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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express


Biomedical Optics Express

Joseph A. Izatt,
Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

eISSN: 2156-7085
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, Monthly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 3.497

Biomedical Optics Express is OSA's principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community with peer-reviewed papers related to optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences. Like its highly successful predecessor, Optics Express, Biomedical Optics Express offers rapid time-to-publication, interactive online interface and open access.

Authors benefit from:
  • Rapid review, from submission to publication averaging less than 75 days and acceptance to online publication within 7 days.
  • Affiliation with a leading international optics society that publishes the most-cited journals in optics.
  • Content distributed broadly through major abstract/index services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar, and PubMed.
  • PubMed Central deposit of all BOEx articles following publication. BOEx articles assigned both PubMed and PubMed Central IDs and are fully searchable in both systems.
  • Visibility within OSA's Optics InfoBase digital library and Optics ImageBank searchable graphics repository.


The journal's scope encompasses fundamental research, technology development, biomedical studies and clinical applications. Biomedical Optics Express focuses on all the leading edge topics in the field, including:
  • Tissue optics and spectroscopy
  • Novel microscopies
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Diffuse and fluorescence tomography
  • Photoacoustic and multimodal imaging
  • Molecular imaging and therapies
  • Nanophotonic biosensing
  • Optical biophysics/photobiology
  • Microfluidic optical devices
  • Vision research

Submission Instructions

Please see the author information page for instructions to prepare and submit a manuscript..

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Joseph A. Izatt, Duke University, USA
Deputy Editor: Gregory W. Faris, SRI International, USA
Community Page Editor: Siavash Yazdanfar, GE Global Research, USA
Advisory Editors
James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Stefan Hell, Max-Planck-Inst Biophysikalische Chemie, Germany
Christoph Hitzenberger, Medizinische Universität Wien, Austria
Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Rice University, USA
Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, UT Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Alfred Vogel, University of Lübeck, Germany
David Williams, University of Rochester, USA
Arjun Yodh, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Associate Editors
Joseph Carroll, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Wonshik Choi, Korea University, South Korea
Sina Farsiu, Duke University, USA
Adam Gibson, University College London, United Kingdom
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, USA
Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Fabrice Manns, University of Miami College of Engineering, USA
Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, USA
Guenther Paltauf, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria
Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Eric Potma, University of California Irvine, USA
Ruikang Wang, University of Washington, USA
Chris Xu, Cornell University, USA
Joint Associate Editors with Optics Express
Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Seok Hyun (Andy) Yun, Harvard Medical School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
Gabriel Popescu, University of IIllinios at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Vasan Venugopalan, University of California Irvine, USA
Maciej Wojtkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Yoshiaki Yasuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics Editors
Andrew Dunn, University of Texas Austin, USA
Anthony Durkin, University of California Irvine, USA


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Nicole Williams-Jones, Journal Coordinator nwjones@osa.org 202-416-1969
General peer review questions boemss@osa.org
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Editing Production E-mail Phone
Sara Naughton, Managing Editor snaughton@osa.org 202-416-1920
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Lynne Sturtz, Electronic Production Editor
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Kelly Cohen, Sr. Publisher
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Timothy Fincham, Associate Director, Production & Technology
Dan McDonold, Editorial Director
Keith Allen, Deputy Sr. Director of Publishing and Sales

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