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Optics Communications

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Materials Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope Optics Communications considers only original and timely contributions containing new results in various fields of modern optics. Manuscripts may discuss fundamental or applied issues, and should offer clear evidence of novelty and significance. Papers devoted, for the most part, to mathematical and computational issues, with limited direct connection to current trends of optics research, are generally not suitable for publication in the Journal. Similarly, small technical advances, or papers concerned only with engineering applications or issues of materials science may not be considered favorably.


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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 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
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
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
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

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)19991.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.450
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.445
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.687
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.811
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.122
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.853
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.664
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.743
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.702
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.858
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.130
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.761
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.744
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.990
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 Cites1999388
Self Cites2000414
Self Cites2001450
Self Cites2002395
Self Cites2003358
Self Cites2004413
Self Cites2005377
Self Cites2006458
Self Cites2007454
Self Cites2008509
Self Cites2009494
Self Cites2010531
Self Cites2011595
Self Cites2012504
Self Cites2013444
Self Cites2014490
Self Cites2015585
Self Cites2016447
Self Cites2017492
Total Cites19992545
Total Cites20002585
Total Cites20013471
Total Cites20023329
Total Cites20033648
Total Cites20043581
Total Cites20054033
Total Cites20063821
Total Cites20074047
Total Cites20084355
Total Cites20094962
Total Cites20105033
Total Cites20114995
Total Cites20125106
Total Cites20135532
Total Cites20145311
Total Cites20154917
Total Cites20164972
Total Cites20175175
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 document19990.922
External Cites per document20000.942
External Cites per document20011.309
External Cites per document20021.366
External Cites per document20031.515
External Cites per document20041.511
External Cites per document20051.679
External Cites per document20061.518
External Cites per document20071.477
External Cites per document20081.505
External Cites per document20091.569
External Cites per document20101.615
External Cites per document20111.567
External Cites per document20121.605
External Cites per document20131.708
External Cites per document20141.597
External Cites per document20151.507
External Cites per document20161.549
External Cites per document20171.681
Cites per document19991.088
Cites per document20001.122
Cites per document20011.504
Cites per document20021.550
Cites per document20031.680
Cites per document20041.708
Cites per document20051.853
Cites per document20061.724
Cites per document20071.664
Cites per document20081.705
Cites per document20091.743
Cites per document20101.805
Cites per document20111.779
Cites per document20121.780
Cites per document20131.857
Cites per document20141.759
Cites per document20151.711
Cites per document20161.702
Cites per document20171.858
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20026
Non-citable documents200315
Non-citable documents200424
Non-citable documents200530
Non-citable documents200628
Non-citable documents200731
Non-citable documents200824
Non-citable documents200928
Non-citable documents201022
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201227
Non-citable documents201330
Non-citable documents201435
Non-citable documents201532
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201729
Citable documents19992339
Citable documents20002304
Citable documents20012308
Citable documents20022148
Citable documents20032171
Citable documents20042097
Citable documents20052177
Citable documents20062216
Citable documents20072432
Citable documents20082555
Citable documents20092847
Citable documents20102788
Citable documents20112808
Citable documents20122868
Citable documents20132979
Citable documents20143019
Citable documents20152874
Citable documents20162921
Citable documents20172786
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 documents19991153
Uncited documents20001171
Uncited documents20011034
Uncited documents2002929
Uncited documents2003886
Uncited documents2004855
Uncited documents2005826
Uncited documents2006855
Uncited documents2007968
Uncited documents2008948
Uncited documents20091034
Uncited documents20101013
Uncited documents20111057
Uncited documents20121073
Uncited documents20131128
Uncited documents20141193
Uncited documents20151065
Uncited documents20161101
Uncited documents2017995
Cited documents19991187
Cited documents20001133
Cited documents20011274
Cited documents20021225
Cited documents20031300
Cited documents20041266
Cited documents20051381
Cited documents20061389
Cited documents20071495
Cited documents20081631
Cited documents20091841
Cited documents20101797
Cited documents20111778
Cited documents20121822
Cited documents20131881
Cited documents20141861
Cited documents20151841
Cited documents20161853
Cited documents20171820
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