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Optics Expressopen access

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication typeJournals
Scope Optics Express publishes original, peer-reviewed articles that report new developments of interest to the optics community in all fields of optical science and technology. Drawing on unique features of the electronic medium, Optics Express offers authors: - rapid publication - the chance to include color images at no additional cost - the medium for presenting data and results in ways not possible in print via audio and video multimedia files
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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 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

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)19991.275
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.498
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.142
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.703
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.743
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.275
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.498
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.581
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.306
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.673
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.689
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.704
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.523
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.649
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.184
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.414
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.587
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.687
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.941
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.603
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.758
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 Cites20062234
Self Cites20072772
Self Cites20083414
Self Cites20094055
Self Cites20104919
Self Cites20114999
Self Cites20125191
Self Cites20135715
Self Cites20145724
Self Cites20155532
Self Cites20164513
Self Cites20174506
Total Cites1999260
Total Cites2000454
Total Cites2001716
Total Cites2002968
Total Cites20031679
Total Cites20043537
Total Cites20057947
Total Cites200613027
Total Cites200717998
Total Cites200821902
Total Cites200927069
Total Cites201032141
Total Cites201137392
Total Cites201238947
Total Cites201342762
Total Cites201444436
Total Cites201539706
Total Cites201636850
Total Cites201735654
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 document19991.162
External Cites per document20001.409
External Cites per document20011.961
External Cites per document20022.325
External Cites per document20033.060
External Cites per document20043.592
External Cites per document20054.764
External Cites per document20064.396
External Cites per document20074.279
External Cites per document20083.900
External Cites per document20093.938
External Cites per document20103.964
External Cites per document20114.113
External Cites per document20123.956
External Cites per document20134.049
External Cites per document20144.085
External Cites per document20153.484
External Cites per document20163.251
External Cites per document20173.262
Cites per document19991.275
Cites per document20001.498
Cites per document20012.125
Cites per document20022.534
Cites per document20033.476
Cites per document20044.292
Cites per document20055.581
Cites per document20065.306
Cites per document20075.058
Cites per document20084.620
Cites per document20094.632
Cites per document20104.680
Cites per document20114.748
Cites per document20124.564
Cites per document20134.673
Cites per document20144.689
Cites per document20154.048
Cites per document20163.704
Cites per document20173.734
% 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 documents201240
Non-citable documents201349
Non-citable documents201454
Non-citable documents201561
Non-citable documents201662
Non-citable documents201759
Citable documents1999204
Citable documents2000303
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002382
Citable documents2003483
Citable documents2004824
Citable documents20051424
Citable documents20062455
Citable documents20073558
Citable documents20084741
Citable documents20095844
Citable documents20106868
Citable documents20117876
Citable documents20128533
Citable documents20139150
Citable documents20149476
Citable documents20159810
Citable documents20169948
Citable documents20179549
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 documents2001134
Uncited documents2002130
Uncited documents2003138
Uncited documents2004200
Uncited documents2005271
Uncited documents2006405
Uncited documents2007600
Uncited documents2008764
Uncited documents2009951
Uncited documents20101007
Uncited documents20111216
Uncited documents20121318
Uncited documents20131353
Uncited documents20141429
Uncited documents20151609
Uncited documents20161747
Uncited documents20171656
Cited documents1999103
Cited documents2000168
Cited documents2001215
Cited documents2002256
Cited documents2003351
Cited documents2004635
Cited documents20051167
Cited documents20062067
Cited documents20072977
Cited documents20084008
Cited documents20094932
Cited documents20105903
Cited documents20116702
Cited documents20127255
Cited documents20137846
Cited documents20148101
Cited documents20158262
Cited documents20168263
Cited documents20177952
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