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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
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)20127.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20159.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201612.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201713.099
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201812.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20159.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201612.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201713.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201813.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.026
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20149.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20159.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201612.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201714.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.086
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 Cites201581
Self Cites2016176
Self Cites2017205
Self Cites2018226
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012267
Total Cites2013970
Total Cites20141482
Total Cites20153481
Total Cites20166074
Total Cites20178457
Total Cites20188117
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 document20126.947
External Cites per document20138.935
External Cites per document20149.316
External Cites per document20158.971
External Cites per document201612.288
External Cites per document201713.036
External Cites per document201813.397
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20127.026
Cites per document20138.981
Cites per document20149.750
Cites per document20159.185
Cites per document201612.654
Cites per document201713.360
Cites per document201813.781
% 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 documents201411
Non-citable documents201525
Non-citable documents201622
Non-citable documents201727
Non-citable documents201820
Citable documents20110
Citable documents201238
Citable documents2013108
Citable documents2014152
Citable documents2015379
Citable documents2016480
Citable documents2017633
Citable documents2018589
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 documents20121
Uncited documents201313
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201537
Uncited documents201630
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201823
Cited documents20110
Cited documents201239
Cited documents2013104
Cited documents2014145
Cited documents2015367
Cited documents2016472
Cited documents2017623
Cited documents2018586
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