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Physica Scripta


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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IOP Publishing Ltd.



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Physica Scripta is an international journal for original research in any branch of experimental and theoretical physics. Articles will be considered in any of the following topics, and interdisciplinary topics involving physics are also welcomed: -Atomic, molecular and optical physics- Plasma physics- Condensed matter physics- Mathematical physics- Astrophysics- High energy physics- Nuclear physics- Nonlinear physics. The journal aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of research to the wider physical sciences community. Articles on topics of broad interest are encouraged and submissions in more specialist fields should endeavour to include reference to the wider context of their research in the introduction. 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.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1999Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q2
Condensed Matter Physics1999Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q3
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q2
Mathematical Physics1999Q3
Mathematical Physics2000Q3
Mathematical Physics2001Q3
Mathematical Physics2002Q3
Mathematical Physics2003Q4
Mathematical Physics2004Q4
Mathematical Physics2005Q4
Mathematical Physics2006Q4
Mathematical Physics2007Q4
Mathematical Physics2008Q4
Mathematical Physics2009Q3
Mathematical Physics2010Q3
Mathematical Physics2011Q3
Mathematical Physics2012Q3
Mathematical Physics2013Q3
Mathematical Physics2014Q3
Mathematical Physics2015Q3
Mathematical Physics2016Q3
Mathematical Physics2017Q3
Mathematical Physics2018Q2
Mathematical Physics2019Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)19990.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.668
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.628
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.187
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.164
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.135
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.381
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.508
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.639
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.666
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.031
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.589
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.799
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.730
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.726
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.539
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.693
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.866
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 Cites1999161
Self Cites200085
Self Cites2001134
Self Cites200284
Self Cites200365
Self Cites200486
Self Cites200583
Self Cites200678
Self Cites200777
Self Cites200896
Self Cites2009163
Self Cites201092
Self Cites2011190
Self Cites2012183
Self Cites2013230
Self Cites2014215
Self Cites2015164
Self Cites201694
Self Cites2017151
Self Cites201856
Self Cites201936
Total Cites1999870
Total Cites2000811
Total Cites2001978
Total Cites2002870
Total Cites2003880
Total Cites2004759
Total Cites2005855
Total Cites2006781
Total Cites20071152
Total Cites20081189
Total Cites20091333
Total Cites20101412
Total Cites20111695
Total Cites20121834
Total Cites20132391
Total Cites20142480
Total Cites20152437
Total Cites20162329
Total Cites20172425
Total Cites20181825
Total Cites20191247
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 document19990.527
External Cites per document20000.507
External Cites per document20010.670
External Cites per document20020.577
External Cites per document20030.659
External Cites per document20040.590
External Cites per document20050.683
External Cites per document20060.489
External Cites per document20070.657
External Cites per document20080.709
External Cites per document20090.909
External Cites per document20100.993
External Cites per document20111.008
External Cites per document20121.012
External Cites per document20131.183
External Cites per document20141.122
External Cites per document20151.106
External Cites per document20161.123
External Cites per document20171.487
External Cites per document20181.630
External Cites per document20191.972
Cites per document19990.647
Cites per document20000.566
Cites per document20010.777
Cites per document20020.639
Cites per document20030.712
Cites per document20040.666
Cites per document20050.757
Cites per document20060.543
Cites per document20070.705
Cites per document20080.772
Cites per document20091.036
Cites per document20101.062
Cites per document20111.135
Cites per document20121.124
Cites per document20131.309
Cites per document20141.228
Cites per document20151.185
Cites per document20161.170
Cites per document20171.586
Cites per document20181.682
Cites per document20192.031
% 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 documents20001
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents200210
Non-citable documents200312
Non-citable documents200418
Non-citable documents200530
Non-citable documents200643
Non-citable documents200747
Non-citable documents200832
Non-citable documents200929
Non-citable documents201031
Non-citable documents201142
Non-citable documents201244
Non-citable documents201354
Non-citable documents201460
Non-citable documents201578
Non-citable documents2016104
Non-citable documents2017103
Non-citable documents201879
Non-citable documents201934
Citable documents19991345
Citable documents20001432
Citable documents20011259
Citable documents20021362
Citable documents20031236
Citable documents20041140
Citable documents20051130
Citable documents20061439
Citable documents20071635
Citable documents20081541
Citable documents20091287
Citable documents20101329
Citable documents20111493
Citable documents20121632
Citable documents20131826
Citable documents20142019
Citable documents20152056
Citable documents20161990
Citable documents20171529
Citable documents20181085
Citable documents2019614
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 documents1999907
Uncited documents20001001
Uncited documents2001825
Uncited documents2002956
Uncited documents2003824
Uncited documents2004770
Uncited documents2005725
Uncited documents20061046
Uncited documents20071124
Uncited documents20081014
Uncited documents2009759
Uncited documents2010743
Uncited documents2011841
Uncited documents2012906
Uncited documents2013937
Uncited documents20141037
Uncited documents20151083
Uncited documents20161084
Uncited documents2017744
Uncited documents2018513
Uncited documents2019263
Cited documents1999440
Cited documents2000432
Cited documents2001436
Cited documents2002416
Cited documents2003424
Cited documents2004388
Cited documents2005435
Cited documents2006436
Cited documents2007558
Cited documents2008559
Cited documents2009557
Cited documents2010617
Cited documents2011694
Cited documents2012770
Cited documents2013943
Cited documents20141042
Cited documents20151051
Cited documents20161010
Cited documents2017888
Cited documents2018651
Cited documents2019385
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