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Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Physica A publishes research in the field of statistical mechanics and its applications. Statistical mechanics sets out to explain the behaviour of macroscopic systems by studying the statistical properties of their microscopic constituents. Applications of the techniques of statistical mechanics are widespread, and include: applications to physical systems such as solids, liquids and gases; applications to chemical and biological systems (colloids, interfaces, complex fluids, polymers and biopolymers, cell physics); and other interdisciplinary applications to for instance biological, economical and sociological systems. Specific subfields covered by the journal are: • Random systems • Fluids, granular and soft matter • Dynamical processes • Fundamental and general methods • Models • Biological, ecological and evolutionary systems • Econophysics • Other Interdisciplinary applications • Other Complex systems • Networks • Systems Biology • Classical and quantum information 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.

Condensed Matter Physics1999Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2
Statistics and Probability1999Q2
Statistics and Probability2000Q2
Statistics and Probability2001Q2
Statistics and Probability2002Q2
Statistics and Probability2003Q2
Statistics and Probability2004Q2
Statistics and Probability2005Q2
Statistics and Probability2006Q2
Statistics and Probability2007Q2
Statistics and Probability2008Q2
Statistics and Probability2009Q2
Statistics and Probability2010Q2
Statistics and Probability2011Q2
Statistics and Probability2012Q2
Statistics and Probability2013Q3
Statistics and Probability2014Q3
Statistics and Probability2015Q3
Statistics and Probability2016Q2
Statistics and Probability2017Q2
Statistics and Probability2018Q2
Statistics and Probability2019Q2

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)19991.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.365
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.302
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.461
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.559
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.840
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.178
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.473
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.425
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.926
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.112
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.123
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.189
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.736
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.976
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.007
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.295
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 Cites1999384
Self Cites2000421
Self Cites2001550
Self Cites2002581
Self Cites2003550
Self Cites2004677
Self Cites2005557
Self Cites2006747
Self Cites2007925
Self Cites2008728
Self Cites2009608
Self Cites2010771
Self Cites2011539
Self Cites2012677
Self Cites2013746
Self Cites2014972
Self Cites20151096
Self Cites20161408
Self Cites20171493
Self Cites20182374
Self Cites20193322
Total Cites19991953
Total Cites20002167
Total Cites20012621
Total Cites20022695
Total Cites20032481
Total Cites20042931
Total Cites20053160
Total Cites20063451
Total Cites20073739
Total Cites20083831
Total Cites20094886
Total Cites20104153
Total Cites20113596
Total Cites20123377
Total Cites20133557
Total Cites20143850
Total Cites20154617
Total Cites20165613
Total Cites20176533
Total Cites20188152
Total Cites201911360
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 document19990.921
External Cites per document20000.954
External Cites per document20011.126
External Cites per document20021.155
External Cites per document20031.003
External Cites per document20041.096
External Cites per document20051.127
External Cites per document20061.166
External Cites per document20071.172
External Cites per document20081.205
External Cites per document20091.676
External Cites per document20101.501
External Cites per document20111.637
External Cites per document20121.654
External Cites per document20131.584
External Cites per document20141.615
External Cites per document20151.611
External Cites per document20161.809
External Cites per document20171.855
External Cites per document20182.013
External Cites per document20192.210
Cites per document19991.147
Cites per document20001.184
Cites per document20011.424
Cites per document20021.473
Cites per document20031.288
Cites per document20041.425
Cites per document20051.368
Cites per document20061.488
Cites per document20071.557
Cites per document20081.487
Cites per document20091.914
Cites per document20101.843
Cites per document20111.926
Cites per document20122.069
Cites per document20132.004
Cites per document20142.160
Cites per document20152.112
Cites per document20162.414
Cites per document20172.404
Cites per document20182.839
Cites per document20193.123
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents20019
Non-citable documents200212
Non-citable documents200317
Non-citable documents200431
Non-citable documents200527
Non-citable documents200630
Non-citable documents200728
Non-citable documents200838
Non-citable documents200943
Non-citable documents201034
Non-citable documents201129
Non-citable documents201217
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201522
Non-citable documents201622
Non-citable documents201720
Non-citable documents201819
Non-citable documents201917
Citable documents19991703
Citable documents20001830
Citable documents20011840
Citable documents20021830
Citable documents20031926
Citable documents20042057
Citable documents20052310
Citable documents20062320
Citable documents20072402
Citable documents20082576
Citable documents20092553
Citable documents20102253
Citable documents20111867
Citable documents20121632
Citable documents20131775
Citable documents20141782
Citable documents20152186
Citable documents20162325
Citable documents20172717
Citable documents20182871
Citable documents20193637
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 documents1999896
Uncited documents2000924
Uncited documents2001912
Uncited documents2002872
Uncited documents2003997
Uncited documents20041004
Uncited documents20051086
Uncited documents2006986
Uncited documents20071020
Uncited documents20081153
Uncited documents2009916
Uncited documents2010864
Uncited documents2011683
Uncited documents2012569
Uncited documents2013656
Uncited documents2014637
Uncited documents2015764
Uncited documents2016678
Uncited documents2017803
Uncited documents2018741
Uncited documents2019916
Cited documents1999818
Cited documents2000917
Cited documents2001937
Cited documents2002970
Cited documents2003946
Cited documents20041084
Cited documents20051251
Cited documents20061364
Cited documents20071410
Cited documents20081461
Cited documents20091680
Cited documents20101423
Cited documents20111213
Cited documents20121080
Cited documents20131138
Cited documents20141163
Cited documents20151444
Cited documents20161669
Cited documents20171934
Cited documents20182149
Cited documents20192738
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