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Physical Review B


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Physical Society



Publication type



24699950, 24699969


1996, 2005, 2009, 2011-2020



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Physical Review B (PRB) is the world’s largest dedicated physics journal, publishing approximately 100 new, high-quality papers each week. The most highly cited journal in condensed matter physics, PRB provides outstanding depth and breadth of coverage, combined with unrivaled context and background for ongoing research by scientists worldwide. PRB covers the full range of condensed matter, materials physics, and related subfields, including: -Structure and phase transitions -Ferroelectrics and multiferroics -Disordered systems and alloys -Magnetism -Superconductivity -Electronic structure, photonics, and metamaterials -Semiconductors and mesoscopic systems -Surfaces, nanoscience, and two-dimensional materials -Topological states of 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.

Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1

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)19992.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.908
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.377
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.767
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.856
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.832
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.919
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.035
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.924
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.929
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.899
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.582
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 Cites199911838
Self Cites200012133
Self Cites200114923
Self Cites200224738
Self Cites200315306
Self Cites200413459
Self Cites200516361
Self Cites200615014
Self Cites200715783
Self Cites200816123
Self Cites200916034
Self Cites201018644
Self Cites201120268
Self Cites201220252
Self Cites201318046
Self Cites201417661
Self Cites201516841
Self Cites201618763
Self Cites201719117
Self Cites201818987
Self Cites201918619
Total Cites199938790
Total Cites200040190
Total Cites200146878
Total Cites200257871
Total Cites200350961
Total Cites200447761
Total Cites200552503
Total Cites200654263
Total Cites200756895
Total Cites200859154
Total Cites200959704
Total Cites201065327
Total Cites201168122
Total Cites201270957
Total Cites201369410
Total Cites201465052
Total Cites201559209
Total Cites201658138
Total Cites201759318
Total Cites201859870
Total Cites201957043
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 document19991.968
External Cites per document20002.073
External Cites per document20012.313
External Cites per document20022.152
External Cites per document20031.742
External Cites per document20041.597
External Cites per document20051.761
External Cites per document20062.310
External Cites per document20072.444
External Cites per document20082.458
External Cites per document20092.555
External Cites per document20102.731
External Cites per document20112.746
External Cites per document20122.843
External Cites per document20132.872
External Cites per document20142.855
External Cites per document20152.769
External Cites per document20162.712
External Cites per document20172.667
External Cites per document20182.614
External Cites per document20192.417
Cites per document19992.832
Cites per document20002.970
Cites per document20013.394
Cites per document20023.758
Cites per document20032.490
Cites per document20042.224
Cites per document20052.558
Cites per document20063.194
Cites per document20073.383
Cites per document20083.379
Cites per document20093.494
Cites per document20103.822
Cites per document20113.909
Cites per document20123.978
Cites per document20133.881
Cites per document20143.919
Cites per document20153.870
Cites per document20164.004
Cites per document20173.935
Cites per document20183.828
Cites per document20193.588
% 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 documents1999199
Non-citable documents2000155
Non-citable documents2001127
Non-citable documents2002202
Non-citable documents2003293
Non-citable documents2004380
Non-citable documents2005396
Non-citable documents2006380
Non-citable documents2007385
Non-citable documents2008368
Non-citable documents2009388
Non-citable documents2010358
Non-citable documents2011350
Non-citable documents2012355
Non-citable documents2013400
Non-citable documents2014416
Non-citable documents2015372
Non-citable documents2016341
Non-citable documents2017350
Non-citable documents2018383
Non-citable documents2019314
Citable documents199913695
Citable documents200013532
Citable documents200113813
Citable documents200215398
Citable documents200320465
Citable documents200421476
Citable documents200520524
Citable documents200616990
Citable documents200716820
Citable documents200817507
Citable documents200917090
Citable documents201017092
Citable documents201117427
Citable documents201217838
Citable documents201317885
Citable documents201416601
Citable documents201515301
Citable documents201614519
Citable documents201715074
Citable documents201815638
Citable documents201915900
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 documents19993726
Uncited documents20003388
Uncited documents20013279
Uncited documents20024526
Uncited documents20038641
Uncited documents20049890
Uncited documents20058610
Uncited documents20064571
Uncited documents20073577
Uncited documents20083637
Uncited documents20093671
Uncited documents20103358
Uncited documents20113371
Uncited documents20123282
Uncited documents20133250
Uncited documents20143024
Uncited documents20152788
Uncited documents20162520
Uncited documents20172686
Uncited documents20182847
Uncited documents20193076
Cited documents199910168
Cited documents200010299
Cited documents200110661
Cited documents200211074
Cited documents200312117
Cited documents200411966
Cited documents200512310
Cited documents200612799
Cited documents200713628
Cited documents200814238
Cited documents200913807
Cited documents201014092
Cited documents201114406
Cited documents201214911
Cited documents201315035
Cited documents201413993
Cited documents201512885
Cited documents201612340
Cited documents201712738
Cited documents201813174
Cited documents201913138
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