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Physical Review Letters

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00319007, 10797114
Scope In the late 1950"s, Editor Sam Goudsmit decided to collect the Letters to the Editor of the Physical Review into a new standalone journal entitled Physical Review Letters (PRL). PRL featured short, important papers from all branches of physics, and quickly assumed a place among the most prestigious publications in any scientific discipline. Today PRL is the world"s foremost physics letters journal, providing rapid publication of short reports of significant fundamental research in all fields of physics. International in scope, the journal provides its diverse readership with weekly coverage of major advances in physics and cross disciplinary developments. (source)

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.

Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1

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)19995.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20006.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20016.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20026.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20036.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20046.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19995.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20006.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20016.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20027.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20036.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.938
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20006.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20016.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20027.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20036.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20057.799
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20107.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.681
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.231
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 Cites19994943
Self Cites20005205
Self Cites20015556
Self Cites20025794
Self Cites20035668
Self Cites20046719
Self Cites20057562
Self Cites20067703
Self Cites20077932
Self Cites20088070
Self Cites20097182
Self Cites20106477
Self Cites20116256
Self Cites20127483
Self Cites20137825
Self Cites20146077
Self Cites20155016
Total Cites199946383
Total Cites200052429
Total Cites200156966
Total Cites200259615
Total Cites200360240
Total Cites200462399
Total Cites200573419
Total Cites200678483
Total Cites200781714
Total Cites200879607
Total Cites200983886
Total Cites201083596
Total Cites201182559
Total Cites201279284
Total Cites201381769
Total Cites201477464
Total Cites201560788
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 document19995.272
External Cites per document20005.900
External Cites per document20016.150
External Cites per document20026.333
External Cites per document20036.194
External Cites per document20046.232
External Cites per document20056.879
External Cites per document20066.854
External Cites per document20076.618
External Cites per document20086.445
External Cites per document20096.757
External Cites per document20106.974
External Cites per document20117.154
External Cites per document20127.212
External Cites per document20137.178
External Cites per document20146.598
External Cites per document20155.400
Cites per document19995.901
Cites per document20006.550
Cites per document20016.815
Cites per document20027.015
Cites per document20036.837
Cites per document20046.984
Cites per document20057.669
Cites per document20067.600
Cites per document20077.329
Cites per document20087.172
Cites per document20097.390
Cites per document20107.560
Cites per document20117.740
Cites per document20127.963
Cites per document20137.938
Cites per document20147.160
Cites per document20155.886
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents200027
Non-citable documents200137
Non-citable documents2002196
Non-citable documents2003331
Non-citable documents2004492
Non-citable documents2005532
Non-citable documents2006534
Non-citable documents2007584
Non-citable documents2008634
Non-citable documents2009653
Non-citable documents2010593
Non-citable documents2011510
Non-citable documents2012501
Non-citable documents2013485
Non-citable documents2014485
Non-citable documents2015414
Citable documents19997860
Citable documents20008004
Citable documents20018359
Citable documents20028498
Citable documents20038811
Citable documents20048934
Citable documents20059573
Citable documents200610327
Citable documents200711149
Citable documents200811099
Citable documents200911351
Citable documents201011058
Citable documents201110666
Citable documents20129956
Citable documents201310301
Citable documents201410819
Citable documents201510328
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 documents1999809
Uncited documents2000775
Uncited documents2001759
Uncited documents2002871
Uncited documents20031014
Uncited documents20041065
Uncited documents2005988
Uncited documents20061067
Uncited documents20071258
Uncited documents20081233
Uncited documents20091220
Uncited documents20101192
Uncited documents20111110
Uncited documents20121048
Uncited documents20131094
Uncited documents20141166
Uncited documents20151432
Cited documents19997056
Cited documents20007256
Cited documents20017637
Cited documents20027823
Cited documents20038128
Cited documents20048361
Cited documents20059117
Cited documents20069794
Cited documents200710475
Cited documents200810500
Cited documents200910784
Cited documents201010459
Cited documents201110066
Cited documents20129409
Cited documents20139692
Cited documents201410138
Cited documents20159310
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