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

442

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

00036951, 10773118

Coverage

1962-2020

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
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
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
20153413
20163042
20172753
20182294
20191904
20201862
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)19993.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.488
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.998
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.537
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.902
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.057
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.479
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19993.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20014.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.453
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.573
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.083
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.194
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 Cites20024734
Self Cites20035236
Self Cites20045771
Self Cites20056818
Self Cites20069620
Self Cites20079505
Self Cites20089358
Self Cites20097974
Self Cites20106897
Self Cites20116366
Self Cites20126818
Self Cites20137431
Self Cites20146777
Self Cites20154710
Self Cites20163970
Self Cites20173025
Self Cites20182386
Self Cites20192017
Self Cites20201752
Total Cites199926363
Total Cites200027687
Total Cites200132577
Total Cites200236345
Total Cites200338263
Total Cites200441882
Total Cites200551142
Total Cites200656407
Total Cites200761618
Total Cites200867543
Total Cites200970930
Total Cites201069061
Total Cites201165652
Total Cites201259548
Total Cites201358201
Total Cites201456969
Total Cites201555781
Total Cites201649784
Total Cites201747316
Total Cites201837798
Total Cites201934652
Total Cites202028588
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 document19993.022
External Cites per document20003.202
External Cites per document20013.678
External Cites per document20023.956
External Cites per document20033.888
External Cites per document20043.937
External Cites per document20054.370
External Cites per document20064.079
External Cites per document20073.641
External Cites per document20083.548
External Cites per document20093.616
External Cites per document20103.901
External Cites per document20114.069
External Cites per document20123.888
External Cites per document20133.666
External Cites per document20143.401
External Cites per document20153.324
External Cites per document20163.322
External Cites per document20173.864
External Cites per document20183.858
External Cites per document20194.044
External Cites per document20203.869
Cites per document19993.643
Cites per document20003.796
Cites per document20014.300
Cites per document20024.540
Cites per document20034.479
Cites per document20044.537
Cites per document20055.015
Cites per document20064.902
Cites per document20074.292
Cites per document20084.105
Cites per document20094.057
Cites per document20104.312
Cites per document20114.479
Cites per document20124.365
Cites per document20134.176
Cites per document20143.840
Cites per document20153.613
Cites per document20163.595
Cites per document20174.111
Cites per document20184.105
Cites per document20194.284
Cites per document20204.113
% 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
201535.72
201634.09
201732.04
201834.13
201932.67
202032.71
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
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 documents201613790
Citable documents201711461
Citable documents20189178
Citable documents20198069
Citable documents20206936
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 documents19991594
Uncited documents20001460
Uncited documents20011425
Uncited documents20021437
Uncited documents20031428
Uncited documents20041529
Uncited documents20051479
Uncited documents20061645
Uncited documents20072236
Uncited documents20082645
Uncited documents20092785
Uncited documents20102487
Uncited documents20112084
Uncited documents20121852
Uncited documents20132007
Uncited documents20142314
Uncited documents20152471
Uncited documents20162314
Uncited documents20171736
Uncited documents20181405
Uncited documents20191269
Uncited documents20201136
Cited documents19995643
Cited documents20005833
Cited documents20016151
Cited documents20026568
Cited documents20037115
Cited documents20047702
Cited documents20058719
Cited documents20069862
Cited documents200712121
Cited documents200813809
Cited documents200914699
Cited documents201013528
Cited documents201112573
Cited documents201211791
Cited documents201311931
Cited documents201412522
Cited documents201512970
Cited documents201611536
Cited documents20179774
Cited documents20187803
Cited documents20196820
Cited documents20205815
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