Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Reviews of Modern Physics


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


American Physical Society



Publication type



00346861, 15390756





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Reviews of Modern Physics (RMP) is the world’s premier physics review journal and the most highly cited Physical Review publication. Written by leading international researchers, RMP’s in-depth essays provide outstanding coverage of a topic and give context and background for current research trends. RMP covers the full range of applied, fundamental, and interdisciplinary physics research topics: Atomic, molecular, and optical physics, Biological physics, Chemical physics, Condensed matter physics, Soft matter physics, Plasma physics and fusion, Particle-beam physics, Nuclear physics, High-energy physics, particles and fields, Astrophysics, General physics, Mathematical physics, Applications of physics, Quantum information, Computational physics. 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)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)199913.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200014.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200117.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200222.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200324.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200434.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200539.015
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200642.534
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200739.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200839.578
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200943.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201048.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201148.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201259.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201357.122
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201448.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201548.221
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201639.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201741.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201844.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201947.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)199913.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200014.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200117.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200220.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200332.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200436.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200538.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200636.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200738.362
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200838.394
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200940.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201049.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201150.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201258.371
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201348.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201445.558
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201537.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201639.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201741.080
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201842.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201946.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)199915.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200013.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200114.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200228.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200334.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200435.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200532.060
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200634.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200735.692
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200832.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200936.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201055.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201147.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201247.982
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201346.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201432.308
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201536.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201638.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201738.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201839.613
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201945.728
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 Cites199929
Self Cites200021
Self Cites200117
Self Cites200224
Self Cites200323
Self Cites200417
Self Cites200522
Self Cites200625
Self Cites200715
Self Cites200825
Self Cites200928
Self Cites201045
Self Cites201157
Self Cites201255
Self Cites201335
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201523
Self Cites201614
Self Cites201721
Self Cites201836
Self Cites201921
Total Cites19991538
Total Cites20002270
Total Cites20012837
Total Cites20023268
Total Cites20033031
Total Cites20043675
Total Cites20053746
Total Cites20063695
Total Cites20073606
Total Cites20083801
Total Cites20094030
Total Cites20105733
Total Cites20117895
Total Cites20129281
Total Cites20137714
Total Cites20145877
Total Cites20154646
Total Cites20164655
Total Cites20174601
Total Cites20185059
Total Cites20195583
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 document199913.718
External Cites per document200014.056
External Cites per document200117.516
External Cites per document200220.662
External Cites per document200332.000
External Cites per document200436.218
External Cites per document200538.000
External Cites per document200636.700
External Cites per document200738.202
External Cites per document200838.141
External Cites per document200940.020
External Cites per document201049.461
External Cites per document201150.568
External Cites per document201258.025
External Cites per document201348.601
External Cites per document201445.411
External Cites per document201536.984
External Cites per document201639.667
External Cites per document201740.893
External Cites per document201842.568
External Cites per document201945.967
Cites per document199913.982
Cites per document200014.188
Cites per document200117.621
Cites per document200220.815
Cites per document200332.245
Cites per document200436.386
Cites per document200538.224
Cites per document200636.950
Cites per document200738.362
Cites per document200838.394
Cites per document200940.300
Cites per document201049.852
Cites per document201150.935
Cites per document201258.371
Cites per document201348.823
Cites per document201445.558
Cites per document201537.168
Cites per document201639.786
Cites per document201741.080
Cites per document201842.873
Cites per document201946.140
% 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 documents20031
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents201211
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents1999110
Citable documents2000160
Citable documents2001161
Citable documents2002157
Citable documents200394
Citable documents2004101
Citable documents200598
Citable documents2006100
Citable documents200794
Citable documents200899
Citable documents2009100
Citable documents2010115
Citable documents2011155
Citable documents2012159
Citable documents2013158
Citable documents2014129
Citable documents2015125
Citable documents2016117
Citable documents2017112
Citable documents2018118
Citable documents2019121
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 documents199926
Uncited documents200019
Uncited documents200123
Uncited documents200221
Uncited documents20035
Uncited documents20043
Uncited documents20054
Uncited documents20061
Uncited documents20075
Uncited documents20085
Uncited documents20097
Uncited documents201012
Uncited documents201111
Uncited documents20128
Uncited documents201311
Uncited documents20144
Uncited documents20156
Uncited documents20162
Uncited documents20175
Uncited documents20186
Uncited documents201911
Cited documents199984
Cited documents2000141
Cited documents2001138
Cited documents2002136
Cited documents200390
Cited documents2004100
Cited documents200597
Cited documents2006101
Cited documents200792
Cited documents200898
Cited documents2009101
Cited documents2010111
Cited documents2011153
Cited documents2012162
Cited documents2013156
Cited documents2014132
Cited documents2015125
Cited documents2016121
Cited documents2017118
Cited documents2018121
Cited documents2019120
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