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Optical Materials



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Optical Materials has an open access mirror journal Optical Materials: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review. The purpose of Optical Materials is to provide a means of communication and technology transfer between researchers who are interested in materials for potential device applications. The journal publishes original papers and review articles on the design, synthesis, characterisation and applications of optical materials. OPTICAL MATERIALS focuses on: • Optical Properties of Material Systems; • The Materials Aspects of Optical Phenomena; • The Materials Aspects of Devices and Applications. Authors can submit separate research elements describing their data to Data in Brief and methods to Methods X. 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 Optics1999Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q2
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 Optics2011Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q2
Computer Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Computer Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q2
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 Materials2007Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q2
Inorganic Chemistry2019Q2
Organic Chemistry2019Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2019Q2

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)19991.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.696
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.849
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.989
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.173
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.335
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.352
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.472
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.388
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.464
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.879
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.172
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.342
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.626
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.789
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.271
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.305
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.975
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 Cites199937
Self Cites200015
Self Cites200136
Self Cites200228
Self Cites200365
Self Cites200482
Self Cites200564
Self Cites2006108
Self Cites200797
Self Cites200867
Self Cites2009153
Self Cites2010124
Self Cites2011165
Self Cites2012184
Self Cites2013272
Self Cites2014268
Self Cites2015324
Self Cites2016328
Self Cites2017475
Self Cites2018558
Self Cites2019633
Total Cites1999301
Total Cites2000408
Total Cites2001495
Total Cites2002554
Total Cites2003601
Total Cites20041032
Total Cites20051302
Total Cites20061573
Total Cites20071539
Total Cites20081744
Total Cites20092015
Total Cites20102123
Total Cites20112129
Total Cites20122339
Total Cites20132473
Total Cites20143098
Total Cites20153291
Total Cites20163826
Total Cites20174053
Total Cites20184907
Total Cites20195927
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 document19990.910
External Cites per document20001.142
External Cites per document20011.208
External Cites per document20021.139
External Cites per document20031.238
External Cites per document20041.348
External Cites per document20051.666
External Cites per document20061.728
External Cites per document20071.761
External Cites per document20081.796
External Cites per document20091.822
External Cites per document20101.904
External Cites per document20112.048
External Cites per document20122.001
External Cites per document20132.084
External Cites per document20142.180
External Cites per document20152.226
External Cites per document20162.208
External Cites per document20172.196
External Cites per document20182.361
External Cites per document20192.616
Cites per document19991.038
Cites per document20001.186
Cites per document20011.303
Cites per document20021.199
Cites per document20031.388
Cites per document20041.464
Cites per document20051.752
Cites per document20061.855
Cites per document20071.879
Cites per document20081.867
Cites per document20091.972
Cites per document20102.022
Cites per document20112.220
Cites per document20122.172
Cites per document20132.342
Cites per document20142.387
Cites per document20152.469
Cites per document20162.415
Cites per document20172.488
Cites per document20182.664
Cites per document20192.928
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20048
Non-citable documents20058
Non-citable documents200610
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents200910
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201220
Non-citable documents201316
Non-citable documents201414
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201715
Non-citable documents201820
Non-citable documents201916
Citable documents1999290
Citable documents2000344
Citable documents2001380
Citable documents2002462
Citable documents2003433
Citable documents2004705
Citable documents2005743
Citable documents2006848
Citable documents2007819
Citable documents2008934
Citable documents20091022
Citable documents20101050
Citable documents2011959
Citable documents20121077
Citable documents20131056
Citable documents20141298
Citable documents20151333
Citable documents20161584
Citable documents20171629
Citable documents20181842
Citable documents20192024
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 documents1999151
Uncited documents2000181
Uncited documents2001184
Uncited documents2002241
Uncited documents2003176
Uncited documents2004305
Uncited documents2005298
Uncited documents2006280
Uncited documents2007291
Uncited documents2008294
Uncited documents2009293
Uncited documents2010334
Uncited documents2011284
Uncited documents2012320
Uncited documents2013281
Uncited documents2014339
Uncited documents2015330
Uncited documents2016385
Uncited documents2017366
Uncited documents2018398
Uncited documents2019385
Cited documents1999140
Cited documents2000164
Cited documents2001196
Cited documents2002224
Cited documents2003260
Cited documents2004408
Cited documents2005453
Cited documents2006578
Cited documents2007538
Cited documents2008648
Cited documents2009739
Cited documents2010729
Cited documents2011693
Cited documents2012777
Cited documents2013791
Cited documents2014973
Cited documents20151014
Cited documents20161215
Cited documents20171278
Cited documents20181464
Cited documents20191655
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