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Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Physics and Astronomy
Acoustics and Ultrasonics
Condensed Matter Physics
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication typeJournals
Scope A major international journal reporting significant new results in all aspects of applied physics research. We welcome experimental, computational (including simulation and modelling) and theoretical studies of applied physics, and also studies in physics-related areas of biomedical and life sciences.


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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.

Acoustics and Ultrasonics1999Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2000Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2001Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2002Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2003Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2004Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2005Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2006Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2007Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2008Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2009Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2010Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2011Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2012Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2013Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2014Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2015Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2016Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics1999Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q2
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 Physics2016Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films1999Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2000Q2
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2001Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2002Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2003Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2004Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2005Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2006Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2007Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2008Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2009Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2010Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2011Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2012Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2013Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2014Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2015Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2016Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2017Q1

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)19991.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.072
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.542
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.129
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.494
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.793
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.399
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.215
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.435
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.151
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 Cites1999258
Self Cites2000272
Self Cites2001280
Self Cites2002290
Self Cites2003293
Self Cites2004305
Self Cites2005335
Self Cites2006450
Self Cites2007566
Self Cites2008770
Self Cites2009911
Self Cites2010626
Self Cites2011702
Self Cites2012434
Self Cites2013739
Self Cites2014729
Self Cites2015688
Self Cites2016634
Self Cites2017727
Total Cites19991535
Total Cites20001656
Total Cites20012062
Total Cites20022365
Total Cites20032225
Total Cites20042929
Total Cites20053439
Total Cites20064665
Total Cites20074879
Total Cites20086538
Total Cites20097880
Total Cites20109333
Total Cites20119154
Total Cites20128119
Total Cites20137071
Total Cites20147526
Total Cites20157168
Total Cites20167243
Total Cites20176839
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 document19990.939
External Cites per document20000.954
External Cites per document20011.190
External Cites per document20021.295
External Cites per document20031.236
External Cites per document20041.616
External Cites per document20051.971
External Cites per document20062.431
External Cites per document20072.205
External Cites per document20082.251
External Cites per document20092.109
External Cites per document20102.255
External Cites per document20112.380
External Cites per document20122.541
External Cites per document20132.658
External Cites per document20142.700
External Cites per document20152.607
External Cites per document20162.399
External Cites per document20172.154
Cites per document19991.129
Cites per document20001.141
Cites per document20011.377
Cites per document20021.476
Cites per document20031.424
Cites per document20041.804
Cites per document20052.183
Cites per document20062.690
Cites per document20072.494
Cites per document20082.552
Cites per document20092.385
Cites per document20102.417
Cites per document20112.577
Cites per document20122.685
Cites per document20132.969
Cites per document20142.990
Cites per document20152.883
Cites per document20162.629
Cites per document20172.411
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents200320
Non-citable documents200435
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200627
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200833
Non-citable documents200946
Non-citable documents201051
Non-citable documents201148
Non-citable documents201250
Non-citable documents201346
Non-citable documents201453
Non-citable documents201547
Non-citable documents201647
Non-citable documents201752
Citable documents19991360
Citable documents20001451
Citable documents20011498
Citable documents20021602
Citable documents20031563
Citable documents20041624
Citable documents20051575
Citable documents20061734
Citable documents20071956
Citable documents20082562
Citable documents20093304
Citable documents20103861
Citable documents20113552
Citable documents20123024
Citable documents20132382
Citable documents20142517
Citable documents20152486
Citable documents20162755
Citable documents20172837
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 documents1999671
Uncited documents2000713
Uncited documents2001690
Uncited documents2002714
Uncited documents2003681
Uncited documents2004654
Uncited documents2005602
Uncited documents2006556
Uncited documents2007615
Uncited documents2008848
Uncited documents20091033
Uncited documents20101112
Uncited documents2011967
Uncited documents2012865
Uncited documents2013585
Uncited documents2014617
Uncited documents2015596
Uncited documents2016722
Uncited documents2017814
Cited documents1999691
Cited documents2000738
Cited documents2001808
Cited documents2002897
Cited documents2003902
Cited documents20041005
Cited documents20051006
Cited documents20061205
Cited documents20071366
Cited documents20081747
Cited documents20092317
Cited documents20102800
Cited documents20112633
Cited documents20122209
Cited documents20131843
Cited documents20141953
Cited documents20151937
Cited documents20162080
Cited documents20172075
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