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Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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IOP Publishing Ltd.



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Published twice-monthly (24 issues per year), Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics covers the study of atoms, ions, molecules and clusters, and their structure and interactions with particles, photons or fields. The journal also publishes articles dealing with those aspects of spectroscopy, quantum optics and non-linear optics, laser physics, astrophysics, plasma physics, chemical physics, optical cooling and trapping and other investigations where the objects of study are the elementary atomic, ionic or molecular properties of processes. 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.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1999Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q2
Condensed Matter Physics1999Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2

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)19991.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.931
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.850
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.799
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.880
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.194
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.112
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.021
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.991
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.117
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.885
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.958
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.015
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.043
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.963
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.686
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 Cites1999875
Self Cites2000901
Self Cites2001702
Self Cites2002696
Self Cites2003632
Self Cites2004511
Self Cites2005509
Self Cites2006512
Self Cites2007416
Self Cites2008438
Self Cites2009418
Self Cites2010443
Self Cites2011414
Self Cites2012384
Self Cites2013322
Self Cites2014308
Self Cites2015285
Self Cites2016292
Self Cites2017345
Self Cites2018264
Self Cites2019194
Total Cites19993045
Total Cites20003066
Total Cites20013077
Total Cites20023366
Total Cites20033123
Total Cites20042406
Total Cites20052742
Total Cites20062531
Total Cites20072957
Total Cites20082949
Total Cites20093191
Total Cites20102761
Total Cites20112860
Total Cites20123143
Total Cites20132857
Total Cites20142569
Total Cites20152381
Total Cites20162211
Total Cites20172623
Total Cites20182390
Total Cites20192106
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 document19991.282
External Cites per document20001.327
External Cites per document20011.442
External Cites per document20021.741
External Cites per document20031.737
External Cites per document20041.477
External Cites per document20051.720
External Cites per document20061.550
External Cites per document20071.756
External Cites per document20081.726
External Cites per document20091.833
External Cites per document20101.576
External Cites per document20111.602
External Cites per document20121.826
External Cites per document20131.793
External Cites per document20141.753
External Cites per document20151.757
External Cites per document20161.567
External Cites per document20171.839
External Cites per document20181.731
External Cites per document20191.661
Cites per document19991.799
Cites per document20001.880
Cites per document20011.868
Cites per document20022.194
Cites per document20032.178
Cites per document20041.875
Cites per document20052.112
Cites per document20061.942
Cites per document20072.044
Cites per document20082.027
Cites per document20092.109
Cites per document20101.877
Cites per document20111.873
Cites per document20122.080
Cites per document20132.021
Cites per document20141.991
Cites per document20151.996
Cites per document20161.805
Cites per document20172.117
Cites per document20181.946
Cites per document20191.830
% 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 documents200277
Non-citable documents2003115
Non-citable documents2004161
Non-citable documents200597
Non-citable documents200664
Non-citable documents200730
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200931
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201128
Non-citable documents201234
Non-citable documents201339
Non-citable documents201439
Non-citable documents201527
Non-citable documents201625
Non-citable documents201738
Non-citable documents201840
Non-citable documents201928
Citable documents19991693
Citable documents20001631
Citable documents20011647
Citable documents20021534
Citable documents20031434
Citable documents20041283
Citable documents20051298
Citable documents20061303
Citable documents20071447
Citable documents20081455
Citable documents20091513
Citable documents20101471
Citable documents20111527
Citable documents20121511
Citable documents20131414
Citable documents20141290
Citable documents20151193
Citable documents20161225
Citable documents20171239
Citable documents20181228
Citable documents20191151
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 documents1999573
Uncited documents2000626
Uncited documents2001585
Uncited documents2002551
Uncited documents2003570
Uncited documents2004516
Uncited documents2005417
Uncited documents2006445
Uncited documents2007485
Uncited documents2008495
Uncited documents2009505
Uncited documents2010482
Uncited documents2011487
Uncited documents2012477
Uncited documents2013473
Uncited documents2014452
Uncited documents2015397
Uncited documents2016442
Uncited documents2017429
Uncited documents2018445
Uncited documents2019413
Cited documents19991120
Cited documents20001005
Cited documents20011062
Cited documents20021060
Cited documents2003979
Cited documents2004928
Cited documents2005978
Cited documents2006922
Cited documents2007992
Cited documents2008985
Cited documents20091039
Cited documents20101019
Cited documents20111068
Cited documents20121068
Cited documents2013980
Cited documents2014877
Cited documents2015823
Cited documents2016808
Cited documents2017848
Cited documents2018823
Cited documents2019766
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