Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Applied Optics

Country

United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

The Optical Society

H-Index

203

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

1559128X, 21553165

Coverage

1962-2021

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

aomss@osa.org

Scope

The Optical Society (OSA) publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community. Applied Optics publishes in-depth peer-reviewed content about applications-centered research in optics. These articles cover research in optical technology, photonics, lasers, information processing, sensing and environmental optics. Applied Optics' research articles should: Concentrate on practical applications of science and technology, Introduce new science or technology by either increasing understanding of existing research or reporting novel applications, Include the development and performance of technologies when applying theories, Provide sufficient background, detail, and explanation so that others can reproduce the results, and so that the significance of the work is clear. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics1999Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2000Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2001Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2002Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2003Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2004Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2005Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2006Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2007Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q1
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 Optics2015Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2020Q2
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2021Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q2
Engineering (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Engineering (miscellaneous)2021Q2
SJR

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.

YearSJR
19991.667
20001.030
20011.398
20021.181
20031.205
20041.054
20051.186
20061.151
20071.219
20081.329
20091.200
20101.079
20111.055
20121.042
20130.985
20141.047
20150.837
20160.695
20170.715
20180.749
20190.762
20200.668
20210.581
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
1999942
2000821
2001788
20021010
2003839
2004791
2005913
20061100
20071057
20081039
20091059
20101008
20111075
20121197
20131200
20141279
20151415
20161511
20171546
20181530
20191431
20201603
20211532
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)19991.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.588
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.692
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.198
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.158
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.131
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.123
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.220
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.936
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.966
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.157
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.291
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.160
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.776
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.218
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.249
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.095
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.149
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.132
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.236
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.980
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.288
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.188
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.168
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.534
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.033
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.103
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.946
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.304
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.156
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.075
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites1999863
Self Cites2000789
Self Cites2001690
Self Cites2002685
Self Cites2003558
Self Cites2004477
Self Cites2005613
Self Cites2006619
Self Cites2007637
Self Cites2008688
Self Cites2009783
Self Cites2010669
Self Cites2011723
Self Cites2012688
Self Cites2013782
Self Cites2014906
Self Cites2015782
Self Cites2016922
Self Cites20171008
Self Cites20181024
Self Cites20191045
Self Cites20201049
Self Cites2021994
Total Cites19993779
Total Cites20003875
Total Cites20014650
Total Cites20024530
Total Cites20034253
Total Cites20044899
Total Cites20055856
Total Cites20065718
Total Cites20075874
Total Cites20086225
Total Cites20096839
Total Cites20106655
Total Cites20116894
Total Cites20126751
Total Cites20136994
Total Cites20147765
Total Cites20157163
Total Cites20167711
Total Cites20178345
Total Cites20189929
Total Cites201910493
Total Cites20209862
Total Cites20219894
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document19990.896
External Cites per document20000.939
External Cites per document20011.383
External Cites per document20021.507
External Cites per document20031.456
External Cites per document20041.733
External Cites per document20052.059
External Cites per document20062.021
External Cites per document20071.881
External Cites per document20081.811
External Cites per document20091.898
External Cites per document20101.900
External Cites per document20111.989
External Cites per document20121.932
External Cites per document20131.898
External Cites per document20141.982
External Cites per document20151.741
External Cites per document20161.752
External Cites per document20171.755
External Cites per document20182.003
External Cites per document20192.067
External Cites per document20201.960
External Cites per document20211.955
Cites per document19991.160
Cites per document20001.179
Cites per document20011.624
Cites per document20021.776
Cites per document20031.624
Cites per document20041.858
Cites per document20052.218
Cites per document20062.249
Cites per document20072.095
Cites per document20082.028
Cites per document20092.140
Cites per document20102.109
Cites per document20112.220
Cites per document20122.149
Cites per document20132.132
Cites per document20142.236
Cites per document20151.949
Cites per document20161.980
Cites per document20171.985
Cites per document20182.220
Cites per document20192.288
Cites per document20202.188
Cites per document20212.168
% 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
199920.28
200022.29
200121.70
200219.70
200319.90
200420.10
200519.93
200619.18
200717.03
200817.81
200918.51
201017.06
201116.37
201216.96
201318.25
201416.11
201516.96
201617.01
201718.11
201817.19
201916.56
202016.34
202112.27
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents200382
Non-citable documents200485
Non-citable documents200593
Non-citable documents200620
Non-citable documents200720
Non-citable documents200813
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201510
Non-citable documents201620
Non-citable documents201724
Non-citable documents201827
Non-citable documents201916
Non-citable documents202011
Non-citable documents202112
Citable documents19993256
Citable documents20003285
Citable documents20012864
Citable documents20022551
Citable documents20032537
Citable documents20042552
Citable documents20052547
Citable documents20062523
Citable documents20072784
Citable documents20083057
Citable documents20093190
Citable documents20103151
Citable documents20113102
Citable documents20123139
Citable documents20133273
Citable documents20143461
Citable documents20153666
Citable documents20163874
Citable documents20174181
Citable documents20184445
Citable documents20194571
Citable documents20204496
Citable documents20214552
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents19991545
Uncited documents20001594
Uncited documents20011147
Uncited documents2002963
Uncited documents20031099
Uncited documents2004996
Uncited documents2005946
Uncited documents2006812
Uncited documents2007920
Uncited documents20081008
Uncited documents20091061
Uncited documents2010965
Uncited documents2011964
Uncited documents2012969
Uncited documents2013998
Uncited documents20141031
Uncited documents20151218
Uncited documents20161282
Uncited documents20171231
Uncited documents20181288
Uncited documents20191280
Uncited documents20201280
Uncited documents20211307
Cited documents19991712
Cited documents20001692
Cited documents20011717
Cited documents20021588
Cited documents20031520
Cited documents20041641
Cited documents20051694
Cited documents20061731
Cited documents20071884
Cited documents20082062
Cited documents20092135
Cited documents20102190
Cited documents20112142
Cited documents20122173
Cited documents20132282
Cited documents20142441
Cited documents20152458
Cited documents20162612
Cited documents20172974
Cited documents20183184
Cited documents20193307
Cited documents20203227
Cited documents20213257
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