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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 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.


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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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
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
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
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

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)20001.068
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.464
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.659
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.583
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.765
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.775
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.746
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.855
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.812
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.737
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.893
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.648
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.591
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.909
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.818
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.768
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.987
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.140
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.712
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.869
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.585
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.561
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.650
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.829
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.816
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.881
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.115
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 Cites2006437
Self Cites2007414
Self Cites2008450
Self Cites2009444
Self Cites2010506
Self Cites2011583
Self Cites2012514
Self Cites2013454
Self Cites2014496
Self Cites2015589
Self Cites2016447
Self Cites2017495
Self Cites2018617
Total Cites19992577
Total Cites20002607
Total Cites20013507
Total Cites20023368
Total Cites20033701
Total Cites20043654
Total Cites20054113
Total Cites20063649
Total Cites20073803
Total Cites20083798
Total Cites20094311
Total Cites20104754
Total Cites20114824
Total Cites20125125
Total Cites20135574
Total Cites20145350
Total Cites20154967
Total Cites20165043
Total Cites20175394
Total Cites20185998
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 document20000.952
External Cites per document20011.324
External Cites per document20021.383
External Cites per document20031.540
External Cites per document20041.542
External Cites per document20051.707
External Cites per document20061.451
External Cites per document20071.447
External Cites per document20081.403
External Cites per document20091.481
External Cites per document20101.628
External Cites per document20111.572
External Cites per document20121.653
External Cites per document20131.753
External Cites per document20141.649
External Cites per document20151.559
External Cites per document20161.629
External Cites per document20171.805
External Cites per document20181.885
Cites per document19991.098
Cites per document20001.132
Cites per document20011.519
Cites per document20021.569
Cites per document20031.708
Cites per document20041.746
Cites per document20051.893
Cites per document20061.648
Cites per document20071.624
Cites per document20081.591
Cites per document20091.651
Cites per document20101.821
Cites per document20111.789
Cites per document20121.837
Cites per document20131.909
Cites per document20141.818
Cites per document20151.768
Cites per document20161.788
Cites per document20171.987
Cites per document20182.101
% 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 documents20001
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents200319
Non-citable documents200428
Non-citable documents200534
Non-citable documents200630
Non-citable documents200738
Non-citable documents200829
Non-citable documents200935
Non-citable documents201026
Non-citable documents201144
Non-citable documents201277
Non-citable documents201389
Non-citable documents2014111
Non-citable documents201599
Non-citable documents2016132
Non-citable documents2017100
Non-citable documents201872
Citable documents19992348
Citable documents20002303
Citable documents20012308
Citable documents20022146
Citable documents20032167
Citable documents20042093
Citable documents20052173
Citable documents20062214
Citable documents20072342
Citable documents20082387
Citable documents20092611
Citable documents20102610
Citable documents20112697
Citable documents20122790
Citable documents20132920
Citable documents20142943
Citable documents20152809
Citable documents20162821
Citable documents20172714
Citable documents20182855
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 documents19991159
Uncited documents20001167
Uncited documents20011027
Uncited documents2002920
Uncited documents2003880
Uncited documents2004839
Uncited documents2005818
Uncited documents2006885
Uncited documents2007938
Uncited documents2008928
Uncited documents2009984
Uncited documents2010937
Uncited documents20111019
Uncited documents20121051
Uncited documents20131119
Uncited documents20141189
Uncited documents20151056
Uncited documents20161085
Uncited documents2017966
Uncited documents2018961
Cited documents19991195
Cited documents20001137
Cited documents20011281
Cited documents20021234
Cited documents20031306
Cited documents20041282
Cited documents20051389
Cited documents20061359
Cited documents20071442
Cited documents20081488
Cited documents20091662
Cited documents20101699
Cited documents20111722
Cited documents20121816
Cited documents20131890
Cited documents20141865
Cited documents20151852
Cited documents20161868
Cited documents20171848
Cited documents20181966
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