Optics Express
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Optics Express

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10944087
Publisher: Optical Society of America
History: 1997-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Optics Express publishes original, peer-reviewed articles that report new developments of interest to the optics community in all fields of optical science and technology. Drawing on unique features of the electronic medium, Optics Express offers authors: - rapid publication - the chance to include color images at no additional cost - the medium for presenting data and results in ways not possible in print via audio and video multimedia files

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

Optics Express
SCR Impact Factor

Optics Express
SCR Journal Ranking

Optics Express
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.


Optics Express
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Optics Express
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    4.066 4.199 4.263
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    4.116 4.264 4.185
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    4.337 4.305 4.176
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    4.422 4.363 4.3
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.072 4.116 4.011
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.929 3.905 3.911
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.709 3.814 3.856
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4 4.116 4.158
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.637 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.724 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    4.591 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    4.61 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.673 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.674 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    4.422 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.889 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    5.291 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    5.65 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    4.361 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    3.643 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.764 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.091 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.498 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)

Optics Express

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


Optics Express
H-Index History