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Nature Materials


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



14764660, 14761122





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Nature Materials is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together cutting-edge research across the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering. Materials research is a diverse and fast-growing discipline, which has moved from a largely applied, engineering focus to a position where it has an increasing impact on other classical disciplines such as physics, chemistry and biology. Nature Materials covers all applied and fundamental aspects of the synthesis/processing, structure/composition, properties and performance of materials, where "materials" are identified as substances in the condensed states (liquid, solid, colloidal) designed or manipulated for technological ends. Nature Materials provides a forum for the development of a common identity among materials scientists while encouraging researchers to cross established subdisciplinary divides. To achieve this, and strengthen the cohesion of the community, the journal takes an interdisciplinary, integrated and balanced approach to all areas of materials research while fostering the exchange of ideas between scientists involved in the different disciplines. Nature Materials is an invaluable resource for all scientists, in both academia and industry, who are active in the process of discovering and developing materials and materials-related concepts. Nature Materials offers an engaging, informative and accessible product including papers of exceptional significance and quality in a discipline which promises to have great influence on the development of society in years to come. 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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2022Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2021Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2022Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2022Q1
Mechanical Engineering2003Q1
Mechanical Engineering2004Q1
Mechanical Engineering2005Q1
Mechanical Engineering2006Q1
Mechanical Engineering2007Q1
Mechanical Engineering2008Q1
Mechanical Engineering2009Q1
Mechanical Engineering2010Q1
Mechanical Engineering2011Q1
Mechanical Engineering2012Q1
Mechanical Engineering2013Q1
Mechanical Engineering2014Q1
Mechanical Engineering2015Q1
Mechanical Engineering2016Q1
Mechanical Engineering2017Q1
Mechanical Engineering2018Q1
Mechanical Engineering2019Q1
Mechanical Engineering2020Q1
Mechanical Engineering2021Q1
Mechanical Engineering2022Q1
Mechanics of Materials2003Q1
Mechanics of Materials2004Q1
Mechanics of Materials2005Q1
Mechanics of Materials2006Q1
Mechanics of Materials2007Q1
Mechanics of Materials2008Q1
Mechanics of Materials2009Q1
Mechanics of Materials2010Q1
Mechanics of Materials2011Q1
Mechanics of Materials2012Q1
Mechanics of Materials2013Q1
Mechanics of Materials2014Q1
Mechanics of Materials2015Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q1
Mechanics of Materials2017Q1
Mechanics of Materials2018Q1
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials2020Q1
Mechanics of Materials2021Q1
Mechanics of Materials2022Q1

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)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200714.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200815.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200917.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201020.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201124.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201223.729
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201324.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201424.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201525.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201626.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201728.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201829.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201927.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202026.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202125.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202225.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.507
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20047.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200613.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200713.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200815.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200916.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201021.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201121.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201223.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201323.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201421.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201524.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201626.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201728.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201827.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201925.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202024.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202124.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202225.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200510.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200613.062
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200814.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200917.553
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201018.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201120.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201221.887
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201320.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201419.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201523.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201626.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201725.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201825.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201922.589
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202022.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202123.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202225.263
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 Cites20020
Self Cites200320
Self Cites200451
Self Cites200577
Self Cites2006107
Self Cites2007133
Self Cites2008133
Self Cites2009143
Self Cites2010140
Self Cites2011135
Self Cites2012153
Self Cites2013157
Self Cites2014148
Self Cites2015150
Self Cites2016173
Self Cites2017155
Self Cites2018110
Self Cites2019118
Self Cites202093
Self Cites2021124
Self Cites2022134
Total Cites20020
Total Cites2003413
Total Cites20042297
Total Cites20055519
Total Cites20069218
Total Cites20079470
Total Cites200810859
Total Cites200911874
Total Cites201015047
Total Cites201114999
Total Cites201216275
Total Cites201317627
Total Cites201418243
Total Cites201519790
Total Cites201621483
Total Cites201721919
Total Cites201821626
Total Cites201919579
Total Cites202018396
Total Cites202119232
Total Cites202221329
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 document20020
External Cites per document20035.240
External Cites per document20047.562
External Cites per document200510.405
External Cites per document200613.558
External Cites per document200713.651
External Cites per document200815.545
External Cites per document200916.663
External Cites per document201021.418
External Cites per document201121.084
External Cites per document201222.933
External Cites per document201322.837
External Cites per document201421.801
External Cites per document201523.893
External Cites per document201626.309
External Cites per document201727.831
External Cites per document201827.132
External Cites per document201925.607
External Cites per document202024.115
External Cites per document202124.435
External Cites per document202225.383
Cites per document20020.000
Cites per document20035.507
Cites per document20047.734
Cites per document200510.553
Cites per document200613.717
Cites per document200713.845
Cites per document200815.738
Cites per document200916.866
Cites per document201021.619
Cites per document201121.275
Cites per document201223.151
Cites per document201323.042
Cites per document201421.980
Cites per document201524.075
Cites per document201626.522
Cites per document201728.029
Cites per document201827.271
Cites per document201925.762
Cites per document202024.237
Cites per document202124.593
Cites per document202225.544
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents200470
Non-citable documents2005100
Non-citable documents2006116
Non-citable documents200771
Non-citable documents200872
Non-citable documents200990
Non-citable documents201099
Non-citable documents2011113
Non-citable documents2012115
Non-citable documents2013143
Non-citable documents2014149
Non-citable documents2015161
Non-citable documents2016153
Non-citable documents2017149
Non-citable documents2018154
Non-citable documents2019157
Non-citable documents2020217
Non-citable documents2021243
Non-citable documents2022257
Citable documents20020
Citable documents200371
Citable documents2004227
Citable documents2005423
Citable documents2006556
Citable documents2007613
Citable documents2008618
Citable documents2009614
Citable documents2010597
Citable documents2011592
Citable documents2012588
Citable documents2013622
Citable documents2014681
Citable documents2015661
Citable documents2016657
Citable documents2017633
Citable documents2018639
Citable documents2019603
Citable documents2020542
Citable documents2021539
Citable documents2022578
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 documents20020
Uncited documents200324
Uncited documents200470
Uncited documents2005110
Uncited documents2006130
Uncited documents2007122
Uncited documents2008130
Uncited documents2009139
Uncited documents2010127
Uncited documents2011137
Uncited documents2012131
Uncited documents2013178
Uncited documents2014213
Uncited documents2015218
Uncited documents2016161
Uncited documents2017114
Uncited documents2018136
Uncited documents2019156
Uncited documents2020169
Uncited documents2021174
Uncited documents2022172
Cited documents20020
Cited documents200351
Cited documents2004227
Cited documents2005413
Cited documents2006542
Cited documents2007562
Cited documents2008560
Cited documents2009565
Cited documents2010569
Cited documents2011568
Cited documents2012572
Cited documents2013587
Cited documents2014617
Cited documents2015604
Cited documents2016649
Cited documents2017668
Cited documents2018657
Cited documents2019604
Cited documents2020590
Cited documents2021608
Cited documents2022663
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