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Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Space and Planetary Science

Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy and Astrophysics
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15384365, 00670049
Scope Begun in 1895 by George E. Hale and James E. Keeler, The Astrophysical Journal is the foremost research journal in the world devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics. Many of the classic discoveries of the twentieth century have first been reported in the Journal, which has also presented much of the important recent work on quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, black holes, solar and stellar magnetic fields, X-rays, and interstellar matter. In addition, videos that complement specific issues are periodically available. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series has been published since 1953 in conjunction with The Astrophysical Journal.
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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.

Astronomy and Astrophysics1999Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2000Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2001Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2002Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2003Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2004Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2005Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2006Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2007Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2008Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2009Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2010Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2011Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2012Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2013Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2014Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2015Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2016Q1
Astronomy and Astrophysics2017Q1
Space and Planetary Science1999Q1
Space and Planetary Science2000Q1
Space and Planetary Science2001Q1
Space and Planetary Science2002Q1
Space and Planetary Science2003Q1
Space and Planetary Science2004Q1
Space and Planetary Science2005Q1
Space and Planetary Science2006Q1
Space and Planetary Science2007Q1
Space and Planetary Science2008Q1
Space and Planetary Science2009Q1
Space and Planetary Science2010Q1
Space and Planetary Science2011Q1
Space and Planetary Science2012Q1
Space and Planetary Science2013Q1
Space and Planetary Science2014Q1
Space and Planetary Science2015Q1
Space and Planetary Science2016Q1
Space and Planetary Science2017Q1

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)19995.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20049.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200611.433
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200710.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20089.249
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200910.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201014.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201313.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201411.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201510.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20169.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19995.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.640
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200411.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200511.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200612.961
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20078.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.955
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200911.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201015.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201112.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201216.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201312.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201412.157
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201511.276
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20169.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.879
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200414.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200514.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20068.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200811.715
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200912.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201016.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201114.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201215.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201313.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201411.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201511.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.045
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 Cites199992
Self Cites200076
Self Cites200172
Self Cites200289
Self Cites2003123
Self Cites2004107
Self Cites2005113
Self Cites2006159
Self Cites2007190
Self Cites2008157
Self Cites2009180
Self Cites2010169
Self Cites2011234
Self Cites2012195
Self Cites2013266
Self Cites2014252
Self Cites2015351
Self Cites2016243
Self Cites2017181
Total Cites19991676
Total Cites20001536
Total Cites20011358
Total Cites20021839
Total Cites20031937
Total Cites20044074
Total Cites20055235
Total Cites20065703
Total Cites20073877
Total Cites20084181
Total Cites20095330
Total Cites20106880
Total Cites20115012
Total Cites20127201
Total Cites20135707
Total Cites20146273
Total Cites20155548
Total Cites20165291
Total Cites20174098
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 document19994.771
External Cites per document20004.411
External Cites per document20013.281
External Cites per document20024.397
External Cites per document20034.501
External Cites per document200411.566
External Cites per document200511.615
External Cites per document200612.600
External Cites per document20078.050
External Cites per document20089.581
External Cites per document200911.521
External Cites per document201015.252
External Cites per document201111.945
External Cites per document201216.218
External Cites per document201311.626
External Cites per document201411.669
External Cites per document201510.563
External Cites per document20169.178
External Cites per document20176.982
Cites per document19995.048
Cites per document20004.640
Cites per document20013.464
Cites per document20024.621
Cites per document20034.806
Cites per document200411.878
Cites per document200511.871
Cites per document200612.961
Cites per document20078.465
Cites per document20089.955
Cites per document200911.924
Cites per document201015.636
Cites per document201112.530
Cites per document201216.669
Cites per document201312.194
Cites per document201412.157
Cites per document201511.276
Cites per document20169.620
Cites per document20177.305
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20048
Non-citable documents200511
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201314
Non-citable documents201415
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201714
Citable documents1999332
Citable documents2000331
Citable documents2001392
Citable documents2002398
Citable documents2003403
Citable documents2004343
Citable documents2005441
Citable documents2006440
Citable documents2007458
Citable documents2008420
Citable documents2009447
Citable documents2010440
Citable documents2011400
Citable documents2012432
Citable documents2013468
Citable documents2014516
Citable documents2015492
Citable documents2016550
Citable documents2017561
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 documents199947
Uncited documents200038
Uncited documents200188
Uncited documents200283
Uncited documents200374
Uncited documents200444
Uncited documents200558
Uncited documents200647
Uncited documents200763
Uncited documents200858
Uncited documents200949
Uncited documents201058
Uncited documents201147
Uncited documents201254
Uncited documents201359
Uncited documents201461
Uncited documents201563
Uncited documents201679
Uncited documents201784
Cited documents1999285
Cited documents2000293
Cited documents2001304
Cited documents2002315
Cited documents2003332
Cited documents2004307
Cited documents2005394
Cited documents2006405
Cited documents2007405
Cited documents2008371
Cited documents2009407
Cited documents2010391
Cited documents2011365
Cited documents2012392
Cited documents2013423
Cited documents2014470
Cited documents2015445
Cited documents2016489
Cited documents2017491
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