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Laser Physics Letters

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryPhysics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing (IOP)
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1612202X, 16122011
Scope Laser Physics Letters is the international journal for original research papers and brief reviews on all aspects of laser science. The journal offers a comprehensive overview of theoretical and experimental laser research, all aspects of modern laser physics and quantum electronics with particular regards to solid state and semiconductor lasers. Also included are topics on new optical materials and nonlinear optics as well as ultr-fast dynamics, laser spectroscopy and laser cooling.


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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)2005Q3
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q2
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)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (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)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.273
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.586
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.008
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.828
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.758
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.329
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.153
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.273
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.586
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20118.254
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.832
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.393
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.153
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.594
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201110.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20127.859
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.058
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 Cites20040
Self Cites200512
Self Cites200642
Self Cites2007110
Self Cites2008310
Self Cites2009660
Self Cites2010564
Self Cites2011651
Self Cites2012393
Self Cites2013365
Self Cites2014297
Self Cites2015201
Self Cites2016251
Self Cites2017157
Total Cites20040
Total Cites200568
Total Cites2006205
Total Cites2007422
Total Cites2008892
Total Cites20091769
Total Cites20102310
Total Cites20113706
Total Cites20122985
Total Cites20131577
Total Cites20141835
Total Cites20151988
Total Cites20162072
Total Cites20171681
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 document20040
External Cites per document20050.949
External Cites per document20061.012
External Cites per document20071.173
External Cites per document20081.658
External Cites per document20092.773
External Cites per document20103.906
External Cites per document20116.804
External Cites per document20125.851
External Cites per document20132.736
External Cites per document20142.373
External Cites per document20152.279
External Cites per document20162.103
External Cites per document20171.954
Cites per document20040.000
Cites per document20051.153
Cites per document20061.273
Cites per document20071.586
Cites per document20082.541
Cites per document20094.423
Cites per document20105.168
Cites per document20118.254
Cites per document20126.738
Cites per document20133.560
Cites per document20142.832
Cites per document20152.536
Cites per document20162.393
Cites per document20172.155
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20081
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20175
Citable documents20040
Citable documents200559
Citable documents2006161
Citable documents2007266
Citable documents2008351
Citable documents2009400
Citable documents2010447
Citable documents2011449
Citable documents2012443
Citable documents2013443
Citable documents2014648
Citable documents2015784
Citable documents2016866
Citable documents2017780
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 documents20040
Uncited documents200534
Uncited documents200681
Uncited documents2007114
Uncited documents2008109
Uncited documents200972
Uncited documents201038
Uncited documents201132
Uncited documents201223
Uncited documents201373
Uncited documents2014161
Uncited documents2015228
Uncited documents2016246
Uncited documents2017245
Cited documents20040
Cited documents200527
Cited documents200682
Cited documents2007154
Cited documents2008243
Cited documents2009330
Cited documents2010411
Cited documents2011419
Cited documents2012422
Cited documents2013373
Cited documents2014490
Cited documents2015562
Cited documents2016625
Cited documents2017540
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