Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Physical Review Lettersopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

American Physical Society

H-Index

647

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

00319007, 10797114

Coverage

1958-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

prl@aps.org

Scope

PRL covers the full range of applied, fundamental, and interdisciplinary physics research topics: General physics, including statistical and quantum mechanics and quantum information Gravitation, astrophysics, and cosmology Elementary particles and fields Nuclear physics Atomic, molecular, and optical physics Nonlinear dynamics, fluid dynamics, and classical optics Plasma and beam physics Condensed matter and materials physics Polymers, soft matter, biological, climate and interdisciplinary physics, including networks Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2021Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19995.771
20005.360
20015.884
20025.386
20034.661
20043.847
20054.082
20064.781
20075.950
20086.194
20096.325
20106.450
20116.314
20126.292
20135.675
20145.232
20154.656
20164.196
20173.622
20183.571
20193.588
20203.688
20213.246
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
19992881
20003082
20014320
20024613
20034925
20044168
20053787
20063910
20073691
20084064
20093575
20103249
20113344
20123863
20133728
20142794
20152544
20162356
20172524
20182836
20192699
20202799
20212426
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)19995.825
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20006.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20017.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20027.225
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20036.277
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.942
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20097.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20107.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20138.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.927
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20168.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.320
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20209.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20219.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19995.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20006.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20017.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20027.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20036.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.849
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.092
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20107.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.913
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.937
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.055
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20168.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20189.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20209.004
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20219.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19995.740
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20006.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20017.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20027.003
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20087.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20107.806
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20147.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20168.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20209.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20218.928
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites19995417
Self Cites20005729
Self Cites20017920
Self Cites20028878
Self Cites20039238
Self Cites20047530
Self Cites20057563
Self Cites20067716
Self Cites20077934
Self Cites20088019
Self Cites20097161
Self Cites20106454
Self Cites20116208
Self Cites20127429
Self Cites20137797
Self Cites20146274
Self Cites20155455
Self Cites20164841
Self Cites20174651
Self Cites20185245
Self Cites20195207
Self Cites20205851
Self Cites20215457
Total Cites199949671
Total Cites200056261
Total Cites200166422
Total Cites200274843
Total Cites200373459
Total Cites200467198
Total Cites200575922
Total Cites200680873
Total Cites200784143
Total Cites200881618
Total Cites200987004
Total Cites201087056
Total Cites201186154
Total Cites201283468
Total Cites201386007
Total Cites201486789
Total Cites201583650
Total Cites201676035
Total Cites201767819
Total Cites201867250
Total Cites201967720
Total Cites202072561
Total Cites202176172
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19995.392
External Cites per document20005.942
External Cites per document20016.651
External Cites per document20026.610
External Cites per document20035.551
External Cites per document20044.452
External Cites per document20055.142
External Cites per document20065.815
External Cites per document20076.586
External Cites per document20086.639
External Cites per document20097.035
External Cites per document20107.292
External Cites per document20117.502
External Cites per document20127.651
External Cites per document20137.619
External Cites per document20147.487
External Cites per document20157.624
External Cites per document20167.956
External Cites per document20178.298
External Cites per document20188.456
External Cites per document20198.181
External Cites per document20208.338
External Cites per document20218.541
Cites per document19995.825
Cites per document20006.482
Cites per document20017.337
Cites per document20027.278
Cites per document20036.114
Cites per document20044.849
Cites per document20055.539
Cites per document20066.279
Cites per document20077.092
Cites per document20087.167
Cites per document20097.459
Cites per document20107.684
Cites per document20117.913
Cites per document20128.209
Cites per document20138.226
Cites per document20147.937
Cites per document20158.055
Cites per document20168.387
Cites per document20178.815
Cites per document20189.058
Cites per document20198.777
Cites per document20209.004
Cites per document20219.140
% 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
199942.49
200044.78
200139.44
200235.27
200341.58
200444.96
200545.13
200644.35
200746.76
200847.49
200947.86
201050.26
201149.52
201250.82
201351.23
201452.76
201553.46
201656.45
201754.04
201855.43
201957.91
202056.88
202157.87
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents1999319
Non-citable documents2000176
Non-citable documents2001257
Non-citable documents2002303
Non-citable documents2003445
Non-citable documents2004456
Non-citable documents2005412
Non-citable documents2006300
Non-citable documents2007293
Non-citable documents2008302
Non-citable documents2009316
Non-citable documents2010277
Non-citable documents2011232
Non-citable documents2012230
Non-citable documents2013191
Non-citable documents2014181
Non-citable documents2015129
Non-citable documents2016118
Non-citable documents201782
Non-citable documents201891
Non-citable documents201975
Non-citable documents202058
Non-citable documents202155
Citable documents19998208
Citable documents20008504
Citable documents20018796
Citable documents20029980
Citable documents200311570
Citable documents200413402
Citable documents200513294
Citable documents200612580
Citable documents200711572
Citable documents200811086
Citable documents200911349
Citable documents201011053
Citable documents201110656
Citable documents20129938
Citable documents201310265
Citable documents201410754
Citable documents201510256
Citable documents20168948
Citable documents20177612
Citable documents20187333
Citable documents20197641
Citable documents20208001
Citable documents20218279
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents19991088
Uncited documents20001027
Uncited documents20011071
Uncited documents20022069
Uncited documents20033232
Uncited documents20045091
Uncited documents20054214
Uncited documents20062888
Uncited documents20071387
Uncited documents2008904
Uncited documents2009907
Uncited documents2010898
Uncited documents2011840
Uncited documents2012751
Uncited documents2013699
Uncited documents2014679
Uncited documents2015683
Uncited documents2016579
Uncited documents2017473
Uncited documents2018490
Uncited documents2019541
Uncited documents2020538
Uncited documents2021518
Cited documents19997439
Cited documents20007653
Cited documents20017982
Cited documents20028214
Cited documents20038783
Cited documents20048767
Cited documents20059492
Cited documents20069992
Cited documents200710478
Cited documents200810484
Cited documents200910758
Cited documents201010432
Cited documents201110048
Cited documents20129417
Cited documents20139757
Cited documents201410256
Cited documents20159702
Cited documents20168487
Cited documents20177221
Cited documents20186934
Cited documents20197175
Cited documents20207521
Cited documents20217816
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