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Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

Country Germany  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Germany
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication typeJournals
Scope Applied Physics B covers the broad field of: - laser physics - linear and nonlinear optics - ultrafast phenomena incl. attosecond physics - photonic materials & devices - optical and laser materials - quantum optics and quantum information - laser spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and clusters - use of laser radiation in biophotonics, chemistry and biochemistry In addition to regular papers Applied Physics B features invited reviews. Fields of topical interest are covered by feature issues. The journal also includes a rapid communication section for the speedy publication of important and particularly interesting results.


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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.

Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1

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)19991.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.491
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.287
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.520
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.017
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.908
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.882
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.435
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.647
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.239
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.159
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.039
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.605
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.194
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.142
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.359
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.392
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.570
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.053
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.037
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.097
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.922
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 Cites1999126
Self Cites2000157
Self Cites2001151
Self Cites2002237
Self Cites2003209
Self Cites2004223
Self Cites2005197
Self Cites2006204
Self Cites2007254
Self Cites2008247
Self Cites2009311
Self Cites2010299
Self Cites2011334
Self Cites2012246
Self Cites2013202
Self Cites2014206
Self Cites2015151
Self Cites201685
Self Cites2017135
Self Cites2018123
Total Cites1999991
Total Cites20001308
Total Cites20011726
Total Cites20021950
Total Cites20031917
Total Cites20042098
Total Cites20052527
Total Cites20062267
Total Cites20072623
Total Cites20082604
Total Cites20092864
Total Cites20102971
Total Cites20113293
Total Cites20123049
Total Cites20133141
Total Cites20142892
Total Cites20152416
Total Cites20162045
Total Cites20171986
Total Cites20181674
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 document19991.373
External Cites per document20001.656
External Cites per document20012.019
External Cites per document20022.081
External Cites per document20031.981
External Cites per document20042.256
External Cites per document20052.595
External Cites per document20062.216
External Cites per document20072.267
External Cites per document20082.151
External Cites per document20092.243
External Cites per document20102.292
External Cites per document20112.379
External Cites per document20122.058
External Cites per document20132.020
External Cites per document20142.073
External Cites per document20151.847
External Cites per document20161.954
External Cites per document20171.877
External Cites per document20181.808
Cites per document19991.573
Cites per document20001.882
Cites per document20012.213
Cites per document20022.369
Cites per document20032.224
Cites per document20042.525
Cites per document20052.814
Cites per document20062.435
Cites per document20072.510
Cites per document20082.376
Cites per document20092.517
Cites per document20102.548
Cites per document20112.647
Cites per document20122.239
Cites per document20132.159
Cites per document20142.231
Cites per document20151.971
Cites per document20162.039
Cites per document20172.014
Cites per document20181.951
% 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 documents20011
Non-citable documents20027
Non-citable documents200313
Non-citable documents200416
Non-citable documents200512
Non-citable documents200614
Non-citable documents200718
Non-citable documents200821
Non-citable documents200915
Non-citable documents201013
Non-citable documents201116
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201321
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201717
Non-citable documents201816
Citable documents1999630
Citable documents2000695
Citable documents2001780
Citable documents2002823
Citable documents2003862
Citable documents2004831
Citable documents2005898
Citable documents2006931
Citable documents20071045
Citable documents20081096
Citable documents20091138
Citable documents20101166
Citable documents20111244
Citable documents20121362
Citable documents20131455
Citable documents20141296
Citable documents20151226
Citable documents20161003
Citable documents2017986
Citable documents2018858
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 documents1999269
Uncited documents2000272
Uncited documents2001268
Uncited documents2002300
Uncited documents2003309
Uncited documents2004259
Uncited documents2005255
Uncited documents2006319
Uncited documents2007329
Uncited documents2008347
Uncited documents2009321
Uncited documents2010336
Uncited documents2011355
Uncited documents2012439
Uncited documents2013457
Uncited documents2014388
Uncited documents2015404
Uncited documents2016350
Uncited documents2017318
Uncited documents2018299
Cited documents1999361
Cited documents2000423
Cited documents2001513
Cited documents2002530
Cited documents2003566
Cited documents2004588
Cited documents2005655
Cited documents2006626
Cited documents2007734
Cited documents2008770
Cited documents2009832
Cited documents2010843
Cited documents2011905
Cited documents2012946
Cited documents20131019
Cited documents2014926
Cited documents2015836
Cited documents2016668
Cited documents2017685
Cited documents2018575
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