Best Physics Journals

The ranking of best journals for Physics was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 1,093 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 61,421 scientific documents published during the last three years by 3,220 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 The Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal

0004-637X
Best Scientists 1426 8598 Impact Score 33.70
2 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

0035-8711
Best Scientists 1398 7958 Impact Score 32.90
3 Physical Review Letters

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007
Best Scientists 768 2374 Impact Score 26.60
4 Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy and Astrophysics

0004-6361
Best Scientists 1067 4197 Impact Score 25.00
5 Astrophysical Journal Letters

Astrophysical Journal Letters

2041-8205
Best Scientists 863 1994 Impact Score 22.70
6 Physical Review D

Physical Review D

2470-0010
Best Scientists 522 2500 Impact Score 22.60
7 Nature Astronomy

Nature Astronomy

Best Scientists 381 328 Impact Score 19.50
8 The Astronomical Journal

The Astronomical Journal

0004-6256
Best Scientists 501 2086 Impact Score 18.90
9 Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

0067-0049
Best Scientists 462 823 Impact Score 17.90
10 Nature Physics

Nature Physics

1745-2473
Best Scientists 211 290 Impact Score 17.80
11 Journal of High Energy Physics

Journal of High Energy Physics

1126-6708
Best Scientists 230 1984 Impact Score 17.20
12 Physical Review B

Physical Review B

2469-9950
Best Scientists 387 2870 Impact Score 15.40
13 Nature Photonics

Nature Photonics

1749-4885
Best Scientists 106 160 Impact Score 14.20
14 Physical Review X

Physical Review X

2160-3308
Best Scientists 190 296 Impact Score 13.70
15 Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

1475-7516
Best Scientists 228 751 Impact Score 13.10
16 Physics Letters B

Physics Letters B

0370-2693
Best Scientists 192 562 Impact Score 12.30
17 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

1745-3925
Best Scientists 224 181 Impact Score 10.00
18 Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

1050-2947
Best Scientists 221 986 Impact Score 9.90
19 Optica

Optica

2334-2536
Best Scientists 130 262 Impact Score 9.90
20 Optics Express

Optics Express

1094-4087
Best Scientists 226 902 Impact Score 9.80
21 Reviews of Modern Physics

Reviews of Modern Physics

0034-6861
Best Scientists 76 61 Impact Score 9.60
22 ACS Photonics

ACS Photonics

Best Scientists 123 430 Impact Score 9.50
23 Nature Materials

Nature Materials

1476-1122
Best Scientists 81 104 Impact Score 9.40
24 European Physical Journal C

European Physical Journal C

1434-6044
Best Scientists 103 328 Impact Score 9.30
25 Nature Nanotechnology

Nature Nanotechnology

1748-3387
Best Scientists 62 94 Impact Score 8.90
26 Applied Physics Letters

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951
Best Scientists 230 712 Impact Score 8.60
27 Physical Review Applied

Physical Review Applied

Best Scientists 185 401 Impact Score 7.60
28 Physical Review C

Physical Review C

2469-9985
Best Scientists 98 395 Impact Score 7.60
29 New Journal of Physics

New Journal of Physics

1367-2630
Best Scientists 177 334 Impact Score 7.50
30 Optics Letters

Optics Letters

0146-9592
Best Scientists 168 595 Impact Score 7.40
31 Light: Science and Applications

Light: Science and Applications

Best Scientists 83 116 Impact Score 7.40
32 Classical and Quantum Gravity

Classical and Quantum Gravity

0264-9381
Best Scientists 93 215 Impact Score 7.10
33 Space Science Reviews

Space Science Reviews

0038-6308
Best Scientists 83 93 Impact Score 6.90
34 Publication of the Astronomical Society of Japan

Publication of the Astronomical Society of Japan

0004-6264
Best Scientists 73 117 Impact Score 6.80
35 Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

2169-9380
Best Scientists 65 710 Impact Score 6.50
36 Physical Review Research

Physical Review Research

2643-1564
Best Scientists 192 302 Impact Score 6.30
37 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

0004-6280
Best Scientists 93 59 Impact Score 6.30
38 Reports on Progress in Physics

Reports on Progress in Physics

0034-4885
Best Scientists 49 46 Impact Score 6.30
39 Advanced Optical Materials

Advanced Optical Materials

Best Scientists 60 183 Impact Score 5.80
40 Physics Reports

Physics Reports

0370-1573
Best Scientists 39 38 Impact Score 5.80
41 Nanophotonics

Nanophotonics

2192-8614
Best Scientists 69 116 Impact Score 5.50
42 Nuclear Physics B

Nuclear Physics B

0550-3213
Best Scientists 52 102 Impact Score 5.50
43 Journal of Chemical Physics

Journal of Chemical Physics

0021-9606
Best Scientists 93 327 Impact Score 5.20
44 Laser and Photonics Reviews

Laser and Photonics Reviews

1863-8880
Best Scientists 61 129 Impact Score 5.20
45 Geophysical Research Letters

Geophysical Research Letters

0094-8276
Best Scientists 57 374 Impact Score 5.20
46 npj Quantum Information

npj Quantum Information

Best Scientists 51 97 Impact Score 5.20
47 Physical Review E

Physical Review E

2470-0045
Best Scientists 93 225 Impact Score 4.90
48 Physical Review Materials

Physical Review Materials

Best Scientists 119 245 Impact Score 4.70
49 APL Photonics

APL Photonics

Best Scientists 68 116 Impact Score 4.70
50 Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

