documents201657
Uncited documents2017164
Uncited documents2018404
Uncited documents2019904
Uncited documents20201917
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20121
Cited documents20131
Cited documents20141
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201669
Cited documents2017341
Cited documents20181446
Cited documents20193606
Cited documents20207515
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