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OSA Publishing

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.

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. Guifang Li, who, assisted by the Journal's distinguished advisory and 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
  • Prominent and respected authors at the forefront of their fields
  • High standards of production quality and reliability
  • Internal navigational links and external reference linking
  • Multimedia enhancements, such as animation and video
  • Dedicated article preparation and peer-review support

AOP also considers 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: 14.690 (ranked 2nd out of 97 journals)*
Immediacy Index: 2.500 (ranked 2nd out of 97 journals)*
Article Influence Score: 6.362 (ranked 2nd out of 97 journals)*
5-Year Impact Factor: 21.591 (ranked 2nd out of 97 journals)*
Median Time to Publication: 195 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2019 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)
2019 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Guifang Li,
University of Central Florida, USA
Advisory Editors
Thomas M. Baer, Stanford University, USA
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK
Alexander L. Gaeta, Columbia University, USA
Naomi J. Halas, Rice University, USA
Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia
Gérard A. Mourou, École Polytechnique, France and University of Michigan, USA
Masataka Nakazawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Philip St J Russell, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany
Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University, USA
Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California, USA
Associate Editors
Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Rebecca Robinson, Editorial and Special Projects Coordinator aopmss@osa.org 202-416-1914
Electronic submission questions aopmss@osa.org
Article proposals aopmss@osa.org
Daniel Franzen, Senior Managing Editor dfranz@osa.org 202-416-1943

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
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing
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