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

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1963, 1965, 1967-ongoing
Scope Physics Letters A offers an exciting publication outlet for novel and frontier physics. It encourages the submission of new research on: condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, nonlinear science, statistical physics, mathematical and computational physics, general and cross-disciplinary physics (including foundations), atomic, molecular and cluster physics, plasma and fluid physics, optical physics, biological physics and nanoscience. No articles on High Energy and Nuclear Physics are published in Physics Letters A. The journal high standard and wide dissemination ensures a broad readership amongst the physics community. Rapid publication times and flexible length restrictions give Physics Letters A the edge over other journals in the field.


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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.

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

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)20011.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.421
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.539
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.614
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.151
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.296
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.943
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.928
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.169
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.410
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.539
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.495
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.546
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.620
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.448
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.812
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.858
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.210
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 Cites2006592
Self Cites2007638
Self Cites2008824
Self Cites2009598
Self Cites2010469
Self Cites2011399
Self Cites2012339
Self Cites2013255
Self Cites2014257
Self Cites2015184
Self Cites2016229
Self Cites2017222
Self Cites2018218
Total Cites19993227
Total Cites20003256
Total Cites20013748
Total Cites20023879
Total Cites20033699
Total Cites20044173
Total Cites20054598
Total Cites20064255
Total Cites20074569
Total Cites20085990
Total Cites20097085
Total Cites20107044
Total Cites20116191
Total Cites20125164
Total Cites20134346
Total Cites20143750
Total Cites20153442
Total Cites20163122
Total Cites20173540
Total Cites20183820
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 document20001.024
External Cites per document20011.246
External Cites per document20021.325
External Cites per document20031.295
External Cites per document20041.391
External Cites per document20051.467
External Cites per document20061.331
External Cites per document20071.384
External Cites per document20081.745
External Cites per document20091.988
External Cites per document20102.139
External Cites per document20111.983
External Cites per document20121.935
External Cites per document20131.771
External Cites per document20141.753
External Cites per document20151.777
External Cites per document20161.688
External Cites per document20171.862
External Cites per document20182.003
Cites per document19991.162
Cites per document20001.169
Cites per document20011.410
Cites per document20021.539
Cites per document20031.495
Cites per document20041.586
Cites per document20051.701
Cites per document20061.546
Cites per document20071.608
Cites per document20082.023
Cites per document20092.171
Cites per document20102.291
Cites per document20112.119
Cites per document20122.071
Cites per document20131.881
Cites per document20141.882
Cites per document20151.878
Cites per document20161.821
Cites per document20171.987
Cites per document20182.125
% 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 documents200347
Non-citable documents200436
Non-citable documents200542
Non-citable documents200637
Non-citable documents200742
Non-citable documents200848
Non-citable documents200958
Non-citable documents201065
Non-citable documents201165
Non-citable documents201251
Non-citable documents201346
Non-citable documents201440
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201630
Non-citable documents201763
Non-citable documents201895
Citable documents19992777
Citable documents20002786
Citable documents20012658
Citable documents20022521
Citable documents20032475
Citable documents20042631
Citable documents20052703
Citable documents20062752
Citable documents20072841
Citable documents20082961
Citable documents20093263
Citable documents20103074
Citable documents20112921
Citable documents20122494
Citable documents20132310
Citable documents20141993
Citable documents20151833
Citable documents20161714
Citable documents20171782
Citable documents20181798
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 documents19991365
Uncited documents20001413
Uncited documents20011281
Uncited documents20021225
Uncited documents20031213
Uncited documents20041190
Uncited documents20051131
Uncited documents20061222
Uncited documents20071261
Uncited documents20081225
Uncited documents20091299
Uncited documents20101134
Uncited documents20111144
Uncited documents2012916
Uncited documents2013892
Uncited documents2014792
Uncited documents2015689
Uncited documents2016646
Uncited documents2017661
Uncited documents2018682
Cited documents19991454
Cited documents20001408
Cited documents20011413
Cited documents20021332
Cited documents20031309
Cited documents20041477
Cited documents20051614
Cited documents20061567
Cited documents20071622
Cited documents20081784
Cited documents20092022
Cited documents20102005
Cited documents20111842
Cited documents20121629
Cited documents20131464
Cited documents20141241
Cited documents20151181
Cited documents20161098
Cited documents20171184
Cited documents20181211
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