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Applied Physics Letters

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10773118, 00036951
Scope Applied Physics Letters, published by the American Institute of Physics, features concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics. Emphasizing rapid dissemination of key data and new physical insights, Applied Physics Letters offers prompt publication of new experimental and theoretical papers bearing on applications of physics phenomena to all branches of science, engineering, and modern technology. Content is published online daily, collected into weekly online and printed issues (52 issues per year).


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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.

Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q1

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)19993.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.496
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.999
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.275
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.139
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.491
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.879
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.887
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.307
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.152
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.263
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 Cites19994477
Self Cites20004308
Self Cites20014698
Self Cites20024706
Self Cites20035207
Self Cites20045753
Self Cites20056789
Self Cites20069576
Self Cites20079479
Self Cites20089345
Self Cites20097970
Self Cites20106910
Self Cites20116359
Self Cites20126819
Self Cites20137445
Self Cites20146769
Self Cites20153294
Self Cites20163608
Self Cites20172172
Total Cites199926177
Total Cites200027402
Total Cites200132440
Total Cites200235993
Total Cites200337346
Total Cites200441790
Total Cites200550777
Total Cites200655392
Total Cites200760292
Total Cites200866379
Total Cites200969259
Total Cites201067417
Total Cites201164490
Total Cites201257835
Total Cites201357336
Total Cites201456230
Total Cites201550979
Total Cites201647426
Total Cites201737921
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 document19992.998
External Cites per document20003.167
External Cites per document20013.662
External Cites per document20023.915
External Cites per document20033.783
External Cites per document20043.929
External Cites per document20054.337
External Cites per document20063.994
External Cites per document20073.550
External Cites per document20083.478
External Cites per document20093.521
External Cites per document20103.796
External Cites per document20113.989
External Cites per document20123.761
External Cites per document20133.602
External Cites per document20143.351
External Cites per document20153.103
External Cites per document20163.177
External Cites per document20173.118
Cites per document19993.617
Cites per document20003.757
Cites per document20014.282
Cites per document20024.504
Cites per document20034.396
Cites per document20044.556
Cites per document20055.007
Cites per document20064.829
Cites per document20074.213
Cites per document20084.048
Cites per document20093.979
Cites per document20104.230
Cites per document20114.425
Cites per document20124.264
Cites per document20134.139
Cites per document20143.810
Cites per document20153.317
Cites per document20163.438
Cites per document20173.307
% 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 documents199968
Non-citable documents200072
Non-citable documents200177
Non-citable documents200287
Non-citable documents2003129
Non-citable documents2004149
Non-citable documents2005170
Non-citable documents2006146
Non-citable documents2007177
Non-citable documents2008206
Non-citable documents2009264
Non-citable documents2010286
Non-citable documents2011302
Non-citable documents2012307
Non-citable documents2013329
Non-citable documents2014334
Non-citable documents2015328
Non-citable documents2016296
Non-citable documents2017256
Citable documents19997237
Citable documents20007293
Citable documents20017576
Citable documents20027991
Citable documents20038495
Citable documents20049172
Citable documents200510142
Citable documents200611471
Citable documents200714312
Citable documents200816398
Citable documents200917408
Citable documents201015938
Citable documents201114573
Citable documents201213563
Citable documents201313851
Citable documents201414759
Citable documents201515367
Citable documents201613793
Citable documents201711467
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 documents19991664
Uncited documents20001554
Uncited documents20011499
Uncited documents20021523
Uncited documents20031541
Uncited documents20041618
Uncited documents20051590
Uncited documents20061787
Uncited documents20072429
Uncited documents20082843
Uncited documents20093016
Uncited documents20102734
Uncited documents20112335
Uncited documents20122119
Uncited documents20132266
Uncited documents20142597
Uncited documents20153071
Uncited documents20162709
Uncited documents20172323
Cited documents19995641
Cited documents20005811
Cited documents20016154
Cited documents20026555
Cited documents20037083
Cited documents20047703
Cited documents20058722
Cited documents20069830
Cited documents200712060
Cited documents200813761
Cited documents200914656
Cited documents201013490
Cited documents201112540
Cited documents201211751
Cited documents201311914
Cited documents201412496
Cited documents201512624
Cited documents201611380
Cited documents20179400
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