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Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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The Optical Society



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The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) is a general optics research journal that complements JOSA A. It emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include: Advanced Instrumentation and Measurements Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers Lasers and Other Light Sources from THz to XUV Light-Induced Phenomena Nonlinear and High Field Optics Optical Materials Optics Modes and Structured Light Optomechanics Metamaterials Nanomaterials Photonics and Semiconductor Optics Physical Optics Plasmonics Quantum Optics and Entanglement Quantum Key Distribution Spectroscopy and Atomic or Molecular Optics Superresolution and Advanced Imaging Surface Optics Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Wave Guiding and Optical Confinement JOSA B considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and tutorials, and comments on published articles. 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 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 Optics2016Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics1999Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2000Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2001Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2002Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2003Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2004Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2005Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2006Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2007Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2008Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2009Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2010Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2011Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2012Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2013Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2014Q1
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2015Q2
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2016Q2
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2017Q2
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2018Q2
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics2019Q2

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)19991.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.185
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.305
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.616
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.956
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.117
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.310
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.646
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.355
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.319
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.708
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.989
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.028
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.596
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.695
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.055
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.404
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 Cites1999204
Self Cites2000196
Self Cites2001139
Self Cites2002171
Self Cites2003119
Self Cites2004123
Self Cites2005152
Self Cites2006105
Self Cites2007147
Self Cites2008105
Self Cites2009182
Self Cites2010169
Self Cites2011205
Self Cites2012257
Self Cites2013243
Self Cites2014264
Self Cites2015121
Self Cites2016181
Self Cites2017139
Self Cites2018158
Self Cites2019243
Total Cites19991985
Total Cites20001884
Total Cites20011976
Total Cites20021805
Total Cites20032005
Total Cites20042508
Total Cites20053108
Total Cites20062348
Total Cites20072405
Total Cites20082421
Total Cites20092810
Total Cites20102725
Total Cites20113046
Total Cites20123176
Total Cites20133350
Total Cites20143199
Total Cites20152701
Total Cites20162471
Total Cites20172461
Total Cites20182642
Total Cites20192806
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 document19991.580
External Cites per document20001.573
External Cites per document20012.012
External Cites per document20022.082
External Cites per document20032.193
External Cites per document20042.632
External Cites per document20053.192
External Cites per document20062.523
External Cites per document20072.484
External Cites per document20082.210
External Cites per document20092.475
External Cites per document20102.284
External Cites per document20112.516
External Cites per document20122.387
External Cites per document20132.343
External Cites per document20142.161
External Cites per document20151.861
External Cites per document20161.835
External Cites per document20171.935
External Cites per document20182.214
External Cites per document20192.118
Cites per document19991.761
Cites per document20001.756
Cites per document20012.164
Cites per document20022.299
Cites per document20032.331
Cites per document20042.768
Cites per document20053.356
Cites per document20062.641
Cites per document20072.646
Cites per document20082.310
Cites per document20092.646
Cites per document20102.435
Cites per document20112.698
Cites per document20122.597
Cites per document20132.526
Cites per document20142.356
Cites per document20151.949
Cites per document20161.980
Cites per document20172.051
Cites per document20182.355
Cites per document20192.319
% 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 documents199912
Non-citable documents20009
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents200311
Non-citable documents200417
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents200821
Non-citable documents200924
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201815
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents19991127
Citable documents20001073
Citable documents2001913
Citable documents2002785
Citable documents2003860
Citable documents2004906
Citable documents2005926
Citable documents2006889
Citable documents2007909
Citable documents20081048
Citable documents20091062
Citable documents20101119
Citable documents20111129
Citable documents20121223
Citable documents20131326
Citable documents20141358
Citable documents20151386
Citable documents20161248
Citable documents20171200
Citable documents20181122
Citable documents20191210
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 documents1999417
Uncited documents2000408
Uncited documents2001315
Uncited documents2002272
Uncited documents2003309
Uncited documents2004282
Uncited documents2005263
Uncited documents2006275
Uncited documents2007272
Uncited documents2008354
Uncited documents2009339
Uncited documents2010346
Uncited documents2011312
Uncited documents2012361
Uncited documents2013401
Uncited documents2014439
Uncited documents2015466
Uncited documents2016400
Uncited documents2017415
Uncited documents2018383
Uncited documents2019389
Cited documents1999722
Cited documents2000674
Cited documents2001603
Cited documents2002521
Cited documents2003562
Cited documents2004641
Cited documents2005676
Cited documents2006625
Cited documents2007647
Cited documents2008715
Cited documents2009747
Cited documents2010795
Cited documents2011835
Cited documents2012881
Cited documents2013945
Cited documents2014937
Cited documents2015937
Cited documents2016865
Cited documents2017802
Cited documents2018754
Cited documents2019840
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