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Photonicsopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

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Biophotonics, biomedical optics, and medical optics, Semiconductor photonics and optoelectronics, Nanotechnology and nanostructures in optics, Quantum optics, quantum computing, and applications, Photonic materials and technology, Metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics, Integrated Optoelectronics and Integrated Optics, Photonics Device and Technologies, Optical communications and systems, Nonlinear and ultrafast optics, Imaging systems and holography, Computational photonics and nanostructures, Photonics for Energy and Green Technologies, Fundamental & applications of photonics / optics, Photon-electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures, Physics and simulation: material properties, device technologies, and integrated systems. 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 Optics2015Q3
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2015Q3
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2016Q2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2017Q2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2018Q2
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging2019Q2

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)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.179
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.152
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.975
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.071
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.179
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.621
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20184
Self Cites201913
Total Cites20140
Total Cites201546
Total Cites2016237
Total Cites2017379
Total Cites2018427
Total Cites2019370
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 document20151.179
External Cites per document20161.933
External Cites per document20172.055
External Cites per document20182.203
External Cites per document20192.151
Cites per document20140.000
Cites per document20151.179
Cites per document20161.975
Cites per document20172.071
Cites per document20182.224
Cites per document20192.229
% 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 documents20152
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20140
Citable documents201539
Citable documents2016120
Citable documents2017183
Citable documents2018192
Citable documents2019166
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 documents201520
Uncited documents201643
Uncited documents201771
Uncited documents201867
Uncited documents201947
Cited documents20140
Cited documents201521
Cited documents201680
Cited documents2017116
Cited documents2018128
Cited documents2019123
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