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Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1970-1972, 1974, 1977-1979, 1981, 1983, 1985-ongoing
Scope Physical Review B is the largest and most comprehensive international journal specializing in condensed matter and materials physics, publishing important papers on a wide range of topics. We have an impact factor of 3.322 (2008) and are ranked number one in total citations in condensed matter physics. The editors of PRB are primarily full-time staff at the Ridge, New York office on Long Island, who are dedicated to managing a fair and thorough review process. Others, including active researchers and former Ridge staff, work remotely from points around the globe. We have high standards for the quality of papers we publish and for the referees that help us.


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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.

Condensed Matter Physics1999Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
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
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q1

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)19992.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.840
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.453
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.092
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.723
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.901
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.293
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.612
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 Cites199911035
Self Cites200012028
Self Cites200114336
Self Cites200224419
Self Cites200310984
Self Cites200413123
Self Cites200516331
Self Cites200614995
Self Cites200715765
Self Cites200816147
Self Cites200916027
Self Cites201018632
Self Cites201120245
Self Cites201220233
Self Cites201318010
Self Cites201417593
Self Cites201516717
Self Cites201634
Self Cites20172
Total Cites199937180
Total Cites200039191
Total Cites200145912
Total Cites200256440
Total Cites200345546
Total Cites200446528
Total Cites200551567
Total Cites200653346
Total Cites200755868
Total Cites200858338
Total Cites200958761
Total Cites201063810
Total Cites201166665
Total Cites201268830
Total Cites201368227
Total Cites201463816
Total Cites201554038
Total Cites201654497
Total Cites201734231
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 document19991.915
External Cites per document20002.007
External Cites per document20012.286
External Cites per document20022.059
External Cites per document20031.667
External Cites per document20041.522
External Cites per document20051.684
External Cites per document20062.220
External Cites per document20072.373
External Cites per document20082.410
External Cites per document20092.500
External Cites per document20102.643
External Cites per document20112.663
External Cites per document20122.723
External Cites per document20132.805
External Cites per document20142.780
External Cites per document20152.435
External Cites per document20163.747
External Cites per document20173.513
Cites per document19992.723
Cites per document20002.896
Cites per document20013.324
Cites per document20023.629
Cites per document20032.196
Cites per document20042.119
Cites per document20052.464
Cites per document20063.088
Cites per document20073.306
Cites per document20083.332
Cites per document20093.438
Cites per document20103.733
Cites per document20113.824
Cites per document20123.857
Cites per document20133.812
Cites per document20143.839
Cites per document20153.526
Cites per document20163.749
Cites per document20173.513
% 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 documents1999199
Non-citable documents2000155
Non-citable documents2001127
Non-citable documents2002203
Non-citable documents2003294
Non-citable documents2004381
Non-citable documents2005396
Non-citable documents2006380
Non-citable documents2007385
Non-citable documents2008367
Non-citable documents2009387
Non-citable documents2010355
Non-citable documents2011343
Non-citable documents2012344
Non-citable documents2013384
Non-citable documents2014391
Non-citable documents2015349
Non-citable documents2016325
Non-citable documents2017204
Citable documents199913655
Citable documents200013531
Citable documents200113814
Citable documents200215554
Citable documents200320737
Citable documents200421955
Citable documents200520927
Citable documents200617277
Citable documents200716900
Citable documents200817509
Citable documents200917094
Citable documents201017095
Citable documents201117434
Citable documents201217846
Citable documents201317900
Citable documents201416625
Citable documents201515325
Citable documents201614537
Citable documents20179744
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 documents19993845
Uncited documents20003487
Uncited documents20013360
Uncited documents20024808
Uncited documents20039927
Uncited documents200410629
Uncited documents20059166
Uncited documents20064943
Uncited documents20073742
Uncited documents20083711
Uncited documents20093733
Uncited documents20103441
Uncited documents20113462
Uncited documents20123403
Uncited documents20133330
Uncited documents20143089
Uncited documents20153116
Uncited documents20162758
Uncited documents20172069
Cited documents199910009
Cited documents200010199
Cited documents200110581
Cited documents200210949
Cited documents200311104
Cited documents200411707
Cited documents200512157
Cited documents200612714
Cited documents200713543
Cited documents200814165
Cited documents200913748
Cited documents201014009
Cited documents201114315
Cited documents201214787
Cited documents201314954
Cited documents201413927
Cited documents201512558
Cited documents201612104
Cited documents20177879
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