OSA Publishing

OSA and IEEE are pleased to announce a copublishing partnership that merges JON with ComSoc's Supplement on Optical Networking and Communications, which is published with the Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. The new journal is called the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) ISSN: 1943-0620 and is accessible through OSA Publishing as well as IEEE Xplore and ComSoc's Digital Library, thus providing expanded exposure for JOCN authors.

See the JOCN Author Page for information about manuscript submissions and length restrictions.


The scope of the Journal includes advances in the state-of-the-art of optical communications and networks. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, and analyses) and practical contributions (including system experiments and prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged. Specifically, the following is a nonexclusive list of subarea of interests:

  • Enabling technologies and their applications in optical networks
  • Architecture and design of fiber-based optical networks
  • Architecture and design of free space and hybrid optical networks
  • Architecture and implementation of the "Optical Internet"
  • Survivability, reliability, and security of optical networks
  • Techniques and algorithms for wavelength routing and assignment, traffic grooming, and determination of regeneration requirements
  • Transparency and all-optical networks
  • Signaling and information models for network control and management
  • Architecture, protocols, and algorithms for dynamic optical networks
  • Operations support systems for optical networks
  • Performance modeling, economic modeling, and simulations of optical networks
  • Network applications of advanced optoelectronic circuits and optical signal processing
  • Network applications and control/management of emerging optical sub-systems and systems
  • Impact of quantum communication and computing on the future of optical networks, and quantum key distribution over fiber-optic networks
  • Recent progress in multi-disciplinary "Last Mile" access technologies
  • Recent progress in wireless-wireline interface and its impact on optical networking architecture
  • Impact of advanced DSL technologies on Fiber-to-the-Home architectures, deployment, and economics
  • Impact of new technologies and architectures on global standards

Editorial Board

JOCN Editorial Board
Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems
Patrick Iannone, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Associate Editors
Liam Barry, Dublin City University
Maite Brandt-Pearce, University of Virginia
Lian-Kuan Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Milorad Cvijetic, University of Arizona
Piet Demeester, Ghent University, INTEC
Robert Doverspike, AT&T Labs
Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies, USA
Jörg Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking AG
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios Gimenez, Telefonica I&D
Mark Feuer, C.U.N.Y. College of Staten Island
Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino
Nasir Ghani, University of South Florida
Ken-Ichi Kitayama, Osaka University
Andrew Lord, BT Exact
Annalisa Morea, Alcatel Lucent France
Loukas Paraschis, Cisco Systems, Inc.
K.K. Ramakrishnan, University of California Riverside
Gangxiang Shen, Soochow University
Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Essex
Jesse Simsarian, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University
Masahito Tomizawa, NTT Network Innovation Labs
Anna Tzanakaki, University of Bristol
Luis Velasco, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Naoya Wada, NICT


Peer Review E-mail Phone
Keith Jackson, Journal Coordinator kjacks@osa.org 202-416-1414
General peer review questions jocn@osa.org
JOCN Fax Number 202-416-6129
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Editorial Production E-mail Phone
Tim Fincham, Associate Director, Production & Technology tfinch@osa.org 202-416-1931
Lynne Sturtz, Electronic Production Editor lsturtz@osa.org 202-416-1922
Copyright Permission Requests copyright@osa.org
Online Journal Technical Support E-mail: elec@osa.org
General Information
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Kelly Cohen, Sr. Publisher
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Dan McDonald, Editorial Director
Keith Allen, Deputy Sr. Director of Publishing Sales and Marketing

About JON

The Journal of Optical Networking (JON) was published monthly by the Optical Society of America from January 2002 to May 2009 (eISSN: 1536-5379). JON Archives are available online.

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