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Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN14320630, 09478396
Coverage1988, 1995-ongoing
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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

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)19991.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.702
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.888
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.980
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.056
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.539
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.193
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.054
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.643
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.872
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 Cites200081
Self Cites2001104
Self Cites200287
Self Cites200399
Self Cites2004185
Self Cites2005201
Self Cites2006192
Self Cites2007187
Self Cites2008171
Self Cites2009126
Self Cites2010221
Self Cites2011207
Self Cites2012214
Self Cites2013243
Self Cites2014326
Self Cites2015191
Self Cites2016443
Self Cites2017335
Self Cites2018312
Total Cites19991455
Total Cites20001708
Total Cites20012221
Total Cites20022150
Total Cites20031824
Total Cites20042513
Total Cites20053254
Total Cites20063256
Total Cites20073384
Total Cites20083027
Total Cites20092656
Total Cites20103426
Total Cites20113302
Total Cites20123431
Total Cites20133406
Total Cites20143537
Total Cites20153690
Total Cites20163804
Total Cites20174679
Total Cites20184464
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 document19991.520
External Cites per document20001.494
External Cites per document20011.878
External Cites per document20022.167
External Cites per document20031.255
External Cites per document20041.560
External Cites per document20051.677
External Cites per document20061.943
External Cites per document20072.020
External Cites per document20081.940
External Cites per document20091.767
External Cites per document20101.975
External Cites per document20111.856
External Cites per document20121.820
External Cites per document20131.781
External Cites per document20141.768
External Cites per document20151.528
External Cites per document20161.464
External Cites per document20171.574
External Cites per document20181.715
Cites per document19991.708
Cites per document20001.568
Cites per document20011.971
Cites per document20022.258
Cites per document20031.327
Cites per document20041.684
Cites per document20051.787
Cites per document20062.065
Cites per document20072.138
Cites per document20082.056
Cites per document20091.855
Cites per document20102.111
Cites per document20111.980
Cites per document20121.941
Cites per document20131.918
Cites per document20141.948
Cites per document20151.611
Cites per document20161.657
Cites per document20171.695
Cites per document20181.844
% 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 documents20053
Non-citable documents20064
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents200810
Non-citable documents200912
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201721
Non-citable documents201828
Citable documents1999852
Citable documents20001089
Citable documents20011127
Citable documents2002952
Citable documents20031375
Citable documents20041492
Citable documents20051821
Citable documents20061577
Citable documents20071583
Citable documents20081472
Citable documents20091432
Citable documents20101623
Citable documents20111668
Citable documents20121768
Citable documents20131776
Citable documents20141816
Citable documents20152290
Citable documents20162296
Citable documents20172760
Citable documents20182421
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 documents1999341
Uncited documents2000511
Uncited documents2001429
Uncited documents2002342
Uncited documents2003746
Uncited documents2004689
Uncited documents2005810
Uncited documents2006567
Uncited documents2007552
Uncited documents2008502
Uncited documents2009484
Uncited documents2010494
Uncited documents2011508
Uncited documents2012579
Uncited documents2013587
Uncited documents2014608
Uncited documents2015873
Uncited documents2016808
Uncited documents20171005
Uncited documents2018850
Cited documents1999511
Cited documents2000578
Cited documents2001698
Cited documents2002612
Cited documents2003633
Cited documents2004807
Cited documents20051014
Cited documents20061014
Cited documents20071037
Cited documents2008980
Cited documents2009960
Cited documents20101145
Cited documents20111173
Cited documents20121199
Cited documents20131195
Cited documents20141215
Cited documents20151424
Cited documents20161500
Cited documents20171776
Cited documents20181599
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