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Journal of Applied Physics


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Institute of Physics



Publication type



10897550, 00218979





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The Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) is an influential international journal publishing significant new experimental and theoretical results of applied physics research. Topics covered in JAP are diverse and reflect the most current applied physics research, including: Dielectrics, ferroelectrics, and multiferroics- Electrical discharges, plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions- Emerging, interdisciplinary, and other fields of applied physics- Magnetism, spintronics, and superconductivity- Organic-Inorganic systems, including organic electronics- Photonics, plasmonics, photovoltaics, lasers, optical materials, and phenomena- Physics of devices and sensors- Physics of materials, including electrical, thermal, mechanical and other properties- Physics of matter under extreme conditions- Physics of nanoscale and low-dimensional systems, including atomic and quantum phenomena- Physics of semiconductors- Soft matter, fluids, and biophysics- Thin films, interfaces, and surfaces Join the conversation about this journal

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)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)19991.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.282
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.599
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.511
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.374
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.361
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.369
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.341
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.327
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.514
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.348
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.403
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.995
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.262
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.426
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.416
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.425
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 Cites19992444
Self Cites20002914
Self Cites20012619
Self Cites20023156
Self Cites20033127
Self Cites20042701
Self Cites20053272
Self Cites20063151
Self Cites20073109
Self Cites20083706
Self Cites20093662
Self Cites20103394
Self Cites20113780
Self Cites20123970
Self Cites20134187
Self Cites20143758
Self Cites20152674
Self Cites20161947
Self Cites20171622
Self Cites20181334
Self Cites20191207
Total Cites199915190
Total Cites200016726
Total Cites200118941
Total Cites200221113
Total Cites200321029
Total Cites200422268
Total Cites200525337
Total Cites200626598
Total Cites200724128
Total Cites200826251
Total Cites200926605
Total Cites201028795
Total Cites201130475
Total Cites201231332
Total Cites201331903
Total Cites201432421
Total Cites201530339
Total Cites201627042
Total Cites201722831
Total Cites201818455
Total Cites201915825
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 document19991.638
External Cites per document20001.791
External Cites per document20012.005
External Cites per document20022.190
External Cites per document20032.082
External Cites per document20042.209
External Cites per document20052.443
External Cites per document20062.512
External Cites per document20072.156
External Cites per document20082.089
External Cites per document20091.992
External Cites per document20102.085
External Cites per document20112.164
External Cites per document20122.195
External Cites per document20132.208
External Cites per document20142.202
External Cites per document20152.142
External Cites per document20162.132
External Cites per document20172.181
External Cites per document20182.229
External Cites per document20192.223
Cites per document19991.952
Cites per document20002.169
Cites per document20012.327
Cites per document20022.574
Cites per document20032.446
Cites per document20042.514
Cites per document20052.805
Cites per document20062.850
Cites per document20072.475
Cites per document20082.432
Cites per document20092.310
Cites per document20102.364
Cites per document20112.470
Cites per document20122.514
Cites per document20132.542
Cites per document20142.491
Cites per document20152.349
Cites per document20162.298
Cites per document20172.348
Cites per document20182.403
Cites per document20192.406
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200026
Non-citable documents200159
Non-citable documents200268
Non-citable documents200380
Non-citable documents200470
Non-citable documents200568
Non-citable documents200668
Non-citable documents200772
Non-citable documents200878
Non-citable documents200992
Non-citable documents2010103
Non-citable documents2011127
Non-citable documents2012167
Non-citable documents2013209
Non-citable documents2014215
Non-citable documents2015191
Non-citable documents2016163
Non-citable documents2017149
Non-citable documents2018111
Non-citable documents201975
Citable documents19997782
Citable documents20007710
Citable documents20018141
Citable documents20028201
Citable documents20038597
Citable documents20048859
Citable documents20059032
Citable documents20069333
Citable documents20079747
Citable documents200810792
Citable documents200911515
Citable documents201012180
Citable documents201112337
Citable documents201212463
Citable documents201312550
Citable documents201413017
Citable documents201512917
Citable documents201611769
Citable documents20179723
Citable documents20187681
Citable documents20196577
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 documents19992931
Uncited documents20002642
Uncited documents20012640
Uncited documents20022591
Uncited documents20032671
Uncited documents20042768
Uncited documents20052558
Uncited documents20062661
Uncited documents20072980
Uncited documents20083240
Uncited documents20093440
Uncited documents20103538
Uncited documents20113443
Uncited documents20123392
Uncited documents20133379
Uncited documents20143612
Uncited documents20153638
Uncited documents20163345
Uncited documents20172661
Uncited documents20182026
Uncited documents20191712
Cited documents19994862
Cited documents20005094
Cited documents20015560
Cited documents20025678
Cited documents20036006
Cited documents20046161
Cited documents20056542
Cited documents20066740
Cited documents20076839
Cited documents20087630
Cited documents20098167
Cited documents20108745
Cited documents20119021
Cited documents20129238
Cited documents20139380
Cited documents20149620
Cited documents20159470
Cited documents20168587
Cited documents20177211
Cited documents20185766
Cited documents20194940
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