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OSA Journal Descriptions

Advances in Optics and Photonics
Applied Optics
Applied Spectroscopy
Biomedical Optics Express
Chinese Optics Letters
Journal of Display Technology
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
Journal of Optical Networking
Journal of the Optical Society of America
Journal of the Optical Society of America A
Journal of the Optical Society of America B
Journal of the Optical Society of Korea
Journal of Optical Technology
Optica
Optical Materials Express
Optics & Photonics News
Optics Express
Optics Letters
Photonics Research (New in June 2013)

Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP)

Govind Agrawal, Editor

eISSN: 1943-8206
CODEN: AOPAC7
Issues Per Volume: 4
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: Quarterly issues

Articles: Invited, long review articles with internal navigational links and external reference linking, peer-reviewed tutorials with multimedia enhancements, and peer-reviewed letters to the editor and replies pertaining to published review articles or tutorials.

Topic scope: Coverage encompasses comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. Authoritative content covers advances in all areas of optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications, including materials, devices, and systems. Submissions of long reviews and tutorials are invited only. Tutorials feature interactive components such as animation and video to maximize their reach.

Applied Optics (AO)

Joseph N. Mait, Editor

ISSN: 1559-128X | eISSN: 2155-3165
CODEN: AOPOAI
2012 Impact Factor: 1.689
Issues Per Volume: 36
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; 3 issues per month on the 1st, 10th, and 20th

Articles: Regular articles, review articles, engineering and laboratory notes, feature issue contributions, comments/replies, errata

Topic scope: A highly regarded, premium quality must read for everyone in the optics field that offers applications-centered research in optics, photonics, imaging, and sensing. Topics germane to the journal include optical technology, lasers, photonics, environmental optics, and information processing.

Applied Spectroscopy (AS)

Michael Blades, Editor

ISSN: 0003-7028 | eISSN: 1943-3530
CODEN: APSA4
2012 Impact Factor: 1.942
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic scope: Applied Spectroscopy covers applications in analytical chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and chemical characterization. It is published by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and available from SAS and OSA.

Biomedical Optics Express (BOE)

Joseph A. Izatt, Editor

eISSN: 2156-7085
CODEN: BOEICL
2012 Impact Factor: 3.176
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Regular articles, Feature issue contributions, Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) articles, comments/replies, errata

Topic scope: The journal scope encompasses theoretical modeling and simulations, technology development, biomedical studies and clinical applications. Topics include: tissue optics and spectroscopy; laser interactions with and manipulation of molecules, cells and tissues; novel microscopies; optical coherence tomography; diffuse optical tomography; photoacoustic and multimodal imaging; molecular imaging and probe development; optical therapies; biosensing; optical biophysics; nanobiophotonics; photobiology; microfluidic optical devices; image reconstruction; and vision research.

Chinese Optics Letter (COL)

Zhizhan Xu, Editor

ISSN: 1671-7694
CODEN: COLHBT
2012 Impact Factor: 0.968
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic scope: COL is one of the leading journals for optics in China. Published in English, it promotes the generation, application, and archiving of knowledge in optics and disseminates research worldwide. Its subject coverage includes fiber optics and optical communications, lasers and laser optics, nonlinear optics, image processing, instrumentation, measurement and metrology, integrated optics, materials, quantum optics, ultrafast optics, etc.

Journal of Display Technology (JDT)

Arokia Nathan, Editor

ISSN: 1551-319X | eISSN: 1558-9323
CODEN: IJDTAL
2012 Impact Factor: 1.663
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: 12 monthly online issues, 4 quarterly print issues.

Topic scope: This publication covers the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of information displays and aspects of display technology that emphasize the progress in device engineering, device design, materials, electronics, physics and reliability aspects of displays and the application of displays. JDT is a joint publishing effort of the IEEE and OSA.

Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT)

Peter J. Winzer, Editor

ISSN: 0733-8724 | eISSN: 1558-2213
CODEN: JLTEDG
2012 Impact Factor: 2.555
Issues Per Volume: 24
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: 24 semi-monthly online issues, 6 bimonthly print issues.

Topic scope: Contains theoretical and experimental papers on such topics as fiber and cable technologies; active and passive guided wave components such as light sources, detectors, repeaters, switches, and fiber sensors; integrated optics and optoelectronics, systems and subsystems, networks; and switching. New applications and unique field trials are also included. JLT is a joint publishing effort of the IEEE and OSA.

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN)

Ori Gerstel and Patrick Iannone, Editors

ISSN: 1943-0620 | eISSN: 1943-0639
CODEN: JOCNBB
2012 Impact Factor: 1.433
Issues Per Volume: 12 issue online, monthly; 4 issues print, quarterly
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Topic scope: All aspects of optical networking including network architectures, performance, protocols, and algorithms, as well as networking aspects of devices and components, the physical layer, and cross-layer interactions. JOCN is a joint publishing effort of the OSA and IEEE.

Journal of Optical Networking (JON)


eISSN: 1536-5379
CODEN: JONOAY
2011 Impact Factor: 1.079
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: No longer published. Available online.

Topic scope: The Journal of Optical Networking (JON) was published monthly by The Optical Society from January 2002 to May 2009. The scope of JON is now covered in the Journal of Optical Networking and Communications (JOCN).

Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA)

ISSN: 0030-3941
CODEN: JOSA
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: No longer published. Available online.
Topic scope: JOSA was published by The Optical Society from January 1917 to December 1983 before dividing into JOSA A: Optics and Image Science and JOSA B: Optical Physics in 1984.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A)

Franco Gori, Editor

ISSN: 1084-7529 | eISSN: 1520-8532
CODEN: JOAOD6
2012 Impact Factor: 1.665
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues.

Articles: Regular articles, feature issue contributions, communications, discussion papers, comments/replies, errata

Topic scope: Topics representing classical optics, image science and vision, such as atmospheric optics, clinical vision, coherence and statistical optics, color, image processing, machine vision, scattering, and visual optics.

Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B)

Grover Swartzlander, Editor

ISSN: 0740-3224 | eISSN: 1520-8540
CODEN: JOBPDE
2012 Impact Factor: 2.210
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues.

Articles: Regular articles, feature issue contributions, communications, comments/replies, errata

Topic scope: JOSA B emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include atom optics and cold atoms, integrated and fiber optics, metamaterials, nanophotonics, photonic crystals, photorefractive optics and holography, physics of optical materials, spectroscopy, THz optics, ultrafast phenomena, and other related subjects.

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea (JOSK)

Byoungho Lee, Editor

ISSN: 1226-4776
CODEN: JOSK
2012 Impact Factor: 1.022
Issues Per Volume: 6
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Bi-monthly issues

Topic scope: The journal publishes papers reporting recent advances, state-of-the-art research and development results in all areas of optical science and technology. Original contributions in all technical fields of optics such as optical materials, optical devices, optical systems, and/or topics related to theorectical and experimental aspects of new principles are welcome. JOSK is published in English by the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) and is made available through Optics InfoBase in partnership with OSA.

Journal of Optical Technology (JOT)

A.S. Tibilov, Editor

ISSN: 1070-9762
CODEN: JOTEE4
2012 Impact Factor: 0.245
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic scope: The journal publishes design details of a diversity of optical instruments, along with a strong section on computational optics useful to engineers, mathematicians, and physicists, as well as optical scientists. Issues of the English translation volume appear at the same time as the Russian language edition, Opticheskii Zhurnal.

Optica

Alex Gaeta, Editor

eISSN: TBD
CODEN: TBD
Issues Per Volume: 12 (first issue July 2014, so six issues in 2014)
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: Monthly issues

Articles: Research articles, research letters, and mini reviews.

Topic scope: A new open-access journal that focuses on the rapid dissemination of high-impact results in all areas of optics and photonics. This new online-only journal will publish its first monthly issue in July 2014 and will be a dedicated venue for authors to publish exciting work spanning theoretical, experimental and applied research.

Optical Materials Express (OMEx)

David J. Hagan, Editor

eISSN: 2159-3930
CODEN: OMEPAX
2012 Impact Factor: 2.616
Issues Per Volume: 12
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Regular articles, Feature issue contributions, Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) articles, comments/replies, errata

Topic scope: The journal scope encompasses synthesis, processing and characterization of materials for applications in optics and photonics. Topics include: advances in novel optical materials; their properties, modeling, synthesis and fabrication techniques; how such materials contribute to novel optical behavior; and how they enable new or improved optical devices.

Optics & Photonics News (OPN)

Stewart Wills, Editor

ISSN: 1047-6938 | eISSN: 1541-3721
CODEN: OPPHEL
Issues Per Volume: 11
Volumes Per Year: 1
Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic scope: OSA's premiere news magazine that provides in-depth coverage of recent developments in the field of optics and informative pieces on a variety of topics such as science and society, education, technology, business and professional development.

Optics Express (OE)

Andrew M. Weiner, Editor

eISSN: 1094-4087
CODEN: OPEXFF
2012 Impact Factor: 3.546
Issues Per Volume: 26
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Bi-weekly issues.

Articles: Regular articles, focus issue contributions, Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) articles, comments/replies, errata.

Topic scope: Peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics. The Energy Express supplement reports research on the science and engineering of light and its impact on sustainable energy development, the environment, and green technologies.

Optics Letters (OL)

Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor

ISSN: 0146-9592 | eISSN: 1539-4794
CODEN: OPLEDP
2012 Impact Factor: 3.385
Issues Per Volume: 24
Volumes Per Year: 1

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; 2 issues per month on the 1st and 15th.

Articles: Short, original, peer-reviewed articles, comments/replies, errata.

Topic scope: Latest research in all areas of optics and photonics.

Photonics Research (PR)

Zhiping Zhou, Editor

eISSN: 2327-9125
Issues Per Volume: 6
Volumes Per Year: 1
Articles: Article-at-a-time publication; Bi-monthly issues.

Topic scope: The journal publishes theoretical and applied research progress in optics and photonics. Topics include, but are not limited to, lasers, LEDs and other light sources; fiber optics and optical communications; imaging, detectors and sensors; novel materials and engineered structures; optical data storage and displays; plasmonics; quantum optics; diffractive optics and guided optics; medical optics and biophotonics; ultraviolet and x-rays; terahertz technology.







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