About the Korea–Australia Rheology Journal


The Korea–Australia Rheology Journal, or KARJ, offers broad, practical coverage of current research on the deformation and flow of materials. The editors place emphasis on experimental and numerical advances in the area of complex fluids. The journal offers comprehensive insight into characterization and understanding of technologically important materials with a wide range of practical applications.  Articles include research into

  • deformation and flow of materials
  • experimental and numerical advances in complex fluids research
  • characterization of technologically important materials


The first issue of KARJ appeared in 1989.

KARJ is published under the auspices of The Korean Society of Rheology and The Australian Society of Rheology, in connection with Springer (Journal no. 13367).

Editors-in-Chief:  Dr. Ravi Prakash JAGADEESHAN  and  Dr. Hyungsu KIM

ISSN: 1226-119X (print version)
ISSN: 2093-7660
(electronic version)


KARJ is abstracted or indexed in the following databases / search engines /indexes:

  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • Chemistry Citation Index
  • Google Scholar
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Materials Science Citation Index
  • OCLC
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • Summon by Serial Solutions


Since KARJ was established in 1989, its profile has grown.  The following statistics describe the trajectory.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)*

  • Impact Factor:
    (average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year)
    Increasing from 0.727 (2004) to 0.948 (2010).
  • Five-Year Impact Factor
    (average number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year)
    Increasing from 0.697 (2007) to 1.290 (2010).
  • Immediacy Index
    (average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published)
    Decreasing from 0.111 (2004) to 0.027 (2010).
  • Cited Half-Life
    (median age of the articles that were cited in the JCR year)
    Increasing from 4.2 (2007) to 5.3 (2010).

Eigenfactor Metrics*

  • Eigenfactor Score
    (Citations, weighted by citing journal's profile)
    Increasing from 0.00072 (2007) to 0.00095 (2010).
  • Article Influence Score
    (ratio of a journal’s citation influence to the size of the journal’s article contribution over five-year period)
    Increasing from 0.253 (2007) to 0.353 (2010).

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):  **
(reflects prestige of source: value of weighted citations per document)
Increasing from 0.047 (2004) to 0.062 (2010).

Source normalized impact per paper (SNIP):  **
(corrects for differences in the frequency of citation across research fields)
Increasing from 0.485 (2004) to 0.813 (2010).

*Source:  Thomson Reuters

** Source:  SCOPUS

Publishing in the Korea–Australia Rheology Journal

It is not necessary to be a member of the Australian Society of Rheology or the Korean Society of Rheology to publish in KARJ.  Rather, prospective authors should consider whether their intended manuscript fits within the scope of the journal, and is of a high enough quality to withstand scrunity of independent external reviewers. 

Manuscripts for KARJ should be submitted online at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/karj.

For up-to-date information on the journal scope, and to see the 'Instructions for Authors', see the About KARJ page on the journal's website, hosted by Springer. 

Access to Korea–Australia Rheology Journal

KARJ is available in both print and online format.

Members have free access to online copies of the Korea–Australia Rheology Journal via Springerlink.
To access KARJ online, login using your member account (via the ASR homepage), and click on the link found under the Members Only section.

Non-members of the ASR can still view online abstracts of KARJ at http://www.springerlink.com/content/1226-119X, but may need to pay to view full text.

Archival material can be searched through the abstact databases listed above.  A convenient service providing restricted access to older journal content (up to Vol. 22, No. 4) is provided by our friends at The Korean Society of Rheology;  the title and author listings can be viewed or searched by the general public. 


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