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Nature Physics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Nature Publishing Group



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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 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)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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20089.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200910.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.814
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201316.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201416.059
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201516.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201618.499
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201717.799
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201818.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201918.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20089.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200910.189
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201113.465
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201215.718
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201316.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201416.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201517.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201617.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201718.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201818.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201917.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.875
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20089.116
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200910.050
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201012.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201113.936
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201215.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201316.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201416.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201515.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201618.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201718.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201816.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201918.160
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 Cites20069
Self Cites200762
Self Cites200875
Self Cites2009157
Self Cites2010146
Self Cites2011170
Self Cites2012145
Self Cites2013133
Self Cites2014133
Self Cites2015125
Self Cites2016126
Self Cites2017159
Self Cites2018178
Self Cites2019163
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006329
Total Cites20072175
Total Cites20084565
Total Cites20096888
Total Cites20108092
Total Cites20119143
Total Cites201210358
Total Cites201310099
Total Cites20149424
Total Cites20158739
Total Cites20169286
Total Cites201710433
Total Cites201811683
Total Cites201910958
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 document20065.714
External Cites per document20077.768
External Cites per document20088.926
External Cites per document20099.957
External Cites per document201011.634
External Cites per document201113.215
External Cites per document201215.498
External Cites per document201316.023
External Cites per document201416.357
External Cites per document201516.759
External Cites per document201617.514
External Cites per document201718.120
External Cites per document201818.090
External Cites per document201917.355
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20065.875
Cites per document20077.996
Cites per document20089.076
Cites per document200910.189
Cites per document201011.848
Cites per document201113.465
Cites per document201215.718
Cites per document201316.236
Cites per document201416.592
Cites per document201517.002
Cites per document201617.755
Cites per document201718.400
Cites per document201818.369
Cites per document201917.617
% 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 documents200745
Non-citable documents200883
Non-citable documents2009117
Non-citable documents2010133
Non-citable documents2011160
Non-citable documents2012183
Non-citable documents2013196
Non-citable documents2014231
Non-citable documents2015269
Non-citable documents2016307
Non-citable documents2017282
Non-citable documents2018245
Non-citable documents2019305
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200656
Citable documents2007272
Citable documents2008503
Citable documents2009676
Citable documents2010683
Citable documents2011679
Citable documents2012659
Citable documents2013622
Citable documents2014568
Citable documents2015514
Citable documents2016523
Citable documents2017567
Citable documents2018636
Citable documents2019622
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 documents200627
Uncited documents2007143
Uncited documents2008238
Uncited documents2009314
Uncited documents2010279
Uncited documents2011289
Uncited documents2012264
Uncited documents2013255
Uncited documents2014264
Uncited documents2015285
Uncited documents2016296
Uncited documents2017271
Uncited documents2018233
Uncited documents2019256
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200635
Cited documents2007174
Cited documents2008348
Cited documents2009479
Cited documents2010537
Cited documents2011550
Cited documents2012578
Cited documents2013563
Cited documents2014535
Cited documents2015498
Cited documents2016534
Cited documents2017578
Cited documents2018648
Cited documents2019671
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