Impact Factors of the Journals of Optical Society of America

The Optical Society of America (OSA) announced that its journals Optics Letters and Optics Express received the highest impact factor rankings of all optics journals. See here. This is according to the 2007 Journal Citation Report (JCR). OSA publishes three other journals that are ranked in the top 20 overall. These include Journal of the Optical Society of America B (10), Journal of the Optical Society of America A (15) and Applied Optics (17).

The table below shows the top 20 journals in the subject area of optics, from JCR 2007.

Rank

Abbreviated Journal Title

ISSN

Total Cites

Impact
Factor

Immediacy
Index

Articles

Cited
Half-life

1

OPT LETT

0146-9592

33764

3.711

0.811

1147

6.1

2

OPT EXPRESS

1094-4087

19113

3.709

0.665

1961

2.7

3

J BIOMED OPT

1083-3668

3738

3.084

0.408

267

3.5

4

J SYNCHROTRON RADIAT

0909-0495

2463

2.978

0.851

67

6.1

5

PHYS REV A

1050-2947

70196

2.893

0.665

2259

8.3

6

ADV ATOM MOL OPT PHY

0065-2199

794

2.564

0.600

10

8.3

7

IEEE J SEL TOP QUANT

1077-260X

4689

2.384

0.385

200

5.8

8

APPL PHYS B-LASERS O

0946-2171

7043

2.280

0.502

414

5.5

9

J LIGHTWAVE TECHNOL

0733-8724

10843

2.196

0.305

436

7.2

10

J OPT SOC AM B

0740-3224

9715

2.030

0.519

403

8.6

11

IEEE PHOTONIC TECH L

1041-1135

12542

2.015

0.367

656

4.6

12

J PHYS B-AT MOL OPT

0953-4075

11668

2.012

0.430

444

9.1

13

PHOTONIC NANOSTRUCT

1569-4410

138

2.000

0.103

29

2.7

14

J OPT B-QUANTUM S O

1464-4266

1374

1.813

 

0

4.3

15

J OPT SOC AM A

1084-7529

11225

1.776

0.423

423

>10.0

16

J OPT A-PURE APPL OP

1464-4258

1914

1.752

0.262

248

3.5

17

APPL OPTICS

0003-6935

28956

1.701

0.378

1022

>10.0

18

J LUMIN

0022-2313

5757

1.611

0.388

650

7.3

19

OPT MATER

0925-3467

3650

1.519

0.270

378

4.6

20

MICROELECTRON ENG

0167-9317

4432

1.503

0.190

578

4.1

Click here to access JCR 2007 (subscribed by NTU Library).

Currently, NTU Library subscribes to four journals by OSA and they are Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, and Optics Letters. Click here to access these ejournals.

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