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Physics Reports

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 3701573
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1971-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Physics Reports

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Physics Reports keeps the active physicist up-to-date on developments in a wide range of topics by publishing timely reviews which are more extensive than just literature surveys but normally less than a full monograph. Each report deals with one specific subject and is generally published in a separate volume. These reviews are specialist in nature but contain enough introductory material to make the main points intelligible to a non-specialist. The reader will not only be able to distinguish important developments and trends in physics but will also find a sufficient number of references to the original literature. The Editors of Physics Reports are specialized in the areas: Astrophysics and Cosmology; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Biological Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; High Energy Physics; Nanoscience; Non-Linear Dynamics and Complex Systems; Nuclear Physics and Hadronic Physics; Plasma Physics; and Statistical Physics. Many articles published in Physics Reports have set a standard in their fields.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 25.088
  • 2018 Impact Factor 28.723
  • 2017 Impact Factor 21.107
  • 2016 Impact Factor 18.757
  • 2015 Impact Factor 17.705
  • 2014 Impact Factor 21.956
  • 2013 Impact Factor 23.857
  • 2012 Impact Factor 25.333
  • 2011 Impact Factor 22.939
  • 2010 Impact Factor 18.802
  • 2009 Impact Factor 16.840
  • 2008 Impact Factor 18.743
  • 2007 Impact Factor 21.083
  • 2006 Impact Factor 11.476
  • 2005 Impact Factor 10.859
  • 2004 Impact Factor 14.939
  • 2003 Impact Factor 12.261
  • 2002 Impact Factor 13.465
  • 2001 Impact Factor 8.552
  • 2000 Impact Factor 6.881
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.