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Applied Optics

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Engineering (miscellaneous)

Physics and Astronomy
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1559128X, 21553165
Coverage1969-1989, 1992-ongoing
Scope Applied Optics is OSA"s most widely read journal, a must for everyone in the optics field. Published three times each month, Applied Optics reports significant optics applications from optical testing and instrumentation to medical optics...from holography to optical neural networks...from lidar and remote sensing to laser materials processing. Each issue contains content from four divisions of editorial scope: Optical Technology; Information Processing; Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics; and Biomedical Optics. Authors in these fields are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to Applied Optics for quality, peer-reviewed, widely distributed publication.


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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.

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
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
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

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)19991.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.147
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.584
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.656
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.911
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.248
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.236
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.104
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.188
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.118
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.112
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.858
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.838
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.844
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.164
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.910
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.230
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.014
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.109
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.126
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.856
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.825
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.146
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.011
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.954
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.005
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.040
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.732
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.914
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 Cites1999863
Self Cites2000787
Self Cites2001690
Self Cites2002685
Self Cites2003557
Self Cites2004477
Self Cites2005614
Self Cites2006620
Self Cites2007636
Self Cites2008687
Self Cites2009783
Self Cites2010670
Self Cites2011728
Self Cites2012689
Self Cites2013789
Self Cites2014913
Self Cites2015774
Self Cites2016917
Self Cites20171010
Total Cites19993719
Total Cites20003827
Total Cites20014640
Total Cites20024402
Total Cites20034208
Total Cites20044877
Total Cites20055828
Total Cites20065628
Total Cites20075822
Total Cites20086156
Total Cites20096729
Total Cites20106545
Total Cites20116773
Total Cites20126622
Total Cites20136963
Total Cites20147741
Total Cites20156809
Total Cites20167068
Total Cites20177669
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 document19990.876
External Cites per document20000.924
External Cites per document20011.378
External Cites per document20021.457
External Cites per document20031.439
External Cites per document20041.723
External Cites per document20052.046
External Cites per document20061.984
External Cites per document20071.863
External Cites per document20081.789
External Cites per document20091.864
External Cites per document20101.864
External Cites per document20111.947
External Cites per document20121.889
External Cites per document20131.885
External Cites per document20141.971
External Cites per document20151.645
External Cites per document20161.588
External Cites per document20171.594
Cites per document19991.141
Cites per document20001.164
Cites per document20011.618
Cites per document20021.726
Cites per document20031.659
Cites per document20041.910
Cites per document20052.287
Cites per document20062.230
Cites per document20072.091
Cites per document20082.014
Cites per document20092.109
Cites per document20102.077
Cites per document20112.182
Cites per document20122.108
Cites per document20132.126
Cites per document20142.234
Cites per document20151.856
Cites per document20161.825
Cites per document20171.836
% 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 documents19999
Non-citable documents20007
Non-citable documents20013
Non-citable documents20025
Non-citable documents200388
Non-citable documents200495
Non-citable documents2005107
Non-citable documents200635
Non-citable documents200737
Non-citable documents200830
Non-citable documents200923
Non-citable documents201016
Non-citable documents201113
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201316
Non-citable documents201424
Non-citable documents201525
Non-citable documents201640
Non-citable documents201747
Citable documents19993260
Citable documents20003289
Citable documents20012867
Citable documents20022551
Citable documents20032537
Citable documents20042553
Citable documents20052548
Citable documents20062524
Citable documents20072784
Citable documents20083057
Citable documents20093190
Citable documents20103151
Citable documents20113104
Citable documents20123141
Citable documents20133275
Citable documents20143465
Citable documents20153669
Citable documents20163873
Citable documents20174177
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 documents19991569
Uncited documents20001611
Uncited documents20011159
Uncited documents2002995
Uncited documents20031113
Uncited documents20041013
Uncited documents2005963
Uncited documents2006839
Uncited documents2007944
Uncited documents20081042
Uncited documents20091093
Uncited documents2010987
Uncited documents2011984
Uncited documents20121000
Uncited documents20131014
Uncited documents20141046
Uncited documents20151290
Uncited documents20161413
Uncited documents20171363
Cited documents19991700
Cited documents20001685
Cited documents20011711
Cited documents20021561
Cited documents20031512
Cited documents20041635
Cited documents20051692
Cited documents20061720
Cited documents20071877
Cited documents20082045
Cited documents20092120
Cited documents20102180
Cited documents20112133
Cited documents20122155
Cited documents20132277
Cited documents20142443
Cited documents20152404
Cited documents20162500
Cited documents20172861
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