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Astrophysical Journal Letters

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Space and Planetary Science

Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy and Astrophysics
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication typeJournals
ISSN20418205, 20418213
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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.

Astronomy and Astrophysics1999Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2000Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2001Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2002Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2003Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2004Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2005Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2006Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2007Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2008Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2009Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2010Q4
Astronomy and Astrophysics2011Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2012Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2013Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2014Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2015Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2016Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2017Q1
Space and Planetary Science1999Q1
Space and Planetary Science2000Q1
Space and Planetary Science2001Q1
Space and Planetary Science2002Q1
Space and Planetary Science2003Q1
Space and Planetary Science2004Q1
Space and Planetary Science2005Q1
Space and Planetary Science2006Q1
Space and Planetary Science2007Q1
Space and Planetary Science2008Q1
Space and Planetary Science2009Q1
Space and Planetary Science2010Q4
Space and Planetary Science2011Q1
Space and Planetary Science2012Q1
Space and Planetary Science2013Q1
Space and Planetary Science2014Q1
Space and Planetary Science2015Q1
Space and Planetary Science2016Q1
Space and Planetary Science2017Q1

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)19997.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200010.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20019.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200211.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200311.114
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20047.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200613.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200711.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20089.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19997.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20009.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20019.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200212.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20036.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200513.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200617.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200710.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.054
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19996.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20009.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200112.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20027.075
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200523.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200615.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20116.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.508
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 Cites19997
Self Cites200010
Self Cites20013
Self Cites20026
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20041
Self Cites20051
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20091
Self Cites20100
Self Cites2011461
Self Cites2012556
Self Cites2013826
Self Cites2014823
Self Cites2015693
Self Cites2016685
Self Cites2017768
Total Cites1999846
Total Cites20001159
Total Cites20011407
Total Cites20021218
Total Cites2003605
Total Cites2004454
Total Cites2005689
Total Cites2006954
Total Cites20071069
Total Cites2008447
Total Cites2009223
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20114883
Total Cites20128658
Total Cites201312212
Total Cites20149816
Total Cites20159749
Total Cites20169056
Total Cites20179435
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 document19997.915
External Cites per document20009.047
External Cites per document20019.957
External Cites per document200212.495
External Cites per document20036.495
External Cites per document20046.380
External Cites per document200513.490
External Cites per document200617.036
External Cites per document200710.690
External Cites per document20085.080
External Cites per document20093.828
External Cites per document20100.000
External Cites per document20115.811
External Cites per document20125.358
External Cites per document20135.225
External Cites per document20144.334
External Cites per document20154.546
External Cites per document20164.311
External Cites per document20174.642
Cites per document19997.981
Cites per document20009.126
Cites per document20019.979
Cites per document200212.557
Cites per document20036.505
Cites per document20046.394
Cites per document200513.510
Cites per document200617.036
Cites per document200710.690
Cites per document20085.080
Cites per document20093.845
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20116.417
Cites per document20125.726
Cites per document20135.604
Cites per document20144.731
Cites per document20154.894
Cites per document20164.663
Cites per document20175.054
% 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 documents199918
Non-citable documents200014
Non-citable documents200116
Non-citable documents200213
Non-citable documents200313
Non-citable documents200413
Non-citable documents200511
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents201325
Non-citable documents201432
Non-citable documents201534
Non-citable documents201628
Non-citable documents201725
Citable documents1999106
Citable documents2000127
Citable documents2001141
Citable documents200297
Citable documents200393
Citable documents200471
Citable documents200551
Citable documents200656
Citable documents2007100
Citable documents200888
Citable documents200958
Citable documents20104
Citable documents2011761
Citable documents20121512
Citable documents20132179
Citable documents20142075
Citable documents20151992
Citable documents20161942
Citable documents20171867
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 documents199960
Uncited documents200066
Uncited documents200184
Uncited documents200275
Uncited documents200381
Uncited documents200468
Uncited documents200556
Uncited documents200656
Uncited documents200757
Uncited documents200849
Uncited documents200921
Uncited documents20105
Uncited documents201166
Uncited documents2012193
Uncited documents2013221
Uncited documents2014283
Uncited documents2015285
Uncited documents2016304
Uncited documents2017240
Cited documents199964
Cited documents200075
Cited documents200173
Cited documents200235
Cited documents200325
Cited documents200416
Cited documents20056
Cited documents20067
Cited documents200749
Cited documents200843
Cited documents200940
Cited documents20100
Cited documents2011701
Cited documents20121334
Cited documents20131983
Cited documents20141824
Cited documents20151741
Cited documents20161666
Cited documents20171652
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