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OSA Publishing

OSA Publishing's Digital Library offers the largest collection of peer-reviewed optics and photonics content. This cutting-edge repository includes content from OSA's prestigious journals and co-publications. Our journal content offers the highest number of article citations (40%) than any other publisher in the Optics category of the 2016 Journal Citation Report® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017). With more than 350,000 articles including papers from 670 conference proceedings, OSA Publishing covers a breadth of disciplines.

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Advances in Optics and Photonics

Govind Agrawal, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2009 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 17.833
  • eISSN: 1943-8206
  • CODEN: AOPAC7
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Quarterly issues

Articles: Invited, long review articles with internal navigational links and external reference linking, peer-reviewed tutorials with multimedia enhancements, and peer-reviewed letters to the editor and replies pertaining to published review articles or tutorials.

Topic Scope: Coverage encompasses comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. Authoritative content covers advances in all areas of optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications, including materials, devices, and systems. Submissions of long reviews and tutorials are invited only. Tutorials feature interactive components such as animation and video to maximize their reach.


Applied Optics

Ronald Driggers, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1962 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 1.650
  • ISSN: 1559-128X (print)
  • eISSN: 2155-3165 (online)
  • CODEN: AOPOAI
  • h5 Index: 48
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; 3 issues per month on the 1st, 10th, and 20th

Articles: Regular articles, feature issue contributions, comments/replies, errata

Topic Scope: A highly regarded, premium quality must read for everyone in the optics field that offers applications-centered research in optics, photonics, imaging, and sensing. Topics germane to the journal include optical technology, lasers, photonics, environmental optics, and information processing.


Biomedical Optics Express

Christoph Hitzenberger, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2010 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 3.337
  • eISSN: 2156-7085
  • CODEN: BOEICL
  • h5 Index: 50
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Regular articles, Feature issue contributions, Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) articles, comments/replies, errata

Topic Scope: The journal scope encompasses fundamental research, technology development, biomedical studies and clinical applications related to optics, photonics and optical imaging in the life sciences.


Journal of the Optical Society of America A

P. Scott Carney, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1984 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 1.621
  • ISSN: 1084-7529 (print)
  • eISSN: 1520-8532 (online)
  • CODEN: JOAOD6
  • h5 Index: 31
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Regular articles, feature issue contributions, communications, discussion papers, comments/replies, errata

Topic Scope: Topics representing classical optics, image science and vision, such as atmospheric optics, clinical vision, coherence and statistical optics, color, image processing, machine vision, scattering, and visual optics.


Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Grover Swartzlander, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1984 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 1.843
  • ISSN: 0740-3224 (print)
  • eISSN: 1520-8540 (online)
  • CODEN: JOBPDE
  • h5 Index: 36
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Regular articles, feature issue contributions, communications, comments/replies, errata

Topic Scope: JOSA B 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, and other related subjects.


Optica

Alex Gaeta, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2014 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 7.727
  • ISSN: 2334-2536
  • h5 Index: 38
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Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Research articles, letters, memoranda, and mini reviews.

Topic Scope: A new open-access journal that focuses on the rapid dissemination of high-impact results in all areas of optics and photonics. Optica is a dedicated venue for authors to publish high-profile research in both fundamental and applied optics and photonics.


Optical Materials Express

Alexandra Boltasseva, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2011 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 2.591
  • eISSN: 2159-3930
  • CODEN: OMEPAX
  • h5 Index: 41
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Articles: Regular articles, Feature issue contributions, Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) articles, comments/replies, errata.

Topic Scope: The journal scope encompasses synthesis, processing and characterization of materials for applications in optics and photonics. Topics include: advances in novel optical materials; their properties, modeling, synthesis and fabrication for optics and photonics; how such materials contribute to novel optical behavior; and how they enable new or improved optical devices.


Optics and Photonics News

Stewart Wills, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1990 - Present
  • ISSN: 1047-6938 (print)
  • eISSN: 1541-3721 (online)
  • CODEN: OPPHEL
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Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic Scope: OSA's premiere news magazine that provides in-depth coverage of recent developments in the field of optics and informative pieces on a variety of topics such as science and society, education, technology, business and professional development.


Optics Express

Andrew M. Weiner, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1997 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 3.307
  • eISSN: 1094-4087
  • CODEN: OPEXFF
  • h5 Index: 104
Current Issue | All Issues

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Bi-weekly issues

Articles: Regular articles, focus issue contributions, Interactive Science Publishing (ISP) articles, comments/replies, errata.

Topic Scope: Peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics. The Energy Express dedicated section reports research on the science and engineering of light and its impact on sustainable energy development, the environment, and green technologies.


Optics Letters

Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1977 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 3.416
  • ISSN: 0146-9592 (print)
  • eISSN: 1539-4794 (online)
  • CODEN: OPLEDP
  • h5 Index: 79
Current Issue | All Issues

Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; 2 issues per month on the 1st and 15th.

Articles: Short, original, peer-reviewed articles, comments/replies, errata.

Topic Scope: Latest research in all areas of optics and photonics.


Applied Spectroscopy

Michael W. Blades, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1946 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 1.529
  • ISSN: 0003-7028 (print)
  • eISSN: 1943-3530 (online)
  • CODEN: APSA4
  • h5 Index: 27
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Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic Scope: Applied Spectroscopy covers applications in analytical chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and chemical characterization. It is published by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and available from SAS and OSA.


