Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


IOP Publishing Ltd.



Publication type



00223727, 13616463





How to publish in this journal


Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, a leading international journal, reports cutting-edge multidisciplinary research across all areas of applied physics and the transition of those findings into new and innovative technologies. Alongside our current areas of strength in applied physics, we now include the physics of energy materials and devices and the biomedical and life sciences. We welcome contributions reporting on experimental, computational and theoretical investigations of applied physics. We also welcome papers emphasizing technology with conclusions that explore the underlying physics-based mechanisms and their wider implications. In addition to being scientifically correct, articles in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics should make a significant advance in terms of new applied physics and related technologies. Articles that report solely on optimizing current technologies are not appropriate for the journal. Contributions should fall into one of the sections below. -Applied magnetism -Semiconductors and photonics -Low-temperature plasmas -Condensed matter: advanced and quantum materials -Condensed matter: nanodevices and nanostructures -Condensed matter: surfaces and interfaces -Applied biophysics -Energy 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.

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
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2018Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2019Q1
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
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
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
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1
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
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2018Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2019Q1

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)19991.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.552
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.732
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.666
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.106
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.489
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.445
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.477
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.799
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.173
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.334
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.430
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.314
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.282
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.801
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.797
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.497
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.333
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 Cites1999279
Self Cites2000276
Self Cites2001283
Self Cites2002290
Self Cites2003296
Self Cites2004307
Self Cites2005336
Self Cites2006453
Self Cites2007567
Self Cites2008771
Self Cites2009913
Self Cites2010643
Self Cites2011716
Self Cites2012523
Self Cites2013773
Self Cites2014737
Self Cites2015706
Self Cites2016656
Self Cites2017852
Self Cites2018771
Self Cites2019880
Total Cites19991567
Total Cites20001666
Total Cites20012108
Total Cites20022386
Total Cites20032258
Total Cites20042980
Total Cites20053477
Total Cites20064729
Total Cites20074909
Total Cites20086539
Total Cites20098026
Total Cites20109562
Total Cites20119428
Total Cites20128517
Total Cites20137339
Total Cites20147726
Total Cites20157860
Total Cites20167726
Total Cites20177930
Total Cites20189255
Total Cites201910850
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 document19990.947
External Cites per document20000.958
External Cites per document20011.218
External Cites per document20021.308
External Cites per document20031.255
External Cites per document20041.646
External Cites per document20051.994
External Cites per document20062.466
External Cites per document20072.220
External Cites per document20082.251
External Cites per document20092.153
External Cites per document20102.310
External Cites per document20112.452
External Cites per document20122.643
External Cites per document20132.755
External Cites per document20142.777
External Cites per document20152.878
External Cites per document20162.567
External Cites per document20172.498
External Cites per document20182.606
External Cites per document20192.915
Cites per document19991.152
Cites per document20001.148
Cites per document20011.407
Cites per document20021.489
Cites per document20031.445
Cites per document20041.835
Cites per document20052.208
Cites per document20062.727
Cites per document20072.510
Cites per document20082.552
Cites per document20092.429
Cites per document20102.477
Cites per document20112.654
Cites per document20122.816
Cites per document20133.080
Cites per document20143.070
Cites per document20153.162
Cites per document20162.805
Cites per document20172.799
Cites per document20182.842
Cites per document20193.173
% 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 documents201648
Non-citable documents201756
Non-citable documents201859
Non-citable documents201956
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 documents20113553
Citable documents20123025
Citable documents20132383
Citable documents20142517
Citable documents20152486
Citable documents20162754
Citable documents20172833
Citable documents20183256
Citable documents20193420
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 documents1999666
Uncited documents2000707
Uncited documents2001677
Uncited documents2002707
Uncited documents2003673
Uncited documents2004647
Uncited documents2005596
Uncited documents2006546
Uncited documents2007610
Uncited documents2008850
Uncited documents20091021
Uncited documents20101092
Uncited documents2011949
Uncited documents2012812
Uncited documents2013560
Uncited documents2014603
Uncited documents2015559
Uncited documents2016668
Uncited documents2017700
Uncited documents2018789
Uncited documents2019746
Cited documents1999696
Cited documents2000744
Cited documents2001821
Cited documents2002904
Cited documents2003910
Cited documents20041012
Cited documents20051012
Cited documents20061215
Cited documents20071371
Cited documents20081745
Cited documents20092329
Cited documents20102820
Cited documents20112652
Cited documents20122263
Cited documents20131869
Cited documents20141967
Cited documents20151974
Cited documents20162134
Cited documents20172189
Cited documents20182526
Cited documents20192730
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2020
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®