Journal of Modern Optics
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of Modern Optics

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09500340, 13623044
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
History: 1981, 1987-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The journal (under its former title Optica Acta) was founded in 1953 - some years before the advent of the laser - as an international journal of optics. Since then optical research has changed greatly; fresh areas of inquiry have been explored, different techniques have been employed and the range of application has greatly increased. The journal has continued to reflect these advances as part of its steadily widening scope. In addition to regular papers there are topical reviews and special issues on highlighted areas. Journal of Modern Optics aims to publish original contributions to optical knowledge from educational institutions, government establishments and industrial R&D groups world-wide. The whole field of classical and quantum optics is covered.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Journal of Modern Optics
SCR Impact Factor

Journal of Modern Optics
SCR Journal Ranking

Journal of Modern Optics
SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly 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.


Journal of Modern Optics
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Journal of Modern Optics
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Journal of Modern Optics
Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Journal of Modern Optics
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.454 1.428 1.356
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.392 1.388 1.343
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.501 1.444 1.511
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.644 1.684 1.58
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.72 1.616 1.494
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.325 1.285 1.208
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.352 1.311 1.222
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.356 1.255 1.252
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.106 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.384 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.324 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.3 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.042 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.047 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.028 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.256 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.238 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.993 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.074 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.221 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.544 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.473 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.96 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

Journal of Modern Optics

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Journal of Modern Optics
H-Index History