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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.

Optical Materials Express (OMEx), OSA's open-access, rapid-review journal, primarily emphasizes advances in novel optical materials, their properties, modeling, synthesis and fabrication approaches for optics and photonics; how such materials contribute to novel optical behavior; and how they enable new or improved optical devices. The journal covers a full range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Artificially engineered structures
  • Biomaterials
  • Detector materials
  • Optical storage media
  • Materials for integrated optics
  • Nonlinear optical material
  • Laser materials
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Organics and polymers
  • Soft material
  • IR materials
  • Materials for fiber optics
  • Hybrid technologies
  • Materials for quantum photonics

Optical Materials Express 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: 2.657*
Article Influence Score: 0.862*
Immediacy Index 0.824*
Median Time to Publication: 64 days
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016)

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Alexandra Boltasseva,
Purdue University (USA)

Deputy Editor
Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Senior Associate Editors
Steven C. Moss, Aerospace Corporation (USA)
Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science (Japan)
Associate Editors
Ivan Biaggio, Lehigh University (USA)
Thierry Cardinal, ICMCB, CNRS (France)
Vladimir Drachev, University of North Texas (USA)
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, The University of Adelaide (Australia)
Maria Farsari, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Stavroula Foteinopoulou, University of New Mexico (USA)
Stephen Foulger, Clemson University (USA)
Newton Frateschi, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Mark Fox, University of Sheffield, UK
Wei Ji, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Eunkyoung Kim, Yonsei University (S. Korea)
Sunao Kurimura, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)
Kwang-Sup Lee, Hannam University (South Korea)
Wei Lee, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
Daniel Milanese, Politechnico di Torino (Italy)
Natalia Noginova, Norfolk State University (USA)
Peter Pauzauskie, University of Washington (USA)
John Prineas, University of Iowa (USA)
Alessandro Salandrino, University of Kansas (USA)
Kenneth Schepler, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida (USA)
Philippe Smet, University of Ghent (Belgiuma)
Fabien Sorin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (France)
Thierry Verbiest, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Keith Jackson, Peer Review Coordinator omex@osa.org 202-416-1414
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Sarah Walker, Managing Editor swalker@osa.org 202-416-1482
Article processing charges billing@osa.org

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Online Journal Technical Support elec@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Alison Taylor, Executive Director
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Timothy Fincham, Associate Director, Production and Technology
Dan McDonold, Editorial Director
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