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 Below are journals in general science and physics. Impact factors are to the right. This is an annual impact factor, based on 2012 citation reports. The impact factor reflects the average number of  citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is a measure of the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited during 2012.


There are only a handful of general science journals. Britain and the United States founded Nature and Science, and their respective science academies issue their proceedings.

Nature 38.597
   Nature communications 10.015
   Scientific Reports 2.927
   Scientific American 1.478
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 9.737
Proceedings of the Royal Society  
   A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 2.378
   B: Biological Sciences 5.683
Science 31.030


This list includes general and specialist physics journals. Interdisciplinary journals are included (e.g., biophysics, chemical physics) but not journals on topics outside the traditional scope of physics (e.g., fluid mechanics, materials science). Journals serving local communities or not in English are omitted.

Advances in Physics 34.294
American Journal of Physics 0.782
Annals of Physics 3.318
American Institute of Physics  
Applied Physics Letters 3.794
AIP Advances 1.394
Chaos 2.188
Applied Physics 2.210
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 3.500
Mathematical Physics 13.425
Chemical Physics 3.164
Biophysical Journal 3.668
Chemical Physics 1.957
Chemical Physics Letters 2.145
Communications in Mathematical Physics 1.971
Communications in Theoretical Physics 0.954
Computer Physics Communications 3.078
European Biophysics Journal 2.274
European Physical Journal  
A: Hadrons and Nuclei 2.043
B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems 1.282
C: Particles and Fields 5.247
D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 1.513
E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics 1.824
AP: Applied Physics 1.796
ST: Special Topics 0.710
H: Historical Perspective on Contemporary Physics 2.375
EPJ PLUS 1.302
General Relativity and Gravitation 1.902
EPL (formerly Europhysics Letter) 2.171
Journal of Computational Physics 2.138
Journal of Biological Physcis 0.951
International Journal of Modern Physics  
A: Particles and Fields; Gravitation; Cosmology 1.127
B: Condensed Matter; Statistical and Applied Physics 0.320
C: Computational Physics and Physical Computation 0.570
D: Gravitation; Austrophysics and Cosmology 1.180
E: Nuclear Physics 0.625
IOP Journal of Physics  
A: Mathematical and Theoretical 1.766
B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 2.031
C: Condensed Matter 2.355
D: Applied Physics 2.528
G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 5.236
The Astrophysical Journal Letter 6.345
New Journal of Physics 4.063
Classical and Quantum Gravity 3.562
Nuclear Fusion 2.734
Nonlinearity 1.602
Physiological Measurement 1.496
Journal of Theoretical Biology 2.351
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 2.087
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 1.527
Journal of Statistical Physics 1.400
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 2.186
Medical Physics 2.830
Molecular Physics 1.670
Nature Physics 19.352
Phase Transition 1.010
Nuclear Physics  
A: Nuclear and Hadronic Physics 1.525
B: Particle, Field Theory,Stats. System, Physical-Math 4.327
Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society 2.891
Philosophical Magazine  
Structure & Properties of Condensed Matter 1.510
Structure & Properties of Condensed Matter: Letters 1.240
A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 1.676
B: Condensed Matter 1.327
C: Superconductivity and its Applications 0.718
D: Non linear Phenomena 1.669
E: Low-dimensional System & Nanostructures 1.522
M: Physica Medica 1.167
Physica Status Solidi  
A: Application and Materials Science 1.469
B: Basic Solid State Physics 1.489
C: Current Topics in Solid State Physics 0.550
RRL: Rapid Research Letter 2.388
Physica Scripta 1.032
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 3.829
Physical Review  
A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 3.042
B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 3.767
C: Nuclear Physics 3.715
D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 4.691
E: Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 2.313
RMP: Review of Modern Physics 44.982
Physics of the Solid State 0.769
Physics and Chemistry of Mineral


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Physics Letters  
A: General, Nonlinear, Stats, Atomic, Molecular …. 1.766
B: Nuclear and Particle 4.569
Physics Report 22.929
Quarterly Review of Biophysics 11.875
Report on Progress in Physics 13.232
Physics Magazine  
Physics Today 6.762
Physics World 0.452