Applied Physics Letters
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Applied Physics Letters
Overview

Impact Factor

3.791

H Index

452

Impact Factor

3.808

I. Basic Journal Info

Country

United States
Journal ISSN: 00036951, 10773118
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
History: 1962-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories

Applied Physics Letters
Impact Factor by Web of Science

Index

SCIE/SSCI

Impact Factor

3.791

by WOS

Ranking

3363

by WOS

Applied Physics Letters
SJR, SJR Impact Factor and H Index

H Index

452

SJR

1.182

Scopus Impact Factor

3.808

Applied Physics Letters
SJR Impact Factor 2-year, 3-year, 4-year

2-year
Impact Factor

3.808

3-year
Impact Factor

3.895

4-year
Impact Factor

3.808

Scope/Description:

Applied Physics Letters (APL) features concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics. Emphasizing rapid dissemination of key data and new physical insights, APL offers prompt publication of new experimental and theoretical papers reporting applications of physics phenomena to all branches of science, engineering, and modern technology. In addition to regular articles, the journal also publishes invited Fast Track, Perspectives, and in-depth Editorials which report on cutting-edge areas in applied physics. APL Perspectives are forward-looking invited letters which highlight recent developments or discoveries. Emphasis is placed on very recent developments, potentially disruptive technologies, open questions and possible solutions. They also include a mini-roadmap detailing where the community should direct efforts in order for the phenomena to be viable for application and the challenges associated with meeting that performance threshold. Perspectives are characterized by personal viewpoints and opinions of recognized experts in the field. Fast Track articles are invited original research articles that report results that are particularly novel and important or provide a significant advancement in an emerging field. Because of the urgency and scientific importance of the work, the peer review process is accelerated. If, during the review process, it becomes apparent that the paper does not meet the Fast Track criterion, it is returned to a normal track.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)



Applied Physics Letters
SCR Impact Factor

Applied Physics Letters
SCR Journal Ranking

Applied Physics Letters
SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly 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.

1.182

Applied Physics Letters
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Applied Physics Letters
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.808 3.895 3.805
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.802 3.755 3.714
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.847 3.892 3.806
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.667 3.714 3.619
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.668 3.722 3.654
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.582 3.605 3.578
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.545 3.624 3.669
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.694 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    3.935 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.23 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.36 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.224 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.99 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.951 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.015 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.603 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.801 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.459 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.457 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.572 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    4.214 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.888 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only

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Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?


III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

Applied Physics Letters
H-Index

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications

452

Applied Physics Letters
H-Index History