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Frontiers of Physics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Publisher Springer Science + Business Media
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20950462, 20950470
Scope Frontiers of Physics, an international refereed journal, aims to summarize the latest and significant progress and highlight frontier achievements, hot topics and cross points in a variety of research fields in physics, such as quantum computation and quantum information; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; condensed matter and materials physics; particle, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology, and to provide a platform for communication and exchange of ideas among physicists in China and overseas. The journal publishes Review and Topical Review articles. The Review provides a comprehensive overview of certain active research areas and the Topical Review offers a snapshot of recent progress in a particular and rapidly developing research field.


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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.

Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.327
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.209
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.250
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.096
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.558
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20124
Self Cites201311
Self Cites201432
Self Cites201572
Self Cites2016107
Self Cites201744
Self Cites201878
Self Cites201970
Total Cites20110
Total Cites201235
Total Cites2013141
Total Cites2014356
Total Cites2015624
Total Cites2016548
Total Cites2017470
Total Cites2018619
Total Cites2019764
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 document20110
External Cites per document20121.107
External Cites per document20131.383
External Cites per document20142.118
External Cites per document20152.746
External Cites per document20162.216
External Cites per document20171.868
External Cites per document20182.236
External Cites per document20192.224
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.250
Cites per document20131.500
Cites per document20142.327
Cites per document20153.104
Cites per document20162.754
Cites per document20172.061
Cites per document20182.558
Cites per document20192.449
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201228
Citable documents201394
Citable documents2014153
Citable documents2015201
Citable documents2016199
Citable documents2017228
Citable documents2018242
Citable documents2019312
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201213
Uncited documents201347
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents201572
Uncited documents201668
Uncited documents201793
Uncited documents201890
Uncited documents201999
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201217
Cited documents201354
Cited documents2014103
Cited documents2015145
Cited documents2016142
Cited documents2017140
Cited documents2018155
Cited documents2019220
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