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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, 2012-2020



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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
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q1

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)19992.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.840
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.891
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.956
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.889
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.962
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.547
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.900
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.800
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 Cites199911819
Self Cites200012111
Self Cites200114880
Self Cites200224685
Self Cites200315251
Self Cites200413419
Self Cites200516313
Self Cites200614975
Self Cites200715728
Self Cites200816082
Self Cites200916006
Self Cites201018592
Self Cites201120200
Self Cites201220171
Self Cites201317947
Self Cites201417584
Self Cites201516765
Self Cites201618466
Self Cites201718573
Self Cites201818519
Self Cites201918189
Self Cites202017164
Total Cites199938732
Total Cites200040150
Total Cites200146802
Total Cites200257744
Total Cites200350849
Total Cites200447618
Total Cites200552393
Total Cites200654133
Total Cites200756817
Total Cites200858873
Total Cites200959554
Total Cites201065132
Total Cites201167902
Total Cites201270615
Total Cites201368996
Total Cites201464637
Total Cites201558927
Total Cites201657583
Total Cites201789458
Total Cites201891551
Total Cites201988590
Total Cites202088026
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 document19991.965
External Cites per document20002.072
External Cites per document20012.311
External Cites per document20022.147
External Cites per document20031.740
External Cites per document20041.593
External Cites per document20051.759
External Cites per document20062.305
External Cites per document20072.443
External Cites per document20082.444
External Cites per document20092.548
External Cites per document20102.723
External Cites per document20112.737
External Cites per document20122.828
External Cites per document20132.854
External Cites per document20142.834
External Cites per document20152.756
External Cites per document20162.694
External Cites per document20174.703
External Cites per document20184.672
External Cites per document20194.430
External Cites per document20204.545
Cites per document19992.828
Cites per document20002.967
Cites per document20013.388
Cites per document20023.748
Cites per document20032.484
Cites per document20042.217
Cites per document20052.553
Cites per document20063.185
Cites per document20073.376
Cites per document20083.362
Cites per document20093.479
Cites per document20103.804
Cites per document20113.891
Cites per document20123.956
Cites per document20133.855
Cites per document20143.889
Cites per document20153.846
Cites per document20163.962
Cites per document20175.932
Cites per document20185.853
Cites per document20195.570
Cites per document20205.641
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents200212
Non-citable documents200314
Non-citable documents200413
Non-citable documents200511
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents20079
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201031
Non-citable documents201125
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201420
Non-citable documents201519
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents201912
Non-citable documents202014
Citable documents199913695
Citable documents200013532
Citable documents200113813
Citable documents200215395
Citable documents200320456
Citable documents200421462
Citable documents200520513
Citable documents200616985
Citable documents200716820
Citable documents200817507
Citable documents200917090
Citable documents201017092
Citable documents201117427
Citable documents201217839
Citable documents201317886
Citable documents201416602
Citable documents201515301
Citable documents201614519
Citable documents201715073
Citable documents201815632
Citable documents201915892
Citable documents202015592
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 documents19993561
Uncited documents20003269
Uncited documents20013180
Uncited documents20024356
Uncited documents20038389
Uncited documents20049543
Uncited documents20058239
Uncited documents20064232
Uncited documents20073244
Uncited documents20083338
Uncited documents20093354
Uncited documents20103098
Uncited documents20113101
Uncited documents20122995
Uncited documents20132930
Uncited documents20142706
Uncited documents20152488
Uncited documents20162268
Uncited documents20171988
Uncited documents20182154
Uncited documents20192275
Uncited documents20202224
Cited documents199910134
Cited documents200010263
Cited documents200110634
Cited documents200211051
Cited documents200312081
Cited documents200411932
Cited documents200512285
Cited documents200612762
Cited documents200713585
Cited documents200814175
Cited documents200913762
Cited documents201014025
Cited documents201114351
Cited documents201214853
Cited documents201314967
Cited documents201413916
Cited documents201512832
Cited documents201612267
Cited documents201713093
Cited documents201813489
Cited documents201913629
Cited documents202013382
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