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The Optical Society (OSA) publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

OSA Continuum is an inclusive, rapid-publication, Open-Access journal, welcoming contributions from the broad optics and photonics community. OSA Continuum publishes research articles meeting OSA's high standards for technical accuracy, scientific rigor, and presentation quality without judgment of impact or significance.

OSA Continuum will publish original research articles, negative results, reproducibility studies, comments and replies. A unique feature of OSA Continuum is the opportunity for authors and reviewers to agree to publish the peer review correspondence (decision letters, reviewer comments, and author response to reviews) associated with an article. This transparent peer review option is a first for OSA Publishing. See OSA Continuum 1, 261 (2018) for an example of transparent peer review.

Authors pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish in OSA Continuum. APC discounts or waivers are available to corresponding authors from qualifying low- and middle-income countries.

Questions about OSA Continuum can be directed to the editorial staff at osacmss@osa.org

Transfers to OSA Continuum

Authors will have the option to easily transfer manuscripts and peer review details from other OSA journals to OSA Continuum. The transfer option is available to the author for two weeks following certain decisions in another OSA journal. Transfers can be completed with or without revisions based on reviews of the original submission, although revisions are encouraged in order to expedite the next decision. When authors have already received useful peer review comments the OSA Continuum editors often prefer to see a revised manuscript before taking action. The new OSA Publishing Universal Template for manuscript preparation will help authors facilitate the transfer process by eliminating the need to reformat the paper. The transparent peer review option mentioned above is applicable to manuscripts that authors transfer from another OSA journal before peer review.

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be prepared using the OSA Publishing universal manuscript templates for Word files and LaTeX. OSA Publishing's Author Style Guide provides additional formatting instructions.

All submissions must be made using the Prism article tracking system. The following information is required during the submission process: email addresses for all co-authors, supplementary material-if applicable, funding agency name(s) and grant number(s).

Click below to enter the online submission system.


Note: Authors who do not have an OSA account will be able to create one before beginning the submission process. Please do not create a new account if you have previous OSA activity.

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Editorial Board


Takashige Omatsu
Chiba University, Japan

Deputy Editor

Erik Vartiainen
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Associate Editors

Andrea Blanco-Redondo, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Adonis Bogris, University of West Attica, Greece
Xiaolong Hu, Tianjin University, China
Mojca Jazbinsek, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Olga Korotkova, University of Miami, USA
Yuichi Kozawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Eric Lantz, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comte, France
Ho Wai (Howard) Lee, Baylor University, USA
Kwang-Sup Lee, Hannam University, South Korea
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Ist di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Italy
Yukitoshi Otani, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Jae-Hyeung Park, Inha University, South Korea
Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Ghanshyam Singh, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India
Ching-Cherng Sun, National Central University, Taiwan
Caterina Vozzi, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie—Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IFN), Italy


Editorial and Production Email Phone
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager osac@osa.org 202-416-1921
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Theresa Miller, Managing Editor tmiller@osa.org 202-416-1924
Article processing charges billing@osa.org
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Online Journal Technical support elec@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Tim Fincham, Director, Production & Technology
Dan McDonold, Editorial Director
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