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Frontiers in Physicsopen access

Country Switzerland  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Switzerland
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)

Mathematical Physics

Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Publisher Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Frontiers in Physics publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research across the entire field, from experimental, to computational and theoretical physics. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, engineers and the public worldwide.


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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.

Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Mathematical Physics2018Q2
Mathematical Physics2019Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2018Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2019Q2
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)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.805
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 Cites20141
Self Cites20154
Self Cites20162
Self Cites20172
Self Cites20188
Self Cites201930
Total Cites20130
Total Cites20141
Total Cites2015141
Total Cites2016188
Total Cites2017212
Total Cites2018174
Total Cites2019568
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 document20140.000
External Cites per document20151.756
External Cites per document20162.268
External Cites per document20172.414
External Cites per document20182.184
External Cites per document20192.612
Cites per document20130.000
Cites per document20141.000
Cites per document20151.808
Cites per document20162.293
Cites per document20172.437
Cites per document20182.289
Cites per document20192.757
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20170
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents20130
Citable documents20141
Citable documents201578
Citable documents201682
Citable documents201787
Citable documents201876
Citable documents2019206
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201526
Uncited documents201629
Uncited documents201726
Uncited documents201835
Uncited documents201975
Cited documents20130
Cited documents20141
Cited documents201552
Cited documents201653
Cited documents201761
Cited documents201846
Cited documents2019139
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