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The Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A) is devoted to developments in any field of classical optics, image science, and vision. JOSA A includes original peer-reviewed papers on such topics as:

  • Atmospheric optics
  • Clinical vision
  • Coherence and Statistical Optics
  • Color
  • Diffraction and gratings
  • Image processing
  • Machine vision
  • Physiological optics
  • Polarization
  • Scattering
  • Signal processing
  • Thin films
  • Visual optics

JOSA A publishes research articles as well as tutorials, discussion papers, feature issue contributions, and comments on published articles.

Submission Information

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Key Journal Metrics

Total Citations: 13,684 (ranked 10th out of 86 journals)*
Cited Half-Life: 10+years*
Impact Factor: 1.558*
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.498*
Median Time to Web Publication: 108 days
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Franco Gori,
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre

Deputy Editor
P. Scott Carney, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Shanker Balasubramaniam, Michigan State University (Electromagnetics, including Simulation and Computational Methods)
Dominique Barchiesi, University of Technology—Troyes (Biomedical Optics)
Charles F. Chubb, University of California Irvine (Vision)
Johannes Courtial, University of Glasgow (geometrical optics)
Christine Fernandez-Maloigne, University of Poitiers, France (Color Vision)
Fabrizio Frezza, "La Sapienza" University of Rome (Propagation and Scattering)
Greg Gbur, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Diffraction and Gratings)
Harilaos Ginis, University of Crete (Clinical Vision and Visual Optics)
Richard B Holmes, Boeing Laser Technical Services, USA (atmospheric optics)
Delwin Lindsey, Ohio State University (Color)
Rosario Martinez-Herrero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Coherence and Statistical Optics)
Mathias Schubert, University of Nebraska Lincoln (polarization and thin films)
Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies (Image Processing)
Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Machine Vision)


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator jamss@osa.org 202-416-1969
Feature Proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Alexine Hart, Managing Editor ahart@osa.org 202-416-1923
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Online Journal Technical Support elec@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing Production & Technology
Christopher Videll, Director, Production & Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
Keith Allen, Deputy Senior Director of Publishing Sales
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