Physics of Plasmas
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Physics of Plasmas

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 1070664X, 10897674
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
History: 1994-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Physics of Plasmas (PoP), published by AIP Publishing in cooperation with the APS Division of Plasma Physics, is committed to the publication of original research in all areas of experimental and theoretical plasma physics. PoP publishes comprehensive and in-depth review manuscripts covering important areas of study and Special Topics highlighting new and cutting-edge developments in plasma physics. Every year a special issue publishes the invited and review papers from the most recent meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. PoP covers a broad range of important research in this dynamic field, including: -Basic plasma phenomena, waves, instabilities -Nonlinear phenomena, turbulence, transport -Magnetically confined plasmas, heating, confinement -Inertially confined plasmas, high-energy density plasma science, warm dense matter -Ionospheric, solar-system, and astrophysical plasmas -Lasers, particle beams, accelerators, radiation generation -Radiation emission, absorption, and transport -Low-temperature plasmas, plasma applications, plasma sources, sheaths -Dusty plasmas

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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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.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.136 2.069 1.959
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.3 2.167 2.063
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.038 1.975 1.912
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.896 1.819 1.805
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.972 2.008 2.012
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.993 2.044 2.023
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.225 2.186 2.118
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.369 2.34 2.307
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.261 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.383 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.48 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.273 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.314 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.528 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.447 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.339 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.333 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.27 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.084 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.126 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.565 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.256 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.96 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)

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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


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H-Index History