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Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP) publishes comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. The all-electronic journal's authoritative content covers advances in optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications. AOP is led by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Govind Agrawal, who, assisted by the journal's distinguished associate editors, solicits articles and manages peer review.

Designed to capture the most significant advances in optics and photonics, the journal includes:

  • Long review articles and comprehensive tutorials
  • Internal navigational links and external reference linking
  • Multimedia enhancements, such as animation and video
  • Prominent and respected authors at the forefront of their fields
  • Distinguished associate editors and dedicated peer review support
  • High standards of production quality and reliability

AOP also considers Letters to the Editor and Comments on published review articles.

Submission Information

Is my paper appropriate for Advances in Optics and Photonics? Read about all OSA journals here.

Any prospective author can submit a proposal by contacting the editor directly or by sending an email to the editorial staff using the address aopmss@osa.org. The proposal requirements can be found here.

Please see the Author Resource Center for instructions to prepare and submit a manuscript.


Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 10.111 (ranked 3rd out of 86 journals)*
5-Year Impact Factor: 18.565 (ranked 2nd out of 86 journals)*
Article Influence Score: 7.33 (ranked 2nd out of 86 journals)*
Median Time to Publication: 152 days
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Govind Agrawal,
University of Rochester, USA
Associate Editors
Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK
Anderson S. L. Gomes, Universidade Federal of Pernambuco, Brazil
Malin Premaratne, Monash University, Australia


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Hannah Bembia, Editorial Development Manager aopmss@osa.org 202-416-1974
Electronic submission questions aopmss@osa.org
Article proposals aopmss@osa.org 202-416-1943
Daniel Franzen, Managing Editor dfranz@osa.org

General Information
Online journal technical support elec@osa.org
Copyright permission requests copyright@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
Christopher Videll, Director, Production & Technology
Keith Allen, Deputy Senior Director of Publishing Sales
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