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.

Nature 38.597 (2012)
   Nature communications 10.015 (2012)
   Scientific Reports 2.927 (2012)
   Scientific American 1.478 (2012)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 9.737 (2012)
Proceedings of the Royal Society
   A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 2.378 (2012)
   B: Biological Sciences 5.683 (2012)
Science 31.030 (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 Physics 34.294 (2012)
American Journal of Physics 0.782 (2012)
Annals of Physics 3.318 (2012)
American Institute of Physics
Applied Physics Letters 3.794 (2012)
AIP Advances 1.394 (2012)
Chaos 2.188 (2012)
Applied Physics 2.210 (2012)
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 3.500 (2012)
Mathematical Physics 1.296 (2012)
Chemical Physics 3.164 (2012)
Biophysical Journal 3.668 (2012)
Chemical Physics 1.957 (2012)
Chemical Physics Letters 2.145 (2012)
Communications in Mathematical Physics 1.971 (2012)
Communications in Theoretical Physics 0.954 (2012)
Computer Physics Communications 3.078 (2012)
European Biophysics Journal 2.274 (2012)
European Physical Journal
A: Hadrons and Nuclei 2.043 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems 1.282 (2012)
C: Particles and Fields 5.247 (2012)
D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 1.513 (2012)
E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics 1.824 (2012)
AP: Applied Physics 1.796 (2012)
ST: Special Topics 0.710 (2012)
H: Historical Perspective on Contemporary Physics 2.375 (2012)
EPJ PLUS 1.302 (2012)
General Relativity and Gravitation 1.902 (2012)
EPL (formerly Europhysics Letter) 2.171 (2012)
Journal of Computational Physics 2.138 (2012)
Journal of Biological Physcis 0.951 (2012)
International Journal of Modern Physics
A: Particles and Fields; Gravitation; Cosmology 1.127 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter; Statistical and Applied Physics 0.320 (2012)
C: Computational Physics and Physical Computation 0.570 (2012)
D: Gravitation; Austrophysics and Cosmology 1.180 (2012)
E: Nuclear Physics 0.625 (2012)
IOP Journal of Physics
A: Mathematical and Theoretical 1.766 (2012)
B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 2.031 (2012)
C: Condensed Matter 2.355 (2012)
D: Applied Physics 2.528 (2012)
G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 5.236 (2012)
The Astrophysical Journal Letter 6.345 (2012)
New Journal of Physics 4.063 (2012)
Classical and Quantum Gravity 3.562 (2012)
Nuclear Fusion 2.734 (2012)
Nonlinearity 1.602 (2012)
Physiological Measurement 1.496 (2012)
Journal of Theoretical Biology 2.351 (2012)
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 2.087 (2012)
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 1.527 (2012)
Journal of Statistical Physics 1.400 (2012)
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 2.186 (2012)
Medical Physics 2.830 (2012)
Molecular Physics 1.670 (2012)
Nature Physics 19.352 (2012)
Phase Transition 1.010 (2012)
Nuclear Physics
A: Nuclear and Hadronic Physics 1.525 (2012)
B: Particle, Field Theory,Stats. System, Physical-Math 4.327 (2012)
Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society 2.891 (2012)
Philosophical Magazine
Structure & Properties of Condensed Matter 1.510 (2012)
Structure & Properties of Condensed Matter: Letters 1.240 (2012)
A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 1.676 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter 1.327 (2012)
C: Superconductivity and its Applications 0.718 (2012)
D: Non linear Phenomena 1.669 (2012)
E: Low-dimensional System & Nanostructures 1.522 (2012)
M: Physica Medica 1.167 (2012)
Physica Status Solidi
A: Application and Materials Science 1.469 (2012)
B: Basic Solid State Physics 1.489 (2012)
C: Current Topics in Solid State Physics 0.550 (2012)
RRL: Rapid Research Letter 2.388 (2012)
Physica Scripta 1.032 (2012)
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 3.829 (2012)
Physical Review
A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 3.042 (2012)
B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 3.767 (2012)
C: Nuclear Physics 3.715 (2012)
D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 4.691 (2012)
E: Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 2.313 (2012)
RMP: Review of Modern Physics 44.982 (2012)
Physics of the Solid State 0.769 (2012)
Physics and Chemistry of MineralPhysical Review Letter 1.304 (2012)7.943 (2012)
Physics Letters
A: General, Nonlinear, Stats, Atomic, Molecular …. 1.766 (2012)
B: Nuclear and Particle 4.569 (2012)
Physics Report 22.929 (2012)
Quarterly Review of Biophysics 11.875 (2012)
Report on Progress in Physics 13.232 (2012)
Physics Magazine
Physics Today 6.762 (2012)
Physics World 0.452 (2012)


  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 Sun’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

    “The 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 Sun’s poloidal magnetic field component.”

    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?!!!!!!!

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