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Physical Review Applied


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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American Physical Society



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Physical Review Applied (PRApplied) publishes high-quality papers that bridge the gap between engineering and physics, and between current and future technologies. PRApplied welcomes papers from both the engineering and physics communities, in academia and industry. PRApplied focuses on topics including: Biophysics, bioelectronics, and biomedical engineering, Device physics, Electronics, Technology to harvest, store, and transmit energy, focusing on renewable energy technologies, Geophysics and space science, Industrial physics, Magnetism and spintronics, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation in natural or manufactured systems, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Optics, optoelectronics, photonics, and photonic devices, Quantum information processing, both algorithms and hardware, Soft matter physics, including granular and complex fluids and active matter. 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.

Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.414
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 Cites20140
Self Cites201526
Self Cites201672
Self Cites2017158
Self Cites2018290
Self Cites2019568
Total Cites20140
Total Cites2015539
Total Cites20161614
Total Cites20173146
Total Cites20184277
Total Cites20196098
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 document20140
External Cites per document20154.461
External Cites per document20164.864
External Cites per document20175.279
External Cites per document20184.577
External Cites per document20194.228
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20154.687
Cites per document20165.091
Cites per document20175.558
Cites per document20184.910
Cites per document20194.662
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201716
Non-citable documents201820
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents20140
Citable documents2015115
Citable documents2016317
Citable documents2017566
Citable documents2018871
Citable documents20191308
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201767
Uncited documents2018122
Uncited documents2019181
Cited documents20140
Cited documents2015104
Cited documents2016276
Cited documents2017515
Cited documents2018769
Cited documents20191146
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