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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.

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) is a joint publishing effort of OSA and IEEE.

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 networking science, technology, and engineering. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, analyses, and economic studies) and practical contributions (including optical networking experiments, prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged. Subareas of interest include the architecture and design of optical networks, optical network survivability and security, software-defined optical networking, elastic optical networks, data and control plane advances, network management related innovation, and optical access networks. Enabling technologies and their applications are suitable topics only if the results are shown to directly impact optical networking beyond simple point-to-point networks.

Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 2.183*
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016)

Editorial Board

JOCN Editorial Board
Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems
Patrick Iannone, Nokia Bell Labs
Associate Editors
Jean Armstrong, Monash University
Liam Barry, Dublin City University
Maite Brandt-Pearce, University of Virginia
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
Mark Feuer, C.U.N.Y. College of Staten Island
Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino
Nasir Ghani, University of South Florida
Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University
Andrew Lord, BT Exact
Annalisa Morea, Nokia Bell Labs
Loukas Paraschis, Cisco Systems, Inc.
K.K. Ramakrishnan, University of California Riverside
Gangxiang Shen, Soochow University
Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Essex
Jesse Simsarian, Nokia 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
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing

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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