Physical Review C
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Physical Review C

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 24699985, 24699993
Publisher: American Physical Society
History: 2016-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Physical Review C (PRC) is a leading journal in theoretical and experimental nuclear physics, publishing more than two-thirds of the research literature in the field. PRC covers experimental and theoretical results in all aspects of nuclear physics, including: Nucleon-nucleon interaction, few-body systems Nuclear structure Nuclear reactions Relativistic nuclear collisions Hadronic physics and QCD Electroweak interaction, symmetries Nuclear astrophysics

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
    3.043 2.992 2.904
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    3.085 3.083 3.032
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.292 3.247 3.186
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.076 3.044 3.021
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.302 3.313 3.29
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.551 3.548 3.468
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.884 3.919 3.81
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.566 3.578 3.502
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.027 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.222 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.053 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    3.953 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    3.866 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    3.739 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.128 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    3.218 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    3.253 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.354 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.758 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    2.449 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.997 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.641 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.461 NA NA
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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