Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Optics Letters

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

The Optical Society

H-Index

272

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

01469592, 15394794

Coverage

1977-2020

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
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
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
20151480
20161460
20171330
20181542
20191599
20201680
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)19992.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.631
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.827
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.079
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.417
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.134
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.101
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.691
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.522
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.713
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.393
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.173
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.892
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.269
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.131
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.380
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.219
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.832
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.404
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.417
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.223
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.717
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.279
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.376
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.401
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 Cites2000601
Self Cites2001619
Self Cites2002614
Self Cites2003658
Self Cites2004745
Self Cites2005796
Self Cites2006980
Self Cites2007726
Self Cites2008773
Self Cites2009999
Self Cites20101094
Self Cites20111325
Self Cites20121478
Self Cites20131533
Self Cites20141974
Self Cites20151614
Self Cites20161601
Self Cites20171483
Self Cites20181517
Self Cites20191526
Self Cites20201431
Total Cites19995097
Total Cites20004828
Total Cites20016419
Total Cites20027050
Total Cites20037282
Total Cites20048523
Total Cites200511386
Total Cites200612503
Total Cites200714230
Total Cites200813781
Total Cites200914429
Total Cites201014418
Total Cites201116391
Total Cites201218153
Total Cites201320162
Total Cites201421775
Total Cites201519760
Total Cites201618575
Total Cites201720795
Total Cites201820176
Total Cites201921248
Total Cites202019715
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 document19992.318
External Cites per document20002.331
External Cites per document20013.277
External Cites per document20023.714
External Cites per document20033.757
External Cites per document20044.024
External Cites per document20054.827
External Cites per document20064.501
External Cites per document20074.647
External Cites per document20084.033
External Cites per document20094.134
External Cites per document20103.821
External Cites per document20114.028
External Cites per document20123.846
External Cites per document20133.901
External Cites per document20143.978
External Cites per document20153.523
External Cites per document20163.480
External Cites per document20174.095
External Cites per document20184.378
External Cites per document20194.562
External Cites per document20204.095
Cites per document19992.678
Cites per document20002.663
Cites per document20013.627
Cites per document20024.066
Cites per document20034.114
Cites per document20044.393
Cites per document20055.173
Cites per document20064.878
Cites per document20074.892
Cites per document20084.269
Cites per document20094.437
Cites per document20104.131
Cites per document20114.380
Cites per document20124.185
Cites per document20134.219
Cites per document20144.368
Cites per document20153.832
Cites per document20163.805
Cites per document20174.404
Cites per document20184.725
Cites per document20194.905
Cites per document20204.410
% 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
201529.32
201631.85
201731.05
201828.86
201932.27
202032.14
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
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 documents20164877
Citable documents20174716
Citable documents20184262
Citable documents20194323
Citable documents20204465
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 documents1999483
Uncited documents2000502
Uncited documents2001390
Uncited documents2002357
Uncited documents2003390
Uncited documents2004331
Uncited documents2005331
Uncited documents2006406
Uncited documents2007467
Uncited documents2008579
Uncited documents2009586
Uncited documents2010561
Uncited documents2011552
Uncited documents2012688
Uncited documents2013739
Uncited documents2014784
Uncited documents2015878
Uncited documents2016778
Uncited documents2017724
Uncited documents2018581
Uncited documents2019584
Uncited documents2020654
Cited documents19991420
Cited documents20001311
Cited documents20011380
Cited documents20021377
Cited documents20031380
Cited documents20041609
Cited documents20051870
Cited documents20062157
Cited documents20072442
Cited documents20082649
Cited documents20092666
Cited documents20102929
Cited documents20113190
Cited documents20123650
Cited documents20134040
Cited documents20144201
Cited documents20154278
Cited documents20164104
Cited documents20173998
Cited documents20183689
Cited documents20193748
Cited documents20203817
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