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2013 Journal Citation Reports® Data for OSA Journals

OSA is proud that its collection of 14 flagship, partnered and co-published peer-reviewed journals continues to provide the most citations (41%) and articles (37%) in the field of optics and photonics, according to 2013 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) ® (Thomson Reuters, 2013). Of the 79 journals listed in the Optics category, six OSA Journals are included in the top 15 titles.

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. The Eigenfactor calculates the number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years has been cited in the JCR year while considering which journals have contributed to these citations. Citations from one article in a journal to another article from the same journal are removed; therefore Eigenfactor scores are not influenced by self-citation.

2013 Ranking in Optics Category

Journal 2013 Impact Factor 2013
Total
Citations
2013
Eigenfactor Score
By Impact Factor By Total Cites By Eigenfactor
Adv Opt Photon

9.688 600 0.0048 2 49 34
Opt Express

3.525 71,343 0.25441 6 2 1
Biomed Opt Express+

3.497 2,614 0.01134 7 29 22
Opt Let

3.179 50,507 0.12685 10 3 3
Opt Mater Express++

2.923 1223 0.00628 13 41 33
J Lightwave Technol^

2.862 15,562 0.03583 16 7 6
J Opt Soc Am B

1.806 11,587 0.02372 26 11 11
J Disp Technol

1.686 1481 0.00478 28 36 35
Appl Optics

1.649 37,117 0.04115 29 4 5
J Opt Commun Netw^^

1.547 799 0.00429 33 45 36
J Opt Soc Am A

1.448 12,602 0.01432 38 10 16
Chin Opt Lett

1.073 1,473 0.0036 52 37 39
J Opt Soc Korea

0.957 302 0.0008 56 66 66
J Opt Technol

0.24 483 0.0009 80 58 65

+Biomedical Optics Express is also included in the Biochemical Research Methods category. Its 2013 rankings in that category are #23 of 78 journals by Impact Factor and #41 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category, where it is ranked #20 out of 121 journals by Impact Factor and #45 by Total Cites.

++Optical Materials Express is also included in the Materials Science, Multipdisiplinary category. Its 2013 ranking in that category is #44 of 251 journals by Impact Factor and #131 by Total Cites.

^The Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT) is also included in the Engineering, Electrical & Electronic category. Its 2013 rankings in that category are #32 of 247 journals by Impact Factor and #17 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Telecommunications category, where it is ranked #7 out of 78 journals by Impact Factor and #2 by Total Cites.

^^The Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) is also included in the Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture category. Its 2013 rankings in that category are #13 of 50 journals by Impact Factor and #25 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Computer Science, Information Systems category, where it is ranked #42 out of 135 journals by Impact Factor and #54 by Total Cites. Finally, JOCN is also listed in the Telecommunications category, where it is ranked #25 out of 78 journals by Impact Factor and #39 by Total Cites.

NOTE: Applied Spectroscopy (AS), published by the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and available on OSA's Optics InfoBase, has a 2013 Impact Factor of 2.014. It is included in the Spectroscopy category with rankings of #20 out of 44 journals by Impact Factor, #10 by Total Cites, and #17 by Eigenfactor score. In addition, it is listed in the Instruments and Instrumentation category, where it is ranked #11 out of 57 journals by Impact Factor, #12 by Total Cites, and #17 by Eigenfactor score.