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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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1

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)20001.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.050
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.172
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.095
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.990
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.336
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.509
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.127
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.918
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.289
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.526
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.610
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.137
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.911
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.727
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.766
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.995
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.681
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.578
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.973
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.946
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 Cites20062126
Self Cites20072583
Self Cites20083052
Self Cites20093603
Self Cites20104626
Self Cites20114815
Self Cites20125112
Self Cites20135717
Self Cites20145762
Self Cites20155540
Self Cites20164517
Self Cites20174506
Self Cites20184648
Total Cites1999263
Total Cites2000456
Total Cites2001724
Total Cites2002978
Total Cites20031703
Total Cites20043562
Total Cites20057989
Total Cites200612612
Total Cites200717056
Total Cites200819246
Total Cites200924506
Total Cites201030647
Total Cites201136076
Total Cites201238291
Total Cites201342995
Total Cites201444778
Total Cites201540151
Total Cites201637551
Total Cites201737394
Total Cites201836915
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 document20001.416
External Cites per document20011.985
External Cites per document20022.351
External Cites per document20033.110
External Cites per document20043.623
External Cites per document20054.794
External Cites per document20064.271
External Cites per document20074.167
External Cites per document20083.565
External Cites per document20093.791
External Cites per document20104.032
External Cites per document20114.127
External Cites per document20123.967
External Cites per document20134.075
External Cites per document20144.119
External Cites per document20153.520
External Cites per document20163.313
External Cites per document20173.436
External Cites per document20183.492
Cites per document19991.289
Cites per document20001.505
Cites per document20012.148
Cites per document20022.560
Cites per document20033.526
Cites per document20044.323
Cites per document20055.610
Cites per document20065.137
Cites per document20074.911
Cites per document20084.236
Cites per document20094.444
Cites per document20104.749
Cites per document20114.763
Cites per document20124.579
Cites per document20134.700
Cites per document20144.727
Cites per document20154.084
Cites per document20163.766
Cites per document20173.907
Cites per document20183.995
% 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 documents200937
Non-citable documents201039
Non-citable documents201139
Non-citable documents201239
Non-citable documents201349
Non-citable documents201454
Non-citable documents201561
Non-citable documents201662
Non-citable documents201761
Non-citable documents201865
Citable documents1999204
Citable documents2000303
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002382
Citable documents2003483
Citable documents2004824
Citable documents20051424
Citable documents20062455
Citable documents20073473
Citable documents20084543
Citable documents20095514
Citable documents20106454
Citable documents20117575
Citable documents20128363
Citable documents20139148
Citable documents20149473
Citable documents20159832
Citable documents20169970
Citable documents20179571
Citable documents20189240
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 documents2002127
Uncited documents2003135
Uncited documents2004200
Uncited documents2005268
Uncited documents2006424
Uncited documents2007606
Uncited documents2008802
Uncited documents2009924
Uncited documents2010938
Uncited documents20111160
Uncited documents20121297
Uncited documents20131336
Uncited documents20141416
Uncited documents20151587
Uncited documents20161717
Uncited documents20171606
Uncited documents20181537
Cited documents1999103
Cited documents2000168
Cited documents2001215
Cited documents2002259
Cited documents2003354
Cited documents2004635
Cited documents20051170
Cited documents20062048
Cited documents20072886
Cited documents20083772
Cited documents20094627
Cited documents20105555
Cited documents20116454
Cited documents20127105
Cited documents20137861
Cited documents20148111
Cited documents20158306
Cited documents20168315
Cited documents20178026
Cited documents20187768
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