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ACS Photonics


United States

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Published as soon as accepted and summarized in monthly issues, ACS Photonics publishes Research Articles, Letters, Perspectives, and Reviews, to encompass the full scope of published research in this field. Among the areas the journal covers are: Molecular and nano-photonics Solid state inorganic materials for optoelectronics Polymer and organic optoelectronic materials Plasmonics and optical metamaterials Photonic crystals Mesoscale photonics and optoelectronics Nonlinear optics and materials Quantum optics and single-photon processes Flexible electronics and displays Silicon photonics Optical switching, memory, and data storage Lasers, quantum electronics, and optical amplifiers LEDs and solid-state lighting Photonics for energy materials Biophotonics Micro- and nano-optoelectromechanical systems Modeling and simulation of photonic processes. 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 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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q1
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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.923
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.163
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20208.402
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20155.923
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.843
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.163
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.312
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20208.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.843
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20188.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20198.274
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20208.310
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 Cites20140
Self Cites201581
Self Cites2016224
Self Cites2017407
Self Cites2018625
Self Cites2019503
Self Cites2020528
Total Cites20140
Total Cites20151084
Total Cites20162929
Total Cites20176253
Total Cites20188496
Total Cites201911545
Total Cites202012440
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 document20140
External Cites per document20155.511
External Cites per document20166.395
External Cites per document20177.712
External Cites per document20188.089
External Cites per document20198.007
External Cites per document20208.137
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20155.923
Cites per document20166.843
Cites per document20178.163
Cites per document20188.661
Cites per document20198.312
Cites per document20208.451
% 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 documents20140
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents201910
Non-citable documents20208
Citable documents20140
Citable documents2015182
Citable documents2016423
Citable documents2017758
Citable documents2018973
Citable documents20191379
Citable documents20201464
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 documents20140
Uncited documents201511
Uncited documents201617
Uncited documents201746
Uncited documents201836
Uncited documents201978
Uncited documents202087
Cited documents20140
Cited documents2015172
Cited documents2016411
Cited documents2017720
Cited documents2018945
Cited documents20191311
Cited documents20201385
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