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APL Materialsopen access


United States

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American Institute of Physics



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APL Materials features original, experimental research on significant topical issues within the field of materials science. In order to highlight research at the forefront of materials science, emphasis is given to the quality and timeliness of the work. The journal considers theory or calculation when the work is particularly timely and relevant to applications. In addition to regular articles, the journal also publishes Special Topics, which report on cutting-edge areas in materials science, such as Perovskite Solar Cells, 2D Materials, and Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.315
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.790
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.902
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.637
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.612
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 Cites20130
Self Cites201413
Self Cites201529
Self Cites201655
Self Cites201737
Self Cites201845
Self Cites201964
Self Cites2020142
Total Cites20130
Total Cites2014305
Total Cites20151395
Total Cites20162280
Total Cites20172858
Total Cites20182524
Total Cites20192393
Total Cites20202976
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 document20130
External Cites per document20143.209
External Cites per document20154.743
External Cites per document20164.785
External Cites per document20174.958
External Cites per document20184.776
External Cites per document20194.743
External Cites per document20204.989
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20143.315
Cites per document20154.777
Cites per document20164.790
Cites per document20174.902
Cites per document20184.735
Cites per document20194.757
Cites per document20205.131
% 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 documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201814
Non-citable documents201912
Non-citable documents202012
Citable documents20130
Citable documents201491
Citable documents2015288
Citable documents2016465
Citable documents2017569
Citable documents2018519
Citable documents2019491
Citable documents2020568
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 documents20130
Uncited documents201427
Uncited documents201550
Uncited documents201687
Uncited documents201785
Uncited documents201882
Uncited documents201973
Uncited documents202064
Cited documents20130
Cited documents201465
Cited documents2015242
Cited documents2016389
Cited documents2017498
Cited documents2018451
Cited documents2019430
Cited documents2020516
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