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Nature Physics

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope Nature Physics publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics, pure and applied. The journal content reflects core physics disciplines, but is also open to a broad range of topics whose central theme falls within the bounds of physics. Theoretical physics, particularly where it is pertinent to experiment, also features. Nature Physics is committed to publishing top-tier original research in physics through a fair and rigorous review process. It offers readers and authors high visibility, access to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rapid publication, and independence from academic societies and other vested interests. The journal features two primary research paper formats: Letters and Articles. In addition to publishing primary research, Nature Physics serves as a central source for top-quality information for the physics community through Review Articles, News & Views, Research Highlights on important developments published throughout the physics literature, Commentaries, Book Reviews, and Correspondence. Research areas covered in the journal include: -Astrophysics and cosmology -High-energy and particle physics -Nuclear physics -Plasma physics -Atomic and molecular physics -Chemical physics -Biophysics -Fluid dynamics -Electronics and device physics -Nanotechnology -Quantum physics and quantum technologies -Optical physics and photonics -Condensed-matter physics -Soft condensed-matter physics -Statistical physics, thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamics -Networks and complex systems -Information theory and computation -Geophysics


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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)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

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.458
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.768
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201316.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201416.028
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201516.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201618.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201717.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201817.948
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20099.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201113.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201215.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201316.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201416.555
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201516.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201617.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201718.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201817.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20088.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20099.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201012.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201113.803
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201215.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201316.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201416.428
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201515.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201618.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201718.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201816.439
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20068
Self Cites200753
Self Cites200866
Self Cites2009124
Self Cites2010138
Self Cites2011160
Self Cites2012143
Self Cites2013133
Self Cites2014133
Self Cites2015125
Self Cites2016126
Self Cites2017159
Self Cites2018176
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006314
Total Cites20071891
Total Cites20083789
Total Cites20096039
Total Cites20107543
Total Cites20118889
Total Cites201210098
Total Cites201310079
Total Cites20149420
Total Cites20158720
Total Cites20169249
Total Cites201710359
Total Cites201811422
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 document20050
External Cites per document20065.464
External Cites per document20077.180
External Cites per document20088.310
External Cites per document20099.525
External Cites per document201011.754
External Cites per document201113.126
External Cites per document201215.434
External Cites per document201315.990
External Cites per document201416.322
External Cites per document201516.689
External Cites per document201617.410
External Cites per document201717.958
External Cites per document201817.655
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20065.607
Cites per document20077.387
Cites per document20088.458
Cites per document20099.725
Cites per document201011.973
Cites per document201113.367
Cites per document201215.656
Cites per document201316.204
Cites per document201416.555
Cites per document201516.932
Cites per document201617.651
Cites per document201718.238
Cites per document201817.931
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200732
Non-citable documents200868
Non-citable documents2009102
Non-citable documents2010129
Non-citable documents2011158
Non-citable documents2012181
Non-citable documents2013196
Non-citable documents2014231
Non-citable documents2015269
Non-citable documents2016307
Non-citable documents2017282
Non-citable documents2018252
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200656
Citable documents2007256
Citable documents2008448
Citable documents2009621
Citable documents2010630
Citable documents2011665
Citable documents2012645
Citable documents2013622
Citable documents2014569
Citable documents2015515
Citable documents2016524
Citable documents2017568
Citable documents2018637
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 documents20050
Uncited documents200628
Uncited documents2007130
Uncited documents2008216
Uncited documents2009292
Uncited documents2010266
Uncited documents2011284
Uncited documents2012261
Uncited documents2013255
Uncited documents2014265
Uncited documents2015286
Uncited documents2016297
Uncited documents2017271
Uncited documents2018243
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200634
Cited documents2007158
Cited documents2008300
Cited documents2009431
Cited documents2010493
Cited documents2011539
Cited documents2012565
Cited documents2013563
Cited documents2014535
Cited documents2015498
Cited documents2016534
Cited documents2017579
Cited documents2018646
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