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Optical Engineering


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Publication type



15602303, 00913286


1972-1991, 1993-2020



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Optical Engineering publishes peer-reviewed articles reporting on research, development, and applications of optics and photonics. The five primary topical areas and their subtopics are listed below. -Imaging Components, Systems, and Processing- Optical Instrumentation, Techniques, and Measurement- Optical Design and Engineering- Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications- Optical Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors 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 Optics2008Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q3
Engineering (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)19990.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.726
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.090
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.998
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.083
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.275
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.316
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.274
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.079
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.078
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.938
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.871
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.975
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.279
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.728
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.777
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.989
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.030
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.983
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.896
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.263
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.313
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.158
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.286
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 Cites1999153
Self Cites2000163
Self Cites2001142
Self Cites2002102
Self Cites2003177
Self Cites2004120
Self Cites2005142
Self Cites2006135
Self Cites2007127
Self Cites2008119
Self Cites2009127
Self Cites2010100
Self Cites2011150
Self Cites2012185
Self Cites2013121
Self Cites2014179
Self Cites2015169
Self Cites2016192
Self Cites2017213
Self Cites2018215
Self Cites2019218
Total Cites1999923
Total Cites2000825
Total Cites20011248
Total Cites20021107
Total Cites20031303
Total Cites20041376
Total Cites20051622
Total Cites20061545
Total Cites20071371
Total Cites20081352
Total Cites20091455
Total Cites20101417
Total Cites20111374
Total Cites20121593
Total Cites20132092
Total Cites20142261
Total Cites20152411
Total Cites20162199
Total Cites20172317
Total Cites20182392
Total Cites20192705
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 document19990.591
External Cites per document20000.601
External Cites per document20011.018
External Cites per document20020.943
External Cites per document20030.932
External Cites per document20040.984
External Cites per document20051.125
External Cites per document20060.997
External Cites per document20070.851
External Cites per document20080.794
External Cites per document20090.889
External Cites per document20100.993
External Cites per document20111.007
External Cites per document20121.076
External Cites per document20131.205
External Cites per document20141.176
External Cites per document20151.177
External Cites per document20161.170
External Cites per document20171.145
External Cites per document20181.165
External Cites per document20191.219
Cites per document19990.708
Cites per document20000.749
Cites per document20011.149
Cites per document20021.038
Cites per document20031.079
Cites per document20041.078
Cites per document20051.233
Cites per document20061.093
Cites per document20070.938
Cites per document20080.871
Cites per document20090.975
Cites per document20101.069
Cites per document20111.130
Cites per document20121.218
Cites per document20131.279
Cites per document20141.277
Cites per document20151.266
Cites per document20161.281
Cites per document20171.261
Cites per document20181.281
Cites per document20191.326
% 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 documents200217
Non-citable documents200339
Non-citable documents200462
Non-citable documents200556
Non-citable documents200651
Non-citable documents200742
Non-citable documents200844
Non-citable documents200955
Non-citable documents201054
Non-citable documents201159
Non-citable documents201260
Non-citable documents201381
Non-citable documents201495
Non-citable documents2015105
Non-citable documents201680
Non-citable documents201767
Non-citable documents201847
Non-citable documents201960
Citable documents19991303
Citable documents20001102
Citable documents20011086
Citable documents20021066
Citable documents20031208
Citable documents20041276
Citable documents20051315
Citable documents20061414
Citable documents20071461
Citable documents20081553
Citable documents20091493
Citable documents20101326
Citable documents20111216
Citable documents20121308
Citable documents20131636
Citable documents20141771
Citable documents20151905
Citable documents20161716
Citable documents20171837
Citable documents20181868
Citable documents20192040
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 documents1999777
Uncited documents2000647
Uncited documents2001519
Uncited documents2002575
Uncited documents2003678
Uncited documents2004697
Uncited documents2005684
Uncited documents2006779
Uncited documents2007844
Uncited documents2008931
Uncited documents2009902
Uncited documents2010757
Uncited documents2011686
Uncited documents2012677
Uncited documents2013857
Uncited documents2014920
Uncited documents20151000
Uncited documents2016854
Uncited documents2017910
Uncited documents2018872
Uncited documents2019984
Cited documents1999526
Cited documents2000455
Cited documents2001567
Cited documents2002508
Cited documents2003569
Cited documents2004641
Cited documents2005687
Cited documents2006686
Cited documents2007659
Cited documents2008666
Cited documents2009646
Cited documents2010623
Cited documents2011589
Cited documents2012691
Cited documents2013860
Cited documents2014946
Cited documents20151010
Cited documents2016942
Cited documents2017994
Cited documents20181043
Cited documents20191116
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