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Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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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, 1985-2014
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
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
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
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1

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)19992.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.848
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.064
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.651
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.852
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.750
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 Cites199911847
Self Cites200012141
Self Cites200115066
Self Cites200224970
Self Cites200315693
Self Cites200413621
Self Cites200516360
Self Cites200614488
Self Cites200714622
Self Cites200813876
Self Cites200913984
Self Cites201017183
Self Cites201119176
Self Cites201219936
Self Cites201318046
Self Cites201417661
Self Cites201516847
Self Cites201634
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20180
Total Cites199938814
Total Cites200040219
Total Cites200147076
Total Cites200257926
Total Cites200351189
Total Cites200447878
Total Cites200552453
Total Cites200651734
Total Cites200752626
Total Cites200851842
Total Cites200952446
Total Cites201060068
Total Cites201164169
Total Cites201269793
Total Cites201369336
Total Cites201465049
Total Cites201559036
Total Cites201657952
Total Cites201739411
Total Cites201819114
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 document19991.975
External Cites per document20002.075
External Cites per document20012.317
External Cites per document20022.130
External Cites per document20031.721
External Cites per document20041.571
External Cites per document20051.731
External Cites per document20062.162
External Cites per document20072.279
External Cites per document20082.244
External Cites per document20092.421
External Cites per document20102.710
External Cites per document20112.721
External Cites per document20122.838
External Cites per document20132.865
External Cites per document20142.850
External Cites per document20152.753
External Cites per document20163.984
External Cites per document20174.044
External Cites per document20183.899
Cites per document19992.842
Cites per document20002.972
Cites per document20013.408
Cites per document20023.744
Cites per document20032.482
Cites per document20042.195
Cites per document20052.515
Cites per document20063.002
Cites per document20073.156
Cites per document20083.064
Cites per document20093.302
Cites per document20103.796
Cites per document20113.881
Cites per document20123.972
Cites per document20133.874
Cites per document20143.913
Cites per document20153.852
Cites per document20163.987
Cites per document20174.045
Cites per document20183.899
% 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 documents2007379
Non-citable documents2008348
Non-citable documents2009360
Non-citable documents2010332
Non-citable documents2011333
Non-citable documents2012342
Non-citable documents2013384
Non-citable documents2014391
Non-citable documents2015349
Non-citable documents2016325
Non-citable documents2017204
Non-citable documents2018112
Citable documents199913655
Citable documents200013532
Citable documents200113814
Citable documents200215472
Citable documents200320625
Citable documents200421810
Citable documents200520852
Citable documents200617231
Citable documents200716674
Citable documents200816922
Citable documents200915884
Citable documents201015823
Citable documents201116535
Citable documents201217570
Citable documents201317900
Citable documents201416625
Citable documents201515325
Citable documents201614537
Citable documents20179744
Citable documents20184902
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 documents19993680
Uncited documents20003401
Uncited documents20013286
Uncited documents20024603
Uncited documents20038791
Uncited documents200410227
Uncited documents20058944
Uncited documents20064974
Uncited documents20073791
Uncited documents20083919
Uncited documents20093593
Uncited documents20103134
Uncited documents20113201
Uncited documents20123228
Uncited documents20133254
Uncited documents20143025
Uncited documents20152793
Uncited documents20162535
Uncited documents20171767
Uncited documents2018975
Cited documents199910174
Cited documents200010286
Cited documents200110655
Cited documents200211072
Cited documents200312128
Cited documents200411964
Cited documents200512304
Cited documents200612637
Cited documents200713262
Cited documents200813351
Cited documents200912651
Cited documents201013021
Cited documents201113667
Cited documents201214684
Cited documents201315030
Cited documents201413991
Cited documents201512881
Cited documents201612327
Cited documents20178181
Cited documents20184039
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