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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type



10411135, 19410174





How to publish in this journal


IEEE Photonics Technology Letters addresses all aspects of the IEEE Photonics Society Constitutional Field of Interest with emphasis on photonic/lightwave components and applications, laser physics and systems and laser/electro-optics technology. Examples of subject areas for the above areas of concentration are integrated optic and optoelectronic devices, high-power laser arrays (e.g. diode, CO2), free electron lasers, solid, state lasers, laser materials' interactions and femtosecond laser techniques. The letters journal publishes engineering, applied physics and physics oriented papers. Emphasis is on rapid publication of timely manuscripts. A goal is to provide a focal point of quality engineering-oriented papers in the electro-optics field not found in other rapid-publication journals. Join the conversation about this journal

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 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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1

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)19991.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.598
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.373
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.684
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.881
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.869
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.885
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.008
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.919
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.688
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.030
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.656
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.691
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.181
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.961
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.227
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.070
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.867
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 Cites1999543
Self Cites2000567
Self Cites2001471
Self Cites2002499
Self Cites2003541
Self Cites2004816
Self Cites20051001
Self Cites2006919
Self Cites2007710
Self Cites2008601
Self Cites2009435
Self Cites2010340
Self Cites2011380
Self Cites2012383
Self Cites2013436
Self Cites2014336
Self Cites2015433
Self Cites2016384
Self Cites2017337
Self Cites2018290
Self Cites2019194
Total Cites19992925
Total Cites20002624
Total Cites20014128
Total Cites20024318
Total Cites20034506
Total Cites20045359
Total Cites20057814
Total Cites20068183
Total Cites20078143
Total Cites20087370
Total Cites20096304
Total Cites20105425
Total Cites20115829
Total Cites20125446
Total Cites20135988
Total Cites20145914
Total Cites20155458
Total Cites20165206
Total Cites20176024
Total Cites20185696
Total Cites20195126
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 document19991.384
External Cites per document20001.218
External Cites per document20012.160
External Cites per document20022.587
External Cites per document20032.647
External Cites per document20042.931
External Cites per document20053.417
External Cites per document20063.078
External Cites per document20072.807
External Cites per document20082.770
External Cites per document20092.634
External Cites per document20102.593
External Cites per document20112.883
External Cites per document20122.814
External Cites per document20132.948
External Cites per document20142.895
External Cites per document20152.573
External Cites per document20162.489
External Cites per document20172.861
External Cites per document20182.827
External Cites per document20192.782
Cites per document19991.700
Cites per document20001.554
Cites per document20012.438
Cites per document20022.925
Cites per document20033.008
Cites per document20043.457
Cites per document20053.919
Cites per document20063.467
Cites per document20073.075
Cites per document20083.016
Cites per document20092.829
Cites per document20102.766
Cites per document20113.084
Cites per document20123.027
Cites per document20133.180
Cites per document20143.069
Cites per document20152.795
Cites per document20162.688
Cites per document20173.030
Cites per document20182.979
Cites per document20192.891
% 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 documents199912
Non-citable documents200012
Non-citable documents200120
Non-citable documents200217
Non-citable documents200320
Non-citable documents200418
Non-citable documents200517
Non-citable documents200616
Non-citable documents200721
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200929
Non-citable documents201020
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20189
Non-citable documents201914
Citable documents19991721
Citable documents20001689
Citable documents20011693
Citable documents20021476
Citable documents20031498
Citable documents20041550
Citable documents20051994
Citable documents20062360
Citable documents20072648
Citable documents20082444
Citable documents20092228
Citable documents20101961
Citable documents20111890
Citable documents20121799
Citable documents20131883
Citable documents20141927
Citable documents20151953
Citable documents20161937
Citable documents20171988
Citable documents20181912
Citable documents20191773
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 documents1999664
Uncited documents2000681
Uncited documents2001550
Uncited documents2002407
Uncited documents2003373
Uncited documents2004336
Uncited documents2005376
Uncited documents2006465
Uncited documents2007684
Uncited documents2008657
Uncited documents2009638
Uncited documents2010561
Uncited documents2011469
Uncited documents2012458
Uncited documents2013419
Uncited documents2014476
Uncited documents2015508
Uncited documents2016485
Uncited documents2017469
Uncited documents2018451
Uncited documents2019415
Cited documents19991069
Cited documents20001020
Cited documents20011163
Cited documents20021086
Cited documents20031145
Cited documents20041232
Cited documents20051635
Cited documents20061911
Cited documents20071985
Cited documents20081812
Cited documents20091619
Cited documents20101420
Cited documents20111433
Cited documents20121344
Cited documents20131472
Cited documents20141462
Cited documents20151459
Cited documents20161460
Cited documents20171527
Cited documents20181470
Cited documents20191372
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