Physics Reports
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Physics Reports

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 3701573
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1971-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


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.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

Physics Reports
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.


Physics Reports
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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Physics Reports
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    29.505 27.237 27.05
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    29.606 29.26 30.26
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    24.598 27.81 30.648
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    26.323 30.579 27.247
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    28.894 26.064 25.368
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    21.179 21.106 21.087
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    18.654 19.258 22.52
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    17.832 21.928 24.186
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    22.945 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    25.312 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    26.768 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    23.833 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    20.667 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    18.118 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    18.556 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    20.824 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    10.939 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    10.503 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    14.323 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    12.571 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    12.547 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    7.842 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    6.597 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)

Physics Reports

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