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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
ISSN01469592, 15394794
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
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)19992.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.415
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.593
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.751
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.653
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.940
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.035
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.045
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.431
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.696
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.900
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.142
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.804
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.037
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.780
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.059
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.495
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.905
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.102
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.408
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.190
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.395
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.388
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 Cites1999684
Self Cites2000601
Self Cites2001619
Self Cites2002614
Self Cites2003661
Self Cites2004746
Self Cites2005796
Self Cites2006916
Self Cites2007619
Self Cites2008624
Self Cites2009886
Self Cites2010993
Self Cites20111268
Self Cites20121447
Self Cites20131543
Self Cites20141986
Self Cites20151616
Self Cites20161614
Self Cites20171515
Self Cites20181528
Total Cites19995096
Total Cites20004809
Total Cites20016444
Total Cites20027010
Total Cites20037316
Total Cites20048566
Total Cites200511419
Total Cites200611920
Total Cites200713313
Total Cites200811984
Total Cites200912548
Total Cites201013189
Total Cites201115392
Total Cites201217737
Total Cites201320185
Total Cites201421832
Total Cites201519593
Total Cites201618365
Total Cites201719043
Total Cites201817949
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 document19992.318
External Cites per document20002.321
External Cites per document20013.291
External Cites per document20023.691
External Cites per document20033.775
External Cites per document20044.046
External Cites per document20054.842
External Cites per document20064.298
External Cites per document20074.478
External Cites per document20083.697
External Cites per document20093.925
External Cites per document20103.830
External Cites per document20114.015
External Cites per document20123.842
External Cites per document20133.904
External Cites per document20143.987
External Cites per document20153.490
External Cites per document20163.434
External Cites per document20173.716
External Cites per document20183.854
Cites per document19992.678
Cites per document20002.653
Cites per document20013.641
Cites per document20024.045
Cites per document20034.150
Cites per document20044.431
Cites per document20055.205
Cites per document20064.656
Cites per document20074.696
Cites per document20083.900
Cites per document20094.223
Cites per document20104.142
Cites per document20114.375
Cites per document20124.183
Cites per document20134.227
Cites per document20144.386
Cites per document20153.804
Cites per document20163.765
Cites per document20174.037
Cites per document20184.212
% 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 documents200824
Non-citable documents200930
Non-citable documents201029
Non-citable documents201126
Non-citable documents201221
Non-citable documents201326
Non-citable documents201438
Non-citable documents201538
Non-citable documents201636
Non-citable documents201737
Non-citable documents201844
Citable documents19991903
Citable documents20001813
Citable documents20011770
Citable documents20021733
Citable documents20031763
Citable documents20041933
Citable documents20052194
Citable documents20062560
Citable documents20072835
Citable documents20083073
Citable documents20092971
Citable documents20103184
Citable documents20113518
Citable documents20124240
Citable documents20134775
Citable documents20144978
Citable documents20155151
Citable documents20164878
Citable documents20174717
Citable documents20184261
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 documents1999484
Uncited documents2000502
Uncited documents2001399
Uncited documents2002369
Uncited documents2003410
Uncited documents2004350
Uncited documents2005359
Uncited documents2006451
Uncited documents2007503
Uncited documents2008641
Uncited documents2009586
Uncited documents2010538
Uncited documents2011539
Uncited documents2012689
Uncited documents2013754
Uncited documents2014807
Uncited documents2015917
Uncited documents2016811
Uncited documents2017770
Uncited documents2018642
Cited documents19991419
Cited documents20001311
Cited documents20011380
Cited documents20021378
Cited documents20031384
Cited documents20041614
Cited documents20051873
Cited documents20062139
Cited documents20072357
Cited documents20082456
Cited documents20092415
Cited documents20102675
Cited documents20113005
Cited documents20123572
Cited documents20134047
Cited documents20144209
Cited documents20154272
Cited documents20164103
Cited documents20173984
Cited documents20183663
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