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Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10941622, 10502947
Scope Physical Review A (PRA) provides a dependable resource of worldwide developments in the rapidly evolving area of atomic, molecular and optical physics and related fundamental concepts. The journal contains articles on quantum mechanics including quantum information theory, atomic and molecular structure and dynamics, collisions and interactions (including interactions with surfaces and solids), clusters (including fullerenes), atomic and molecular processes in external fields, matter waves (including Bose-Einstein condensation) and quantum optics. New sections on quantum communication, computation, cryptography and matter waves are growing rapidly.


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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 Optics1999Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1

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)19992.582
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.449
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.741
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.313
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.963
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.984
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.086
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20003.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.613
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 Cites19993192
Self Cites20005904
Self Cites20016637
Self Cites20027807
Self Cites20038080
Self Cites20045033
Self Cites20055140
Self Cites20065334
Self Cites20075573
Self Cites20086090
Self Cites20096043
Self Cites20107063
Self Cites20117523
Self Cites20127793
Self Cites20138043
Self Cites20147242
Self Cites20156920
Self Cites20167000
Self Cites20176700
Total Cites19999902
Total Cites200012369
Total Cites200114159
Total Cites200215942
Total Cites200317396
Total Cites200415015
Total Cites200516219
Total Cites200616618
Total Cites200718026
Total Cites200818442
Total Cites200920196
Total Cites201021082
Total Cites201123399
Total Cites201224948
Total Cites201325898
Total Cites201424673
Total Cites201521815
Total Cites201622058
Total Cites201720074
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 document19991.750
External Cites per document20001.655
External Cites per document20011.456
External Cites per document20021.200
External Cites per document20031.056
External Cites per document20041.051
External Cites per document20051.300
External Cites per document20061.570
External Cites per document20072.047
External Cites per document20081.932
External Cites per document20092.078
External Cites per document20101.943
External Cites per document20112.024
External Cites per document20122.114
External Cites per document20132.128
External Cites per document20142.091
External Cites per document20151.794
External Cites per document20161.867
External Cites per document20171.678
Cites per document19992.582
Cites per document20003.167
Cites per document20012.741
Cites per document20022.352
Cites per document20031.972
Cites per document20041.582
Cites per document20051.903
Cites per document20062.313
Cites per document20072.963
Cites per document20082.885
Cites per document20092.965
Cites per document20102.922
Cites per document20112.984
Cites per document20123.075
Cites per document20133.086
Cites per document20142.959
Cites per document20152.627
Cites per document20162.735
Cites per document20172.519
% 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 documents199970
Non-citable documents200054
Non-citable documents200153
Non-citable documents200278
Non-citable documents2003120
Non-citable documents2004170
Non-citable documents2005162
Non-citable documents2006185
Non-citable documents2007199
Non-citable documents2008235
Non-citable documents2009211
Non-citable documents2010167
Non-citable documents2011139
Non-citable documents2012167
Non-citable documents2013205
Non-citable documents2014236
Non-citable documents2015192
Non-citable documents2016195
Non-citable documents2017210
Citable documents19993835
Citable documents20003906
Citable documents20015166
Citable documents20026778
Citable documents20038823
Citable documents20049494
Citable documents20058522
Citable documents20067185
Citable documents20076083
Citable documents20086392
Citable documents20096811
Citable documents20107216
Citable documents20117842
Citable documents20128114
Citable documents20138391
Citable documents20148338
Citable documents20158303
Citable documents20168066
Citable documents20177969
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 documents19991074
Uncited documents20001093
Uncited documents20012217
Uncited documents20023538
Uncited documents20035214
Uncited documents20045843
Uncited documents20054617
Uncited documents20063165
Uncited documents20071656
Uncited documents20081661
Uncited documents20091651
Uncited documents20101688
Uncited documents20111755
Uncited documents20121886
Uncited documents20131966
Uncited documents20142030
Uncited documents20152140
Uncited documents20162007
Uncited documents20172152
Cited documents19992831
Cited documents20002867
Cited documents20013002
Cited documents20023318
Cited documents20033729
Cited documents20043821
Cited documents20054067
Cited documents20064205
Cited documents20074626
Cited documents20084966
Cited documents20095371
Cited documents20105695
Cited documents20116226
Cited documents20126395
Cited documents20136630
Cited documents20146544
Cited documents20156355
Cited documents20166254
Cited documents20176027
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