Chinese Optics Letters

Zhizhan Xu, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2003 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 1.859
  • ISSN: 1671-7694
  • CODEN: COLHBT
  • h5 Index: 25
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Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic Scope: COL is one of the leading journals for optics in China. Published in English, it promotes the generation, application, and archiving of knowledge in optics and disseminates research worldwide. Its subject coverage includes fiber optics and optical communications, lasers and laser optics, nonlinear optics, image processing, instrumentation, measurement and metrology, integrated optics, materials, quantum optics, ultrafast optics, etc. COL is published by Chinese Laser Press and is available from CLP and OSA


Current Optics and Photonics

Bumki Min, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2017 - Present
  • ISSN: 2508-7266 (print)
  • eISSN: 2508-7274 (online)
  • CODEN: COPP
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Frequency: Bi-monthly issues

Topic Scope: This journal publishes papers reporting recent advances, state-of-the-art research and development results in all areas of optical science and technology. Original contributions in all technical fields of optics such as optical materials, optical devices, optical systems, and/or topics related to theoretical and experimental aspects of new principles are welcome. COPP is published in English by the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) and is made available through OSA Publishing in partnership with OSA.


Journal of Lightwave Technology

Peter J. Winzer, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1998 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 3.671
  • ISSN: 0733-8724 (print)
  • eISSN: 1558-2213 (online)
  • CODEN: JLTEDG
  • h5 Index: 68
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Frequency: 24 semi-monthly online issues, 6 bimonthly print issues

Topic Scope: Contains theoretical and experimental papers on such topics as fiber and cable technologies; active and passive guided wave components such as light sources, detectors, repeaters, switches, and fiber sensors; integrated optics and optoelectronics, systems and subsystems, networks; and switching. New applications and unique field trials are also included. JLT is a joint publishing effort of the IEEE and OSA.


Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Graeme Batten, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1993 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 0.977
  • ISSN: 0967-0335 (print)
  • eISSN: 1751-6552 (online)
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Frequency: Bi-monthly issues

Topic Scope: JNIRS is a peer reviewed journal which aims to publish original research papers, short communications, review articles and letters concerned with near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and technology, its application, new instrumentation and the use of chemometric and data handling techniques within NIR. JNIRS is published by SAGE Publishing and is made available through OSA Publishing in partnership with OSA.


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Patrick Iannone and Jane Simmons, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2009 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 2.261
  • ISSN: 1943-0620 (print)
  • eISSN: 1943-0639 (online)
  • CODEN: JOCNBB
  • h5 Index: 40
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues

Topic Scope: Advances in all aspects of optical networking science, technology, and engineering, including both theoretical and practical contributions. JOCN is a joint publishing effort of the OSA and IEEE.


Journal of Optical Technology

N. N. Rozanov, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    1999 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 0.299
  • ISSN: 1070-9762 (print)
  • eISSN: 1091-0786 (online)
  • CODEN: JOTEE4
  • h5 Index: 11
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Frequency: Monthly issues

Topic Scope: The journal publishes design details of a diversity of optical instruments, along with a strong section on computational optics useful to engineers, mathematicians, and physicists, as well as optical scientists. Issues of the English translation volume are published by OSA and appear at the same time as the Russian language edition, Opticheskii Zhurnal, which is produced by the Vavilov State Optical Institute


Photonics Research

Zhiping Zhou, Editor
  • Years of publication:
    2013 - Present
  • Impact Factor: 4.679
  • eISSN: 2327-9125
  • h5 Index: 24
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Frequency: Article-at-a-time publication; Bi-monthly issues

Topic Scope: The journal publishes fundamental and applied research progress in optics and photonics. Topics include, but are not limited to, lasers, LEDs and other light sources; fiber optics and optical communications; imaging, detectors and sensors; novel materials and engineered structures; optical data storage and displays; plasmonics; quantum optics; diffractive optics and guided optics; medical optics and biophotonics; ultraviolet and x-rays; terahertz technology. Photonics Research is a joint publishing effort of the OSA and Chinese Laser Press.


Journal of Display Technology

  • Years of publication:
    2005 - 2016
  • Impact Factor: 1.530
  • ISSN: 1551-319X (print)
  • eISSN: 1558-9323 (online)
  • CODEN: IJDTAL
  • h5 Index: 28
All Issues

Frequency: No longer published. Available online

Topic Scope: JDT was published from September 2005 to December 2016. This publication covered the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of information displays and aspects of display technology that emphasize the progress in device engineering, device design, materials, electronics, physics and reliability aspects of displays and the application of displays. JDT was a joint publishing effort of the IEEE and OSA.


Journal of Optical Networking

  • Years of publication:
    2002 - 2009
  • eISSN: 1536-5379
  • CODEN: JONOAY
All Issues

Frequency: No longer published. Available online

Topic Scope: JON was published monthly by The Optical Society from January 2002 to May 2009. The scope of JON is now covered in the Journal of Optical Networking and Communications (JOCN).


Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Years of publication:
    1917 - 1983
  • ISSN: 0030-3941
  • CODEN: JOSA
All Issues

Frequency: No longer published. Available online

Topic Scope: JOSA was published by The Optical Society from January 1917 to December 1983 before dividing into JOSA A: Optics and Image Science and JOSA B: Optical Physics in 1984.


Journal of the Optical Society of Korea

  • Years of publication:
    1997 - 2016
  • Impact Factor: .827
  • ISSN: 1226-4776
  • CODEN: JOSK
  • h5 Index: 15
All Issues

Frequency: No longer published. Available online

Topic Scope: JOSK was published in English by the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) from March 1997 to December 2016. The scope of the journal is now available in Currents Optics and Photonics (COPP), which is also available in OSA Publishing.


Optics News

  • Years of publication:
    1975 - 1989
  • ISSN: 0098-907X
  • CODEN: ON
All Issues

Frequency: No longer published. Available online

Topic Scope: Optics News (ON) was the forerunner to Optics & Photonics News (OPN) and served as OSA's member news publication from 1975-1989. Feature articles from the full backfile of ON are available in OSA Publishing.

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