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Journal Review Criteria

To be accepted for publication in an OSA journal, manuscripts must meet the high quality standards that have been established for reporting original results of interest to the optics and photonics community. After an initial screening by the editors, external reviewers are asked to judge manuscripts based on the criteria described below. For manuscripts that are based on work published in a conference proceedings, reviewers should refer to OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers.

Journal Research Article/Letter Mini-Review/Review Tutorial Discussion Engineering and Lab Notes Comments and Replies
Advances in Optics and Photonics X View X X View
Applied Optics View View X X View View
Biomedical Optics Express View View X X X View
JOCN View View X X X View
JOSA A View View View View X View
JOSA B View View X X X View
Optica View View X X X View
Optical Materials Express View View X X X View
Optics Express View View X X X View
Optics Letters View X X X X View
Photonics Research View View X X X View
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