Advanced Photonics receives CiteScore and Impact Factor above 13
Three-year-old journal ranked among top optics journals in first year of recognition
  • rebecca25
  • Jul. 1, 2022


Advanced Photonics, co-published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press, has announced its first-ever CiteScore and Impact Factor rankings, both exceeding 13.

The journal received a CiteScore of 13.8, ranking it 12 out of 205 journals in the Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics category in the Scopus database. The journal’s initial Impact Factor is 13.58, ranking it 5th out of 101 journals in Journal Citation Reports’ (JCR) Optics category. CiteScores are part of the Scopus database, owned by Elsevier, and journal Impact Factors are listed in the JCR from Clarivate Analytics. Both are important citation metrics for STEM journals.

Advanced Photonics is a highly selective, international, Gold Open Access journal launched in 2019. It publishes innovative research in all areas of optics and photonics, including fundamental and applied research. It is led by co-editors-in-chief Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London, and Xiao-Cong (Larry) Yuan, Shenzhen University.

“Since the inaugural issue, we have had a target objective to be a highly selective journal, covering all aspects of optics and photonics,” says Yuan. “The newly released Impact Factor and CiteScore provide recognition of the high-quality papers published in the past years. This exciting news encourages us to continue to maintain these high standards going forward. We also appreciate all the support we’ve received from authors and readers in the global optics and photonics community as evidenced by this recognition of our impact.”

“This achievement is a testament to our authors and readers who believed in us and trusted the journal from the very beginning,” adds Zayats. “It also honors our editorial board members, who relentlessly worked on ensuring quality of accepted articles, and SPIE and CLP editorial and production staff who make the journal accessible. Finally, the journal achieved this high standing only because of the support of the optics and photonics community, and we are grateful to all of you.”