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Progress in Optics

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 00796638
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1961, 1963-1967, 1969-1974, 1976-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-2005, 2007-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link

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Materials Science


Optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, forty years ago. At the time of inception of this series, the first lasers were only just becoming operational, holography was in its infancy, subjects such as fiber optics, integrated optics and optoelectronics did not exist and quantum optics was the domain of only a few physicists. The term photonics had not yet been coined. Today these fields are flourishing and have become areas of specialisation for many science and engineering students and numerous research workers and engineers throughout the world. Some of the advances in these fields have been recognized by awarding Nobel prizes to seven physicists in the last twenty years.

Progress in Optics

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2015
Note: impact factor data for reference only

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Progress in Optics

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor NA
  • 2017 Impact Factor NA
  • 2016 Impact Factor NA
  • 2015 Impact Factor 16.000
  • 2014 Impact Factor 4.000
  • 2013 Impact Factor 3.100
  • 2012 Impact Factor 6.200
  • 2011 Impact Factor 8.250
  • 2010 Impact Factor 4.960
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.722
  • 2008 Impact Factor 5.400
  • 2007 Impact Factor 8.000
  • 2006 Impact Factor 3.176
  • 2005 Impact Factor 3.000
  • 2004 Impact Factor 4.611
  • 2003 Impact Factor 4.167
  • 2002 Impact Factor 4.316
  • 2001 Impact Factor 4.056
  • 2000 Impact Factor 3.455
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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


Progress in Optics

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.