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Optics and Laser Technology



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Elsevier Ltd.



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Optics & Laser Technology aims to provide a vehicle for the publication of a broad range of high quality research and review papers in those fields of scientific and engineering research appertaining to the development and application of the technology of optics and lasers. Papers describing original work in these areas are submitted to rigorous refereeing prior to acceptance for publication. The scope of Optics & Laser Technology encompasses, but is not restricted to, the following areas: •development in all types of lasers •developments in optoelectronic devices and photonics •developments in new photonics and optical concepts •developments in conventional optics, optical instruments and components •techniques of optical metrology, including interferometry and optical fibre sensors •LIDAR and other non-contact optical measurement techniques, including optical methods in heat and fluid flow •applications of lasers to materials processing, optical NDT display (including holography) and optical communication •research and development in the field of laser safety including studies of hazards resulting from the applications of lasers (laser safety, hazards of laser fume) •developments in optical computing and optical information processing •developments in new optical materials •developments in new optical characterization methods and techniques •developments in quantum optics •developments in light assisted micro and nanofabrication methods and techniques •developments in nanophotonics and biophotonics •developments in imaging processing and systems 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 Optics2000Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q2
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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials1999Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2000Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2001Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2002Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2003Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2004Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2005Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2006Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2007Q3
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q3
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 Materials2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1

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)19990.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.378
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.304
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.801
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.389
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.036
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.329
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.822
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.367
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.108
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.331
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.801
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.621
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 Cites19998
Self Cites200026
Self Cites200132
Self Cites200216
Self Cites200331
Self Cites200426
Self Cites200526
Self Cites20067
Self Cites200733
Self Cites200828
Self Cites200949
Self Cites201067
Self Cites201187
Self Cites2012150
Self Cites2013253
Self Cites2014176
Self Cites2015154
Self Cites2016182
Self Cites2017228
Self Cites2018358
Self Cites2019481
Total Cites1999102
Total Cites2000109
Total Cites2001202
Total Cites2002198
Total Cites2003216
Total Cites2004276
Total Cites2005333
Total Cites2006257
Total Cites2007316
Total Cites2008489
Total Cites2009678
Total Cites2010986
Total Cites20111078
Total Cites20121077
Total Cites20131744
Total Cites20142228
Total Cites20152584
Total Cites20162458
Total Cites20172500
Total Cites20183353
Total Cites20194680
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 document19990.359
External Cites per document20000.332
External Cites per document20010.639
External Cites per document20020.672
External Cites per document20030.627
External Cites per document20040.804
External Cites per document20050.965
External Cites per document20060.789
External Cites per document20070.928
External Cites per document20081.013
External Cites per document20091.233
External Cites per document20101.587
External Cites per document20111.863
External Cites per document20121.530
External Cites per document20131.781
External Cites per document20141.888
External Cites per document20152.084
External Cites per document20162.125
External Cites per document20172.519
External Cites per document20183.075
External Cites per document20193.325
Cites per document19990.389
Cites per document20000.436
Cites per document20010.759
Cites per document20020.731
Cites per document20030.732
Cites per document20040.887
Cites per document20051.047
Cites per document20060.811
Cites per document20071.036
Cites per document20081.075
Cites per document20091.329
Cites per document20101.703
Cites per document20112.026
Cites per document20121.777
Cites per document20132.084
Cites per document20142.050
Cites per document20152.216
Cites per document20162.295
Cites per document20172.772
Cites per document20183.443
Cites per document20193.705
% 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 documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20075
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201518
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents1999262
Citable documents2000250
Citable documents2001266
Citable documents2002271
Citable documents2003295
Citable documents2004311
Citable documents2005318
Citable documents2006317
Citable documents2007305
Citable documents2008455
Citable documents2009510
Citable documents2010579
Citable documents2011532
Citable documents2012606
Citable documents2013837
Citable documents20141087
Citable documents20151166
Citable documents20161071
Citable documents2017902
Citable documents2018974
Citable documents20191263
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 documents1999202
Uncited documents2000184
Uncited documents2001161
Uncited documents2002159
Uncited documents2003165
Uncited documents2004179
Uncited documents2005170
Uncited documents2006184
Uncited documents2007161
Uncited documents2008232
Uncited documents2009247
Uncited documents2010225
Uncited documents2011168
Uncited documents2012224
Uncited documents2013283
Uncited documents2014367
Uncited documents2015356
Uncited documents2016323
Uncited documents2017214
Uncited documents2018206
Uncited documents2019229
Cited documents199960
Cited documents200066
Cited documents2001106
Cited documents2002114
Cited documents2003132
Cited documents2004135
Cited documents2005152
Cited documents2006138
Cited documents2007149
Cited documents2008227
Cited documents2009267
Cited documents2010357
Cited documents2011367
Cited documents2012386
Cited documents2013565
Cited documents2014738
Cited documents2015828
Cited documents2016760
Cited documents2017693
Cited documents2018772
Cited documents20191036
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