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Nature Reviews Materials


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
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Nature Reviews Materials aims to cover the making, measuring, modelling and manufacturing of materials - thus, looking at materials science throughout the pipeline of laboratory discovery to functional device. Reviews and Perspectives are commissioned by the editorial team. Research areas covered in the journal include: Soft matter Biomaterials, bio-inspired and biomedical materials Optical, photonic and optoelectronic materials Magnetic materials Materials for electronics Superconductors Engineered and structural materials (metals, alloys, ceramics, composites) Two-dimensional materials Surfaces and thin films Devices Catalytic and separation materials Energy materials Materials for sustainable development Nanotechnology Modelling, simulation and materials theory Synthesis, processing and characterization techniques Manufacturing of materials. 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.

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2021Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2022Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Energy (miscellaneous)2022Q1
Materials Chemistry2017Q1
Materials Chemistry2018Q1
Materials Chemistry2019Q1
Materials Chemistry2020Q1
Materials Chemistry2021Q1
Materials Chemistry2022Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2020Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2021Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2022Q1

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201727.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201838.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201944.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202048.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202146.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202240.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201727.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201838.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201944.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202040.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202140.988
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202240.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201727.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201838.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201935.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202030.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202141.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202240.822
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 Cites20160
Self Cites201723
Self Cites201837
Self Cites201941
Self Cites202040
Self Cites202139
Self Cites202244
Total Cites20160
Total Cites20172816
Total Cites20187444
Total Cites201912636
Total Cites202010557
Total Cites202110657
Total Cites202211854
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 document20160
External Cites per document201726.856
External Cites per document201838.378
External Cites per document201944.038
External Cites per document202039.989
External Cites per document202140.838
External Cites per document202240.170
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document201727.077
Cites per document201838.570
Cites per document201944.182
Cites per document202040.141
Cites per document202140.988
Cites per document202240.320
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents201746
Non-citable documents201888
Non-citable documents2019133
Non-citable documents2020126
Non-citable documents2021120
Non-citable documents2022126
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201758
Citable documents2018105
Citable documents2019153
Citable documents2020137
Citable documents2021140
Citable documents2022168
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201733
Uncited documents201869
Uncited documents2019102
Uncited documents202096
Uncited documents202188
Uncited documents202290
Cited documents20160
Cited documents201771
Cited documents2018124
Cited documents2019184
Cited documents2020167
Cited documents2021172
Cited documents2022204
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