Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics


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
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1

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)19991.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.424
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.477
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.530
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.722
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.637
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.792
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.972
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
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 Cites199932
Self Cites200034
Self Cites200145
Self Cites200282
Self Cites200378
Self Cites200462
Self Cites200578
Self Cites20060
Self Cites20070
Self Cites20080
Total Cites1999321
Total Cites2000372
Total Cites2001505
Total Cites2002582
Total Cites2003582
Total Cites2004642
Total Cites2005928
Total Cites2006925
Total Cites2007691
Total Cites2008310
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 document19991.120
External Cites per document20001.229
External Cites per document20011.357
External Cites per document20021.416
External Cites per document20031.273
External Cites per document20041.355
External Cites per document20051.604
External Cites per document20061.676
External Cites per document20071.790
External Cites per document20081.771
Cites per document19991.244
Cites per document20001.353
Cites per document20011.490
Cites per document20021.649
Cites per document20031.466
Cites per document20041.486
Cites per document20051.722
Cites per document20061.637
Cites per document20071.745
Cites per document20081.722
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents200613
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents20085
Citable documents1999258
Citable documents2000275
Citable documents2001339
Citable documents2002353
Citable documents2003396
Citable documents2004428
Citable documents2005530
Citable documents2006552
Citable documents2007386
Citable documents2008175
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 documents1999122
Uncited documents2000130
Uncited documents2001155
Uncited documents2002147
Uncited documents2003180
Uncited documents2004206
Uncited documents2005226
Uncited documents2006227
Uncited documents2007160
Uncited documents200861
Cited documents1999136
Cited documents2000145
Cited documents2001184
Cited documents2002206
Cited documents2003217
Cited documents2004226
Cited documents2005313
Cited documents2006338
Cited documents2007236
Cited documents2008119
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