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Petroleum Science

Petroleum Science is a peer-reviewed English journal owned by China University of Petroleum-Beijing. It was founded in 2004 and switched into open access since 2015, now it is published in collaboration with KeAi. Petroleum Science publishes the latest and most significant advances in fundamental theoretical and applied research of the petroleum and petrochemical fields. It includes:

  1. petroleum geology and geophysics
  2. petroleum engineering and mechanics
  3. petrochemistry and chemical engineering
  4. petroleum economics and management.

Petroleum Science is committed to encourage communication of novel and significant research results across the entire spectrum of petroleum science and engineering, and build a high-level international platform for academic exchange in petroleum and petrochemical fields. Petroleum Science has established excellent reputation and is growing into a highly influential, leading journal in global petroleum area.

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Editor-in-Chief: Lizhi Xiao
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Journal Metrics
CiteScore: 4.2
2020: 4.2
CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. 2017-2020) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in these same four years (e.g. 2017–2020).
Journal Citation Reports (Scopus, 2021)
Impact Factor: 4.090
Impact Factor:
2020: 4.090
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.492
Five-Year Impact Factor:
2020: 3.492
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2020 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.319
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
2019: 1.319
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.679
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
2019: 0.679
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Imprint: KeAi
ISSN: 1995-8226
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