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.
Biomedical Optics Express (BOEx) is OSA's principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community with peer-reviewed papers related to optics, photonics and optical imaging in the life sciences. BOEx offers rapid time-to-publication, an interactive online interface and open access.
The journal's scope encompasses fundamental research, technology development, biomedical studies and clinical applications. BOEx focuses on the leading edge topics in the field, including:
- Tissue optics and spectroscopy
- Novel microscopies
- Optical coherence tomography
- Diffuse and fluorescence tomography
- Photoacoustic and multimodal imaging
- Molecular imaging and therapies
- Nanophotonic biosensing
- Optical biophysics/photobiology
- Microfluidic optical devices
- Vision research
BOEx considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews, and comments on published articles.
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Authors benefit from:
- Rapid review, from submission to publication averaging less than 75 days and acceptance to online publication within 7 days.
- Affiliation with a leading international optics society that publishes the most-cited journals in optics.
- Content distributed broadly through major abstract/index services such as Web of Science, Google Scholar, and PubMed.
- PubMed Central deposit of all BOEx articles following publication. BOEx articles assigned both PubMed and PubMed Central IDs and are fully searchable in both systems.
- Visibility within OSA Publishing's Digital Library and Optics ImageBank searchable graphics repository.
Please see the Author Resource Center page for instructions to prepare and submit a manuscript.Submit
Key Journal Metrics
Impact Factor: 3.337*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.02161 (ranked 10th out of 92 journals)*
Google Scholar h5-index: 50 (ranked 9th out of 20 top journals)†
Median Time to Publication: 69 days
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
†June 2017 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.
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Medizinische Universität Wien, Austria
Deputy EditorAdam Gibson, University College London, UK
Advisory EditorsGregory W. Faris, SRI International, USA (Founding Deputy Editor)
James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Stefan Hell, Max-Planck-Inst Biophysikalische Chemie, Germany
Joseph A. Izatt, Duke University, USA (Founding Editor-in-Chief)
Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Rice University, USA
Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, UT Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Alfred Vogel, University of Lübeck, Germany
David Williams, University of Rochester, USA
Arjun Yodh, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Associate EditorsAdela Ben-Yakar, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Benjamin Cox, University College London, UK
Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, UK
Sina Farsiu, Duke University, USA
Pietro Ferraro, Istituto di Cibernetica (CNR), Italy
Feng Gao, Tianjin University, China
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, USA
Na Ji, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada
Fabrice Manns, University of Miami College of Engineering, USA
Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, USA
Ioan Notingher, University of Nottingham, UK
Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Gijs van Soest, Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands
Ronald Sroka, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Dvir Yelin, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Hao F. Zhang, Northwestern University, USA
Joint Associate Editors with Optics ExpressSeok Hyun (Andy) Yun, Harvard Medical School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics EditorsJana Kainerstorfer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
James Tunnell, University of Texas Austin, USA
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