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Journal of Lightwave Technology

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15582213, 07338724
Scope The Journal of Lightwave Technology is comprised of original contributions, both regular papers and letters, covering work in all aspects of optical guided-wave science, technology, and engineering. Manuscripts are solicited which report original theoretical and/or experimental results which advance the technological base of guided-wave technology. Tutorial and review papers are by invitation only. Topics of interest include the following: fiber and cable technologies, active and passive guided-wave componentry (light sources, detectors, repeaters, switches, fiber sensors, etc.); integrated optics and optoelectronics; and systems, subsystems, new applications and unique field trials. System oriented manuscripts should be concerned with systems which perform a function not previously available, out-perform previously established systems, or represent enhancements in the state of the art in general.


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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 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

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)19991.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.078
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.345
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.413
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.789
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.880
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.654
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.201
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.674
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.687
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.134
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.462
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.936
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.787
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.715
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.763
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.709
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.299
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.096
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 Cites1999298
Self Cites2000257
Self Cites2001203
Self Cites2002217
Self Cites2003307
Self Cites2004287
Self Cites2005413
Self Cites2006737
Self Cites2007491
Self Cites2008477
Self Cites2009702
Self Cites2010505
Self Cites2011531
Self Cites2012535
Self Cites2013515
Self Cites2014628
Self Cites2015700
Self Cites2016953
Self Cites20171029
Self Cites20181064
Self Cites20191251
Total Cites19991721
Total Cites20001619
Total Cites20012267
Total Cites20022553
Total Cites20032251
Total Cites20042798
Total Cites20054571
Total Cites20065277
Total Cites20075145
Total Cites20085593
Total Cites20095636
Total Cites20105707
Total Cites20116487
Total Cites20126458
Total Cites20136097
Total Cites20146752
Total Cites20157054
Total Cites20167307
Total Cites20179257
Total Cites20189843
Total Cites201910316
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 document19991.588
External Cites per document20001.530
External Cites per document20012.414
External Cites per document20022.999
External Cites per document20032.696
External Cites per document20042.873
External Cites per document20054.252
External Cites per document20063.844
External Cites per document20073.465
External Cites per document20083.509
External Cites per document20093.453
External Cites per document20103.360
External Cites per document20113.878
External Cites per document20123.792
External Cites per document20134.054
External Cites per document20144.163
External Cites per document20154.019
External Cites per document20163.652
External Cites per document20174.283
External Cites per document20184.403
External Cites per document20194.405
Cites per document19991.921
Cites per document20001.819
Cites per document20012.651
Cites per document20023.277
Cites per document20033.122
Cites per document20043.201
Cites per document20054.674
Cites per document20064.468
Cites per document20073.831
Cites per document20083.836
Cites per document20093.944
Cites per document20103.687
Cites per document20114.223
Cites per document20124.134
Cites per document20134.428
Cites per document20144.590
Cites per document20154.462
Cites per document20164.199
Cites per document20174.819
Cites per document20184.936
Cites per document20195.013
% 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 documents19997
Non-citable documents20008
Non-citable documents20018
Non-citable documents200210
Non-citable documents200310
Non-citable documents200416
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents200620
Non-citable documents200724
Non-citable documents200829
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201826
Non-citable documents201930
Citable documents1999896
Citable documents2000890
Citable documents2001855
Citable documents2002779
Citable documents2003721
Citable documents2004874
Citable documents2005978
Citable documents20061181
Citable documents20071343
Citable documents20081458
Citable documents20091429
Citable documents20101548
Citable documents20111536
Citable documents20121562
Citable documents20131377
Citable documents20141471
Citable documents20151581
Citable documents20161740
Citable documents20171921
Citable documents20181994
Citable documents20192058
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 documents1999355
Uncited documents2000344
Uncited documents2001250
Uncited documents2002206
Uncited documents2003198
Uncited documents2004223
Uncited documents2005180
Uncited documents2006228
Uncited documents2007366
Uncited documents2008358
Uncited documents2009339
Uncited documents2010419
Uncited documents2011400
Uncited documents2012421
Uncited documents2013273
Uncited documents2014297
Uncited documents2015317
Uncited documents2016311
Uncited documents2017299
Uncited documents2018330
Uncited documents2019289
Cited documents1999548
Cited documents2000554
Cited documents2001613
Cited documents2002583
Cited documents2003533
Cited documents2004667
Cited documents2005811
Cited documents2006973
Cited documents20071001
Cited documents20081129
Cited documents20091116
Cited documents20101151
Cited documents20111154
Cited documents20121155
Cited documents20131115
Cited documents20141188
Cited documents20151278
Cited documents20161445
Cited documents20171640
Cited documents20181690
Cited documents20191799
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