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Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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1963, 1965, 1967-2020



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General and cross-disciplinary physics, Condensed matter physics, Quantum information, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Nonlinear science, Statistical physics, Mathematical physics, Computational physics, AMO, Physics of complex systems, Plasma physics, Fluid physics, Optical physics, Biological physics and nanoscience 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.

Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
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)19991.162
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.298
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.951
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.655
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.706
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.196
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.003
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.366
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.465
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.555
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.671
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.757
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.191
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.493
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 Cites1999464
Self Cites2000403
Self Cites2001436
Self Cites2002539
Self Cites2003495
Self Cites2004513
Self Cites2005633
Self Cites2006615
Self Cites2007686
Self Cites2008901
Self Cites2009642
Self Cites2010486
Self Cites2011405
Self Cites2012340
Self Cites2013255
Self Cites2014257
Self Cites2015184
Self Cites2016231
Self Cites2017222
Self Cites2018218
Self Cites2019205
Total Cites19993222
Total Cites20003255
Total Cites20013742
Total Cites20023873
Total Cites20033692
Total Cites20044180
Total Cites20054610
Total Cites20064534
Total Cites20074901
Total Cites20086657
Total Cites20097947
Total Cites20107389
Total Cites20116454
Total Cites20125206
Total Cites20134349
Total Cites20143754
Total Cites20153449
Total Cites20163139
Total Cites20173568
Total Cites20183872
Total Cites20194188
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 document19990.995
External Cites per document20001.026
External Cites per document20011.244
External Cites per document20021.322
External Cites per document20031.294
External Cites per document20041.396
External Cites per document20051.476
External Cites per document20061.431
External Cites per document20071.467
External Cites per document20081.899
External Cites per document20092.133
External Cites per document20102.155
External Cites per document20112.009
External Cites per document20121.946
External Cites per document20131.776
External Cites per document20141.755
External Cites per document20151.782
External Cites per document20161.702
External Cites per document20171.879
External Cites per document20182.032
External Cites per document20192.250
Cites per document19991.162
Cites per document20001.170
Cites per document20011.408
Cites per document20021.536
Cites per document20031.495
Cites per document20041.592
Cites per document20051.711
Cites per document20061.655
Cites per document20071.706
Cites per document20082.196
Cites per document20092.320
Cites per document20102.307
Cites per document20112.143
Cites per document20122.082
Cites per document20131.887
Cites per document20141.884
Cites per document20151.883
Cites per document20161.837
Cites per document20172.003
Cites per document20182.154
Cites per document20192.366
% 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 documents199942
Non-citable documents200035
Non-citable documents200136
Non-citable documents200236
Non-citable documents200352
Non-citable documents200441
Non-citable documents200551
Non-citable documents200650
Non-citable documents200758
Non-citable documents200869
Non-citable documents200979
Non-citable documents201088
Non-citable documents201184
Non-citable documents201261
Non-citable documents201351
Non-citable documents201440
Non-citable documents201538
Non-citable documents201632
Non-citable documents201767
Non-citable documents201895
Non-citable documents2019108
Citable documents19992772
Citable documents20002781
Citable documents20012658
Citable documents20022521
Citable documents20032470
Citable documents20042626
Citable documents20052694
Citable documents20062739
Citable documents20072873
Citable documents20083031
Citable documents20093425
Citable documents20103203
Citable documents20113011
Citable documents20122501
Citable documents20132305
Citable documents20141993
Citable documents20151832
Citable documents20161709
Citable documents20171781
Citable documents20181798
Citable documents20191770
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 documents19991359
Uncited documents20001408
Uncited documents20011281
Uncited documents20021224
Uncited documents20031213
Uncited documents20041189
Uncited documents20051128
Uncited documents20061181
Uncited documents20071241
Uncited documents20081218
Uncited documents20091341
Uncited documents20101183
Uncited documents20111193
Uncited documents2012918
Uncited documents2013893
Uncited documents2014791
Uncited documents2015691
Uncited documents2016641
Uncited documents2017659
Uncited documents2018672
Uncited documents2019643
Cited documents19991455
Cited documents20001408
Cited documents20011413
Cited documents20021333
Cited documents20031309
Cited documents20041478
Cited documents20051617
Cited documents20061608
Cited documents20071690
Cited documents20081882
Cited documents20092163
Cited documents20102108
Cited documents20111902
Cited documents20121644
Cited documents20131463
Cited documents20141242
Cited documents20151179
Cited documents20161100
Cited documents20171189
Cited documents20181221
Cited documents20191235
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