Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics Lead JCR's Applied Physics Category
The latest citation data released by Thomson Reuters in the 2008 Science Edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) reveal that Applied Physics Letters (APL) and Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) once again ranked as the first and second most highly cited of the 95 journals tracked in the applied physics category.
Highlights of the JCR data include:
Applied Physics Letters
- #1 in citations with 179,925
- Impact Factor: 3.726
- Immediacy Index: 0.688
Journal of Applied Physics
- #2 in citations with 113,773
- Impact Factor: 2.201
- Immediacy Index: 0.391
Other exciting news from the 2008 JCR include the move of Review of Scientific Instruments (RSI) into the group of "Top 5" most-cited titles in applied physics. Four journals published by the American Institute of Physics—APL, JAP, RSI, and Low Temperature Physics—account for 44% of the combined total of 2008 citations for the applied physics category, while accounting for only 28% of total articles published.
The American Institute of Physics—the not-for-profit publisher of APL and JAP—would like to take this opportunity to thank our authors, editors, and referees for their support of these two outstanding publications. Their contributions, coupled with outstanding leadership provided by the esteemed group of editors, keep these journals at the top of the field!