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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: 2.106*
Total Citations: 14,539*
Cited Half-Life Years: 10.5 years*
Google Scholar h5-index: 44
Median Time to Web Publication: 103 days

*Source: 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2021).
2021 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)

Christopher Poulton
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(Theoretical Nano-photonics, Metamaterials, Plasmonics, Transformation Optics)

Esben Andresen
Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, France
(Specialty Optical Fibers, Wave-front Shaping, Spatial and Modal Multiplexing, and Optical Communication)

Li Qian
University of Toronto, Canada
(Quantum Optics and Quantum Communication)

Jiefei Chen
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
(Quantum Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nonlinear Optics)

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

Xue-Wen Chen
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
(Optical Devices, Nano-Optics, Plasmonics, Spectroscopy)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natalia Korolkova
University of St. Andrews, UK
(Quantum Optics Theory/Quantum Information Theory)

Xiaodi Tan
Fujian Normal University, China
(Holography and Diffractive Optics)

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

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

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

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

Tom Mackay
University of Edinburgh, UK
(Electromagnetic Theory, Transformation Optics, Complex Optical Media and Devices)

Gustavo Wiederhecker
University of Campinas, Brazil
(Optomechanics, Nanophotonics, Nonlinear Optics)

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

Yanhong Xiao
Fudan University, China
(Experimental Quantum 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)

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

Assistant Editors

Shuo Sun
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Nahid Talebi
Christian Albrechts University and Max Planck Institute, Germany

Christos Tserkezis
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark


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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