Below are journals in general science and physics. Impact factors are to the right, with the year of the impact factor in parentheses. Valuable metric used in this report is Impact factor. Eigen factor is not used in this report.

This is an annual impact factor, based on 2012 citation reports. Impact factor reflecting 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.

Nature38.597 (2012)
   Nature communications10.015 (2012)
   Scientific Reports2.927 (2012)
   Scientific American1.478 (2012)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences9.737 (2012)
Proceedings of the Royal Society
   A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences2.378 (2012)
   B: Biological Sciences5.683 (2012)
Science31.030 (2012)

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 Physics34.294 (2012)
American Journal of Physics0.782 (2012)
Annals of Physics3.318 (2012)
American Institute of Physics
Applied Physics Letters3.794 (2012)
AIP Advances1.394 (2012)
Chaos2.188 (2012)
Applied Physics2.210 (2012)
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data3.500 (2012)
Mathematical Physics1.296 (2012)
Chemical Physics3.164 (2012)
Biophysical Journal3.668 (2012)
Chemical Physics1.957 (2012)
Chemical Physics Letters2.145 (2012)
Communications in Mathematical Physics1.971 (2012)
Communications in Theoretical Physics0.954 (2012)
Computer Physics Communications3.078 (2012)
European Biophysics Journal2.274 (2012)
European Physical Journal
A: Hadrons and Nuclei2.043 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems1.282 (2012)
C: Particles and Fields5.247 (2012)
D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics1.513 (2012)
E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics1.824 (2012)
AP: Applied Physics1.796 (2012)
ST: Special Topics0.710 (2012)
H: Historical Perspective on Contemporary Physics2.375 (2012)
EPJ PLUS1.302 (2012)
General Relativity and Gravitation1.902 (2012)
EPL (formerly Europhysics Letter)2.171 (2012)
Journal of Computational Physics2.138 (2012)
Journal of Biological Physcis0.951 (2012)
International Journal of Modern Physics
A: Particles and Fields; Gravitation; Cosmology1.127 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter; Statistical and Applied Physics0.320 (2012)
C: Computational Physics and Physical Computation0.570 (2012)
D: Gravitation; Austrophysics and Cosmology1.180 (2012)
E: Nuclear Physics0.625 (2012)
IOP Journal of Physics
A: Mathematical and Theoretical1.766 (2012)
B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics2.031 (2012)
C: Condensed Matter2.355 (2012)
D: Applied Physics2.528 (2012)
G: Nuclear and Particle Physics5.236 (2012)
The Astrophysical Journal Letter6.345 (2012)
New Journal of Physics4.063 (2012)
Classical and Quantum Gravity3.562 (2012)
Nuclear Fusion2.734 (2012)
Nonlinearity1.602 (2012)
Physiological Measurement1.496 (2012)
Journal of Theoretical Biology2.351 (2012)
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan2.087 (2012)
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids1.527 (2012)
Journal of Statistical Physics1.400 (2012)
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation2.186 (2012)
Medical Physics2.830 (2012)
Molecular Physics1.670 (2012)
Nature Physics19.352 (2012)
Phase Transition1.010 (2012)
Nuclear Physics
A: Nuclear and Hadronic Physics1.525 (2012)
B: Particle, Field Theory,Stats. System, Physical-Math4.327 (2012)
Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society2.891 (2012)
Philosophical Magazine
Structure & Properties of Condensed Matter1.510 (2012)
Structure & Properties of Condensed Matter: Letters1.240 (2012)
A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications1.676 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter1.327 (2012)
C: Superconductivity and its Applications0.718 (2012)
D: Non linear Phenomena1.669 (2012)
E: Low-dimensional System & Nanostructures1.522 (2012)
M: Physica Medica1.167 (2012)
Physica Status Solidi
A: Application and Materials Science1.469 (2012)
B: Basic Solid State Physics1.489 (2012)
C: Current Topics in Solid State Physics0.550 (2012)
RRL: Rapid Research Letter2.388 (2012)
Physica Scripta1.032 (2012)
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics3.829 (2012)
Physical Review
A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics3.042 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics3.767 (2012)
C: Nuclear Physics3.715 (2012)
D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology4.691 (2012)
E: Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics2.313 (2012)
RMP: Review of Modern Physics44.982 (2012)
Physics of the Solid State0.769 (2012)
Physics and Chemistry of MineralPhysical Review Letter1.304 (2012)7.943 (2012)
Physics Letters
A: General, Nonlinear, Stats, Atomic, Molecular โ€ฆ.1.766 (2012)
B: Nuclear and Particle4.569 (2012)
Physics Report22.929 (2012)
Quarterly Review of Biophysics11.875 (2012)
Report on Progress in Physics13.232 (2012)
Physics Magazine
Physics Today6.762 (2012)
Physics World0.452 (2012)


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  1. Notice that English journals always have highest impact factor. It’s because they have invented the Impact Factor game. Nature, PRL etc also publish huge amount of scrap and trash every month, but they will be on top despite this.

  2. ya, no about about that. they still enslave the west. retarded mentalities of the masses, these renowned trash publishers make millions by this game, just because they belong to the “first world” myth.

  3. PRL is an engineering journal mistaken for physics.
    Holy grail(ed) Nature is all about Cure for Cancer.
    There is the cash value of them.
    Even IOP type publishers earn by this trick.

  4. Hello, may I know where did you get the source of impact factor of physica status solidi c because i couldn’t find it directly from wiley website. Thank you.

  5. On their website computer physics communications states they have an impact factor of 2.407. (There are some other metrics there too). Where did you get your value from?

  6. I found a new mathematical principle to calculate the strength of the Sunโ€™s Polar Fields. I am not advanced enough to make the dynamic approach.

    However… according to Solar scientists, this is the most searched for theory…

    Abstract from Dynamo Models of the Solar Cycle

    โ€œThe paper concludes with a discussion of our current state of ignorance regarding various key questions, the most pressing perhaps being the identification of the physical mechanism(s) responsible for the generation of the Sunโ€™s poloidal magnetic field component.โ€

    The observations can be found here:

    WSO – The Wilcox Solar Observatory

    I was wondering if you or somebody you might know would be interested in co-authoring it and making the dynamic approach….

  7. I think the impact factor isnot sure that the journal is high thinking becouse i sent to nature great research in it i proved that the universe is uniformed and i made modification for schandrasikhar limit and land gravity but finally the editors says it isnot suitable for nature?!!!!!!!

  8. for Philosophical Magazine Letters can you give me the impact factro of JOURNAL OF ADVANCED PHYSICS??
    thank you

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