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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.

The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) is a general optics research journal that complements JOSA A. It emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include:

  • Atom optics and cold atoms
  • Integrated and fiber optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Photonic crystals
  • Photorefractive optics and holography
  • Physics of optical materials
  • Spectroscopy
  • THz optics
  • Ultrafast phenomena

JOSA B considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and comments on published articles.

Submission Information

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 1.731*
Total Citations: 12,246*
Google Scholar h5-index: 38 (ranked 20th out of 20 top journals)
Cited Half-Life: 9.2 years*
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.990*
Median Time to Web Publication: 99 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016)
June 2016 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Grover Swartzlander,
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Deputy Editor
David Andrews, University of East Anglia, UK
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Antonio Agnesi, University of Pavia, Italy (Lasers and Laser Materials)
Jaewook Ahn, KAIST, South Korea (Ultrafast Laser Physics, THz Optics)
Richard Averitt, Boston University, USA (THz Phenomena)
Maria Bondani, National Research Council—CNR, Italy (Experimental Quantum Optics)
Chik-Ho (Wallace) Choy, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Experimental Nano-Optics)
Anton S. Desyatnikov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (Structured Light, Metamaterials, and Plasmonics)
Shengwang Du, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (Quantum Optics and Quantum Key Distributions)
Stephen Hughes, Queen's University, Canada (Nano-photonics)
Janos Hebling, University of Pecs, Hungary (Ultrafast Phenomena)
Daniel James, University of Toronto, Canada (Quantum Optics and Entanglement)
Alexandre Kudlinski, University of Lille, France (Fiber Optics and Photonic Bandgap Fibers)
Xavier Mateos, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain (Lasers and Laser Materials)
Cheng-Wei Qiu, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics, and Light-Matter interactions)
Alfred U'Ren, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico (Quantum Entanglement Sources and Concepts, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Phenomena, and Structured Light)
Wei Shi, Tianjin University, China (Photonics Waveguides, Fiber Lasers, and Nonlinear Optics)
Igor Smolyaninov, BAE Systems North America, USA (Surface Optical Phenomena and Plasmonics)
Dawn Tan, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (Nonlinear Optics)
Yasuo Tomita, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan (Holography and Diffractive Optics)
Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University, UK (Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers)
Hong Wei, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yanhong Xiao, Fudan University, China


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator jbmss@osa.org 202-416-1969
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Scott Mullin, Managing Editor smullin@osa.org 202-416-1936
Reprints https://caesar.sheridan.com/osa/eoc
Page charges billing@osa.org

General Information
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Copyright permission requests copyright@osa.org
Online Journal Technical Support elec@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Christopher Videll, Director, Production and Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing

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