Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Advances in Optics and Photonics


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


The Optical Society



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Coverage encompasses comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. Authoritative content covers advances in all areas of optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications, including materials, devices, and systems. Submissions of long reviews and tutorials are invited only. Tutorials feature interactive components such as animation and video to maximize their reach. 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.

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
Water Science and Technology2010Q1
Water Science and Technology2011Q1
Water Science and Technology2012Q1
Water Science and Technology2013Q1
Water Science and Technology2014Q1
Water Science and Technology2015Q1
Water Science and Technology2016Q1
Water Science and Technology2017Q1
Water Science and Technology2018Q1
Water Science and Technology2019Q1
Water Science and Technology2020Q1

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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201021.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201122.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201224.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201323.333
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201417.694
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201519.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201619.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201724.735
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201825.981
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201927.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202021.672
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201021.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201122.429
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201224.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201315.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201418.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201514.786
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201620.528
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201726.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201825.837
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201922.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202019.208
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201021.182
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201122.429
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201216.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201316.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201412.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201515.100
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201621.640
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201725.931
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201818.741
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201919.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202019.088
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20112
Self Cites20121
Self Cites20134
Self Cites20141
Self Cites20153
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20194
Self Cites20204
Total Cites20090
Total Cites2010233
Total Cites2011471
Total Cites2012672
Total Cites2013383
Total Cites2014489
Total Cites2015414
Total Cites2016739
Total Cites2017998
Total Cites20181111
Total Cites2019919
Total Cites2020922
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 document20090
External Cites per document201023.300
External Cites per document201123.450
External Cites per document201224.852
External Cites per document201315.160
External Cites per document201419.520
External Cites per document201515.808
External Cites per document201621.647
External Cites per document201726.892
External Cites per document201825.791
External Cites per document201922.317
External Cites per document202022.390
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document201021.182
Cites per document201122.429
Cites per document201224.000
Cites per document201315.320
Cites per document201418.808
Cites per document201514.786
Cites per document201620.528
Cites per document201726.263
Cites per document201825.837
Cites per document201922.415
Cites per document202019.208
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20180
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20207
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201010
Citable documents201120
Citable documents201227
Citable documents201325
Citable documents201425
Citable documents201526
Citable documents201634
Citable documents201737
Citable documents201843
Citable documents201941
Citable documents202041
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 documents20090
Uncited documents20101
Uncited documents20111
Uncited documents20122
Uncited documents20131
Uncited documents20142
Uncited documents20152
Uncited documents20162
Uncited documents20171
Uncited documents20180
Uncited documents20190
Uncited documents20204
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201010
Cited documents201120
Cited documents201226
Cited documents201324
Cited documents201424
Cited documents201526
Cited documents201634
Cited documents201737
Cited documents201843
Cited documents201941
Cited documents202044
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