Physical Communication
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Physical Communication

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 18744907
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 2008-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


PHYCOM: Physical Communication is an international and archival journal providing complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in all aspects of physical layer communications. Theoretical research contributions presenting new techniques, concepts or analyses, applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments, and tutorials are published. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Physical layer issues of Wireless Local Area Networks, WiMAX, Wireless Mesh Networks, Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks, PCS Systems; Radio access protocols and algorithms for the physical layer; Spread Spectrum Communications; Channel Modeling; Detection and Estimation; Modulation and Coding; Multiplexing and Carrier Techniques; Broadband Wireless Communications; Wireless Personal Communications; Multi-user Detection; Signal Separation and Interference rejection: Multimedia Communications over Wireless; DSP Applications to Wireless Systems; Experimental and Prototype Results; Multiple Access Techniques; Space-time Processing; Synchronization Techniques; Error Control Techniques; Cryptography; Software Radios; Tracking; Resource Allocation and Inference Management; Multi-rate and Multi-carrier Communications; Cross layer Design and Optimization; Propagation and Channel Characterization; OFDM Systems; MIMO Systems; Ultra-Wideband Communications; Cognitive Radio System Architectures; Platforms and Hardware Implementations for the Support of Cognitive, Radio Systems; Cognitive Radio Resource Management and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Physical Communication
SCR Impact Factor

Physical Communication
SCR Journal Ranking

Physical Communication
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.


Physical Communication
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Physical Communication
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Physical Communication
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Physical Communication
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    3.003 2.854 2.611
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.777 2.525 2.307
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.244 2.103 2.257
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.099 2.387 2.338
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.861 1.876 2.182
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.959 2.353 2.186
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.101 2.046 1.929
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.608 1.573 2.615
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.716 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.145 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.729 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.255 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.686 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.44 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




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)

Physical Communication

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


Physical Communication
H-Index History