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Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters


United States

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American Chemical Society

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) Letters is devoted to reporting new and original experimental and theoretical basic research of interest to physical chemists, biophysical chemists, chemical physicists, physicists, material scientists, and engineers. An important criterion for acceptance is that the paper reports a significant scientific advance and/or physical insight such that rapid publication is essential. Two issues of JPC Letters are published each month. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2011Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2012Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2013Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2014Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2015Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2016Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2017Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2018Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2019Q1
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology2020Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2018Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2019Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.928
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20207.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.958
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.411
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20179.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20169.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20206.418
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 Cites20100
Self Cites2011397
Self Cites2012460
Self Cites2013706
Self Cites2014693
Self Cites2015963
Self Cites2016972
Self Cites2017955
Self Cites20181214
Self Cites20191288
Self Cites20201314
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20114027
Total Cites20127910
Total Cites201312712
Total Cites201413969
Total Cites201517251
Total Cites201619689
Total Cites201721641
Total Cites201822514
Total Cites201921754
Total Cites202022077
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 document20100
External Cites per document20115.771
External Cites per document20126.570
External Cites per document20136.837
External Cites per document20147.380
External Cites per document20158.230
External Cites per document20168.734
External Cites per document20179.057
External Cites per document20188.392
External Cites per document20197.153
External Cites per document20206.452
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20116.176
Cites per document20126.698
Cites per document20136.958
Cites per document20147.478
Cites per document20158.411
Cites per document20168.833
Cites per document20179.147
Cites per document20188.600
Cites per document20197.476
Cites per document20206.766
% 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 documents20100
Non-citable documents201123
Non-citable documents201247
Non-citable documents201371
Non-citable documents201469
Non-citable documents201572
Non-citable documents201686
Non-citable documents201782
Non-citable documents201880
Non-citable documents201949
Non-citable documents202045
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011629
Citable documents20121134
Citable documents20131756
Citable documents20141799
Citable documents20151979
Citable documents20162143
Citable documents20172284
Citable documents20182538
Citable documents20192861
Citable documents20203218
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 documents20100
Uncited documents201161
Uncited documents2012111
Uncited documents2013177
Uncited documents2014142
Uncited documents2015139
Uncited documents2016166
Uncited documents2017182
Uncited documents2018175
Uncited documents2019228
Uncited documents2020265
Cited documents20100
Cited documents2011591
Cited documents20121070
Cited documents20131650
Cited documents20141726
Cited documents20151912
Cited documents20162063
Cited documents20172184
Cited documents20182443
Cited documents20192682
Cited documents20202998
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