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Chinese Physics Letters

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication typeJournals
Scope Chinese Physics Letters, published by the Chinese Physical Society, is charged with providing rapid publication of short reports and important research in all fields of physics. The journal provides its diverse readership with coverage of major advances in all aspects of physics, including the newest and most important achievements of physicists in China as well as other parts of the world.


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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)1999Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q3

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)19990.567
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.626
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.774
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.828
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.943
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.994
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.760
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.686
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.052
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.623
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.864
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.980
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 Cites1999262
Self Cites2000255
Self Cites2001354
Self Cites2002589
Self Cites2003740
Self Cites2004888
Self Cites20051084
Self Cites20061020
Self Cites2007691
Self Cites2008420
Self Cites2009602
Self Cites2010747
Self Cites2011415
Self Cites2012462
Self Cites2013362
Self Cites2014272
Self Cites2015255
Self Cites2016190
Self Cites2017142
Self Cites2018104
Total Cites1999481
Total Cites2000578
Total Cites2001706
Total Cites20021102
Total Cites20031305
Total Cites20041728
Total Cites20052216
Total Cites20062284
Total Cites20071995
Total Cites20081781
Total Cites20092270
Total Cites20102577
Total Cites20112256
Total Cites20122241
Total Cites20132616
Total Cites20142528
Total Cites20151980
Total Cites20161464
Total Cites20171179
Total Cites20181305
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 document19990.258
External Cites per document20000.348
External Cites per document20010.350
External Cites per document20020.439
External Cites per document20030.401
External Cites per document20040.483
External Cites per document20050.578
External Cites per document20060.554
External Cites per document20070.524
External Cites per document20080.501
External Cites per document20090.588
External Cites per document20100.629
External Cites per document20110.647
External Cites per document20120.642
External Cites per document20130.838
External Cites per document20140.906
External Cites per document20150.818
External Cites per document20160.713
External Cites per document20170.669
External Cites per document20180.852
Cites per document19990.567
Cites per document20000.624
Cites per document20010.702
Cites per document20020.943
Cites per document20030.926
Cites per document20040.994
Cites per document20051.132
Cites per document20061.002
Cites per document20070.802
Cites per document20080.656
Cites per document20090.800
Cites per document20100.886
Cites per document20110.793
Cites per document20120.808
Cites per document20130.972
Cites per document20141.016
Cites per document20150.939
Cites per document20160.819
Cites per document20170.760
Cites per document20180.926
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20109
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents1999849
Citable documents2000927
Citable documents20011006
Citable documents20021169
Citable documents20031409
Citable documents20041739
Citable documents20051958
Citable documents20062280
Citable documents20072487
Citable documents20082715
Citable documents20092837
Citable documents20102909
Citable documents20112844
Citable documents20122773
Citable documents20132690
Citable documents20142489
Citable documents20152108
Citable documents20161787
Citable documents20171551
Citable documents20181410
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 documents1999543
Uncited documents2000593
Uncited documents2001585
Uncited documents2002612
Uncited documents2003737
Uncited documents2004863
Uncited documents2005913
Uncited documents20061146
Uncited documents20071469
Uncited documents20081743
Uncited documents20091678
Uncited documents20101617
Uncited documents20111644
Uncited documents20121637
Uncited documents20131462
Uncited documents20141344
Uncited documents20151142
Uncited documents20161003
Uncited documents2017875
Uncited documents2018753
Cited documents1999306
Cited documents2000334
Cited documents2001421
Cited documents2002557
Cited documents2003672
Cited documents2004877
Cited documents20051047
Cited documents20061137
Cited documents20071021
Cited documents2008976
Cited documents20091164
Cited documents20101301
Cited documents20111213
Cited documents20121152
Cited documents20131241
Cited documents20141158
Cited documents2015974
Cited documents2016791
Cited documents2017678
Cited documents2018661
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