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Europhysics 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)
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication typeJournals
ISSN02955075, 12864854
Coverage1986-1988, 1996-ongoing
Scope The vision for EPL is to become a leading home for global physics letters, to offer rapid publication of ground-breaking physics results from the international community, and to provide the broadest coverage of physics research, including those letters with application potential.


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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)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q2

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)19992.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.342
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.085
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.518
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.729
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.975
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.241
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.087
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.896
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 Cites1999120
Self Cites2000110
Self Cites2001121
Self Cites2002145
Self Cites2003127
Self Cites2004111
Self Cites2005137
Self Cites2006138
Self Cites2007200
Self Cites2008188
Self Cites2009285
Self Cites2010277
Self Cites2011342
Self Cites2012347
Self Cites2013339
Self Cites2014305
Self Cites2015263
Self Cites2016230
Self Cites2017184
Self Cites2018164
Total Cites19992719
Total Cites20002887
Total Cites20013434
Total Cites20023851
Total Cites20033455
Total Cites20043596
Total Cites20053753
Total Cites20063589
Total Cites20073721
Total Cites20083833
Total Cites20095434
Total Cites20106206
Total Cites20116295
Total Cites20126081
Total Cites20136156
Total Cites20146377
Total Cites20155574
Total Cites20165187
Total Cites20174577
Total Cites20184059
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 document19991.969
External Cites per document20002.075
External Cites per document20012.429
External Cites per document20022.632
External Cites per document20032.222
External Cites per document20042.224
External Cites per document20052.235
External Cites per document20062.089
External Cites per document20072.025
External Cites per document20082.039
External Cites per document20092.538
External Cites per document20102.607
External Cites per document20112.499
External Cites per document20122.350
External Cites per document20132.295
External Cites per document20142.274
External Cites per document20152.071
External Cites per document20162.053
External Cites per document20171.895
External Cites per document20181.857
Cites per document19992.060
Cites per document20002.158
Cites per document20012.518
Cites per document20022.735
Cites per document20032.306
Cites per document20042.295
Cites per document20052.320
Cites per document20062.173
Cites per document20072.140
Cites per document20082.144
Cites per document20092.678
Cites per document20102.729
Cites per document20112.643
Cites per document20122.492
Cites per document20132.428
Cites per document20142.388
Cites per document20152.173
Cites per document20162.148
Cites per document20171.975
Cites per document20181.935
% 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 documents200318
Non-citable documents200431
Non-citable documents200544
Non-citable documents200635
Non-citable documents200733
Non-citable documents200838
Non-citable documents200940
Non-citable documents201047
Non-citable documents201148
Non-citable documents201252
Non-citable documents201369
Non-citable documents201468
Non-citable documents201570
Non-citable documents201651
Non-citable documents201746
Non-citable documents201837
Citable documents19991320
Citable documents20001338
Citable documents20011364
Citable documents20021408
Citable documents20031498
Citable documents20041567
Citable documents20051618
Citable documents20061652
Citable documents20071739
Citable documents20081788
Citable documents20092029
Citable documents20102274
Citable documents20112382
Citable documents20122440
Citable documents20132535
Citable documents20142670
Citable documents20152565
Citable documents20162415
Citable documents20172318
Citable documents20182098
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 documents1999430
Uncited documents2000422
Uncited documents2001426
Uncited documents2002434
Uncited documents2003516
Uncited documents2004511
Uncited documents2005521
Uncited documents2006529
Uncited documents2007557
Uncited documents2008582
Uncited documents2009640
Uncited documents2010685
Uncited documents2011749
Uncited documents2012705
Uncited documents2013774
Uncited documents2014790
Uncited documents2015850
Uncited documents2016754
Uncited documents2017847
Uncited documents2018767
Cited documents1999890
Cited documents2000916
Cited documents2001938
Cited documents2002974
Cited documents20031000
Cited documents20041087
Cited documents20051141
Cited documents20061158
Cited documents20071215
Cited documents20081244
Cited documents20091429
Cited documents20101636
Cited documents20111681
Cited documents20121787
Cited documents20131830
Cited documents20141948
Cited documents20151785
Cited documents20161712
Cited documents20171517
Cited documents20181368
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