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

197

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

1559128X, 21553165

Coverage

1962-2020

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
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
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
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
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
20141278
20151415
20161511
20171547
20181530
20191431
20201603
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)19991.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.160
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.587
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.706
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.873
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.193
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.203
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.033
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.122
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.235
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.043
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.355
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.177
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.618
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.022
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.128
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.106
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.130
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.944
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.977
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.212
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.022
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.066
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.178
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.092
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.253
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.928
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.085
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.171
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 Cites2000787
Self Cites2001690
Self Cites2002685
Self Cites2003558
Self Cites2004477
Self Cites2005613
Self Cites2006618
Self Cites2007637
Self Cites2008688
Self Cites2009783
Self Cites2010669
Self Cites2011723
Self Cites2012688
Self Cites2013782
Self Cites2014906
Self Cites2015782
Self Cites2016922
Self Cites20171010
Self Cites20181023
Self Cites20191045
Self Cites20201046
Total Cites19993762
Total Cites20003869
Total Cites20014652
Total Cites20024534
Total Cites20034237
Total Cites20044896
Total Cites20055839
Total Cites20065701
Total Cites20075869
Total Cites20086208
Total Cites20096801
Total Cites20106644
Total Cites20116871
Total Cites20126723
Total Cites20136985
Total Cites20147756
Total Cites20157144
Total Cites20167698
Total Cites20178621
Total Cites201810255
Total Cites201910780
Total Cites20209973
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 document19990.890
External Cites per document20000.938
External Cites per document20011.383
External Cites per document20021.509
External Cites per document20031.450
External Cites per document20041.732
External Cites per document20052.052
External Cites per document20062.015
External Cites per document20071.879
External Cites per document20081.806
External Cites per document20091.887
External Cites per document20101.896
External Cites per document20111.982
External Cites per document20121.923
External Cites per document20131.895
External Cites per document20141.979
External Cites per document20151.736
External Cites per document20161.750
External Cites per document20171.821
External Cites per document20182.076
External Cites per document20192.129
External Cites per document20201.985
Cites per document19991.155
Cites per document20001.177
Cites per document20011.624
Cites per document20021.777
Cites per document20031.618
Cites per document20041.857
Cites per document20052.212
Cites per document20062.242
Cites per document20072.093
Cites per document20082.022
Cites per document20092.128
Cites per document20102.106
Cites per document20112.212
Cites per document20122.140
Cites per document20132.130
Cites per document20142.234
Cites per document20151.944
Cites per document20161.977
Cites per document20172.051
Cites per document20182.293
Cites per document20192.350
Cites per document20202.212
% 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
201416.04
201516.96
201617.01
201718.10
201817.19
201916.56
202016.28
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
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 documents20153665
Citable documents20163873
Citable documents20174180
Citable documents20184446
Citable documents20194572
Citable documents20204497
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 documents19991547
Uncited documents20001596
Uncited documents20011147
Uncited documents2002964
Uncited documents20031104
Uncited documents2004997
Uncited documents2005946
Uncited documents2006814
Uncited documents2007920
Uncited documents20081012
Uncited documents20091065
Uncited documents2010967
Uncited documents2011967
Uncited documents2012971
Uncited documents20131000
Uncited documents20141032
Uncited documents20151220
Uncited documents20161285
Uncited documents20171216
Uncited documents20181275
Uncited documents20191269
Uncited documents20201286
Cited documents19991710
Cited documents20001690
Cited documents20011717
Cited documents20021587
Cited documents20031515
Cited documents20041640
Cited documents20051694
Cited documents20061729
Cited documents20071884
Cited documents20082058
Cited documents20092131
Cited documents20102188
Cited documents20112139
Cited documents20122171
Cited documents20132280
Cited documents20142440
Cited documents20152455
Cited documents20162608
Cited documents20172988
Cited documents20183198
Cited documents20193319
Cited documents20203222
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