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Optics Letters

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
ISSN15394794, 01469592
Coverage1977-1989, 1993-ongoing
Scope 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 atmospheric optics, quantum electronics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, 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.
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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)19992.665
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.505
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.623
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.396
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.094
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.763
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.336
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.380
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.608
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.643
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.413
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.722
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.897
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.820
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.758
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.034
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.894
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.303
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.185
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.811
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.043
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 Cites1999683
Self Cites2000599
Self Cites2001619
Self Cites2002608
Self Cites2003661
Self Cites2004746
Self Cites2005791
Self Cites2006968
Self Cites2007726
Self Cites2008770
Self Cites2009989
Self Cites20101079
Self Cites20111312
Self Cites20121474
Self Cites20131539
Self Cites20141981
Self Cites20151612
Self Cites20161603
Self Cites20171510
Total Cites19995071
Total Cites20004792
Total Cites20016406
Total Cites20026972
Total Cites20037268
Total Cites20048531
Total Cites200511392
Total Cites200612354
Total Cites200714253
Total Cites200813842
Total Cites200914306
Total Cites201014287
Total Cites201116236
Total Cites201218104
Total Cites201320139
Total Cites201421702
Total Cites201519489
Total Cites201618161
Total Cites201718396
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 document19992.306
External Cites per document20002.313
External Cites per document20013.269
External Cites per document20023.672
External Cites per document20033.748
External Cites per document20044.027
External Cites per document20054.832
External Cites per document20064.448
External Cites per document20074.655
External Cites per document20084.053
External Cites per document20094.098
External Cites per document20103.787
External Cites per document20113.989
External Cites per document20123.835
External Cites per document20133.895
External Cites per document20143.962
External Cites per document20153.469
External Cites per document20163.393
External Cites per document20173.577
Cites per document19992.665
Cites per document20002.643
Cites per document20013.619
Cites per document20024.023
Cites per document20034.123
Cites per document20044.413
Cites per document20055.192
Cites per document20064.826
Cites per document20074.905
Cites per document20084.292
Cites per document20094.402
Cites per document20104.096
Cites per document20114.340
Cites per document20124.175
Cites per document20134.218
Cites per document20144.360
Cites per document20153.782
Cites per document20163.722
Cites per document20173.897
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20019
Non-citable documents200214
Non-citable documents200331
Non-citable documents200431
Non-citable documents200538
Non-citable documents200630
Non-citable documents200725
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200931
Non-citable documents201031
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201222
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201438
Non-citable documents201538
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201735
Citable documents19991903
Citable documents20001813
Citable documents20011770
Citable documents20021733
Citable documents20031763
Citable documents20041933
Citable documents20052194
Citable documents20062560
Citable documents20072906
Citable documents20083225
Citable documents20093250
Citable documents20103488
Citable documents20113741
Citable documents20124336
Citable documents20134775
Citable documents20144978
Citable documents20155153
Citable documents20164880
Citable documents20174721
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 documents1999486
Uncited documents2000501
Uncited documents2001399
Uncited documents2002372
Uncited documents2003412
Uncited documents2004352
Uncited documents2005357
Uncited documents2006434
Uncited documents2007491
Uncited documents2008597
Uncited documents2009618
Uncited documents2010592
Uncited documents2011576
Uncited documents2012717
Uncited documents2013764
Uncited documents2014814
Uncited documents2015927
Uncited documents2016825
Uncited documents2017789
Cited documents19991417
Cited documents20001312
Cited documents20011380
Cited documents20021375
Cited documents20031382
Cited documents20041612
Cited documents20051875
Cited documents20062156
Cited documents20072440
Cited documents20082653
Cited documents20092663
Cited documents20102927
Cited documents20113192
Cited documents20123641
Cited documents20134037
Cited documents20144202
Cited documents20154264
Cited documents20164091
Cited documents20173967
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