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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.

Optics Express is the all-electronic, open-access journal for optics providing rapid publication for peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics.

Additionally, Optics Express publishes papers dedicated to new developments in the science and engineering of light and their impact on sustainable energy, the environment, and green technologies in its dedicated section, Energy Express. These papers are published online as they are ready, but are also combined for readers into a bimonthly dedicated section.

For details about the scope of Optics Express with regards to digital image processing, see the editorial published in April 2014.

Optics Express considers original research articles, special issue contributions, invited reviews and comments on published articles.

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 3.356*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.19232 (ranked 1st out of 94 journals)*
Total Citations: 104,686 (ranked 2nd out of 94 journals)*
Google Scholar h5-index: 103 (ranked 2nd out of 20 top journals)
Median Time to Publication: 65 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)
July 2018 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Andrew M. Weiner,
Purdue University, USA

Senior Deputy Editor
James Leger, University of Minnesota, USA
Deputy Editors
Nicolas Bonod, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Glenn Boreman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Chris Dainty, National University of Ireland (Ireland) and University College London, UK
Magnus Karlsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Xiang Liu, Futurewei Technologies, USA
Alexander I. Lvovsky, University of Calgary, Canada
Thomas E. Murphy, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Christian Seassal, CNRS, University of Lyon, France, Energy Express
Marija Strojnik, Optical Research Center, Mexico
Associate Editors

Ayman Alfalou, ISEN-Brest, France
Nikola Alic, University of California, San Diego, USA
Christos Argyropoulos, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Paul Barclay, University of Calgary, Canada
Andreas Behrendt, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Peter Bermel, Purdue University, USA
Svetlana Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Patrick Bouchon, CNRS-ONERA, France
Gerard Bouwmans, Lille I University, France
Christophe Caucheteur, Universite de Mons, Belgium
Stanley Chan, Purdue University, USA
Guoqing (Noah) Chang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Maria Chekhova, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
Yanne Chembo, CNRS, FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Xi (Vivian) Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Yung-Fu Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Myunghwan (Mark) Choi, Sungkyunkwan University, S. Korea
Andy Chong, University of Dayton, USA
Ian Coddington, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
David Cooke, McGill University, Canada
Hilmi Volkan Demir, Nanyang Technological University LUMINOUS!, Singapore, and Bilkent University UNAM, Turkey
Olivier Deparis, University of Namur, Belgium
Yajie Dong, University of Central Florida, USA
David Doxaran, Lab d'Océanographie de Villefranche—LOV, France
Yannick Dumeige, Université de Rennes I, France
Jonathan Ellis, University of Arizona, USA
Andrew Forbes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Matthew Foreman, Imperial College London, UK
Amy Foster, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Sonja Franke-Arnold, University of Glasgow, UK
Gerald Fraser, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
Ulrike Fuchs, asphericon Gmbh, Germany
Takao Fuji, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Takeshi Fujisawa, Hokkaido University, Japan
Lukas Gallmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thomas Gerrits, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
John Girkin, University of Durham, USA
Jeffrey Gordon, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada
Michael Gorodetsky, Moscow State University and Russian Quantum Center, Russia
Frédéric Grillot, Télécom ParisTech, France
Charlotte Hagen, University College London, UK
Amr Helmy, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Javier Hernandez-Andres, University of Granada, Spain
Anthony Hoffman, University of Notre Dame, USA
Ryoichi Horisaki, Osaka University, Japan
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Olindo Isabella, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ravi Jain, University of New Mexico, USA
Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mercedeh Khajavikhan, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
Dae Wook Kim, University of Arizona, USA
Hoon Kim, KAIST, South Korea
Christian Kränkel, University of Hamburg, Germany
Fredrik Laurell, KTH, Sweden
Changhui Li, Peking University, China
Jensen Li, University of Birmingham, UK
Mo Li, University of Minnesota, USA
Yan Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hsing-Chih Liang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Natalia Litchinitser, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
Shutian Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Chao Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Penghui Ma, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Pasquale Maddaloni, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (INO-CNR), Italy
Mangirdas Malinauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Antonio Mecozzi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Argishti Melikyan, Nokia—Bell Labs, USA
Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, USA
Paolo Minzioni, University of Pavia, Italy
Jeffrey Moses, Cornell University, USA
Stuart Murdoch, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Patrick P. Naulleau, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Boon Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Q-Han Park, Korea University, South Korea
YongKeun (Paul) Park, KAIST, South Korea
Marco Peccianti, University of Sussex, UK
Nicholas Peters, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Paul Planken, Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography, the Netherlands
Joyce Poon, University of Toronto, Canada
Jie Qiao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Mahmoud Rasras, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ronald Reano, Ohio State University, USA
Fabian Rotermund, KAIST, South Korea
Sukesh Roy, Spectral Energies LLC, USA
Jose Sanchez-Gil, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Spain
Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Tero Setala, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
David Shealy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Yoav Shechtman, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Jin-Wei Shi, National Central University, Taiwan
Kehar Singh, The NorthCap University Gurgaon, India
David Spence, Macquarie University, Australia
Balaji Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Isabelle Staude, University of Jena, Germany
Vasily Strelkov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Jim Sullivan, Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, USA
Xiankai Sun, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
V R Supradeepa, Indian Institute of Science, India
Simon Thibault, University of Laval, Canada
Victor Torres-Company, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Qiong-Hua Wang, Sichuan University, China
Michael Withford, Macquarie University, Australia
Kenneth Kin-Yip Wong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Gerard Wysocki, Princeton University, USA
Qihua Xiong, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
Xianfan Xu, Purdue University, USA
Vladislav Yakovlev, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
Fatih Yaman, NEC Labs America, USA
Shinji Yamashita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ho-Soon Yang, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, South Korea
Joel Yang, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Lan Yang, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Xiaodong Yang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Chang-Jae Yu, Hangyang University, South Korea
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Michalis Zervas, University of Southampton, UK
Pengwang Zhai, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Benyuan Zhu, OFS Laboratories, USA
Ning Hua Zhu, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yucong Zhu, Nikon Corporation, Japan
Qunbi Zhuge, Ciena Corp., Canada


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