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European Physical Journal: Special Topics



Universities and research institutions in Germany

Subject Area and Category


Springer Verlag



Publication type



19516355, 19516401





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EPJ - Special Topics (EPJ ST) publishes topical issues which are collections of review-type articles or extensive, detailed progress reports. Each issue is focused on a specific subject matter of topical interest. The journal scope covers the whole spectrum of pure and applied physics, including related subjects such as Materials Science, Physical Biology, Physical Chemistry, and Complex Systems with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary topics in physics and related fields. 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.

Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry1999Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2000Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2001Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2002Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2003Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2004Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2005Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2006Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2007Q4
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2008Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2009Q3
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2010Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2011Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2012Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2013Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2014Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2015Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2016Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2017Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2018Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2019Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q4
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q2

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)19990.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.232
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.166
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.337
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.403
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.425
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.999
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.856
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.442
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.599
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.719
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.436
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.005
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.970
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.563
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.210
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.717
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 Cites19994
Self Cites200044
Self Cites200113
Self Cites200214
Self Cites200329
Self Cites200418
Self Cites200520
Self Cites200656
Self Cites20071
Self Cites200854
Self Cites20095
Self Cites201022
Self Cites201110
Self Cites201230
Self Cites201322
Self Cites201425
Self Cites201537
Self Cites201647
Self Cites201741
Self Cites201825
Self Cites201941
Total Cites1999562
Total Cites2000525
Total Cites2001372
Total Cites2002274
Total Cites2003314
Total Cites2004575
Total Cites2005803
Total Cites2006923
Total Cites2007629
Total Cites2008859
Total Cites20091068
Total Cites20101240
Total Cites20111209
Total Cites20121018
Total Cites2013949
Total Cites20141165
Total Cites20151438
Total Cites20161785
Total Cites20171524
Total Cites20181622
Total Cites20191074
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 document19990.234
External Cites per document20000.204
External Cites per document20010.213
External Cites per document20020.145
External Cites per document20030.181
External Cites per document20040.271
External Cites per document20050.387
External Cites per document20060.415
External Cites per document20070.365
External Cites per document20080.562
External Cites per document20090.715
External Cites per document20101.069
External Cites per document20111.372
External Cites per document20121.721
External Cites per document20132.126
External Cites per document20141.712
External Cites per document20151.914
External Cites per document20162.135
External Cites per document20172.107
External Cites per document20182.209
External Cites per document20191.766
Cites per document19990.236
Cites per document20000.223
Cites per document20010.221
Cites per document20020.153
Cites per document20030.199
Cites per document20040.280
Cites per document20050.397
Cites per document20060.442
Cites per document20070.365
Cites per document20080.599
Cites per document20090.719
Cites per document20101.089
Cites per document20111.383
Cites per document20121.774
Cites per document20132.177
Cites per document20141.749
Cites per document20151.964
Cites per document20162.193
Cites per document20172.165
Cites per document20182.243
Cites per document20191.836
% 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 documents199929
Non-citable documents200013
Non-citable documents200117
Non-citable documents200221
Non-citable documents200332
Non-citable documents200433
Non-citable documents200533
Non-citable documents200629
Non-citable documents200730
Non-citable documents200830
Non-citable documents200936
Non-citable documents201032
Non-citable documents201126
Non-citable documents201218
Non-citable documents201319
Non-citable documents201429
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201644
Non-citable documents201741
Non-citable documents201845
Non-citable documents201935
Citable documents19992385
Citable documents20002357
Citable documents20011686
Citable documents20021795
Citable documents20031575
Citable documents20042055
Citable documents20052021
Citable documents20062087
Citable documents20071721
Citable documents20081433
Citable documents20091486
Citable documents20101139
Citable documents2011874
Citable documents2012574
Citable documents2013436
Citable documents2014666
Citable documents2015732
Citable documents2016814
Citable documents2017704
Citable documents2018723
Citable documents2019585
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 documents19991993
Uncited documents20001987
Uncited documents20011422
Uncited documents20021609
Uncited documents20031370
Uncited documents20041683
Uncited documents20051576
Uncited documents20061567
Uncited documents20071347
Uncited documents20081012
Uncited documents2009975
Uncited documents2010645
Uncited documents2011437
Uncited documents2012265
Uncited documents2013177
Uncited documents2014299
Uncited documents2015319
Uncited documents2016334
Uncited documents2017310
Uncited documents2018312
Uncited documents2019272
Cited documents1999421
Cited documents2000383
Cited documents2001281
Cited documents2002207
Cited documents2003237
Cited documents2004405
Cited documents2005478
Cited documents2006549
Cited documents2007404
Cited documents2008451
Cited documents2009547
Cited documents2010526
Cited documents2011463
Cited documents2012327
Cited documents2013278
Cited documents2014396
Cited documents2015450
Cited documents2016524
Cited documents2017435
Cited documents2018456
Cited documents2019348
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