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Optics Expressopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


The Optical Society



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The Optical Society (OSA) publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community. Optics Express is the all-electronic, open-access journal for optics providing rapid publication for peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics. Additionally, Optics Express publishes papers dedicated to new developments in the science and engineering of light and their impact on sustainable energy, the environment, and green technologies in its dedicated section, Energy and Environmental Optics Express. These papers are published online in each issue as they are ready. 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 Optics2011Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q1

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)19991.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.502
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.181
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.536
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.354
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.740
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.751
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.831
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.952
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.502
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.584
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.513
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.681
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.580
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.720
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.082
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.721
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.645
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.677
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.081
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.169
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 Cites199923
Self Cites200027
Self Cites200155
Self Cites200280
Self Cites2003201
Self Cites2004577
Self Cites20051163
Self Cites20062235
Self Cites20072773
Self Cites20083405
Self Cites20094062
Self Cites20104924
Self Cites20115003
Self Cites20125195
Self Cites20135718
Self Cites20145745
Self Cites20155540
Self Cites20164512
Self Cites20174601
Self Cites20184689
Self Cites20194799
Total Cites1999263
Total Cites2000455
Total Cites2001726
Total Cites2002987
Total Cites20031697
Total Cites20043570
Total Cites20057984
Total Cites200613251
Total Cites200718003
Total Cites200821947
Total Cites200927335
Total Cites201032519
Total Cites201137592
Total Cites201239069
Total Cites201343078
Total Cites201444701
Total Cites201540100
Total Cites201637766
Total Cites201737680
Total Cites201838251
Total Cites201937263
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 document19991.176
External Cites per document20001.413
External Cites per document20011.991
External Cites per document20022.374
External Cites per document20033.097
External Cites per document20043.632
External Cites per document20054.790
External Cites per document20064.487
External Cites per document20074.280
External Cites per document20083.911
External Cites per document20093.986
External Cites per document20104.021
External Cites per document20114.140
External Cites per document20123.971
External Cites per document20134.085
External Cites per document20144.114
External Cites per document20153.518
External Cites per document20163.338
External Cites per document20173.461
External Cites per document20183.615
External Cites per document20193.588
Cites per document19991.289
Cites per document20001.502
Cites per document20012.154
Cites per document20022.584
Cites per document20033.513
Cites per document20044.333
Cites per document20055.607
Cites per document20065.398
Cites per document20075.060
Cites per document20084.629
Cites per document20094.681
Cites per document20104.738
Cites per document20114.776
Cites per document20124.580
Cites per document20134.710
Cites per document20144.720
Cites per document20154.082
Cites per document20163.791
Cites per document20173.942
Cites per document20184.120
Cites per document20194.118
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200013
Non-citable documents200112
Non-citable documents20024
Non-citable documents20036
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents200514
Non-citable documents200617
Non-citable documents200719
Non-citable documents200831
Non-citable documents200939
Non-citable documents201042
Non-citable documents201142
Non-citable documents201241
Non-citable documents201350
Non-citable documents201456
Non-citable documents201562
Non-citable documents201663
Non-citable documents201761
Non-citable documents201869
Non-citable documents201963
Citable documents1999204
Citable documents2000303
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002382
Citable documents2003483
Citable documents2004824
Citable documents20051424
Citable documents20062455
Citable documents20073558
Citable documents20084741
Citable documents20095839
Citable documents20106863
Citable documents20117871
Citable documents20128530
Citable documents20139146
Citable documents20149470
Citable documents20159824
Citable documents20169961
Citable documents20179559
Citable documents20189285
Citable documents20199049
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 documents1999112
Uncited documents2000148
Uncited documents2001133
Uncited documents2002125
Uncited documents2003136
Uncited documents2004200
Uncited documents2005268
Uncited documents2006398
Uncited documents2007605
Uncited documents2008764
Uncited documents2009929
Uncited documents2010990
Uncited documents20111194
Uncited documents20121305
Uncited documents20131334
Uncited documents20141416
Uncited documents20151583
Uncited documents20161709
Uncited documents20171591
Uncited documents20181514
Uncited documents20191396
Cited documents1999103
Cited documents2000168
Cited documents2001216
Cited documents2002261
Cited documents2003353
Cited documents2004635
Cited documents20051170
Cited documents20062074
Cited documents20072972
Cited documents20084008
Cited documents20094949
Cited documents20105915
Cited documents20116719
Cited documents20127266
Cited documents20137862
Cited documents20148110
Cited documents20158303
Cited documents20168315
Cited documents20178029
Cited documents20187840
Cited documents20197716
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