Biomedical Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "Topics in Biomedical Optics from the OSA Biophotonics Congress 2018" in conjunction with the 2018 OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics, to be held in Hollywood, Florida, on 3-6 April 2018. Submissions are sought in the areas of the four topical meetings that comprise the Congress: Clinical and Translational Biophotonics; Microscopy, Histopathology and Analytics; Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy; and Optics and the Brain. Submissions of related papers that were not part of the 2018 Congress will be considered. Authors are encouraged to include acceptable supplementary materials (visualizations, tabular data, data sets, design files, or code).
All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Biomedical Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add substantial and/or significant new information to the original conference summary. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers here. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Biomedical Optics Express and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the Feature Issue on the OSA Biophotonics Congress 2018.