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Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1983-1985, 1988, 1993-ongoing
Scope The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) is a general optics research journal that complements JOSA A. It emphasizes research on the fundamentals of the interaction of radiation with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. It includes such topical areas as atom optics and cold atoms, integrated and fiber optics, metamaterials, nanophotonics, photonic crystals, photorefractive optics and holography, physics of optical materials, spectroscopy, THz optics, ultrafast phenomena, and other related subjects.


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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 Optics2016Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
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

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)19991.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.159
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.362
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.570
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.463
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.368
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.589
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.747
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.324
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.769
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.319
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.606
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.927
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.986
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.702
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.291
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.991
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.409
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.351
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.437
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.035
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.167
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 Cites1999203
Self Cites2000196
Self Cites2001139
Self Cites2002171
Self Cites2003119
Self Cites2004123
Self Cites2005152
Self Cites2006105
Self Cites2007147
Self Cites2008104
Self Cites2009182
Self Cites2010169
Self Cites2011205
Self Cites2012257
Self Cites2013243
Self Cites2014264
Self Cites2015121
Self Cites2016180
Self Cites2017138
Total Cites19991974
Total Cites20001875
Total Cites20011975
Total Cites20021779
Total Cites20031999
Total Cites20042509
Total Cites20053073
Total Cites20062308
Total Cites20072414
Total Cites20082404
Total Cites20092768
Total Cites20102686
Total Cites20113010
Total Cites20123151
Total Cites20133325
Total Cites20143176
Total Cites20152673
Total Cites20162422
Total Cites20172377
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 document19991.571
External Cites per document20001.565
External Cites per document20012.011
External Cites per document20022.048
External Cites per document20032.186
External Cites per document20042.634
External Cites per document20053.154
External Cites per document20062.478
External Cites per document20072.494
External Cites per document20082.195
External Cites per document20092.435
External Cites per document20102.247
External Cites per document20112.482
External Cites per document20122.364
External Cites per document20132.324
External Cites per document20142.143
External Cites per document20151.840
External Cites per document20161.795
External Cites per document20171.871
Cites per document19991.752
Cites per document20001.747
Cites per document20012.163
Cites per document20022.266
Cites per document20032.324
Cites per document20042.769
Cites per document20053.319
Cites per document20062.596
Cites per document20072.656
Cites per document20082.294
Cites per document20092.606
Cites per document20102.398
Cites per document20112.664
Cites per document20122.574
Cites per document20132.508
Cites per document20142.337
Cites per document20151.927
Cites per document20161.939
Cites per document20171.986
% 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 documents201417
Non-citable documents201516
Non-citable documents201616
Non-citable documents201715
Citable documents19991127
Citable documents20001073
Citable documents2001913
Citable documents2002785
Citable documents2003860
Citable documents2004906
Citable documents2005926
Citable documents2006889
Citable documents2007909
Citable documents20081048
Citable documents20091062
Citable documents20101120
Citable documents20111130
Citable documents20121224
Citable documents20131326
Citable documents20141359
Citable documents20151387
Citable documents20161249
Citable documents20171197
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 documents1999420
Uncited documents2000412
Uncited documents2001315
Uncited documents2002273
Uncited documents2003312
Uncited documents2004285
Uncited documents2005269
Uncited documents2006282
Uncited documents2007269
Uncited documents2008358
Uncited documents2009343
Uncited documents2010348
Uncited documents2011315
Uncited documents2012363
Uncited documents2013405
Uncited documents2014442
Uncited documents2015468
Uncited documents2016407
Uncited documents2017417
Cited documents1999719
Cited documents2000670
Cited documents2001603
Cited documents2002520
Cited documents2003559
Cited documents2004638
Cited documents2005670
Cited documents2006618
Cited documents2007650
Cited documents2008711
Cited documents2009743
Cited documents2010794
Cited documents2011833
Cited documents2012880
Cited documents2013941
Cited documents2014934
Cited documents2015935
Cited documents2016858
Cited documents2017795
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