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Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Springer Heidelberg



Publication type



14320630, 09478396


1988, 1995-2020



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Applied Physics was founded in 1973 by H.K.V. Lotsch and is one of the leading international, peer-reviewed journals in the area of experimental and theoretical investigations in applied research. It is issued in two parts: Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, and Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. Both parts appear monthly in issues of varying size. In addition, one extra issue is published quarterly to allow for topical issues. Four issues constitute one volume, and four volumes are published per year. Applied Physics A publishes regular articles, rapid communications, and invited papers about new results, focusing on the condensed phase including nanostructured materials and their applications. 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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (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)19991.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.557
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.856
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.024
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.709
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.325
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.977
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.960
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.715
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.919
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.175
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.002
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.183
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.936
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.751
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.740
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.910
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 Cites1999160
Self Cites200082
Self Cites2001104
Self Cites200287
Self Cites200399
Self Cites2004185
Self Cites2005201
Self Cites2006196
Self Cites2007190
Self Cites2008173
Self Cites2009129
Self Cites2010222
Self Cites2011208
Self Cites2012216
Self Cites2013243
Self Cites2014326
Self Cites2015197
Self Cites2016443
Self Cites2017336
Self Cites2018312
Self Cites2019297
Total Cites19991458
Total Cites20001695
Total Cites20012244
Total Cites20022156
Total Cites20031822
Total Cites20042509
Total Cites20053256
Total Cites20063406
Total Cites20073594
Total Cites20083255
Total Cites20092851
Total Cites20103565
Total Cites20113391
Total Cites20123501
Total Cites20133408
Total Cites20143526
Total Cites20153716
Total Cites20163824
Total Cites20174720
Total Cites20184508
Total Cites20195173
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 document19991.525
External Cites per document20001.500
External Cites per document20011.901
External Cites per document20022.173
External Cites per document20031.253
External Cites per document20041.558
External Cites per document20051.679
External Cites per document20062.042
External Cites per document20072.140
External Cites per document20082.082
External Cites per document20091.888
External Cites per document20102.040
External Cites per document20111.889
External Cites per document20121.839
External Cites per document20131.784
External Cites per document20141.765
External Cites per document20151.539
External Cites per document20161.477
External Cites per document20171.593
External Cites per document20181.739
External Cites per document20191.809
Cites per document19991.713
Cites per document20001.577
Cites per document20011.993
Cites per document20022.265
Cites per document20031.325
Cites per document20041.682
Cites per document20051.789
Cites per document20062.167
Cites per document20072.259
Cites per document20082.199
Cites per document20091.977
Cites per document20102.175
Cites per document20112.012
Cites per document20121.960
Cites per document20131.921
Cites per document20141.945
Cites per document20151.625
Cites per document20161.671
Cites per document20171.715
Cites per document20181.868
Cites per document20191.919
% 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 documents20022
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200916
Non-citable documents201023
Non-citable documents201119
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201728
Non-citable documents201835
Non-citable documents201933
Citable documents1999851
Citable documents20001075
Citable documents20011126
Citable documents2002952
Citable documents20031375
Citable documents20041492
Citable documents20051820
Citable documents20061572
Citable documents20071591
Citable documents20081480
Citable documents20091442
Citable documents20101639
Citable documents20111685
Citable documents20121786
Citable documents20131774
Citable documents20141813
Citable documents20152287
Citable documents20162289
Citable documents20172752
Citable documents20182413
Citable documents20192696
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 documents1999339
Uncited documents2000504
Uncited documents2001427
Uncited documents2002342
Uncited documents2003743
Uncited documents2004689
Uncited documents2005808
Uncited documents2006547
Uncited documents2007533
Uncited documents2008484
Uncited documents2009462
Uncited documents2010497
Uncited documents2011509
Uncited documents2012580
Uncited documents2013587
Uncited documents2014606
Uncited documents2015873
Uncited documents2016807
Uncited documents2017998
Uncited documents2018834
Uncited documents2019897
Cited documents1999512
Cited documents2000571
Cited documents2001699
Cited documents2002612
Cited documents2003636
Cited documents2004807
Cited documents20051016
Cited documents20061034
Cited documents20071070
Cited documents20081012
Cited documents2009996
Cited documents20101165
Cited documents20111195
Cited documents20121221
Cited documents20131195
Cited documents20141217
Cited documents20151424
Cited documents20161500
Cited documents20171782
Cited documents20181614
Cited documents20191832
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