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Journal Descriptions

Readers look to OSA Journals to publish groundbreaking research and to define new and growing fields and trends in optics. Authors are encouraged to review the individual journal descriptions when choosing an appropriate publication for their submission

Coverage and Bibliographic Data for Content on Optics InfoBase

OSA's digital library contains a wide variety of content including OSA's flagship, partnered and co-published journals as well as proceedings from OSA conferences.

CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING CONTENTS

Publication Currently Available ISSN CODENs
Advances in Optics and Photonics New in 2009 eISSN: 1943-8206 AOPAC7
Applied Optics 1962-present ISSN: 1559-128X
eISSN: 2155-3165
AOPOAI
Applied Spectroscopy 1946-present ISSN: 0003-7028
eISSN: 1943-3530
APSPA4
Biomedical Optics Express 2010-present ISSN: 2156-7085 BOEICL
Chinese Optics Letters 2003-present ISSN: 1671-7694 COLHBT
Conference papers See available papers



Journal of Display Technology 2005-present ISSN: 1551-319X
eISSN: 1558-9323
IJDTAL
Journal of Lightwave Technology 1998-present ISSN: 0733-8724
eISSN: 1558-2213
JLTEDG
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 2009-present ISSN: 1943-0620
eISSN: 1943-0639
JOCNBB
Journal of Optical Networking 2002-2009 eISSN: 1536-5379 JONOAY
Journal of Optical Technology 1999-present ISSN: 1070-9762
eISSN: 1091-0786
JOTEE4
Journal of the Optical Society of America 1917-1983 ISSN: 0030-3941 JOSA
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 1984-present ISSN:1084-7529
eISSN: 1520-8532
JOAOD6
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 1984-present ISSN: 0740-3224
eISSN: 1520-8540
JOBPDE
Journal of the Optical Society of Korea 1989-present ISSN: 1226-4776 JOSK
Optical Materials Express 2011-present eISSN: 2159-3930 OMEPAX
Optics and Photonics News 1990-Present ISSN: 1047-6938
eISSN: 1541-3721
OPPHEL
Optics Letters 1977-present ISSN: 0146-9592
eISSN: 1539-4794
OPLEDP
Optics News 1975-1989 ISSN: 0098-907X ON
Optics Express 1997-present eISSN: 1094-4087 OPEXFF
Photonics Research 2013-present eISSN 2327-9125

2012 Journal Citation Reports® Data for OSA Journals

OSA is proud that its collection of 14 flagship, partnered and co-published peer-reviewed journals continues to provide the most citations (41%) and articles (37%) in the field of optics and photonics, according to 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) ® (Thomson Reuters, 2013). Of the 79 journals listed in the Optics category, six OSA Journals are included in the top 15 titles.

The JCR includes an Eigenfactor™ Score for each journal. OSA's Optics Express, Optics Letters and Applied Optics are among the top five journals in the Optics category based on Eigenfactor. The Eigenfactor calculates the number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years has been cited in the JCR year while considering which journals have contributed to these citations. Citations from one article in a journal to another article from the same journal are removed; therefore Eigenfactor scores are not influenced by self-citation.

2012 Ranking in Optics Category

Journal 2012 Impact Factor 2012
Total
Citations
2012
Eigenfactor Score
By Impact Factor By Total Cites By Eigenfactor
Opt Express

3.546 62,765 0.25327 4 2 1
Opt Let

3.385 48,455 0.13067 5 3 3
Biomed Opt Express++

3.176 1,552 0.00716 6 31 29
Opt Mater Express^

2.616 593 0.00246 10 47 41
J Lightwave Technol+

2.555 14,008 0.03498 11 6 6
J Opt Soc Am B

2.210 11,342 0.02646 15 11 10
Appl Optics

1.689 34,848 0.04556 28 4 5
J Opt Soc Am A

1.665 12,708 0.01893 29 10 16
J Disp Technol

1.663 1075 0.00525 30 37 31
J Opt Commun Netw^^

1.433 530 0.00353 34 49 35
J Opt Soc Korea

1.022 278 0.00083 46 64 61
Chin Opt Lett

0.968 1,256 0.00345 49 35 36
J Opt Technol

0.245 444 0.00118 76 57 56

++The Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT) is also included in the Engineering, Electrical & Electronic category. Its 2012 rankings in that category are #32 of 242 journals by Impact Factor and #14 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Telecommunications category, where it is ranked #6 out of 77 journals by Impact Factor and #2 by Total Cites.

++Biomedical Optics Express is also included in the Biochemical Research Methods category. Its 2012 rankings in that category are #26 of 75 journals by Impact Factor and #46 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category, where it is ranked #23 out of 120 journals by Impact Factor and #60 by Total Cites.

^Optical Materials Express is also included in the Materials Science, Multipdisiplinary category. Its 2012 ranking in that category is #42 of 239 journals by Impact Factor and #149 by Total Cites.

^^The Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) is also included in the Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture category. Its 2012 rankings in that category are #12 of 50 journals by Impact Factor and #30 by Total Cites. In addition, it is listed in the Computer Science, Information Systems category, where it is ranked #40 out of 132 journals by Impact Factor and #60 by Total Cites. Finally, JOCN is also listed in the Telecommunications category, where it is ranked #17 out of 78 journals by Impact Factor and #42 by Total Cites.

NOTE: Applied Spectroscopy (AS), published by the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and available on OSA's Optics InfoBase, has a 2012 Impact Factor of 1.942. It is included in the Spectroscopy category with rankings of #19 out of 43 journals by Impact Factor, #9 by Total Cites, and #16 by Eigenfactor score. In addition, it is listed in the Instruments and Instrumentation category, where it is ranked #10 out of 57 journals by Impact Factor, #11 by Total Cites, and #18 by Eigenfactor score.