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Optical Materials Expressopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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The Optical Society



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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. Optical Materials Express (OMEx), OSA's open-access, rapid-review journal, primarily emphasizes advances in both conventional and novel optical materials, their properties, theory and modeling, synthesis and fabrication approaches for optics and photonics; how such materials contribute to novel optical behavior; and how they enable new or improved optical devices. The journal covers a full range of topics, including, but not limited to: Artificially engineered optical structures Biomaterials Optical detector materials Optical storage media Materials for integrated optics Nonlinear optical materials Laser materials Metamaterials Nanomaterials Organics and polymers Soft materials IR materials Materials for fiber optics Hybrid technologies Materials for quantum photonics Optical Materials Express considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews, and comments on published articles. The Journal also publishes occasional short, timely opinion articles from experts and thought-leaders in the field on current or emerging topic areas that are generating significant interest. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.951
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.309
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.316
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.281
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.349
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.891
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.941
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.867
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.891
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.624
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 Cites20110
Self Cites201248
Self Cites201385
Self Cites2014140
Self Cites2015116
Self Cites2016172
Self Cites2017236
Self Cites2018218
Self Cites2019236
Self Cites2020181
Total Cites20110
Total Cites2012524
Total Cites20131392
Total Cites20142126
Total Cites20152341
Total Cites20162345
Total Cites20172957
Total Cites20183512
Total Cites20194237
Total Cites20204487
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 document20110
External Cites per document20122.214
External Cites per document20133.157
External Cites per document20143.118
External Cites per document20153.201
External Cites per document20162.693
External Cites per document20172.724
External Cites per document20182.775
External Cites per document20193.211
External Cites per document20203.396
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20122.360
Cites per document20133.283
Cites per document20143.281
Cites per document20153.349
Cites per document20162.891
Cites per document20172.945
Cites per document20182.941
Cites per document20193.379
Cites per document20203.514
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20198
Non-citable documents20209
Citable documents20110
Citable documents2012215
Citable documents2013414
Citable documents2014637
Citable documents2015695
Citable documents2016807
Citable documents2017999
Citable documents20181187
Citable documents20191246
Citable documents20201268
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 documents20110
Uncited documents201287
Uncited documents2013124
Uncited documents2014162
Uncited documents2015137
Uncited documents2016152
Uncited documents2017212
Uncited documents2018254
Uncited documents2019232
Uncited documents2020231
Cited documents20110
Cited documents2012135
Cited documents2013300
Cited documents2014486
Cited documents2015562
Cited documents2016659
Cited documents2017792
Cited documents2018940
Cited documents20191022
Cited documents20201046
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