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Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1963, 1965, 1967-ongoing
Scope Physics Letters A offers an exciting publication outlet for novel and frontier physics. It encourages the submission of new research on: condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, nonlinear science, statistical physics, mathematical and computational physics, general and cross-disciplinary physics (including foundations), atomic, molecular and cluster physics, plasma and fluid physics, optical physics, biological physics and nanoscience. No articles on High Energy and Nuclear Physics are published in Physics Letters A. The journal high standard and wide dissemination ensures a broad readership amongst the physics community. Rapid publication times and flexible length restrictions give Physics Letters A the edge over other journals in the field. (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)1997Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1998Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2

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)19991.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.290
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.666
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.237
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.707
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.785
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.742
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 Cites1999458
Self Cites2000397
Self Cites2001431
Self Cites2002535
Self Cites2003487
Self Cites2004508
Self Cites2005623
Self Cites2006605
Self Cites2007683
Self Cites2008915
Self Cites2009633
Self Cites2010473
Self Cites2011403
Self Cites2012329
Self Cites2013253
Self Cites2014255
Self Cites2015181
Self Cites2016222
Total Cites19993091
Total Cites20003014
Total Cites20013348
Total Cites20023427
Total Cites20033304
Total Cites20043938
Total Cites20054533
Total Cites20064465
Total Cites20074835
Total Cites20086646
Total Cites20097812
Total Cites20107287
Total Cites20116348
Total Cites20125110
Total Cites20134279
Total Cites20143681
Total Cites20153342
Total Cites20162941
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 document19990.930
External Cites per document20000.924
External Cites per document20011.093
External Cites per document20021.145
External Cites per document20031.136
External Cites per document20041.300
External Cites per document20051.442
External Cites per document20061.398
External Cites per document20071.431
External Cites per document20081.864
External Cites per document20092.064
External Cites per document20102.091
External Cites per document20111.943
External Cites per document20121.892
External Cites per document20131.744
External Cites per document20141.720
External Cites per document20151.725
External Cites per document20161.575
Cites per document19991.092
Cites per document20001.065
Cites per document20011.254
Cites per document20021.357
Cites per document20031.333
Cites per document20041.493
Cites per document20051.671
Cites per document20061.617
Cites per document20071.666
Cites per document20082.161
Cites per document20092.246
Cites per document20102.237
Cites per document20112.075
Cites per document20122.022
Cites per document20131.853
Cites per document20141.848
Cites per document20151.824
Cites per document20161.704
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents200124
Non-citable documents200232
Non-citable documents200343
Non-citable documents200429
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200628
Non-citable documents200729
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201026
Non-citable documents201129
Non-citable documents201228
Non-citable documents201347
Non-citable documents201444
Non-citable documents2015136
Non-citable documents2016122
Citable documents19992830
Citable documents20002831
Citable documents20012670
Citable documents20022525
Citable documents20032479
Citable documents20042638
Citable documents20052712
Citable documents20062761
Citable documents20072902
Citable documents20083075
Citable documents20093478
Citable documents20103258
Citable documents20113059
Citable documents20122527
Citable documents20132309
Citable documents20141992
Citable documents20151832
Citable documents20161726
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 documents19991400
Uncited documents20001441
Uncited documents20011296
Uncited documents20021235
Uncited documents20031228
Uncited documents20041198
Uncited documents20051144
Uncited documents20061190
Uncited documents20071254
Uncited documents20081227
Uncited documents20091365
Uncited documents20101190
Uncited documents20111201
Uncited documents2012929
Uncited documents2013903
Uncited documents2014809
Uncited documents2015799
Uncited documents2016768
Cited documents19991430
Cited documents20001391
Cited documents20011398
Cited documents20021322
Cited documents20031294
Cited documents20041469
Cited documents20051601
Cited documents20061599
Cited documents20071677
Cited documents20081873
Cited documents20092139
Cited documents20102094
Cited documents20111887
Cited documents20121626
Cited documents20131453
Cited documents20141227
Cited documents20151169
Cited documents20161080
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