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Canadian Geotechnical Journal



Universities and research institutions in Canada

Subject Area and Category


National Research Council of Canada



Publication type



12086010, 00083674


1968-1971, 1974, 1976-2020



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Published since 1963, this monthly journal features articles, notes, reviews, and discussions related to new developments in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, and applied sciences. The topics of papers written by researchers and engineers/scientists active in industry include soil and rock mechanics, material properties and fundamental behaviour, site characterization, foundations, excavations, tunnels, dams and embankments, slopes, landslides, geological and rock engineering, ground improvement, hydrogeology and contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry, waste management, geosynthetics, offshore engineering, ice, frozen ground and northern engineering, risk and reliability applications, and physical and numerical modelling. Contributions that have practical relevance are preferred, including case records. Purely theoretical contributions are not generally published unless they are on a topic of special interest (like unsaturated soil mechanics or cold regions geotechnics) or they have direct practical value. 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 Engineering2000Q1
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 Engineering2007Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2008Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2009Q1
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)19990.551
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.396
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.551
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.418
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.207
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.601
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.438
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.402
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.863
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.095
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.107
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.654
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 Cites199947
Self Cites200045
Self Cites200157
Self Cites200244
Self Cites200343
Self Cites200437
Self Cites200558
Self Cites200641
Self Cites200743
Self Cites200855
Self Cites200946
Self Cites201038
Self Cites201166
Self Cites201259
Self Cites201360
Self Cites201477
Self Cites201585
Self Cites2016103
Self Cites2017128
Self Cites2018118
Self Cites2019137
Total Cites1999147
Total Cites2000183
Total Cites2001183
Total Cites2002204
Total Cites2003246
Total Cites2004286
Total Cites2005374
Total Cites2006370
Total Cites2007330
Total Cites2008433
Total Cites2009424
Total Cites2010492
Total Cites2011624
Total Cites2012554
Total Cites2013713
Total Cites2014745
Total Cites2015861
Total Cites20161096
Total Cites20171293
Total Cites20181390
Total Cites20191751
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 document19990.375
External Cites per document20000.479
External Cites per document20010.404
External Cites per document20020.402
External Cites per document20030.513
External Cites per document20040.660
External Cites per document20051.082
External Cites per document20061.041
External Cites per document20070.883
External Cites per document20081.132
External Cites per document20091.132
External Cites per document20101.308
External Cites per document20111.632
External Cites per document20121.469
External Cites per document20132.022
External Cites per document20141.994
External Cites per document20152.344
External Cites per document20162.743
External Cites per document20172.841
External Cites per document20183.102
External Cites per document20193.927
Cites per document19990.551
Cites per document20000.635
Cites per document20010.587
Cites per document20020.513
Cites per document20030.621
Cites per document20040.759
Cites per document20051.281
Cites per document20061.171
Cites per document20071.015
Cites per document20081.296
Cites per document20091.269
Cites per document20101.418
Cites per document20111.825
Cites per document20121.644
Cites per document20132.207
Cites per document20142.224
Cites per document20152.601
Cites per document20163.028
Cites per document20173.154
Cites per document20183.390
Cites per document20194.260
% 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 documents20012
Non-citable documents200211
Non-citable documents200329
Non-citable documents200427
Non-citable documents200521
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200722
Non-citable documents200829
Non-citable documents200934
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201136
Non-citable documents201238
Non-citable documents201364
Non-citable documents201469
Non-citable documents201566
Non-citable documents201644
Non-citable documents201737
Non-citable documents201862
Non-citable documents201969
Citable documents1999267
Citable documents2000288
Citable documents2001312
Citable documents2002398
Citable documents2003396
Citable documents2004377
Citable documents2005292
Citable documents2006316
Citable documents2007325
Citable documents2008334
Citable documents2009334
Citable documents2010347
Citable documents2011342
Citable documents2012337
Citable documents2013323
Citable documents2014335
Citable documents2015331
Citable documents2016362
Citable documents2017410
Citable documents2018410
Citable documents2019411
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 documents1999178
Uncited documents2000189
Uncited documents2001204
Uncited documents2002290
Uncited documents2003281
Uncited documents2004254
Uncited documents2005147
Uncited documents2006159
Uncited documents2007182
Uncited documents2008164
Uncited documents2009176
Uncited documents2010168
Uncited documents2011153
Uncited documents2012144
Uncited documents2013136
Uncited documents2014154
Uncited documents2015132
Uncited documents2016120
Uncited documents201794
Uncited documents2018114
Uncited documents2019103
Cited documents199989
Cited documents200099
Cited documents2001110
Cited documents2002119
Cited documents2003144
Cited documents2004150
Cited documents2005166
Cited documents2006166
Cited documents2007165
Cited documents2008199
Cited documents2009192
Cited documents2010209
Cited documents2011225
Cited documents2012231
Cited documents2013251
Cited documents2014250
Cited documents2015265
Cited documents2016286
Cited documents2017353
Cited documents2018358
Cited documents2019377
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