Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Optics Letters

CountryUnited States
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15394794, 01469592
Coverage1977-1989, 1993-ongoing
Scope Optics Letters offers rapid dissemination of new results in all areas of optics with short, original, peer-reviewed communications. Optics Letters covers the latest research in optical science, including atmospheric optics, quantum electronics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, and fiber optics. Criteria used in determining acceptability of contributions include newsworthiness to a substantial part of the optics community and the effect of rapid publication on the research of others. This journal, published twice each month, is where readers look for the latest discoveries in optics. (source)

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1997Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1998Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1999Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19992.532
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.636
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.830
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.321
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.034
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.470
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.866
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.162
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.864
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.632
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.199
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.234
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.346
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.549
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites1999673
Self Cites2000598
Self Cites2001618
Self Cites2002608
Self Cites2003661
Self Cites2004745
Self Cites2005789
Self Cites2006966
Self Cites2007726
Self Cites2008767
Self Cites2009978
Self Cites20101071
Self Cites20111311
Self Cites20121475
Self Cites20131536
Self Cites20141976
Self Cites20151593
Self Cites20161533
Total Cites19994818
Total Cites20004689
Total Cites20016164
Total Cites20026700
Total Cites20036934
Total Cites20048329
Total Cites200511326
Total Cites200612292
Total Cites200714135
Total Cites200813652
Total Cites200914112
Total Cites201014201
Total Cites201116114
Total Cites201217944
Total Cites201319835
Total Cites201421579
Total Cites201519285
Total Cites201617390
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19992.178
External Cites per document20002.256
External Cites per document20013.133
External Cites per document20023.515
External Cites per document20033.558
External Cites per document20043.923
External Cites per document20054.803
External Cites per document20064.424
External Cites per document20074.614
External Cites per document20083.995
External Cites per document20094.041
External Cites per document20103.769
External Cites per document20113.961
External Cites per document20123.801
External Cites per document20133.831
External Cites per document20143.936
External Cites per document20153.431
External Cites per document20163.247
Cites per document19992.532
Cites per document20002.586
Cites per document20013.482
Cites per document20023.866
Cites per document20033.933
Cites per document20044.309
Cites per document20055.162
Cites per document20064.802
Cites per document20074.864
Cites per document20084.233
Cites per document20094.342
Cites per document20104.076
Cites per document20114.312
Cites per document20124.141
Cites per document20134.152
Cites per document20144.332
Cites per document20153.740
Cites per document20163.561
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20019
Non-citable documents200214
Non-citable documents200351
Non-citable documents200451
Non-citable documents200558
Non-citable documents200630
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200931
Non-citable documents201031
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201221
Non-citable documents201324
Non-citable documents201435
Non-citable documents201535
Non-citable documents201633
Citable documents19991903
Citable documents20001813
Citable documents20011770
Citable documents20021733
Citable documents20031763
Citable documents20041933
Citable documents20052194
Citable documents20062560
Citable documents20072906
Citable documents20083225
Citable documents20093250
Citable documents20103484
Citable documents20113737
Citable documents20124333
Citable documents20134777
Citable documents20144981
Citable documents20155156
Citable documents20164883
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents1999512
Uncited documents2000513
Uncited documents2001401
Uncited documents2002374
Uncited documents2003438
Uncited documents2004374
Uncited documents2005381
Uncited documents2006437
Uncited documents2007494
Uncited documents2008608
Uncited documents2009623
Uncited documents2010593
Uncited documents2011584
Uncited documents2012726
Uncited documents2013780
Uncited documents2014827
Uncited documents2015948
Uncited documents2016877
Cited documents19991391
Cited documents20001300
Cited documents20011378
Cited documents20021373
Cited documents20031376
Cited documents20041610
Cited documents20051871
Cited documents20062153
Cited documents20072437
Cited documents20082642
Cited documents20092658
Cited documents20102922
Cited documents20113180
Cited documents20123628
Cited documents20134021
Cited documents20144189
Cited documents20154243
Cited documents20164039
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