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Optical and Quantum Electronics


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Springer New York



Publication type



03068919, 1572817X





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Optical and Quantum Electronics provides an international forum for the publication of original research papers, tutorial reviews and letters in such fields as optical physics, optical engineering and optoelectronics. Special issues are published on topics of current interest. Optical and Quantum Electronics is published monthly. It is concerned with the technology and physics of optical systems, components and devices, i.e., with topics such as: optical fibres; semiconductor lasers and LEDs; light detection and imaging devices; nanophotonics; photonic integration and optoelectronic integrated circuits; silicon photonics; displays; optical communications from devices to systems; materials for photonics (e.g. semiconductors, glasses, graphene); the physics and simulation of optical devices and systems; nanotechnologies in photonics (including engineered nano-structures such as photonic crystals, sub-wavelength photonic structures, metamaterials, and plasmonics); advanced quantum and optoelectronic applications (e.g. quantum computing, memory and communications, quantum sensing and quantum dots); photonic sensors and bio-sensors; Terahertz phenomena; non-linear optics and ultrafast phenomena; green photonics. 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 Optics2000Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q3

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)19990.887
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.771
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.867
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.901
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.266
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.457
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.891
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.890
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.090
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.121
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.854
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.827
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.027
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.104
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.822
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.177
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 Cites200020
Self Cites200120
Self Cites200215
Self Cites200316
Self Cites200420
Self Cites200521
Self Cites200622
Self Cites200722
Self Cites200833
Self Cites200932
Self Cites20105
Self Cites201113
Self Cites201215
Self Cites201323
Self Cites201427
Self Cites201575
Self Cites2016161
Self Cites2017205
Self Cites2018308
Self Cites2019239
Self Cites2020242
Total Cites1999283
Total Cites2000191
Total Cites2001238
Total Cites2002227
Total Cites2003259
Total Cites2004369
Total Cites2005336
Total Cites2006241
Total Cites2007275
Total Cites2008295
Total Cites2009327
Total Cites2010278
Total Cites2011227
Total Cites2012181
Total Cites2013234
Total Cites2014314
Total Cites2015488
Total Cites2016723
Total Cites20171407
Total Cites20182038
Total Cites20192516
Total Cites20202652
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 document19990.815
External Cites per document20000.633
External Cites per document20010.779
External Cites per document20020.749
External Cites per document20030.865
External Cites per document20041.225
External Cites per document20051.057
External Cites per document20060.711
External Cites per document20070.811
External Cites per document20080.792
External Cites per document20090.824
External Cites per document20100.782
External Cites per document20110.849
External Cites per document20120.960
External Cites per document20131.227
External Cites per document20141.021
External Cites per document20151.084
External Cites per document20160.884
External Cites per document20171.125
External Cites per document20181.295
External Cites per document20191.593
External Cites per document20201.904
Cites per document19990.887
Cites per document20000.707
Cites per document20010.847
Cites per document20020.796
Cites per document20030.912
Cites per document20041.286
Cites per document20051.120
Cites per document20060.777
Cites per document20070.865
Cites per document20080.873
Cites per document20090.891
Cites per document20100.785
Cites per document20110.890
Cites per document20121.034
Cites per document20131.330
Cites per document20141.090
Cites per document20151.254
Cites per document20161.121
Cites per document20171.309
Cites per document20181.520
Cites per document20191.758
Cites per document20202.093
% 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 documents20033
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20158
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20201
Citable documents1999319
Citable documents2000270
Citable documents2001280
Citable documents2002283
Citable documents2003281
Citable documents2004285
Citable documents2005298
Citable documents2006308
Citable documents2007312
Citable documents2008331
Citable documents2009358
Citable documents2010349
Citable documents2011252
Citable documents2012173
Citable documents2013172
Citable documents2014281
Citable documents2015381
Citable documents2016636
Citable documents20171068
Citable documents20181336
Citable documents20191429
Citable documents20201266
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 documents1999208
Uncited documents2000173
Uncited documents2001167
Uncited documents2002174
Uncited documents2003165
Uncited documents2004153
Uncited documents2005169
Uncited documents2006208
Uncited documents2007185
Uncited documents2008197
Uncited documents2009217
Uncited documents2010220
Uncited documents2011150
Uncited documents201277
Uncited documents201381
Uncited documents2014147
Uncited documents2015188
Uncited documents2016330
Uncited documents2017517
Uncited documents2018600
Uncited documents2019583
Uncited documents2020456
Cited documents1999111
Cited documents200097
Cited documents2001114
Cited documents2002111
Cited documents2003119
Cited documents2004134
Cited documents2005131
Cited documents2006102
Cited documents2007133
Cited documents2008141
Cited documents2009150
Cited documents2010134
Cited documents2011105
Cited documents201298
Cited documents201395
Cited documents2014141
Cited documents2015201
Cited documents2016315
Cited documents2017558
Cited documents2018741
Cited documents2019848
Cited documents2020811
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