Physical Review D
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Physical Review D

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 24700010, 24700029
Publisher: American Physical Society
History: 2002, 2013, 2016-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Physical Review D (PRD) is a leading journal in elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation, and cosmology and is one of the top-cited journals in high-energy physics. PRD covers experimental and theoretical results in all aspects of particle physics, field theory, gravitation and cosmology, including: Particle physics experiments, Electroweak interactions, Strong interactions, Lattice field theories, lattice QCD, Beyond the standard model physics, Phenomenological aspects of field theory, general methods, Gravity, cosmology, cosmic rays, Astrophysics and astroparticle physics, General relativity, Formal aspects of field theory, field theory in curved space, String theory, quantum gravity, gauge/gravity duality.

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
    4.973 4.823 4.672
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    5.217 5.156 4.896
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    5.131 4.83 4.547
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.954 4.609 4.356
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.613 4.457 4.229
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.579 4.375 4.153
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    4.831 4.589 4.345
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.954 4.748 4.466
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    5.121 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    5.353 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.148 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    5.103 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    5.373 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    5.25 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    5.333 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.956 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    5.336 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    4.482 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.189 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.123 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    3.314 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.457 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    3.41 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