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Journal Physics D: Applied Physics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom
Media Ranking in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


IOP Publishing Ltd.



Publication type



00223727, 13616463





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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
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2020Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2021Q1
Acoustics and Ultrasonics2022Q1
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
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2021Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2022Q2
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
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2021Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2022Q2
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
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2020Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2021Q1
Surfaces, Coatings and Films2022Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19991.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.594
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.109
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.856
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.354
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20223.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.156
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.413
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.492
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.645
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.070
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.787
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20223.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.795
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.416
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.168
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.479
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.287
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20223.476
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 Cites2004305
Self Cites2005341
Self Cites2006451
Self Cites2007568
Self Cites2008770
Self Cites2009913
Self Cites2010645
Self Cites2011721
Self Cites2012529
Self Cites2013775
Self Cites2014736
Self Cites2015711
Self Cites2016659
Self Cites2017846
Self Cites2018766
Self Cites2019848
Self Cites2020926
Self Cites2021902
Self Cites2022969
Total Cites19991588
Total Cites20001677
Total Cites20012116
Total Cites20022394
Total Cites20032267
Total Cites20042987
Total Cites20053495
Total Cites20064741
Total Cites20074927
Total Cites20086602
Total Cites20098069
Total Cites20109583
Total Cites20119453
Total Cites20128544
Total Cites20137375
Total Cites20147714
Total Cites20157913
Total Cites20167776
Total Cites20177948
Total Cites20189311
Total Cites201911005
Total Cites202011511
Total Cites202111030
Total Cites202211468
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 document19990.963
External Cites per document20000.966
External Cites per document20011.224
External Cites per document20021.313
External Cites per document20031.261
External Cites per document20041.651
External Cites per document20052.003
External Cites per document20062.474
External Cites per document20072.229
External Cites per document20082.276
External Cites per document20092.166
External Cites per document20102.314
External Cites per document20112.457
External Cites per document20122.649
External Cites per document20132.770
External Cites per document20142.772
External Cites per document20152.897
External Cites per document20162.584
External Cites per document20172.507
External Cites per document20182.627
External Cites per document20192.971
External Cites per document20203.166
External Cites per document20213.077
External Cites per document20223.112
Cites per document19991.166
Cites per document20001.156
Cites per document20011.413
Cites per document20021.492
Cites per document20031.442
Cites per document20041.815
Cites per document20052.188
Cites per document20062.705
Cites per document20072.506
Cites per document20082.561
Cites per document20092.427
Cites per document20102.467
Cites per document20112.645
Cites per document20122.803
Cites per document20133.070
Cites per document20143.042
Cites per document20153.164
Cites per document20162.804
Cites per document20172.787
Cites per document20182.844
Cites per document20193.202
Cites per document20203.429
Cites per document20213.340
Cites per document20223.391
% 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 documents20023
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents200422
Non-citable documents200522
Non-citable documents200619
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200921
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201120
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201419
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents201619
Non-citable documents201719
Non-citable documents201821
Non-citable documents201918
Non-citable documents202014
Non-citable documents202111
Non-citable documents20228
Citable documents19991360
Citable documents20001451
Citable documents20011498
Citable documents20021602
Citable documents20031563
Citable documents20041624
Citable documents20051575
Citable documents20061734
Citable documents20071956
Citable documents20082562
Citable documents20093304
Citable documents20103862
Citable documents20113554
Citable documents20123026
Citable documents20132383
Citable documents20142517
Citable documents20152486
Citable documents20162754
Citable documents20172833
Citable documents20183253
Citable documents20193419
Citable documents20203343
Citable documents20213291
Citable documents20223374
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 documents1999662
Uncited documents2000705
Uncited documents2001674
Uncited documents2002702
Uncited documents2003663
Uncited documents2004635
Uncited documents2005585
Uncited documents2006537
Uncited documents2007594
Uncited documents2008832
Uncited documents2009992
Uncited documents20101066
Uncited documents2011919
Uncited documents2012776
Uncited documents2013536
Uncited documents2014577
Uncited documents2015531
Uncited documents2016641
Uncited documents2017672
Uncited documents2018750
Uncited documents2019697
Uncited documents2020684
Uncited documents2021684
Uncited documents2022692
Cited documents1999700
Cited documents2000746
Cited documents2001824
Cited documents2002903
Cited documents2003909
Cited documents20041011
Cited documents20051012
Cited documents20061216
Cited documents20071372
Cited documents20081746
Cited documents20092333
Cited documents20102818
Cited documents20112655
Cited documents20122272
Cited documents20131866
Cited documents20141959
Cited documents20151970
Cited documents20162132
Cited documents20172180
Cited documents20182524
Cited documents20192740
Cited documents20202673
Cited documents20212618
Cited documents20222690
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