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Journal Physics D: Applied Physics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions 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
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
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
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

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)19991.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.358
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.485
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.716
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.972
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.233
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.498
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.392
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.325
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.109
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.450
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.478
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.775
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.785
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.166
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.468
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.352
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.328
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
Total Cites19991579
Total Cites20001669
Total Cites20012107
Total Cites20022378
Total Cites20032251
Total Cites20042971
Total Cites20053474
Total Cites20064726
Total Cites20074911
Total Cites20086564
Total Cites20098047
Total Cites20109579
Total Cites20119439
Total Cites20128519
Total Cites20137361
Total Cites20147681
Total Cites20157907
Total Cites20167742
Total Cites20177904
Total Cites20189297
Total Cites201910925
Total Cites202011388
Total Cites202110978
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 document19990.956
External Cites per document20000.960
External Cites per document20011.218
External Cites per document20021.303
External Cites per document20031.251
External Cites per document20041.642
External Cites per document20051.989
External Cites per document20062.465
External Cites per document20072.220
External Cites per document20082.262
External Cites per document20092.159
External Cites per document20102.313
External Cites per document20112.453
External Cites per document20122.640
External Cites per document20132.764
External Cites per document20142.759
External Cites per document20152.895
External Cites per document20162.572
External Cites per document20172.491
External Cites per document20182.623
External Cites per document20192.947
External Cites per document20203.130
External Cites per document20213.062
Cites per document19991.159
Cites per document20001.150
Cites per document20011.407
Cites per document20021.482
Cites per document20031.432
Cites per document20041.805
Cites per document20052.175
Cites per document20062.696
Cites per document20072.498
Cites per document20082.546
Cites per document20092.420
Cites per document20102.466
Cites per document20112.641
Cites per document20122.795
Cites per document20133.065
Cites per document20143.029
Cites per document20153.162
Cites per document20162.792
Cites per document20172.771
Cites per document20182.840
Cites per document20193.179
Cites per document20203.392
Cites per document20213.325
% 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
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
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 documents2000708
Uncited documents2001674
Uncited documents2002702
Uncited documents2003663
Uncited documents2004636
Uncited documents2005586
Uncited documents2006537
Uncited documents2007596
Uncited documents2008832
Uncited documents2009994
Uncited documents20101066
Uncited documents2011923
Uncited documents2012778
Uncited documents2013538
Uncited documents2014578
Uncited documents2015531
Uncited documents2016642
Uncited documents2017675
Uncited documents2018753
Uncited documents2019704
Uncited documents2020691
Uncited documents2021696
Cited documents1999696
Cited documents2000743
Cited documents2001824
Cited documents2002903
Cited documents2003909
Cited documents20041010
Cited documents20051011
Cited documents20061216
Cited documents20071370
Cited documents20081746
Cited documents20092331
Cited documents20102818
Cited documents20112651
Cited documents20122270
Cited documents20131864
Cited documents20141958
Cited documents20151970
Cited documents20162131
Cited documents20172177
Cited documents20182521
Cited documents20192733
Cited documents20202666
Cited documents20212606
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