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Physical Review Xopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Publication typeJournals
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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)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)20126.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201611.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201711.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201612.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201711.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20126.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.713
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.498
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201612.213
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201713.249
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 Cites20123
Self Cites20135
Self Cites201466
Self Cites201567
Self Cites2016167
Self Cites2017197
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012259
Total Cites2013941
Total Cites20141393
Total Cites20153204
Total Cites20165655
Total Cites20177418
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 document20126.737
External Cites per document20138.667
External Cites per document20148.847
External Cites per document20158.277
External Cites per document201611.677
External Cites per document201711.498
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20126.816
Cites per document20138.713
Cites per document20149.287
Cites per document20158.454
Cites per document201612.032
Cites per document201711.812
% 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 documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201522
Non-citable documents201619
Non-citable documents201723
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201238
Citable documents2013108
Citable documents2014150
Citable documents2015379
Citable documents2016470
Citable documents2017628
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 documents20123
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents201415
Uncited documents201538
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201740
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201237
Cited documents2013103
Cited documents2014145
Cited documents2015363
Cited documents2016454
Cited documents2017611
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