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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.

The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) is a general optics research journal that complements JOSA A. It emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include:

  • Advanced Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers
  • Lasers and Other Light Sources from THz to XUV
  • Light-Induced Phenomena
  • Nonlinear and High Field Optics
  • Optical Materials
  • Optics Modes and Structured Light
  • Optomechanics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photonics and Semiconductor Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Optics and Entanglement
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Spectroscopy and Atomic or Molecular Optics
  • Superresolution and Advanced Imaging
  • Surface Optics
  • Ultrafast Optical Phenomena
  • Wave Guiding and Optical Confinement

JOSA B considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and tutorials, and comments on published articles.

Submission Information

Is my paper appropriate for Journal of the Optical Society of America B? Read about all OSA journals here.

Please see the Author Resource Center for instructions to prepare and submit a manuscript.


Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 2.284*
Total Citations: 13,522*
Cited Half-Life Years: 10.7 years*
Google Scholar h5-index: 39
Median Time to Web Publication: 102 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)
July 2019 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Kurt Busch,
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Deputy Editor
Igor I. Smolyaninov,
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Topical Editors and Content Areas

Antonio Agnesi
University of Pavia, Italy
(Lasers and Laser Materials)

Bing Qi
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
(Quantum Key Distribution)

Chik-Ho (Wallace) Choy
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
(Experimental Nano-Optics)

Lora Ramunno
University of Ottawa, Canada (Nonlinear and Nano-optics)

Anton S. Desyatnikov
Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
(Structured Light, Metamaterials, and Plasmonics)

Sergey Sergeyev
Aston University, UK
(Nonlinear Optics, Laser Physics and Polarization Phenomena)

Shengwang Du
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
(Quantum Optics and Quantum Key Distributions)

Wei Shi
Tianjin University, China
(Photonics Waveguides, Fiber Lasers, and Nonlinear Optics)

Ramy El-Ganainy
Michigan Technological University, USA
(Quantum Optics)

Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University
(Numerical Computation in Optics and Photonics)

József Fülöp
University of Pécs, Hungary
(THz Pulse Sources, Attosecond Pulse Generation, Charged Particle Manipulation)

Dawn Tan
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
(Nonlinear Optics)

Oleg Kornilov
Max-Born-Institute, Germany
(Advanced Spectroscopy)

Yasuo Tomita
The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
(Holography and Diffractive Optics)

Alexandre Kudlinski
University of Lille, France
(Fiber Optics and Photonic Bandgap Fibers)

Alfred U'Ren
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
(Quantum Entanglement Sources and Concepts, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Phenomena, and Structured Light)

Andrei Lavrinenko
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
(Metamaterials and Plasmonics, Diffraction and Beams)

Hong Wei
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
(Plasmonics and Nanophotonics)

Qingqing Liang
University of Science and Technology—Shanghai, China
(Ultrafast Phenomena)

Yanhong Xiao
Fudan University, China
(Experimental Quantum Optics)

Xavier Mateos
Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
(Lasers and Laser Materials)

Liangliang Zhang
Capital Normal University, China
(THz and Ultrafast Optics)

Martin McCall
Imperial College London, UK
(Meta-Optics and Transformation Optics)

Yuping Yang
Minzu University of China, China
(THz Photonics and Spectroscopy, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials)

Igor Muševič
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
(Soft Matter Photonics)


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator jbmss@osa.org 202-416-1969
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Scott Mullin, Managing Editor smullin@osa.org 202-416-1936
Reprints https://caesar.sheridan.com/osa/eoc
Page charges billing@osa.org

General Information
E-mail Phone
Copyright permission requests copyright@osa.org
Online Journal Technical Support elec@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Christopher Videll, Director, Production and Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing

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