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Physica Scripta

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryMathematics
Mathematical Physics

Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Condensed Matter Physics
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1979-1980, 1984-1989, 1992-ongoing
Scope Frequency: 6 issues per volume; 2 volumes per year. Supplementary topical issues. Subject coverage. Physica Scripta is an international journal for experimental and theoretical physics comprising strong components of atomic, molecular and optical physics, plasma physics, condensed matter physics and mathematical physics. The journal publishes comments in five different sections and maintains a program of topical issues alongside the regular 12 issues.


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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
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
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
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

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)19990.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.689
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.707
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.909
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.944
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.138
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.008
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.553
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.654
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.003
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.573
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.684
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.936
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.074
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.303
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 Cites1999159
Self Cites200083
Self Cites2001130
Self Cites200283
Self Cites200362
Self Cites200487
Self Cites200582
Self Cites200678
Self Cites200774
Self Cites200896
Self Cites2009161
Self Cites201090
Self Cites2011190
Self Cites2012105
Self Cites201388
Self Cites2014124
Self Cites2015126
Self Cites201666
Self Cites201745
Total Cites1999858
Total Cites2000792
Total Cites2001951
Total Cites2002857
Total Cites2003850
Total Cites2004746
Total Cites2005821
Total Cites2006774
Total Cites20071135
Total Cites20081181
Total Cites20091299
Total Cites20101371
Total Cites20111609
Total Cites20121637
Total Cites20132061
Total Cites20142242
Total Cites20152154
Total Cites20162126
Total Cites20171835
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 document19990.520
External Cites per document20000.495
External Cites per document20010.652
External Cites per document20020.568
External Cites per document20030.638
External Cites per document20040.578
External Cites per document20050.654
External Cites per document20060.484
External Cites per document20070.649
External Cites per document20080.704
External Cites per document20090.884
External Cites per document20100.964
External Cites per document20110.950
External Cites per document20120.939
External Cites per document20131.043
External Cites per document20141.016
External Cites per document20150.956
External Cites per document20161.035
External Cites per document20171.171
Cites per document19990.638
Cites per document20000.553
Cites per document20010.755
Cites per document20020.629
Cites per document20030.688
Cites per document20040.654
Cites per document20050.727
Cites per document20060.538
Cites per document20070.694
Cites per document20080.766
Cites per document20091.009
Cites per document20101.032
Cites per document20111.078
Cites per document20121.003
Cites per document20131.090
Cites per document20141.076
Cites per document20151.016
Cites per document20161.068
Cites per document20171.200
% 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 documents201356
Non-citable documents201462
Non-citable documents201580
Non-citable documents2016104
Non-citable documents2017103
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 documents20131891
Citable documents20142084
Citable documents20152121
Citable documents20161990
Citable documents20171529
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 documents1999908
Uncited documents20001012
Uncited documents2001831
Uncited documents2002963
Uncited documents2003835
Uncited documents2004772
Uncited documents2005735
Uncited documents20061051
Uncited documents20071134
Uncited documents20081014
Uncited documents2009763
Uncited documents2010755
Uncited documents2011864
Uncited documents2012956
Uncited documents20131064
Uncited documents20141149
Uncited documents20151209
Uncited documents20161130
Uncited documents2017832
Cited documents1999439
Cited documents2000421
Cited documents2001430
Cited documents2002409
Cited documents2003413
Cited documents2004386
Cited documents2005425
Cited documents2006431
Cited documents2007548
Cited documents2008559
Cited documents2009553
Cited documents2010605
Cited documents2011671
Cited documents2012720
Cited documents2013883
Cited documents2014997
Cited documents2015992
Cited documents2016964
Cited documents2017800
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