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.
The JOCN Steering Committee is seeking nominations for the Editor-in-Chief position. The editorial term begins 1 January 2022. See the announcement for more details. Nominations are due 1 September 2021.
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: 3.984*
Google Scholar h5-index: 43†
Median Time to Publication: 112 days
*Source: 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2021).
†2021 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.
Editor-in-ChiefJane Simmons, Monarch Network Architects LLC, USA
Associate EditorsAnjali Agarwal, LGS Innovations, USA
Martin Birk, AT&T, USA
Steinar Bjørnstad, Tampnet, Norway
Konstantinos Christodoulopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
Ivan Djordjevic, University of Arizona, USA
Marija Furdek, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Antonio García-Zambrana, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Hiroshi Hasegawa, Nagoya University, Japan
Jun-ichi Kani, NTT, Japan
Vincent Houtsma, Nokia, USA
Thomas Little, Boston University, USA
Derek Nesset, Huawei Technologies, Germany
Francesco Paolucci, CNIT, Italy
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
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, CTTC, Spain
Jim Zou, ADVA, Germany
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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.