1323-3580
Best Scientists 61 57 Impact Score 4.70
51 npj Quantum Materials

npj Quantum Materials

Best Scientists 61 80 Impact Score 4.50
53 2D Materials

2D Materials

Best Scientists 44 94 Impact Score 4.40
54 SciPost Physics

SciPost Physics

2542-4653
Best Scientists 41 85 Impact Score 4.40
55 Icarus

Icarus

0019-1035
Best Scientists 56 109 Impact Score 4.30
56 Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society

0002-7537
Best Scientists 395 379 Impact Score 4.20
57 Optik

Optik

0030-4026
Best Scientists 6 223 Impact Score 4.20
58 Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics

Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics

0146-6410
Best Scientists 27 28 Impact Score 4.10
59 Journal of Applied Physics

Journal of Applied Physics

0021-8979
Best Scientists 102 201 Impact Score 4.00
60 Journal of Optics

Journal of Optics

2040-8986
Best Scientists 53 97 Impact Score 4.00
61 IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

1077-260X
Best Scientists 52 73 Impact Score 3.90
62 Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

0740-3224
Best Scientists 71 136 Impact Score 3.80
63 Physics of Plasmas

Physics of Plasmas

1070-664X
Best Scientists 48 182 Impact Score 3.80
64 Nature Reviews Physics

Nature Reviews Physics

2522-5820
Best Scientists 45 38 Impact Score 3.80
65 Journal of Physics Condensed Matter

Journal of Physics Condensed Matter

0953-8984
Best Scientists 102 168 Impact Score 3.70
66 Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

0022-3727
Best Scientists 50 94 Impact Score 3.70
67 Quantum Science and Technology

Quantum Science and Technology

Best Scientists 48 72 Impact Score 3.70
68 Photonics Research

Photonics Research

2327-9125 , Monthly
Best Scientists 43 80 Impact Score 3.70
69 Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 35 136 Impact Score 3.60
70 Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

1549-9618
Best Scientists 33 92 Impact Score 3.60
71 Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

0953-4075
Best Scientists 58 93 Impact Score 3.40
72 Astroparticle Physics

Astroparticle Physics

0927-6505
Best Scientists 36 45 Impact Score 3.40
73 Physics of the Dark Universe

Physics of the Dark Universe

2212-6864
Best Scientists 29 58 Impact Score 3.40
74 Research Notes of the AAS

Research Notes of the AAS

2515-5172
Best Scientists 177 200 Impact Score 3.30
76 Galaxies

Galaxies

2075-4434
Best Scientists 76 80 Impact Score 3.30
77 International Journal of Modern Physics D

International Journal of Modern Physics D

0218-2718
Best Scientists 42 55 Impact Score 3.30
78 Journal of Instrumentation

Journal of Instrumentation

1748-0221
Best Scientists 77 174 Impact Score 3.20
79 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

1751-8113
Best Scientists 45 74 Impact Score 3.20
80 Nuclear Physics A

Nuclear Physics A

0375-9474
Best Scientists 41 88 Impact Score 3.20
81 Review of Scientific Instruments

Review of Scientific Instruments

0034-6748
Best Scientists 81 114 Impact Score 3.10
82 Annals of Physics

Annals of Physics

0003-4916
Best Scientists 41 58 Impact Score 3.10
83 European Physical Journal A

European Physical Journal A

1434-6001
Best Scientists 35 72 Impact Score 3.10
84 Science China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy

Science China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy

1674-7348
Best Scientists 35 41 Impact Score 3.10
85 Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

0066-4146
Best Scientists 20 15 Impact Score 3.10
86 Optical Materials Express

Optical Materials Express

2159-3930
Best Scientists 57 107 Impact Score 3.00
87 Communications Physics

Communications Physics

Best Scientists 50 52 Impact Score 3.00
88 Solar Physics

Solar Physics

0038-0938
Best Scientists 32 67 Impact Score 3.00
89 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

1041-1135
Best Scientists 42 79 Impact Score 2.90
90 APL Materials

APL Materials

2166-532X
Best Scientists 32 43 Impact Score 2.90
91 Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Journal of Fluid Mechanics

0022-1120
Best Scientists 12 99 Impact Score 2.90
92 Applied Physics Express

Applied Physics Express

1882-0778
Best Scientists 32 78 Impact Score 2.80
93 Computer Physics Communications

Computer Physics Communications

0010-4655 , Monthly
Best Scientists 27 32 Impact Score 2.80
94 Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences

Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences

Best Scientists 46 38 Impact Score 2.70
95 Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

0954-3899
Best Scientists 32 40 Impact Score 2.70
96 Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

0741-3335
Best Scientists 31 67 Impact Score 2.70
97 Applied Physics Reviews

Applied Physics Reviews

Best Scientists 20 19 Impact Score 2.70
98 Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

2156-7085
Best Scientists 19 43 Impact Score 2.70
99 AIP Advances

AIP Advances

2158-3226
Best Scientists 64 94 Impact Score 2.50
100 Advances in Optics and Photonics

Advances in Optics and Photonics

1943-8206
Best Scientists 19 18 Impact Score 2.50

Newsletter & Conference Alerts

Research.com uses the information to contact you about our relevant content. For more information, check out our privacy policy.