Optica Publishing Group publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP) publishes comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. The all-electronic Journal's authoritative content covers advances in optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications. AOP is led by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Guifang Li, who, assisted by the Journal's distinguished advisory and associate editors, solicits articles and manages peer review.

Designed to capture the most significant advances in optics and photonics, the Journal includes:

  • Long review articles and comprehensive tutorials
  • Prominent and respected authors at the forefront of their fields
  • High standards of production quality and reliability
  • Internal navigational links and external reference linking
  • Multimedia enhancements, such as animation and video
  • Dedicated article preparation and peer-review support

AOP also considers Comments on published review articles.

Submission Information

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Any prospective author can submit a proposal by contacting the editor directly or by sending an email to the editorial staff using the address aopmss@optica.org. The proposal requirements can be found here.

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


Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 27.1*

Immediacy Index: 2.4*

Article Influence Score: 7.277*

5-Year Impact Factor: 23.3*

Journal Citation Indicator: 3.46*

Median Time to First Decision: 80 days

Median Time to Publication: 194 days

*Source: 2023 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023).

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

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Guifang Li,

University of Central Florida, USA

Advisory Editors

Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA

Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK

Shanhui Fan, Stanford University

Ian Walmsley FRS, Imperial College London

Alexander L. Gaeta, Columbia University, USA

Lene Vestergaard Hau, Harvard University, USA

Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University, Japan

Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia

Gérard A. Mourou, École Polytechnique, France and University of Michigan, USA

Franco Nori, RIKEN, Japan and University of Michigan, USA

Philip St J Russell, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany

Mordechai Segev, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada

Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University, USA

Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California, USA

Jun Ye University of Colorado

Associate Editors

Wim Bogaerts, Ghent University and IMEC, Belgium

Hui Deng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Maria Garcia-Parajo, ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Rebecca Robinson, Editorial Development Manager aopmss@optica.org 202-416-1914
Electronic submission questions aopmss@optica.org
Article proposals aopmss@optica.org
Daniel Franzen, Senior Managing Editor dfranzen@optica.org 202-416-1943

General Information
Online journal technical support elec@optica.org
Copyright permission requests copyright@optica.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
Christopher Videll, Director, Production & Technology
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing