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OSA Publishing

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.

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) is a joint publishing effort of OSA and IEEE.

See the JOCN Author Page for information about manuscript submissions and length restrictions.


The scope of the Journal includes advances in the state-of-the-art of optical networking science, technology, and engineering. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, analyses, and economic studies) and practical contributions (including optical networking experiments, prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged. Subareas of interest include the architecture and design of optical networks, optical network survivability and security, software-defined optical networking, elastic optical networks, data and control plane advances, network management related innovation, and optical access networks. Enabling technologies and their applications are suitable topics only if the results are shown to directly impact optical networking beyond simple point-to-point networks.

Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 3.425 (ranked 20th out of 97 journals)*
Google Scholar h5-index: 41
Median Time to Publication: 134 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the Journal Citation Reports (Source Clarivate, 2020)
2020 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

Editorial Board

Jane Simmons, Monarch Network Architects LLC, USA
Associate Editors
Anjali Agarwal, LGS Innovations, USA
Martin Birk, AT&T, USA
Steinar Bjørnstad, Tampnet, Norway
Ramon Casellas, Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
Konstantinos Christodoulopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
Ernesto Ciaramella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy
Ivan Djordjevic, University of Arizona, USA
Marija Furdek, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Antonio García-Zambrana, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Stephen Grubb, Facebook Inc., USA
Hiroshi Hasegawa, Nagoya University, Japan
Jun-ichi Kani, NTT, Japan
Thomas Little, Boston University, USA
Barbara Martini, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy
Annalisa Morea, Nokia Bell Labs, Italy
Derek Nesset, Huawei Technologies, Germany
Yvan Pointurier, Huawei Technologies, France
Cristina Rottondi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Marco Ruffini, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
Laurent Schares, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Nina Skorin-Kapov, San Javier Air Force Base, Spain
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA
Luis Velasco, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA


Peer Review E-mail Phone
Keith Jackson, Journal Coordinator kjacks@osa.org 202-416-1414
General peer review questions jocn@osa.org
JOCN Fax Number 202-416-6129
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Editorial Production E-mail Phone
Tim Fincham, Director, Production & Technology tfinch@osa.org 202-416-1931
Copyright Permission Requests copyright@osa.org
Online Journal Technical Support E-mail: elec@osa.org
General Information
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Kelly Cohen, Sr. Publisher
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Dan McDonold, Editorial Director
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing

About JON

The Journal of Optical Networking (JON) was published monthly by the Optical Society of America from January 2002 to May 2009 (eISSN: 1536-5379). JON Archives are available online.

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