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2017 Journal Citation Reports® Data for OSA Journals

OSA is proud that its collection of 17 flagship, partnered and co-published peer-reviewed journals continues to publish the most articles (33%) and receive the most citations (40%) in the field of optics and photonics.

The JCR includes an Eigenfactor Score for each journal. OSA's Optics Express, Optics Letters and Applied Optics are among the top five journals in the Optics category based on Eigenfactor. See more information about Eigenfactor in the Journal Metrics section below.

Journal 2016 Impact Factor 2016
Total
Citations
2016
Eigenfactor Score
Rank by Impact Factor Rank by Total Cites Rank by Eigenfactor Google Scholar h5-index
Adv Opt Photon

17.833 1568 0.00521 2 51 43
Optica

7.727 2364 0.01217 5 42 24 38
Photonics Research

4.679 769 0.00279 9 64 51 24
J Lightwave Technol+

3.671 20118 0.03008 13 6 6 68
Opt Lett

3.416 61986 0.10446 15 3 4 79
Biomed Opt Express++

3.337 6187 0.02157 16 21 10 50
Opt Express

3.307 97617 0.19919 17 2 1 104
Opt Mater Express+++

2.591 3652 0.01269 27 32 22 41
J Opt Commun Netw^

2.261 1894 0.00594 35 47 38 40
Chin Opt Lett

1.859 2234 0.00389 39 44 47 25
J Opt Soc Am B

1.843 12640 0.01547 41 13 14 36
Appl Optics

1.650 42077 0.03557 50 4 5 48
J Opt Soc Am A

1.621 13284 .00980 51 10 29 31
J Disp Technol^^

1.530 2207 0.00381 53 45 48 29
J Opt Soc Korea

0.732 510 0.00100 77 72 71 15
J Opt Technol

0.299 570 0.00072 87 69 77 11

+The Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT) is also included in the Engineering, Electrical & Electronic category. Its 2016 rankings in that category are #43 of 262 journals by Impact Factor and #19 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Telecommunications category, where it is ranked #17 out of 89 journals by Impact Factor and #3 by Total Cites.
++Biomedical Optics Express is also included in the Biochemical Research Methods category. Its 2016 rankings in that category are #27 of 78 journals by Impact Factor and #30 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category, where it is ranked #25 out of 127 journals by Impact Factor and #28 by Total Cites.
+++Optical Materials Express is also included in the Materials Science, Multidisciplinary category. Its 2016 ranking in that category is #89 of 274 journals by Impact Factor and #109 by Total Cites.
^The Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) is also included in the Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture category. Its 2016 rankings in that category are #14 of 52 journals by Impact Factor and #20 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Computer Science, Information Systems category, where it is ranked #57 out of 146 journals by Impact Factor and #45 by Total Cites. Finally, JOCN is also listed in the Telecommunications category, where it is ranked #36 out of 89 journals by Impact Factor and #36 by Total Cites.
^^ The Journal of Display Technology is also included in the Engineering, Electrical & Electronic category. Its 2016 rankings in that category are #148 out of 262 journals by Impact Factor and #117 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Physics, Applied category, where it is ranked #85 out of 148 journals by Impact Factor and #88 by Total Cites.
NOTE: Applied Spectroscopy (AS), published by the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and available on OSA Publishing, has a 2016 Impact Factor of 1.529. It is included in the Spectroscopy category with rankings of #27 out of 42 journals by Impact Factor, #10 by Total Cites, and #15 by Eigenfactor score. In addition, it is listed in the Instruments and Instrumentation category, where it is ranked #29 out of 58 journals by Impact Factor, #14 by Total Cites, and #22 by Eigenfactor score.

Journal Metrics

  1. Overview

    There are many different journal evaluation metrics produced by several companies, each using different sets of data and time periods for their calculations. Most metrics, and all the metrics discussed below, focus on value for scientific and academic research (citations) and do not take into account other ways content is used (e.g. industrial and commercial applications). The below guide is meant to help authors and readers better understand some of the common metrics used to evaluate journal content.
  2. Clarivate Analytics's Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Metrics:

    Date range: varies

    Data source: journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics's Web of Science.

    1. Impact Factor: A metric meant to indicate the number of times the "average" article in the journal is cited. This number is the most widely used metric to evaluate a journal's content. The metric is based on citations in a particular year to articles published over the previous two years. An example of how an Impact Factor is calculated is below.

      Source: Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports—Optics Express 2012 Impact Factor calculation
    2. Total Citations: This is the number of total citations in a given year to all content ever published in a specific journal.
    3. Immediacy Index: a measure of how quickly the "average article" in a journal is cited. The Immediacy index will tell you how often articles published in a given year are cited within the same year.
    4. Cited Half-life: This figure is the median age of the articles cited in the given year. For example, in JCR 2012, Optics Letters has a cited half-life of 6.5 years. That means that articles published in Optics Letters between July 2006 and December 2012 account for 50% of all citations to Optics Letters articles in 2012.
    5. Eigenfactor Score: a metric based on the number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the current year, but it also considers which journals have contributed these citations so that highly cited journals will influence the network more than lesser cited journals. References from one article in a journal to another article from the same journal are removed, so that Eigenfactor Scores are not influenced by journal self-citation.
    6. Article Influence: determines the average influence of a journal's articles over the first five years after publication. It is calculated by dividing a journal's Eigenfactor Score by the number of articles in the journal, normalized as a fraction of all articles in all publications. The mean Article Influence Score is 1.00. A score greater than 1.00 indicates that each article in the journal has above-average influence. A score less than 1.00 indicates that each article in the journal has below-average influence.
  3. Google Scholar Metrics:

    Date range: articles published between 2011 and 2015 and citations as of July 2016.

    Data source: all articles indexed in Google Scholar.

    1. h-index: The h-index of a publication is the largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each. For example, a publication with five articles cited by, respectively, 17, 9, 6, 3, and 2, has the h-index of 3.
    2. h-core: The h-core of a publication is a set of top cited h articles from the publication. These are the articles that the h-index is based on. For example, the publication above has the h-core with three articles, those cited by 17, 9, and 6.
    3. h-median: The h-median of a publication is the median of the citation counts in its h-core. For example, the h-median of the publication above is 9. The h-median is a measure of the distribution of citations to the articles in the h-core.
    4. Finally, the h5-index, h5-core, and h5-median of a publication are, respectively, the h-index, h-core, and h-median of only those of its articles that were published in the last five complete calendar years.
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