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Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 03784371
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1975-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Physica A publishes research in the field of statistical mechanics and its applications. Statistical mechanics sets out to explain the behaviour of macroscopic systems by studying the statistical properties of their microscopic constituents. Applications of the techniques of statistical mechanics are widespread, and include: applications to physical systems such as solids, liquids and gases; applications to chemical and biological systems (colloids, interfaces, complex fluids, polymers and biopolymers, cell physics); and other interdisciplinary applications to for instance biological, economical and sociological systems. Specific subfields covered by the journal are: • Random systems • Fluids, granular and soft matter • Dynamical processes • Fundamental and general methods • Models • Biological, ecological and evolutionary systems • Econophysics • Other Interdisciplinary applications • Other Complex systems • Networks • Systems Biology • Classical and quantum information

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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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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Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 2.795
  • 2017 Impact Factor 2.344
  • 2016 Impact Factor 2.410
  • 2015 Impact Factor 2.108
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.068
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.007
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.970
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.733
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.839
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.713
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.390
  • 2007 Impact Factor 1.416
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.403
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.345
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.445
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.233
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.444
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.478
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.146
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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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Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications


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


Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

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.