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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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2021Q2
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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q2
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
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19991.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.835
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.889
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.869
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.880
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.570
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.498
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.856
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.100
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.992
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.036
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.180
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.950
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.252
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.890
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.617
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 Cites1999541
Self Cites2000567
Self Cites2001471
Self Cites2002499
Self Cites2003540
Self Cites2004815
Self Cites20051001
Self Cites2006919
Self Cites2007709
Self Cites2008597
Self Cites2009435
Self Cites2010340
Self Cites2011380
Self Cites2012378
Self Cites2013434
Self Cites2014335
Self Cites2015431
Self Cites2016383
Self Cites2017336
Self Cites2018289
Self Cites2019194
Self Cites2020168
Self Cites2021134
Total Cites19992930
Total Cites20002647
Total Cites20014130
Total Cites20024318
Total Cites20034510
Total Cites20045348
Total Cites20057813
Total Cites20068237
Total Cites20078160
Total Cites20087367
Total Cites20096377
Total Cites20105449
Total Cites20115865
Total Cites20125445
Total Cites20136027
Total Cites20145970
Total Cites20155488
Total Cites20165296
Total Cites20175998
Total Cites20185727
Total Cites20195477
Total Cites20204466
Total Cites20213705
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 document19991.423
External Cites per document20001.263
External Cites per document20012.216
External Cites per document20022.587
External Cites per document20032.650
External Cites per document20042.925
External Cites per document20053.416
External Cites per document20063.101
External Cites per document20072.814
External Cites per document20082.770
External Cites per document20092.667
External Cites per document20102.605
External Cites per document20112.902
External Cites per document20122.818
External Cites per document20132.973
External Cites per document20142.927
External Cites per document20152.592
External Cites per document20162.539
External Cites per document20172.851
External Cites per document20182.846
External Cites per document20192.983
External Cites per document20202.729
External Cites per document20212.547
Cites per document19991.743
Cites per document20001.605
Cites per document20012.498
Cites per document20022.918
Cites per document20033.005
Cites per document20043.444
Cites per document20053.912
Cites per document20063.483
Cites per document20073.075
Cites per document20083.007
Cites per document20092.856
Cites per document20102.772
Cites per document20113.100
Cites per document20123.027
Cites per document20133.199
Cites per document20143.095
Cites per document20152.806
Cites per document20162.734
Cites per document20173.017
Cites per document20182.992
Cites per document20193.082
Cites per document20202.825
Cites per document20212.635
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20024
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20196
Non-citable documents20206
Non-citable documents20214
Citable documents19991679
Citable documents20001647
Citable documents20011651
Citable documents20021476
Citable documents20031498
Citable documents20041550
Citable documents20051994
Citable documents20062360
Citable documents20072648
Citable documents20082444
Citable documents20092228
Citable documents20101961
Citable documents20111890
Citable documents20121798
Citable documents20131881
Citable documents20141925
Citable documents20151951
Citable documents20161935
Citable documents20171986
Citable documents20181911
Citable documents20191771
Citable documents20201575
Citable documents20211402
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 documents1999617
Uncited documents2000632
Uncited documents2001496
Uncited documents2002395
Uncited documents2003356
Uncited documents2004322
Uncited documents2005364
Uncited documents2006450
Uncited documents2007668
Uncited documents2008637
Uncited documents2009602
Uncited documents2010546
Uncited documents2011459
Uncited documents2012454
Uncited documents2013413
Uncited documents2014470
Uncited documents2015493
Uncited documents2016475
Uncited documents2017462
Uncited documents2018441
Uncited documents2019395
Uncited documents2020371
Uncited documents2021336
Cited documents19991064
Cited documents20001017
Cited documents20011157
Cited documents20021085
Cited documents20031145
Cited documents20041231
Cited documents20051633
Cited documents20061915
Cited documents20071986
Cited documents20081813
Cited documents20091631
Cited documents20101420
Cited documents20111433
Cited documents20121345
Cited documents20131471
Cited documents20141459
Cited documents20151463
Cited documents20161462
Cited documents20171526
Cited documents20181473
Cited documents20191382
Cited documents20201210
Cited documents20211070
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