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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
ISSN21553165, 1559128X
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
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q2
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
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

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)19991.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.161
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.865
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.016
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.219
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.132
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.910
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.965
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.918
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.917
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.609
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.984
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.971
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.788
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.916
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.077
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.088
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.892
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.866
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.010
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.178
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 Cites2003558
Self Cites2004477
Self Cites2005614
Self Cites2006564
Self Cites2007608
Self Cites2008567
Self Cites2009646
Self Cites2010614
Self Cites2011656
Self Cites2012670
Self Cites2013789
Self Cites2014892
Self Cites2015765
Self Cites2016919
Self Cites20171010
Self Cites20181031
Total Cites19993742
Total Cites20003876
Total Cites20014666
Total Cites20024421
Total Cites20034255
Total Cites20044896
Total Cites20055850
Total Cites20065338
Total Cites20075484
Total Cites20085403
Total Cites20095943
Total Cites20106110
Total Cites20116333
Total Cites20126496
Total Cites20136992
Total Cites20147808
Total Cites20156970
Total Cites20167401
Total Cites20178165
Total Cites20189559
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 document19990.883
External Cites per document20000.939
External Cites per document20011.387
External Cites per document20021.465
External Cites per document20031.457
External Cites per document20041.731
External Cites per document20052.055
External Cites per document20061.891
External Cites per document20071.815
External Cites per document20081.647
External Cites per document20091.808
External Cites per document20101.907
External Cites per document20111.987
External Cites per document20121.920
External Cites per document20131.895
External Cites per document20141.998
External Cites per document20151.707
External Cites per document20161.686
External Cites per document20171.724
External Cites per document20181.933
Cites per document19991.148
Cites per document20001.178
Cites per document20011.627
Cites per document20021.733
Cites per document20031.677
Cites per document20041.918
Cites per document20052.296
Cites per document20062.115
Cites per document20072.041
Cites per document20081.840
Cites per document20092.028
Cites per document20102.120
Cites per document20112.217
Cites per document20122.141
Cites per document20132.136
Cites per document20142.255
Cites per document20151.917
Cites per document20161.925
Cites per document20171.967
Cites per document20182.167
% 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 documents201114
Non-citable documents201215
Non-citable documents201317
Non-citable documents201427
Non-citable documents201528
Non-citable documents201643
Non-citable documents201748
Non-citable documents201860
Citable documents19993260
Citable documents20003289
Citable documents20012867
Citable documents20022551
Citable documents20032537
Citable documents20042553
Citable documents20052548
Citable documents20062524
Citable documents20072687
Citable documents20082937
Citable documents20092930
Citable documents20102882
Citable documents20112857
Citable documents20123034
Citable documents20133274
Citable documents20143462
Citable documents20153635
Citable documents20163845
Citable documents20174151
Citable documents20184411
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 documents19991565
Uncited documents20001610
Uncited documents20011155
Uncited documents2002990
Uncited documents20031107
Uncited documents20041008
Uncited documents2005958
Uncited documents2006875
Uncited documents2007926
Uncited documents20081052
Uncited documents20091033
Uncited documents2010892
Uncited documents2011898
Uncited documents2012955
Uncited documents20131011
Uncited documents20141038
Uncited documents20151248
Uncited documents20161342
Uncited documents20171274
Uncited documents20181329
Cited documents19991704
Cited documents20001686
Cited documents20011715
Cited documents20021566
Cited documents20031518
Cited documents20041640
Cited documents20051697
Cited documents20061684
Cited documents20071798
Cited documents20081915
Cited documents20091920
Cited documents20102006
Cited documents20111973
Cited documents20122094
Cited documents20132280
Cited documents20142451
Cited documents20152415
Cited documents20162546
Cited documents20172925
Cited documents20183142
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