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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

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)19991.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.296
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.399
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.535
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.683
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.242
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.113
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.826
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.833
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.572
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.087
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.850
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.084
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.141
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.533
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.199
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.826
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.837
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 Cites1999461
Self Cites2000400
Self Cites2001431
Self Cites2002534
Self Cites2003490
Self Cites2004509
Self Cites2005623
Self Cites2006606
Self Cites2007685
Self Cites2008916
Self Cites2009636
Self Cites2010481
Self Cites2011403
Self Cites2012337
Self Cites2013253
Self Cites2014252
Self Cites2015184
Self Cites2016227
Self Cites2017217
Total Cites19993185
Total Cites20003220
Total Cites20013693
Total Cites20023849
Total Cites20033664
Total Cites20044147
Total Cites20054549
Total Cites20064482
Total Cites20074852
Total Cites20086647
Total Cites20097886
Total Cites20107339
Total Cites20116400
Total Cites20125160
Total Cites20134311
Total Cites20143716
Total Cites20153385
Total Cites20163061
Total Cites20173405
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 document19990.963
External Cites per document20000.996
External Cites per document20011.222
External Cites per document20021.313
External Cites per document20031.280
External Cites per document20041.379
External Cites per document20051.448
External Cites per document20061.404
External Cites per document20071.436
External Cites per document20081.864
External Cites per document20092.085
External Cites per document20102.100
External Cites per document20111.956
External Cites per document20121.903
External Cites per document20131.745
External Cites per document20141.724
External Cites per document20151.736
External Cites per document20161.644
External Cites per document20171.766
Cites per document19991.125
Cites per document20001.137
Cites per document20011.383
Cites per document20021.524
Cites per document20031.478
Cites per document20041.572
Cites per document20051.677
Cites per document20061.623
Cites per document20071.672
Cites per document20082.162
Cites per document20092.267
Cites per document20102.248
Cites per document20112.087
Cites per document20122.036
Cites per document20131.853
Cites per document20141.850
Cites per document20151.836
Cites per document20161.776
Cites per document20171.886
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents200124
Non-citable documents200232
Non-citable documents200343
Non-citable documents200429
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200628
Non-citable documents200729
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201026
Non-citable documents201129
Non-citable documents201228
Non-citable documents201330
Non-citable documents201424
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201739
Citable documents19992830
Citable documents20002831
Citable documents20012670
Citable documents20022525
Citable documents20032479
Citable documents20042638
Citable documents20052712
Citable documents20062761
Citable documents20072902
Citable documents20083075
Citable documents20093478
Citable documents20103265
Citable documents20113066
Citable documents20122534
Citable documents20132326
Citable documents20142009
Citable documents20151844
Citable documents20161724
Citable documents20171805
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 documents19991387
Uncited documents20001427
Uncited documents20011292
Uncited documents20021234
Uncited documents20031226
Uncited documents20041195
Uncited documents20051139
Uncited documents20061187
Uncited documents20071255
Uncited documents20081222
Uncited documents20091351
Uncited documents20101188
Uncited documents20111201
Uncited documents2012930
Uncited documents2013901
Uncited documents2014801
Uncited documents2015694
Uncited documents2016652
Uncited documents2017693
Cited documents19991443
Cited documents20001405
Cited documents20011402
Cited documents20021323
Cited documents20031296
Cited documents20041472
Cited documents20051606
Cited documents20061602
Cited documents20071676
Cited documents20081878
Cited documents20092153
Cited documents20102103
Cited documents20111894
Cited documents20121632
Cited documents20131455
Cited documents20141232
Cited documents20151173
Cited documents20161090
Cited documents20171151
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