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European Physical Journal Plus

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
Scope The aims of this peer-reviewed online journal are to distribute and archive all relevant material required to document, assess, validate and reconstruct in detail the body of knowledge in the physical and related sciences. The scope of EPJ Plus encompasses a broad landscape of fields and disciplines in the physical and related sciences - such as covered by the topical EPJ journals and with the explicit addition of geophysics, astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology, mathematical and quantum physics, classical and fluid mechanics, accelerator and medical physics, as well as physics techniques applied to any other topics, including energy, environment and cultural heritage.


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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)2015Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
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)20121.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.593
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.755
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.464
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 Cites201226
Self Cites201342
Self Cites201483
Self Cites201570
Self Cites2016142
Self Cites2017326
Self Cites2018340
Self Cites2019479
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012191
Total Cites2013465
Total Cites2014678
Total Cites2015842
Total Cites20161240
Total Cites20172210
Total Cites20183312
Total Cites20194626
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 document20121.289
External Cites per document20131.495
External Cites per document20141.458
External Cites per document20151.396
External Cites per document20161.687
External Cites per document20171.960
External Cites per document20182.416
External Cites per document20192.783
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.492
Cites per document20131.643
Cites per document20141.662
Cites per document20151.523
Cites per document20161.905
Cites per document20172.300
Cites per document20182.693
Cites per document20193.105
% 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 documents20124
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents201721
Non-citable documents201828
Non-citable documents201945
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012128
Citable documents2013283
Citable documents2014408
Citable documents2015553
Citable documents2016651
Citable documents2017961
Citable documents20181230
Citable documents20191490
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 documents201255
Uncited documents2013129
Uncited documents2014179
Uncited documents2015273
Uncited documents2016290
Uncited documents2017408
Uncited documents2018447
Uncited documents2019486
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201277
Cited documents2013163
Cited documents2014239
Cited documents2015291
Cited documents2016370
Cited documents2017574
Cited documents2018811
Cited documents20191049
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