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Physical Review A


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Physical Society



Publication type



24699926, 24699934





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Physical Review A (PRA) publishes important developments in the rapidly evolving areas of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, quantum information, and related fundamental concepts. PRA covers atomic, molecular, and optical physics, foundations of quantum mechanics, and quantum information, including: -Fundamental concepts -Quantum information -Atomic and molecular structure and dynamics; high-precision measurement -Atomic and molecular collisions and interactions -Atomic and molecular processes in external fields, including interactions with strong fields and short pulses -Matter waves and collective properties of cold atoms and molecules -Quantum optics, physics of lasers, nonlinear optics, and classical optics 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.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2021Q1

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)19992.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.111
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.435
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.035
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.893
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.953
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.335
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.035
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.895
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.908
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.441
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.627
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.993
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.921
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.151
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.980
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 Cites19993204
Self Cites20005974
Self Cites20016670
Self Cites20027517
Self Cites20038078
Self Cites20045048
Self Cites20055184
Self Cites20065367
Self Cites20075587
Self Cites20086080
Self Cites20096039
Self Cites20107032
Self Cites20117493
Self Cites20127743
Self Cites20137969
Self Cites20147210
Self Cites20156857
Self Cites20166879
Self Cites20176461
Self Cites20186346
Self Cites20195879
Self Cites20205530
Self Cites20215078
Total Cites19999712
Total Cites200012319
Total Cites200114227
Total Cites200215695
Total Cites200317296
Total Cites200414905
Total Cites200516241
Total Cites200616734
Total Cites200718146
Total Cites200818611
Total Cites200920729
Total Cites201021513
Total Cites201123987
Total Cites201225548
Total Cites201326251
Total Cites201424746
Total Cites201524010
Total Cites201623308
Total Cites201723148
Total Cites201823155
Total Cites201923225
Total Cites202023984
Total Cites202122939
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 document19991.697
External Cites per document20001.625
External Cites per document20011.467
External Cites per document20021.218
External Cites per document20031.073
External Cites per document20041.066
External Cites per document20051.328
External Cites per document20061.588
External Cites per document20072.065
External Cites per document20081.961
External Cites per document20092.157
External Cites per document20102.007
External Cites per document20112.105
External Cites per document20122.198
External Cites per document20132.185
External Cites per document20142.111
External Cites per document20152.072
External Cites per document20162.044
External Cites per document20172.101
External Cites per document20182.133
External Cites per document20192.171
External Cites per document20202.378
External Cites per document20212.379
Cites per document19992.526
Cites per document20003.154
Cites per document20012.761
Cites per document20022.335
Cites per document20032.010
Cites per document20041.607
Cites per document20051.945
Cites per document20062.330
Cites per document20072.974
Cites per document20082.900
Cites per document20093.035
Cites per document20102.973
Cites per document20113.054
Cites per document20123.147
Cites per document20133.131
Cites per document20142.974
Cites per document20152.899
Cites per document20162.895
Cites per document20172.908
Cites per document20182.930
Cites per document20192.901
Cites per document20203.088
Cites per document20213.053
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents200315
Non-citable documents200428
Non-citable documents200522
Non-citable documents200626
Non-citable documents200720
Non-citable documents200826
Non-citable documents200921
Non-citable documents201020
Non-citable documents201117
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201315
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201821
Non-citable documents201916
Non-citable documents20208
Non-citable documents20217
Citable documents19993834
Citable documents20003905
Citable documents20015152
Citable documents20026713
Citable documents20038591
Citable documents20049249
Citable documents20058327
Citable documents20067157
Citable documents20076081
Citable documents20086391
Citable documents20096810
Citable documents20107215
Citable documents20117837
Citable documents20128099
Citable documents20138368
Citable documents20148307
Citable documents20158277
Citable documents20168038
Citable documents20177942
Citable documents20187881
Citable documents20197990
Citable documents20207759
Citable documents20217507
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 documents19991042
Uncited documents20001056
Uncited documents20012107
Uncited documents20023327
Uncited documents20034832
Uncited documents20045413
Uncited documents20054209
Uncited documents20062948
Uncited documents20071482
Uncited documents20081481
Uncited documents20091447
Uncited documents20101511
Uncited documents20111613
Uncited documents20121695
Uncited documents20131754
Uncited documents20141819
Uncited documents20151737
Uncited documents20161700
Uncited documents20171680
Uncited documents20181648
Uncited documents20191768
Uncited documents20201539
Uncited documents20211625
Cited documents19992803
Cited documents20002850
Cited documents20013045
Cited documents20023394
Cited documents20033774
Cited documents20043864
Cited documents20054140
Cited documents20064235
Cited documents20074619
Cited documents20084936
Cited documents20095384
Cited documents20105724
Cited documents20116241
Cited documents20126423
Cited documents20136629
Cited documents20146501
Cited documents20156546
Cited documents20166350
Cited documents20176280
Cited documents20186254
Cited documents20196238
Cited documents20206228
Cited documents20215889
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