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Journal of Lightwave Technology

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication typeJournals
Scope Contains articles on current research, applications and methods used in lightwave technology and fiber optics. Topics covered include optical guided wave technologies, fiber and cable technologies, active and passive components, integrated optics and opto-electronics, as well as networks systems, and sub-systems covering the full range of this rapidly expanding field.


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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

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)19991.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.839
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.037
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.353
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.580
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.725
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.642
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.931
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.115
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.082
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.521
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.660
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.426
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.785
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.709
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.315
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.285
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.889
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.302
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.088
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 Cites2007485
Self Cites2008455
Self Cites2009667
Self Cites2010498
Self Cites2011515
Self Cites2012527
Self Cites2013515
Self Cites2014628
Self Cites2015700
Self Cites2016952
Self Cites20171030
Self Cites20181064
Total Cites19991720
Total Cites20001618
Total Cites20012274
Total Cites20022512
Total Cites20032254
Total Cites20042797
Total Cites20054562
Total Cites20065038
Total Cites20075072
Total Cites20085245
Total Cites20095258
Total Cites20105607
Total Cites20116375
Total Cites20126371
Total Cites20136094
Total Cites20146756
Total Cites20157098
Total Cites20167274
Total Cites20179134
Total Cites20189533
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 document19991.587
External Cites per document20001.529
External Cites per document20012.422
External Cites per document20022.946
External Cites per document20032.700
External Cites per document20042.872
External Cites per document20054.242
External Cites per document20063.642
External Cites per document20073.418
External Cites per document20083.292
External Cites per document20093.258
External Cites per document20103.411
External Cites per document20113.938
External Cites per document20123.817
External Cites per document20134.052
External Cites per document20144.166
External Cites per document20154.047
External Cites per document20163.631
External Cites per document20174.219
External Cites per document20184.241
Cites per document19991.920
Cites per document20001.818
Cites per document20012.660
Cites per document20023.225
Cites per document20033.126
Cites per document20043.200
Cites per document20054.665
Cites per document20064.266
Cites per document20073.779
Cites per document20083.605
Cites per document20093.732
Cites per document20103.743
Cites per document20114.284
Cites per document20124.161
Cites per document20134.426
Cites per document20144.593
Cites per document20154.490
Cites per document20164.178
Cites per document20174.755
Cites per document20184.774
% 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 documents201021
Non-citable documents201117
Non-citable documents201213
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201827
Citable documents1999896
Citable documents2000890
Citable documents2001855
Citable documents2002779
Citable documents2003721
Citable documents2004874
Citable documents2005978
Citable documents20061181
Citable documents20071342
Citable documents20081455
Citable documents20091409
Citable documents20101498
Citable documents20111488
Citable documents20121531
Citable documents20131377
Citable documents20141471
Citable documents20151581
Citable documents20161741
Citable documents20171921
Citable documents20181997
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 documents2002208
Uncited documents2003198
Uncited documents2004223
Uncited documents2005180
Uncited documents2006237
Uncited documents2007373
Uncited documents2008368
Uncited documents2009355
Uncited documents2010401
Uncited documents2011385
Uncited documents2012410
Uncited documents2013273
Uncited documents2014298
Uncited documents2015317
Uncited documents2016311
Uncited documents2017302
Uncited documents2018334
Cited documents1999548
Cited documents2000554
Cited documents2001613
Cited documents2002581
Cited documents2003533
Cited documents2004667
Cited documents2005811
Cited documents2006964
Cited documents2007993
Cited documents20081116
Cited documents20091080
Cited documents20101118
Cited documents20111120
Cited documents20121134
Cited documents20131115
Cited documents20141187
Cited documents20151278
Cited documents20161445
Cited documents20171636
Cited documents20181690
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