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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

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)19991.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.192
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.600
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.464
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.496
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.620
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.237
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.195
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.875
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.880
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.205
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.510
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.641
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.552
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.145
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.981
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.595
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.174
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.557
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.560
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.964
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.984
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 Cites1999124
Self Cites2000156
Self Cites2001150
Self Cites2002236
Self Cites2003208
Self Cites2004222
Self Cites2005195
Self Cites2006220
Self Cites2007271
Self Cites2008307
Self Cites2009366
Self Cites2010323
Self Cites2011381
Self Cites2012244
Self Cites2013199
Self Cites2014195
Self Cites2015145
Self Cites201685
Self Cites2017128
Total Cites1999985
Total Cites20001298
Total Cites20011720
Total Cites20021931
Total Cites20031898
Total Cites20042086
Total Cites20052516
Total Cites20062374
Total Cites20072813
Total Cites20082909
Total Cites20093266
Total Cites20103222
Total Cites20113533
Total Cites20123081
Total Cites20133121
Total Cites20142819
Total Cites20152350
Total Cites20161987
Total Cites20171886
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 document19991.367
External Cites per document20001.643
External Cites per document20012.013
External Cites per document20022.060
External Cites per document20031.961
External Cites per document20042.243
External Cites per document20052.585
External Cites per document20062.314
External Cites per document20072.387
External Cites per document20082.282
External Cites per document20092.360
External Cites per document20102.292
External Cites per document20112.390
External Cites per document20122.041
External Cites per document20132.008
External Cites per document20142.025
External Cites per document20151.799
External Cites per document20161.896
External Cites per document20171.783
Cites per document19991.563
Cites per document20001.868
Cites per document20012.205
Cites per document20022.346
Cites per document20032.202
Cites per document20042.510
Cites per document20052.802
Cites per document20062.550
Cites per document20072.641
Cites per document20082.552
Cites per document20092.657
Cites per document20102.547
Cites per document20112.679
Cites per document20122.217
Cites per document20132.145
Cites per document20142.175
Cites per document20151.917
Cites per document20161.981
Cites per document20171.913
% 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 documents200917
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201118
Non-citable documents201223
Non-citable documents201321
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201615
Non-citable documents201717
Citable documents1999630
Citable documents2000695
Citable documents2001780
Citable documents2002823
Citable documents2003862
Citable documents2004831
Citable documents2005898
Citable documents2006931
Citable documents20071065
Citable documents20081140
Citable documents20091229
Citable documents20101265
Citable documents20111319
Citable documents20121390
Citable documents20131455
Citable documents20141296
Citable documents20151226
Citable documents20161003
Citable documents2017986
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 documents1999270
Uncited documents2000273
Uncited documents2001271
Uncited documents2002303
Uncited documents2003312
Uncited documents2004260
Uncited documents2005255
Uncited documents2006306
Uncited documents2007324
Uncited documents2008349
Uncited documents2009327
Uncited documents2010369
Uncited documents2011372
Uncited documents2012452
Uncited documents2013459
Uncited documents2014399
Uncited documents2015415
Uncited documents2016361
Uncited documents2017336
Cited documents1999360
Cited documents2000422
Cited documents2001510
Cited documents2002527
Cited documents2003563
Cited documents2004587
Cited documents2005655
Cited documents2006639
Cited documents2007759
Cited documents2008812
Cited documents2009919
Cited documents2010911
Cited documents2011965
Cited documents2012961
Cited documents20131017
Cited documents2014915
Cited documents2015825
Cited documents2016657
Cited documents2017667
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