DEAR JLT authors, readers, reviewers, and enthusiastic
First of all, I would like to thank you for your continued
support to IEEE/OSA JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY
(JLT). It has been a little over two years since my last editorial
“Raising the Bar for Publication,” published in April 2010.
Since then, we have been vigilant on the adoption of faster publication
cycle and more stringent review criteria to publish papers
with high technical quality, noteworthy ground-breaking
results and novelty. This effort has paid off with the dedication
and hard work of the entire JLT Editorial Board and staff.
We are delighted to report that the ISI impact factor for JLT
is 2.784 in 2011, significantly increased from the previous two
years of 2.22. It is ranked 5th of 78 publications in Telecommunications,
9th of 77 in Optics, and 25th in all of 244 publications
in electrical and electronic engineering, including all types and
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