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Reports on Progress in Physics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


IOP Publishing Ltd.



Publication type



13616633, 00344885


1934-1942, 1944, 1947, 1949-2020



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Published monthly and covering all branches of physics, Reports on Progress in Physics is a prestigious journal for the publication of reviews surveying the development of selected topics, typically over the previous decade, within a wider context. Articles combine a critical evaluation of the field for established workers with a reliable and accessible introduction for newcomers and specialists in other fields. The journal has traditionally published review articles. Recently two other article types have been introduced to deal with subjects that have not reached a level of maturity necessary for a full review: Reports on Progress and Key Issues Reviews. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
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

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)19997.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20009.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200111.008
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200211.556
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20039.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20049.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200510.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200610.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200712.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200813.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200915.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201014.831
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201115.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201216.584
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201418.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201517.619
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201619.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201716.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201818.364
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201918.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19997.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20008.929
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200111.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200210.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20038.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20048.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200510.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200610.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200712.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200813.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200914.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201014.305
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201116.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201216.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201316.976
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201418.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201518.097
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201616.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201716.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201818.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201917.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19996.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20009.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200110.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20028.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20038.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20047.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20059.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200610.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200712.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200812.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200912.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201014.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201115.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201214.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201317.058
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201419.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201514.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201616.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201715.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201816.827
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201917.443
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 Cites19992
Self Cites20004
Self Cites20015
Self Cites20022
Self Cites20034
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20054
Self Cites200611
Self Cites20078
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20098
Self Cites20104
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201219
Self Cites201312
Self Cites201416
Self Cites201517
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201716
Self Cites201840
Self Cites201919
Total Cites1999652
Total Cites2000759
Total Cites20011054
Total Cites20021071
Total Cites2003914
Total Cites2004983
Total Cites20051241
Total Cites20061423
Total Cites20071760
Total Cites20081872
Total Cites20091701
Total Cites20101502
Total Cites20111823
Total Cites20122167
Total Cites20132818
Total Cites20143363
Total Cites20153366
Total Cites20162821
Total Cites20173107
Total Cites20183994
Total Cites20194316
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 document19997.738
External Cites per document20008.882
External Cites per document200111.656
External Cites per document200210.690
External Cites per document20038.667
External Cites per document20048.664
External Cites per document200510.223
External Cites per document200610.459
External Cites per document200712.426
External Cites per document200813.635
External Cites per document200913.992
External Cites per document201014.267
External Cites per document201116.018
External Cites per document201216.273
External Cites per document201316.904
External Cites per document201418.390
External Cites per document201518.005
External Cites per document201616.609
External Cites per document201716.016
External Cites per document201818.138
External Cites per document201917.611
Cites per document19997.762
Cites per document20008.929
Cites per document200111.711
Cites per document200210.710
Cites per document20038.705
Cites per document20048.699
Cites per document200510.256
Cites per document200610.541
Cites per document200712.482
Cites per document200813.664
Cites per document200914.058
Cites per document201014.305
Cites per document201116.133
Cites per document201216.417
Cites per document201316.976
Cites per document201418.478
Cites per document201518.097
Cites per document201616.692
Cites per document201716.098
Cites per document201818.321
Cites per document201917.689
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20082
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents199984
Citable documents200085
Citable documents200190
Citable documents2002100
Citable documents2003105
Citable documents2004113
Citable documents2005121
Citable documents2006135
Citable documents2007141
Citable documents2008137
Citable documents2009121
Citable documents2010105
Citable documents2011113
Citable documents2012132
Citable documents2013166
Citable documents2014182
Citable documents2015186
Citable documents2016169
Citable documents2017193
Citable documents2018218
Citable documents2019244
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 documents199910
Uncited documents200014
Uncited documents200114
Uncited documents200211
Uncited documents200317
Uncited documents200413
Uncited documents200510
Uncited documents200610
Uncited documents20077
Uncited documents20088
Uncited documents200910
Uncited documents201010
Uncited documents20116
Uncited documents201211
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents20148
Uncited documents20155
Uncited documents201610
Uncited documents20178
Uncited documents201811
Uncited documents20197
Cited documents199974
Cited documents200071
Cited documents200176
Cited documents200289
Cited documents200388
Cited documents2004100
Cited documents2005112
Cited documents2006126
Cited documents2007136
Cited documents2008131
Cited documents2009114
Cited documents201097
Cited documents2011108
Cited documents2012122
Cited documents2013153
Cited documents2014175
Cited documents2015182
Cited documents2016161
Cited documents2017188
Cited documents2018210
Cited documents2019240
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