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Optics Communications



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Optics Communications invites original and timely contributions containing new results in various fields of optics and photonics. The journal considers theoretical and experimental research in areas ranging from the fundamental properties of light to technological applications. Topics covered include classical and quantum optics, optical physics and light-matter interactions, lasers, imaging, guided-wave optics and optical information processing. Manuscripts should offer clear evidence of novelty and significance. Papers concentrating on mathematical and computational issues, with limited connection to optics, are not suitable for publication in the Journal. Similarly, small technical advances, or papers concerned only with engineering applications or issues of materials science fall outside the journal scope. 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 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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2021Q2
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 Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q2
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 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
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q2
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2021Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry1999Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2000Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2001Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2002Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2003Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2004Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2005Q1
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2006Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2007Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2008Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2009Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2010Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2011Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2012Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2013Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2014Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2015Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2016Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2017Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2018Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2019Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2020Q2
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry2021Q2

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19991.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.464
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.700
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.734
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.722
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.747
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.817
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.211
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.261
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.578
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.884
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.863
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.732
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.927
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.332
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.697
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.481
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.449
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 Cites1999397
Self Cites2000415
Self Cites2001451
Self Cites2002399
Self Cites2003364
Self Cites2004424
Self Cites2005400
Self Cites2006460
Self Cites2007462
Self Cites2008509
Self Cites2009503
Self Cites2010529
Self Cites2011600
Self Cites2012512
Self Cites2013453
Self Cites2014491
Self Cites2015584
Self Cites2016449
Self Cites2017494
Self Cites2018615
Self Cites2019632
Self Cites2020723
Self Cites2021395
Total Cites19992559
Total Cites20002593
Total Cites20013469
Total Cites20023387
Total Cites20033668
Total Cites20043622
Total Cites20054095
Total Cites20063844
Total Cites20074009
Total Cites20084309
Total Cites20094990
Total Cites20105057
Total Cites20115031
Total Cites20125161
Total Cites20135557
Total Cites20145288
Total Cites20154958
Total Cites20165103
Total Cites20175375
Total Cites20186152
Total Cites20196744
Total Cites20207142
Total Cites20217279
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 document19990.921
External Cites per document20000.946
External Cites per document20011.308
External Cites per document20021.393
External Cites per document20031.525
External Cites per document20041.528
External Cites per document20051.707
External Cites per document20061.540
External Cites per document20071.478
External Cites per document20081.504
External Cites per document20091.592
External Cites per document20101.636
External Cites per document20111.594
External Cites per document20121.655
External Cites per document20131.752
External Cites per document20141.632
External Cites per document20151.567
External Cites per document20161.659
External Cites per document20171.800
External Cites per document20181.931
External Cites per document20192.120
External Cites per document20202.115
External Cites per document20212.285
Cites per document19991.088
Cites per document20001.126
Cites per document20011.504
Cites per document20021.578
Cites per document20031.689
Cites per document20041.726
Cites per document20051.884
Cites per document20061.743
Cites per document20071.661
Cites per document20081.698
Cites per document20091.762
Cites per document20101.818
Cites per document20111.792
Cites per document20121.797
Cites per document20131.863
Cites per document20141.750
Cites per document20151.732
Cites per document20161.754
Cites per document20171.927
Cites per document20182.107
Cites per document20192.332
Cites per document20202.347
Cites per document20212.411
% 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 documents19995
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20046
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents20067
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents200811
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201263
Non-citable documents201369
Non-citable documents201482
Non-citable documents201570
Non-citable documents2016104
Non-citable documents201777
Non-citable documents201852
Non-citable documents20199
Non-citable documents20208
Non-citable documents20216
Citable documents19992348
Citable documents20002302
Citable documents20012307
Citable documents20022145
Citable documents20032167
Citable documents20042093
Citable documents20052165
Citable documents20062198
Citable documents20072400
Citable documents20082526
Citable documents20092819
Citable documents20102768
Citable documents20112780
Citable documents20122809
Citable documents20132914
Citable documents20142939
Citable documents20152792
Citable documents20162805
Citable documents20172712
Citable documents20182868
Citable documents20192883
Citable documents20203035
Citable documents20213013
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 documents19991158
Uncited documents20001165
Uncited documents20011027
Uncited documents2002899
Uncited documents2003867
Uncited documents2004818
Uncited documents2005790
Uncited documents2006823
Uncited documents2007932
Uncited documents2008918
Uncited documents2009999
Uncited documents2010984
Uncited documents20111028
Uncited documents20121043
Uncited documents20131094
Uncited documents20141173
Uncited documents20151017
Uncited documents20161037
Uncited documents2017940
Uncited documents2018920
Uncited documents2019835
Uncited documents2020846
Uncited documents2021809
Cited documents19991195
Cited documents20001138
Cited documents20011280
Cited documents20021248
Cited documents20031305
Cited documents20041281
Cited documents20051384
Cited documents20061382
Cited documents20071481
Cited documents20081619
Cited documents20091833
Cited documents20101797
Cited documents20111779
Cited documents20121829
Cited documents20131889
Cited documents20141848
Cited documents20151845
Cited documents20161872
Cited documents20171849
Cited documents20182000
Cited documents20192057
Cited documents20202197
Cited documents20212210
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