Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Physics World

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

IOP Publishing Ltd.

H-Index

43

Publication type

Trade Journals

ISSN

09538585

Coverage

1994-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

tami.freeman@ioppublishing.org

Scope

Physics World is the world's leading physics magazine. Every month it brings you features from the world's top physicists and science writers, comprehensive news and analysis, incisive opinion pieces, sound careers advice, reviews of the best new books and multimedia, and the ever-popular Lateral Thoughts page. 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)1999Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2020Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2021Q4
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
19990.551
20000.861
20010.570
20020.759
20030.461
20040.486
20050.253
20060.208
20070.332
20080.267
20090.248
20100.271
20110.230
20120.193
20130.196
20140.146
20150.119
20160.109
20170.105
20180.105
20190.104
20200.107
20210.124
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
1999144
2000213
200155
2002308
2003310
2004188
2005292
2006224
2007195
2008187
2009127
201091
201177
201272
201382
2014100
201576
201666
201765
2018326
2019341
2020311
2021155
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)19990.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.232
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.168
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.103
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.102
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20200.031
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20210.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20200.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20210.041
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.701
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.159
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.188
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.168
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.110
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.069
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.023
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20200.025
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20210.048
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 Cites199916
Self Cites200017
Self Cites20019
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20042
Self Cites20052
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Self Cites20093
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20130
Self Cites20140
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Self Cites20190
Self Cites20200
Self Cites20210
Total Cites1999173
Total Cites2000250
Total Cites2001268
Total Cites2002312
Total Cites2003209
Total Cites2004181
Total Cites2005110
Total Cites2006105
Total Cites2007140
Total Cites2008124
Total Cites2009103
Total Cites201081
Total Cites201175
Total Cites201249
Total Cites201344
Total Cites201435
Total Cites201523
Total Cites201623
Total Cites201721
Total Cites201812
Total Cites201912
Total Cites202021
Total Cites202140
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 document19990.394
External Cites per document20000.593
External Cites per document20010.595
External Cites per document20020.849
External Cites per document20030.477
External Cites per document20040.401
External Cites per document20050.195
External Cites per document20060.209
External Cites per document20070.324
External Cites per document20080.331
External Cites per document20090.292
External Cites per document20100.233
External Cites per document20110.229
External Cites per document20120.170
External Cites per document20130.184
External Cites per document20140.152
External Cites per document20150.091
External Cites per document20160.089
External Cites per document20170.088
External Cites per document20180.059
External Cites per document20190.062
External Cites per document20200.112
External Cites per document20210.226
Cites per document19990.427
Cites per document20000.610
Cites per document20010.549
Cites per document20020.757
Cites per document20030.363
Cites per document20040.269
Cites per document20050.136
Cites per document20060.133
Cites per document20070.199
Cites per document20080.174
Cites per document20090.170
Cites per document20100.159
Cites per document20110.185
Cites per document20120.166
Cites per document20130.183
Cites per document20140.152
Cites per document20150.091
Cites per document20160.089
Cites per document20170.087
Cites per document20180.058
Cites per document20190.026
Cites per document20200.029
Cites per document20210.041
% 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
19997.64
20003.76
200110.91
20020.65
20032.26
20043.72
20054.79
20063.13
20072.56
200810.16
20094.72
20104.40
20113.90
20124.17
20134.88
20141.00
20152.63
20163.03
20173.08
20180.61
20192.64
20201.61
20213.23
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 documents19997
Non-citable documents200017
Non-citable documents200153
Non-citable documents200247
Non-citable documents2003140
Non-citable documents2004227
Non-citable documents2005251
Non-citable documents2006292
Non-citable documents2007272
Non-citable documents2008336
Non-citable documents2009263
Non-citable documents2010166
Non-citable documents201177
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents2019263
Non-citable documents2020544
Non-citable documents2021801
Citable documents1999398
Citable documents2000393
Citable documents2001435
Citable documents2002365
Citable documents2003436
Citable documents2004446
Citable documents2005555
Citable documents2006498
Citable documents2007432
Citable documents2008375
Citable documents2009343
Citable documents2010343
Citable documents2011328
Citable documents2012288
Citable documents2013239
Citable documents2014230
Citable documents2015254
Citable documents2016258
Citable documents2017240
Citable documents2018204
Citable documents2019194
Citable documents2020188
Citable documents2021177
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 documents1999342
Uncited documents2000336
Uncited documents2001399
Uncited documents2002336
Uncited documents2003518
Uncited documents2004627
Uncited documents2005747
Uncited documents2006740
Uncited documents2007646
Uncited documents2008672
Uncited documents2009567
Uncited documents2010475
Uncited documents2011371
Uncited documents2012269
Uncited documents2013219
Uncited documents2014215
Uncited documents2015236
Uncited documents2016246
Uncited documents2017227
Uncited documents2018197
Uncited documents2019445
Uncited documents2020711
Uncited documents2021949
Cited documents199963
Cited documents200074
Cited documents200189
Cited documents200276
Cited documents200358
Cited documents200446
Cited documents200559
Cited documents200650
Cited documents200758
Cited documents200839
Cited documents200939
Cited documents201034
Cited documents201134
Cited documents201226
Cited documents201321
Cited documents201416
Cited documents201518
Cited documents201612
Cited documents201715
Cited documents201810
Cited documents201912
Cited documents202021
Cited documents202129
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