Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Applied Physics Letters

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

American Institute of Physics

H-Index

452

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

00036951, 10773118

Coverage

1962-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

apl-edoffice@aip.org

Scope

Applied Physics Letters (APL) features concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics. Emphasizing rapid dissemination of key data and new physical insights, APL offers prompt publication of new experimental and theoretical papers reporting applications of physics phenomena to all branches of science, engineering, and modern technology. In addition to regular articles, the journal also publishes invited Fast Track, Perspectives, and in-depth Editorials which report on cutting-edge areas in applied physics. APL Perspectives are forward-looking invited letters which highlight recent developments or discoveries. Emphasis is placed on very recent developments, potentially disruptive technologies, open questions and possible solutions. They also include a mini-roadmap detailing where the community should direct efforts in order for the phenomena to be viable for application and the challenges associated with meeting that performance threshold. Perspectives are characterized by personal viewpoints and opinions of recognized experts in the field. Fast Track articles are invited original research articles that report results that are particularly novel and important or provide a significant advancement in an emerging field. Because of the urgency and scientific importance of the work, the peer review process is accelerated. If, during the review process, it becomes apparent that the paper does not meet the Fast Track criterion, it is returned to a normal track. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
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
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2021Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19994.173
20004.137
20014.281
20024.012
20033.897
20043.992
20053.755
20063.459
20073.012
20082.894
20092.826
20102.920
20112.814
20122.570
20132.146
20141.861
20151.499
20161.673
20171.382
20181.331
20191.343
20201.182
20211.025
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
19992587
20002640
20012778
20023125
20033328
20043745
20054434
20066178
20075842
20085464
20094709
20104484
20114450
20125004
20135382
20145055
20153414
20163042
20172753
20182293
20191900
20201951
20212353
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)19993.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.390
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.031
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.484
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.722
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.572
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.801
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.603
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.990
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.224
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.582
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.808
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19994491
Self Cites20004332
Self Cites20014715
Self Cites20024735
Self Cites20035238
Self Cites20045771
Self Cites20056819
Self Cites20069652
Self Cites20079580
Self Cites20089358
Self Cites20097974
Self Cites20106897
Self Cites20116366
Self Cites20126818
Self Cites20137431
Self Cites20146777
Self Cites20154711
Self Cites20163972
Self Cites20173025
Self Cites20182385
Self Cites20192013
Self Cites20201823
Self Cites20212030
Total Cites199926495
Total Cites200027826
Total Cites200132602
Total Cites200236315
Total Cites200338308
Total Cites200441904
Total Cites200551055
Total Cites200656778
Total Cites200762023
Total Cites200867941
Total Cites200971562
Total Cites201069289
Total Cites201165771
Total Cites201259461
Total Cites201358611
Total Cites201457098
Total Cites201555960
Total Cites201649928
Total Cites201742843
Total Cites201834203
Total Cites201931481
Total Cites202026082
Total Cites202123932
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19993.040
External Cites per document20003.221
External Cites per document20013.681
External Cites per document20023.952
External Cites per document20033.893
External Cites per document20043.939
External Cites per document20054.362
External Cites per document20064.108
External Cites per document20073.664
External Cites per document20083.573
External Cites per document20093.653
External Cites per document20103.915
External Cites per document20114.077
External Cites per document20123.882
External Cites per document20133.696
External Cites per document20143.410
External Cites per document20153.335
External Cites per document20163.332
External Cites per document20173.474
External Cites per document20183.466
External Cites per document20193.652
External Cites per document20203.500
External Cites per document20213.572
Cites per document19993.661
Cites per document20003.815
Cites per document20014.303
Cites per document20024.537
Cites per document20034.484
Cites per document20044.539
Cites per document20055.006
Cites per document20064.934
Cites per document20074.320
Cites per document20084.129
Cites per document20094.093
Cites per document20104.327
Cites per document20114.487
Cites per document20124.358
Cites per document20134.205
Cites per document20143.849
Cites per document20153.624
Cites per document20163.605
Cites per document20173.722
Cites per document20183.714
Cites per document20193.892
Cites per document20203.755
Cites per document20213.895
% 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
199924.66
200025.49
200124.41
200221.28
200327.10
200424.94
200526.12
200624.62
200725.97
200828.28
200928.88
201029.48
201132.38
201230.82
201331.18
201431.85
201535.74
201634.09
201732.04
201834.15
201932.63
202032.96
202130.68
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents200214
Non-citable documents200348
Non-citable documents200459
Non-citable documents200556
Non-citable documents200636
Non-citable documents200745
Non-citable documents200856
Non-citable documents200976
Non-citable documents201078
Non-citable documents201186
Non-citable documents201282
Non-citable documents201389
Non-citable documents201479
Non-citable documents201576
Non-citable documents201660
Non-citable documents201749
Non-citable documents201830
Non-citable documents201920
Non-citable documents202015
Non-citable documents202113
Citable documents19997237
Citable documents20007293
Citable documents20017576
Citable documents20027991
Citable documents20038495
Citable documents20049172
Citable documents200510142
Citable documents200611471
Citable documents200714312
Citable documents200816398
Citable documents200917408
Citable documents201015937
Citable documents201114571
Citable documents201213561
Citable documents201313849
Citable documents201414757
Citable documents201515365
Citable documents201613791
Citable documents201711462
Citable documents20189179
Citable documents20198068
Citable documents20206931
Citable documents20216131
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents19991588
Uncited documents20001447
Uncited documents20011424
Uncited documents20021435
Uncited documents20031426
Uncited documents20041528
Uncited documents20051481
Uncited documents20061635
Uncited documents20072214
Uncited documents20082624
Uncited documents20092767
Uncited documents20102472
Uncited documents20112079
Uncited documents20121847
Uncited documents20131997
Uncited documents20142308
Uncited documents20152468
Uncited documents20162305
Uncited documents20171825
Uncited documents20181486
Uncited documents20191324
Uncited documents20201168
Uncited documents2021929
Cited documents19995649
Cited documents20005846
Cited documents20016152
Cited documents20026570
Cited documents20037117
Cited documents20047703
Cited documents20058717
Cited documents20069872
Cited documents200712143
Cited documents200813830
Cited documents200914717
Cited documents201013543
Cited documents201112578
Cited documents201211796
Cited documents201311941
Cited documents201412528
Cited documents201512973
Cited documents201611546
Cited documents20179686
Cited documents20187723
Cited documents20196764
Cited documents20205778
Cited documents20215215
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