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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryArts and Humanities
History and Philosophy of Science

Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics is devoted to all aspects of the history and philosophy of modern physics broadly understood, including physical aspects of astronomy, chemistry and other non-biological sciences. The primary focus is on physics from the mid/late-nineteenth century to the present, the period of emergence of the kind of theoretical physics that has come to dominate the exact sciences in the twentieth century. The journal is internationally oriented with contributions from a wide range of perspectives. In addition to purely historical or philosophical papers, the editors particularly encourage papers that combine these two disciplines.


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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.

History and Philosophy of Science1999Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2000Q3
History and Philosophy of Science2001Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2002Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2003Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2004Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2005Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2006Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2007Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2008Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2009Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2010Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2011Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2012Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2013Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2014Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2015Q2
History and Philosophy of Science2016Q1
History and Philosophy of Science2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q2
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
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q3

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)19990.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.407
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.951
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.993
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.290
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.770
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.824
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.888
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.500
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 Cites19996
Self Cites20002
Self Cites20017
Self Cites20027
Self Cites20037
Self Cites200414
Self Cites20058
Self Cites200611
Self Cites200718
Self Cites200811
Self Cites200919
Self Cites201013
Self Cites201116
Self Cites201215
Self Cites201321
Self Cites201428
Self Cites201522
Self Cites201619
Self Cites20175
Total Cites199921
Total Cites200018
Total Cites200127
Total Cites200227
Total Cites200350
Total Cites200462
Total Cites200567
Total Cites200694
Total Cites2007138
Total Cites200884
Total Cites2009103
Total Cites2010107
Total Cites2011121
Total Cites2012117
Total Cites201382
Total Cites201492
Total Cites2015112
Total Cites2016148
Total Cites201790
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 document19990.238
External Cites per document20000.258
External Cites per document20010.317
External Cites per document20020.286
External Cites per document20030.558
External Cites per document20040.585
External Cites per document20050.678
External Cites per document20060.976
External Cites per document20071.364
External Cites per document20080.716
External Cites per document20090.724
External Cites per document20100.797
External Cites per document20110.972
External Cites per document20121.063
External Cites per document20130.718
External Cites per document20140.640
External Cites per document20150.647
External Cites per document20160.717
External Cites per document20170.531
Cites per document19990.333
Cites per document20000.290
Cites per document20010.429
Cites per document20020.386
Cites per document20030.649
Cites per document20040.756
Cites per document20050.770
Cites per document20061.106
Cites per document20071.568
Cites per document20080.824
Cites per document20090.888
Cites per document20100.907
Cites per document20111.120
Cites per document20121.219
Cites per document20130.965
Cites per document20140.920
Cites per document20150.806
Cites per document20160.822
Cites per document20170.563
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents20068
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201710
Citable documents199963
Citable documents200062
Citable documents200163
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200377
Citable documents200482
Citable documents200587
Citable documents200685
Citable documents200788
Citable documents2008102
Citable documents2009116
Citable documents2010118
Citable documents2011108
Citable documents201296
Citable documents201385
Citable documents2014100
Citable documents2015139
Citable documents2016180
Citable documents2017160
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 documents199948
Uncited documents200050
Uncited documents200146
Uncited documents200251
Uncited documents200355
Uncited documents200448
Uncited documents200559
Uncited documents200649
Uncited documents200741
Uncited documents200853
Uncited documents200961
Uncited documents201070
Uncited documents201150
Uncited documents201251
Uncited documents201349
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents201590
Uncited documents2016109
Uncited documents2017117
Cited documents199915
Cited documents200012
Cited documents200118
Cited documents200220
Cited documents200325
Cited documents200438
Cited documents200536
Cited documents200644
Cited documents200755
Cited documents200855
Cited documents200960
Cited documents201052
Cited documents201160
Cited documents201247
Cited documents201339
Cited documents201451
Cited documents201561
Cited documents201685
Cited documents201753
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