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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
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
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
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

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)19991.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.454
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.904
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.786
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.860
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.812
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.997
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.728
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.767
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.997
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.133
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.695
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.774
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.809
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.813
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.903
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.148
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.392
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 Cites1999396
Self Cites2000415
Self Cites2001452
Self Cites2002400
Self Cites2003364
Self Cites2004426
Self Cites2005404
Self Cites2006470
Self Cites2007467
Self Cites2008517
Self Cites2009505
Self Cites2010531
Self Cites2011605
Self Cites2012515
Self Cites2013454
Self Cites2014492
Self Cites2015587
Self Cites2016453
Self Cites2017495
Self Cites2018618
Self Cites2019633
Total Cites19992577
Total Cites20002590
Total Cites20013479
Total Cites20023402
Total Cites20033681
Total Cites20043632
Total Cites20054120
Total Cites20063893
Total Cites20074076
Total Cites20084366
Total Cites20095007
Total Cites20105066
Total Cites20115027
Total Cites20125170
Total Cites20135580
Total Cites20145337
Total Cites20154931
Total Cites20165058
Total Cites20175413
Total Cites20186119
Total Cites20196632
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 document19990.929
External Cites per document20000.945
External Cites per document20011.312
External Cites per document20021.400
External Cites per document20031.531
External Cites per document20041.532
External Cites per document20051.716
External Cites per document20061.557
External Cites per document20071.504
External Cites per document20081.524
External Cites per document20091.597
External Cites per document20101.638
External Cites per document20111.591
External Cites per document20121.657
External Cites per document20131.759
External Cites per document20141.649
External Cites per document20151.557
External Cites per document20161.643
External Cites per document20171.815
External Cites per document20181.917
External Cites per document20192.083
Cites per document19991.098
Cites per document20001.125
Cites per document20011.508
Cites per document20021.586
Cites per document20031.699
Cites per document20041.735
Cites per document20051.903
Cites per document20061.771
Cites per document20071.698
Cites per document20081.728
Cites per document20091.776
Cites per document20101.830
Cites per document20111.808
Cites per document20121.841
Cites per document20131.915
Cites per document20141.816
Cites per document20151.767
Cites per document20161.804
Cites per document20171.997
Cites per document20182.133
Cites per document20192.303
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents20002
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents200319
Non-citable documents200428
Non-citable documents200542
Non-citable documents200646
Non-citable documents200763
Non-citable documents200853
Non-citable documents200956
Non-citable documents201042
Non-citable documents201155
Non-citable documents201286
Non-citable documents201395
Non-citable documents2014115
Non-citable documents201599
Non-citable documents2016134
Non-citable documents2017102
Non-citable documents201876
Non-citable documents201925
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 documents20152790
Citable documents20162803
Citable documents20172710
Citable documents20182869
Citable documents20192880
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 documents19991157
Uncited documents20001164
Uncited documents20011026
Uncited documents2002906
Uncited documents2003878
Uncited documents2004840
Uncited documents2005817
Uncited documents2006844
Uncited documents2007962
Uncited documents2008946
Uncited documents20091028
Uncited documents20101006
Uncited documents20111050
Uncited documents20121061
Uncited documents20131118
Uncited documents20141194
Uncited documents20151049
Uncited documents20161072
Uncited documents2017964
Uncited documents2018951
Uncited documents2019860
Cited documents19991197
Cited documents20001140
Cited documents20011282
Cited documents20021248
Cited documents20031308
Cited documents20041281
Cited documents20051390
Cited documents20061400
Cited documents20071501
Cited documents20081633
Cited documents20091847
Cited documents20101804
Cited documents20111785
Cited documents20121834
Cited documents20131891
Cited documents20141860
Cited documents20151840
Cited documents20161865
Cited documents20171848
Cited documents20181994
Cited documents20192045
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