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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)
Publisher IOP Publishing Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN17413540, 0256307X
Scope Chinese Physics Letters provides rapid publication of short reports and important research in all fields of physics and is published by the Chinese Physical Society and hosted online by IOP Publishing.


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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
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q3

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)20000.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.818
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.782
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.834
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.943
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.994
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.943
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.773
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.904
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.799
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.997
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.101
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 Cites20061084
Self Cites2007710
Self Cites2008522
Self Cites2009687
Self Cites2010819
Self Cites2011440
Self Cites2012462
Self Cites2013362
Self Cites2014272
Self Cites2015255
Self Cites2016190
Self Cites2017142
Self Cites2018104
Self Cites201976
Total Cites1999481
Total Cites2000577
Total Cites2001705
Total Cites20021102
Total Cites20031304
Total Cites20041728
Total Cites20052216
Total Cites20062442
Total Cites20072104
Total Cites20082066
Total Cites20092876
Total Cites20103002
Total Cites20112575
Total Cites20122241
Total Cites20132617
Total Cites20142522
Total Cites20151988
Total Cites20161465
Total Cites20171186
Total Cites20181325
Total Cites20191139
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 document20000.347
External Cites per document20010.349
External Cites per document20020.439
External Cites per document20030.400
External Cites per document20040.483
External Cites per document20050.578
External Cites per document20060.596
External Cites per document20070.548
External Cites per document20080.550
External Cites per document20090.701
External Cites per document20100.696
External Cites per document20110.702
External Cites per document20120.642
External Cites per document20130.838
External Cites per document20140.904
External Cites per document20150.822
External Cites per document20160.713
External Cites per document20170.673
External Cites per document20180.866
External Cites per document20190.920
Cites per document19990.567
Cites per document20000.622
Cites per document20010.701
Cites per document20020.943
Cites per document20030.925
Cites per document20040.994
Cites per document20051.132
Cites per document20061.071
Cites per document20070.826
Cites per document20080.736
Cites per document20090.921
Cites per document20100.957
Cites per document20110.847
Cites per document20120.808
Cites per document20130.973
Cites per document20141.013
Cites per document20150.943
Cites per document20160.820
Cites per document20170.765
Cites per document20180.940
Cites per document20190.985
% 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
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents1999849
Citable documents2000927
Citable documents20011006
Citable documents20021169
Citable documents20031409
Citable documents20041739
Citable documents20051958
Citable documents20062280
Citable documents20072546
Citable documents20082806
Citable documents20093124
Citable documents20103137
Citable documents20113040
Citable documents20122773
Citable documents20132690
Citable documents20142489
Citable documents20152108
Citable documents20161787
Citable documents20171551
Citable documents20181410
Citable documents20191156
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 documents2000594
Uncited documents2001585
Uncited documents2002611
Uncited documents2003737
Uncited documents2004863
Uncited documents2005913
Uncited documents20061111
Uncited documents20071484
Uncited documents20081712
Uncited documents20091801
Uncited documents20101722
Uncited documents20111764
Uncited documents20121637
Uncited documents20131462
Uncited documents20141344
Uncited documents20151141
Uncited documents20161001
Uncited documents2017873
Uncited documents2018743
Uncited documents2019624
Cited documents1999306
Cited documents2000333
Cited documents2001421
Cited documents2002558
Cited documents2003672
Cited documents2004877
Cited documents20051047
Cited documents20061172
Cited documents20071065
Cited documents20081098
Cited documents20091328
Cited documents20101424
Cited documents20111289
Cited documents20121152
Cited documents20131241
Cited documents20141158
Cited documents2015975
Cited documents2016793
Cited documents2017680
Cited documents2018671
Cited documents2019537
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