Scimago Journal & Country Rank

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
ISSN09478396, 14320630
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
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

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)19991.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.604
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.893
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.308
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.891
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.572
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.723
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.649
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 Cites1999159
Self Cites200081
Self Cites2001104
Self Cites200287
Self Cites200399
Self Cites2004183
Self Cites2005194
Self Cites2006196
Self Cites2007190
Self Cites2008171
Self Cites2009128
Self Cites2010222
Self Cites2011205
Self Cites2012214
Self Cites2013239
Self Cites2014318
Self Cites2015187
Self Cites2016425
Self Cites2017321
Total Cites19991449
Total Cites20001691
Total Cites20012214
Total Cites20022134
Total Cites20031799
Total Cites20042481
Total Cites20053208
Total Cites20063343
Total Cites20073514
Total Cites20083229
Total Cites20092826
Total Cites20103467
Total Cites20113350
Total Cites20123443
Total Cites20133359
Total Cites20143492
Total Cites20153599
Total Cites20163714
Total Cites20174479
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 document19991.516
External Cites per document20001.478
External Cites per document20011.872
External Cites per document20022.150
External Cites per document20031.236
External Cites per document20041.540
External Cites per document20051.655
External Cites per document20061.996
External Cites per document20072.081
External Cites per document20082.058
External Cites per document20091.866
External Cites per document20101.971
External Cites per document20111.860
External Cites per document20121.803
External Cites per document20131.757
External Cites per document20141.748
External Cites per document20151.490
External Cites per document20161.432
External Cites per document20171.507
Cites per document19991.703
Cites per document20001.553
Cites per document20011.965
Cites per document20022.242
Cites per document20031.308
Cites per document20041.663
Cites per document20051.762
Cites per document20062.120
Cites per document20072.200
Cites per document20082.173
Cites per document20091.954
Cites per document20102.106
Cites per document20111.981
Cites per document20121.922
Cites per document20131.891
Cites per document20141.923
Cites per document20151.572
Cites per document20161.618
Cites per document20171.623
% 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
Citable documents1999851
Citable documents20001089
Citable documents20011127
Citable documents2002952
Citable documents20031375
Citable documents20041492
Citable documents20051821
Citable documents20061577
Citable documents20071597
Citable documents20081486
Citable documents20091446
Citable documents20101646
Citable documents20111691
Citable documents20121791
Citable documents20131776
Citable documents20141816
Citable documents20152290
Citable documents20162296
Citable documents20172760
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 documents1999340
Uncited documents2000515
Uncited documents2001427
Uncited documents2002343
Uncited documents2003750
Uncited documents2004695
Uncited documents2005815
Uncited documents2006549
Uncited documents2007541
Uncited documents2008489
Uncited documents2009469
Uncited documents2010501
Uncited documents2011514
Uncited documents2012590
Uncited documents2013593
Uncited documents2014612
Uncited documents2015895
Uncited documents2016830
Uncited documents20171052
Cited documents1999511
Cited documents2000574
Cited documents2001700
Cited documents2002611
Cited documents2003629
Cited documents2004801
Cited documents20051009
Cited documents20061032
Cited documents20071062
Cited documents20081007
Cited documents2009989
Cited documents20101161
Cited documents20111190
Cited documents20121211
Cited documents20131189
Cited documents20141211
Cited documents20151402
Cited documents20161478
Cited documents20171729
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