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Optics Lettersopen access

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

The Optical Society

H-Index

277

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

01469592, 15394794

Coverage

1977-2021

Information

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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 Letters offers rapid dissemination of new results in all areas of optics with short, original, peer-reviewed communications. Optics Letters covers the latest research in optical science, including optical measurements, optical components and devices, atmospheric optics, biomedical optics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, optical processing, optoelectronics, lasers, nonlinear optics, optical storage and holography, optical coherence, polarization, quantum electronics, ultrafast optical phenomena, photonic crystals, and fiber optics. Criteria used in determining acceptability of contributions include newsworthiness to a substantial part of the optics community and the effect of rapid publication on the research of others. This journal, published twice each month, is where readers look for the latest discoveries in optics. 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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2021Q1
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
19993.926
20003.243
20013.776
20023.822
20033.725
20043.523
20053.245
20063.126
20073.443
20083.354
20093.077
20102.637
20112.519
20122.577
20132.441
20142.429
20152.013
20161.769
20171.790
20181.707
20191.788
20201.524
20211.263
Total Documents

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

YearDocuments
1999593
2000559
2001582
2002629
2003729
2004843
2005991
20061075
20071162
20081015
20091313
20101414
20111611
20121754
20131620
20141782
20151479
20161460
20171330
20181542
20191598
20201678
20211531
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)19992.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.628
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.987
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.394
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.459
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.787
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.693
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20213.979
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.112
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.400
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.904
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.482
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.385
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.210
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.374
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.020
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20213.966
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.592
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.767
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.985
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.737
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.201
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.871
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.832
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 Cites1999685
Self Cites2000602
Self Cites2001619
Self Cites2002614
Self Cites2003658
Self Cites2004756
Self Cites2005801
Self Cites2006980
Self Cites2007726
Self Cites2008773
Self Cites20091000
Self Cites20101095
Self Cites20111335
Self Cites20121539
Self Cites20131534
Self Cites20141981
Self Cites20151618
Self Cites20161602
Self Cites20171483
Self Cites20181517
Self Cites20191524
Self Cites20201431
Self Cites20211467
Total Cites19995095
Total Cites20004832
Total Cites20016413
Total Cites20027044
Total Cites20037279
Total Cites20048536
Total Cites200511399
Total Cites200612550
Total Cites200714267
Total Cites200813861
Total Cites200914575
Total Cites201014472
Total Cites201116409
Total Cites201218265
Total Cites201320281
Total Cites201421806
Total Cites201519797
Total Cites201618580
Total Cites201718980
Total Cites201818545
Total Cites201919719
Total Cites202018539
Total Cites202119108
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 document19992.317
External Cites per document20002.333
External Cites per document20013.273
External Cites per document20023.710
External Cites per document20033.756
External Cites per document20044.025
External Cites per document20054.830
External Cites per document20064.520
External Cites per document20074.660
External Cites per document20084.058
External Cites per document20094.178
External Cites per document20103.836
External Cites per document20114.030
External Cites per document20123.857
External Cites per document20133.926
External Cites per document20143.983
External Cites per document20153.530
External Cites per document20163.482
External Cites per document20173.711
External Cites per document20183.996
External Cites per document20194.209
External Cites per document20203.832
External Cites per document20213.665
Cites per document19992.677
Cites per document20002.665
Cites per document20013.623
Cites per document20024.062
Cites per document20034.112
Cites per document20044.400
Cites per document20055.179
Cites per document20064.897
Cites per document20074.904
Cites per document20084.294
Cites per document20094.482
Cites per document20104.147
Cites per document20114.385
Cites per document20124.210
Cites per document20134.244
Cites per document20144.374
Cites per document20153.840
Cites per document20163.807
Cites per document20174.020
Cites per document20184.344
Cites per document20194.552
Cites per document20204.147
Cites per document20213.966
% 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
199920.07
200023.97
200124.40
20025.09
200321.12
200422.18
200523.01
200621.49
200723.06
200825.42
200927.34
201024.40
201125.88
201230.33
201329.51
201428.79
201529.34
201631.85
201731.05
201828.86
201932.23
202032.18
202124.43
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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20021
Non-citable documents20037
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20057
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20093
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20134
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20199
Non-citable documents20206
Non-citable documents20215
Citable documents19991903
Citable documents20001813
Citable documents20011770
Citable documents20021733
Citable documents20031763
Citable documents20041933
Citable documents20052194
Citable documents20062560
Citable documents20072906
Citable documents20083225
Citable documents20093249
Citable documents20103487
Citable documents20113740
Citable documents20124336
Citable documents20134775
Citable documents20144978
Citable documents20155150
Citable documents20164876
Citable documents20174715
Citable documents20184261
Citable documents20194323
Citable documents20204464
Citable documents20214813
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 documents1999485
Uncited documents2000502
Uncited documents2001388
Uncited documents2002358
Uncited documents2003392
Uncited documents2004330
Uncited documents2005330
Uncited documents2006401
Uncited documents2007467
Uncited documents2008575
Uncited documents2009581
Uncited documents2010556
Uncited documents2011551
Uncited documents2012679
Uncited documents2013737
Uncited documents2014783
Uncited documents2015878
Uncited documents2016775
Uncited documents2017749
Uncited documents2018604
Uncited documents2019596
Uncited documents2020664
Uncited documents2021747
Cited documents19991418
Cited documents20001311
Cited documents20011382
Cited documents20021376
Cited documents20031378
Cited documents20041610
Cited documents20051871
Cited documents20062162
Cited documents20072442
Cited documents20082653
Cited documents20092671
Cited documents20102934
Cited documents20113191
Cited documents20123659
Cited documents20134042
Cited documents20144202
Cited documents20154278
Cited documents20164106
Cited documents20173972
Cited documents20183665
Cited documents20193736
Cited documents20203806
Cited documents20214071
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