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Optics Expressopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

The Optical Society

H-Index

271

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

10944087

Coverage

1997-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

opex@osa.org

Scope

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
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19991.442
20001.222
20011.496
20021.630
20032.669
20042.819
20053.313
20063.235
20073.284
20083.204
20093.039
20102.906
20112.580
20122.562
20132.337
20142.313
20151.910
20161.532
20171.519
20181.473
20191.533
20201.394
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
1999100
200098
2001186
2002203
2003443
2004787
20051233
20061544
20071971
20082331
20092567
20102980
20112989
20123183
20133301
20143343
20153321
20162910
20173072
20183084
20193227
20203225
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)19991.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.454
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.503
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20075.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.760
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.602
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.852
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.309
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.568
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.564
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.781
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.566
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.707
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.810
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.522
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.235
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.641
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.644
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.658
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.603
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.704
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.565
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites199923
Self Cites200027
Self Cites200154
Self Cites200280
Self Cites2003201
Self Cites2004577
Self Cites20051162
Self Cites20062234
Self Cites20072771
Self Cites20083405
Self Cites20094056
Self Cites20104918
Self Cites20114990
Self Cites20125180
Self Cites20135699
Self Cites20145724
Self Cites20155522
Self Cites20164511
Self Cites20174554
Self Cites20184667
Self Cites20194745
Self Cites20205004
Total Cites1999263
Total Cites2000455
Total Cites2001726
Total Cites2002986
Total Cites20031697
Total Cites20043568
Total Cites20057973
Total Cites200613241
Total Cites200717998
Total Cites200821894
Total Cites200927313
Total Cites201032473
Total Cites201137666
Total Cites201238972
Total Cites201342946
Total Cites201444585
Total Cites201540365
Total Cites201637971
Total Cites201740114
Total Cites201841192
Total Cites201942404
Total Cites202042429
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19991.176
External Cites per document20001.413
External Cites per document20011.994
External Cites per document20022.372
External Cites per document20033.097
External Cites per document20043.630
External Cites per document20054.783
External Cites per document20064.484
External Cites per document20074.281
External Cites per document20083.901
External Cites per document20093.984
External Cites per document20104.015
External Cites per document20114.152
External Cites per document20123.962
External Cites per document20134.073
External Cites per document20144.104
External Cites per document20153.547
External Cites per document20163.358
External Cites per document20173.715
External Cites per document20183.927
External Cites per document20194.156
External Cites per document20203.991
Cites per document19991.235
Cites per document20001.454
Cites per document20012.104
Cites per document20022.568
Cites per document20033.485
Cites per document20044.288
Cites per document20055.564
Cites per document20065.376
Cites per document20075.050
Cites per document20084.611
Cites per document20094.672
Cites per document20104.727
Cites per document20114.781
Cites per document20124.566
Cites per document20134.693
Cites per document20144.707
Cites per document20154.108
Cites per document20163.810
Cites per document20174.190
Cites per document20184.428
Cites per document20194.677
Cites per document20204.522
% 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
199917.00
200017.35
200120.97
200216.75
200320.99
200416.65
200522.06
200623.58
200723.44
200825.65
200924.35
201027.28
201127.67
201228.81
201328.48
201429.94
201528.00
201627.73
201728.81
201827.69
201928.11
202026.57
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19999
Non-citable documents200010
Non-citable documents20018
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20034
Non-citable documents20048
Non-citable documents20059
Non-citable documents20068
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents20098
Non-citable documents20106
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20194
Non-citable documents20206
Citable documents1999204
Citable documents2000303
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002382
Citable documents2003483
Citable documents2004824
Citable documents20051424
Citable documents20062455
Citable documents20073557
Citable documents20084740
Citable documents20095838
Citable documents20106863
Citable documents20117870
Citable documents20128529
Citable documents20139145
Citable documents20149470
Citable documents20159824
Citable documents20169963
Citable documents20179571
Citable documents20189300
Citable documents20199062
Citable documents20209377
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents1999110
Uncited documents2000145
Uncited documents2001129
Uncited documents2002123
Uncited documents2003134
Uncited documents2004197
Uncited documents2005264
Uncited documents2006391
Uncited documents2007592
Uncited documents2008750
Uncited documents2009904
Uncited documents2010964
Uncited documents20111167
Uncited documents20121280
Uncited documents20131304
Uncited documents20141381
Uncited documents20151516
Uncited documents20161642
Uncited documents20171476
Uncited documents20181399
Uncited documents20191265
Uncited documents20201284
Cited documents1999103
Cited documents2000168
Cited documents2001216
Cited documents2002261
Cited documents2003353
Cited documents2004635
Cited documents20051169
Cited documents20062072
Cited documents20072972
Cited documents20083998
Cited documents20094942
Cited documents20105905
Cited documents20116711
Cited documents20127256
Cited documents20137848
Cited documents20148092
Cited documents20158311
Cited documents20168323
Cited documents20178098
Cited documents20187904
Cited documents20197801
Cited documents20208099
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