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Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Materials Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Medicine (miscellaneous)

Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication typeJournals
ISSN10847529, 15208532
Coverage1984-1986, 1993-ongoing
Scope The Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A) is devoted to developments in any field of classical optics, image science, and vision. JOSA A includes original peer-reviewed papers on such topics as atmospheric optics, image processing, scattering and coherence theory, machine vision, statistical optics, diffraction and gratings, color, clinical vision, and visual optics. Is my paper appropriate for the Journal of the Optical Society of America A? Read about all OSA journals here.


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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 Optics2016Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q2
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition1999Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2000Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2001Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2002Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2003Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2004Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2005Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2006Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2007Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2008Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2009Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2010Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2011Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2012Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2013Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2014Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2015Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2016Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q2

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)19991.613
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.317
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.199
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.343
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.533
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.301
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.135
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.935
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.785
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.073
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.240
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.009
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.756
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.961
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.695
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 Cites1999346
Self Cites2000250
Self Cites2001290
Self Cites2002241
Self Cites2003213
Self Cites2004218
Self Cites2005199
Self Cites2006272
Self Cites2007279
Self Cites2008206
Self Cites2009277
Self Cites2010316
Self Cites2011205
Self Cites2012223
Self Cites2013201
Self Cites2014246
Self Cites2015182
Self Cites2016193
Self Cites2017173
Total Cites19991502
Total Cites20001502
Total Cites20011675
Total Cites20021677
Total Cites20031815
Total Cites20041917
Total Cites20051991
Total Cites20062083
Total Cites20071992
Total Cites20082316
Total Cites20092492
Total Cites20102609
Total Cites20112206
Total Cites20121895
Total Cites20131828
Total Cites20141879
Total Cites20151889
Total Cites20161645
Total Cites20171792
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 document19991.242
External Cites per document20001.278
External Cites per document20011.517
External Cites per document20021.566
External Cites per document20031.843
External Cites per document20042.040
External Cites per document20052.300
External Cites per document20062.203
External Cites per document20071.832
External Cites per document20081.945
External Cites per document20091.971
External Cites per document20102.068
External Cites per document20111.962
External Cites per document20121.704
External Cites per document20131.619
External Cites per document20141.682
External Cites per document20151.613
External Cites per document20161.488
External Cites per document20171.613
Cites per document19991.613
Cites per document20001.533
Cites per document20011.835
Cites per document20021.829
Cites per document20032.089
Cites per document20042.301
Cites per document20052.556
Cites per document20062.534
Cites per document20072.130
Cites per document20082.135
Cites per document20092.217
Cites per document20102.353
Cites per document20112.163
Cites per document20121.932
Cites per document20131.819
Cites per document20141.935
Cites per document20151.785
Cites per document20161.685
Cites per document20171.785
% 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 documents19999
Non-citable documents200013
Non-citable documents200118
Non-citable documents200222
Non-citable documents200324
Non-citable documents200420
Non-citable documents200518
Non-citable documents200614
Non-citable documents200718
Non-citable documents200828
Non-citable documents200933
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201121
Non-citable documents201216
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20168
Non-citable documents201720
Citable documents1999931
Citable documents2000980
Citable documents2001913
Citable documents2002917
Citable documents2003869
Citable documents2004833
Citable documents2005779
Citable documents2006822
Citable documents2007935
Citable documents20081085
Citable documents20091124
Citable documents20101109
Citable documents20111020
Citable documents2012981
Citable documents20131005
Citable documents2014971
Citable documents20151058
Citable documents2016976
Citable documents20171004
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 documents1999359
Uncited documents2000409
Uncited documents2001368
Uncited documents2002354
Uncited documents2003315
Uncited documents2004254
Uncited documents2005235
Uncited documents2006238
Uncited documents2007308
Uncited documents2008379
Uncited documents2009359
Uncited documents2010337
Uncited documents2011327
Uncited documents2012351
Uncited documents2013368
Uncited documents2014328
Uncited documents2015374
Uncited documents2016359
Uncited documents2017382
Cited documents1999581
Cited documents2000584
Cited documents2001563
Cited documents2002585
Cited documents2003578
Cited documents2004599
Cited documents2005562
Cited documents2006598
Cited documents2007645
Cited documents2008734
Cited documents2009798
Cited documents2010802
Cited documents2011714
Cited documents2012646
Cited documents2013650
Cited documents2014653
Cited documents2015693
Cited documents2016625
Cited documents2017642
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