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Journal of Biomedical Opticsopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Biomedical Engineering

Materials Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publisher SPIE
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15602281, 10833668
Scope The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) is an open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed papers on innovations in optical systems and techniques that will improve health care and lead to discoveries in biomedical research. Growth in the capabilities of biomedical optical technology has fueled new areas of contrast, resolution, and spectral capacity in imaging and sensing, which have enabled widespread applications throughout biology and medicine. Topics suitable for JBO include significant in-depth studies of: fundamentally new discoveries in biomedical optical devices for imaging or sensing using: optical spectroscopy, near infrared spectroscopy, photoacoustics, microscopy, optical coherence, tomography, fluorescence, phosphorescence, elastography, hyperspectral, using features unique to optics such as spatial, spectral, temporal, interference, polarization, or quantum nature; increasing knowledge of light-tissue interaction, through theoretical transport models such as Monte Carlo, diffusion, electromagnetic and empirical methods, and through physical methods to model light–tissue interactions such as tissue-simulating phantoms; computational advances in optical image and signal processing, and image reconstruction, including new methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence that improve insight into the utility, detection, or performance value; novel medical optical systems used in definitive animal or human studies or clinical trial testing that can impact the field by their design or the optical innovation, including discoveries and technical advances in optics emerging from mobile, remote, wearable, or implantable technologies that can improve health and wellness; discoveries in photonics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, biosensors, and optical reporters that have direct relevance to biomedical needs or utility;...etc.


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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 Optics2001Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q2
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
Biomedical Engineering1999Q1
Biomedical Engineering2000Q1
Biomedical Engineering2001Q1
Biomedical Engineering2002Q1
Biomedical Engineering2003Q1
Biomedical Engineering2004Q1
Biomedical Engineering2005Q1
Biomedical Engineering2006Q1
Biomedical Engineering2007Q1
Biomedical Engineering2008Q1
Biomedical Engineering2009Q1
Biomedical Engineering2010Q1
Biomedical Engineering2011Q1
Biomedical Engineering2012Q1
Biomedical Engineering2013Q1
Biomedical Engineering2014Q1
Biomedical Engineering2015Q1
Biomedical Engineering2016Q1
Biomedical Engineering2017Q1
Biomedical Engineering2018Q2
Biomedical 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)19991.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.582
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.007
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.568
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.582
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.859
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.506
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.503
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.146
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.694
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.424
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.606
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.389
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.324
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.387
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.166
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.575
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.822
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.863
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 Cites199923
Self Cites200017
Self Cites200118
Self Cites200220
Self Cites200329
Self Cites200471
Self Cites2005177
Self Cites2006225
Self Cites2007266
Self Cites2008344
Self Cites2009346
Self Cites2010448
Self Cites2011485
Self Cites2012647
Self Cites2013639
Self Cites2014613
Self Cites2015528
Self Cites2016467
Self Cites2017377
Self Cites2018272
Self Cites2019254
Total Cites1999232
Total Cites2000236
Total Cites2001403
Total Cites2002484
Total Cites2003702
Total Cites2004857
Total Cites20051585
Total Cites20061760
Total Cites20072368
Total Cites20082592
Total Cites20093168
Total Cites20103402
Total Cites20114179
Total Cites20124385
Total Cites20134826
Total Cites20145355
Total Cites20154872
Total Cites20164488
Total Cites20173899
Total Cites20183434
Total Cites20193341
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 document19991.357
External Cites per document20001.395
External Cites per document20012.421
External Cites per document20022.795
External Cites per document20033.580
External Cites per document20043.656
External Cites per document20054.571
External Cites per document20063.205
External Cites per document20073.279
External Cites per document20082.970
External Cites per document20093.348
External Cites per document20103.194
External Cites per document20113.420
External Cites per document20123.074
External Cites per document20132.922
External Cites per document20143.099
External Cites per document20152.785
External Cites per document20162.708
External Cites per document20172.550
External Cites per document20182.494
External Cites per document20192.761
Cites per document19991.506
Cites per document20001.503
Cites per document20012.535
Cites per document20022.916
Cites per document20033.734
Cites per document20043.986
Cites per document20055.146
Cites per document20063.674
Cites per document20073.694
Cites per document20083.424
Cites per document20093.758
Cites per document20103.678
Cites per document20113.869
Cites per document20123.606
Cites per document20133.368
Cites per document20143.500
Cites per document20153.123
Cites per document20163.022
Cites per document20172.823
Cites per document20182.708
Cites per document20192.988
% 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 documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents200516
Non-citable documents200624
Non-citable documents200731
Non-citable documents200828
Non-citable documents200930
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201140
Non-citable documents201245
Non-citable documents201359
Non-citable documents201461
Non-citable documents201555
Non-citable documents201641
Non-citable documents201738
Non-citable documents201841
Non-citable documents201942
Citable documents1999154
Citable documents2000157
Citable documents2001159
Citable documents2002166
Citable documents2003188
Citable documents2004215
Citable documents2005308
Citable documents2006479
Citable documents2007641
Citable documents2008757
Citable documents2009843
Citable documents2010925
Citable documents20111080
Citable documents20121216
Citable documents20131433
Citable documents20141530
Citable documents20151560
Citable documents20161485
Citable documents20171381
Citable documents20181268
Citable documents20191118
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 documents199970
Uncited documents200065
Uncited documents200137
Uncited documents200243
Uncited documents200336
Uncited documents200449
Uncited documents200554
Uncited documents2006122
Uncited documents2007146
Uncited documents2008163
Uncited documents2009178
Uncited documents2010169
Uncited documents2011206
Uncited documents2012222
Uncited documents2013303
Uncited documents2014304
Uncited documents2015339
Uncited documents2016350
Uncited documents2017358
Uncited documents2018310
Uncited documents2019282
Cited documents199984
Cited documents200092
Cited documents2001123
Cited documents2002125
Cited documents2003156
Cited documents2004173
Cited documents2005270
Cited documents2006381
Cited documents2007526
Cited documents2008622
Cited documents2009695
Cited documents2010786
Cited documents2011914
Cited documents20121039
Cited documents20131189
Cited documents20141287
Cited documents20151276
Cited documents20161176
Cited documents20171061
Cited documents2018999
Cited documents2019878
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