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The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics consists of selected articles recently published in OSA's peer-reviewed journals, plus content published in the Society for Applied Spectroscopy's Applied Spectroscopy journal. For the virtual journal, biomedical optics is considered to include research involving the interface between light and medicine or biology. Articles are selected by the editors, Jana Kainerstorfer and James Tunnell, on the basis of relevancy using OCIS codes and abstract keywords.

Each issue comprises articles published in the source journals during the previous month. Thus the February virtual journal issue features articles originally published in January.

Citations to articles in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics should be made to the original source journals.


Current personal or institutional online subscribers to the source journals (Applied Optics, Optics Letters, JOSA A, JOSA B, OPN, and Applied Spectroscopy) have access to the papers published in the journals to which they have subscriptions. Full OSA Publishing subscribers will be able to download all VJBO content. Articles from Optics Express are open access and do not require a subscription.

A pay-per-view option is also available for downloading individual articles.

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