22 June 2016

The Optical Society Leads Rankings in the Optics Category in the
 2015 Edition of the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) 

            New JCR Rankings Reflect Market Strength of and High-Quality Science Published in OSA Journals

WASHINGTON—The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its journal portfolio again leads the Optics category in the latest edition of the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) (Thomson Reuters, 2015).   Not only does OSA remain the foremost publisher in the field with the largest number of articles published (35%), but its high quality content also received the most citations (45%) of the 86 titles included in this year’s Optics category. 
OSA’s comprehensive journal portfolio, accessible via the OSA Publishing Digital Library, received over 200,000 citations in 2014 and includes 5 of the top 10 journals when ranked by total citations (Optics Express, Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Journal of Lightwave Technology and the Journal of the Optical Society of America A). Its title, Advances in Optics and Photonics, earned an Impact Factor of 10.111, a 5-Year IF of 18.565 and is ranked 3rd overall by Impact Factor in the Optics Category.  As a further reflection of the high quality science published by OSA, 12 out of 14 OSA journals saw an increase in their Impact Factor in this year’s edition, and 8 OSA-owned and co-published journals are among the top 25 titles ranked by Impact Factor

“OSA Publishing is proud of the top rankings it achieved in this year’s JCR and is committed to continuing to provide the optics and photonics  community with a wide range of high quality and topically diverse publications in which to publish their important research results ,” said Elizabeth Nolan, deputy executive director and chief publishing officer, The Optical Society.  “We recognize that the ability to publish such impactful science would not be possible without the ongoing dedication of our editors and reviewers, and we thank them for their unwavering support and hard work.”

Thompson Reuters is recognized as an authority for evaluating scientific journals. Detailed information about the JCR is available on the Thomson Reuters website.  To learn more about the specific JCR metrics for OSA Journals, visit the Journal Metrics page on OSA Publishing.
About OSA Publishing
OSA Publishing’s Digital Library offers the largest collection of peer-reviewed optics and photonics content. This cutting-edge repository includes content from OSA's prestigious journals and co-publications. With more than 280,000 journal articles and conference proceedings from 470 conferences, OSA Publishing covers a breadth of disciplines.
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. OSA is a founding partner of the National Photonics Initiative and the 2015 International Year of Light. For more information, visit  

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