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.

The Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A) is devoted to developments in any field of classical optics, image science, and vision. JOSA A includes original peer-reviewed papers on such topics as:

  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
  • Biomedical Optics and Imaging
  • Coherence and Statistical Optics
  • Color, Spectroscopy, and Spectral Imaging
  • Computational Sensing and Imaging
  • Diffraction and Gratings
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Holography
  • Image Processing and Image Analysis
  • Imaging Systems
  • Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology
  • Machine Vision
  • Materials and Multiphysics
  • Numerical Methods and Simulation
  • Optics of the Eye
  • Physical Optics
  • Polarization and Ellipsometry
  • Scattering and Propagation
  • Vision, Color Vision, and Psychophysics

JOSA A publishes research articles as well as tutorials, discussion papers, feature issue contributions, and comments on published articles.

Submission Information

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 2.129*
Total Citations: 15,128*
Cited Half-Life: 16.9 years*
Google Scholar h5-index: 36
Median Time to Web Publication: 110 days

*Source: 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2021).
2021 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Emerging Researcher Best-Paper Prize

The JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best-Paper Prize recognizes one outstanding paper published by an emerging researcher each year. Learn more and view all Prize winners.

Editorial Board

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Editor-in-Chief
Olga Korotkova,
University of Miami, USA


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Feature Editor
Johannes Courtial,
University of Glasgow, UK



Topical Editors and Content Areas

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Arti Agrawal
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(Propagation and Scattering)

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Antigone Marino
Italian National Research Council, Italy
(Polarization and Ellipsometry)

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Amit Ashok
University of Arizona, USA
(Incoherent Image Processing)

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Izabela Naydenova
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
(Gratings and Diffraction)

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Svetlana Avramov-Zamurovic
US Naval Academy, USA
(Atmospheric and Underwater Optics)

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Jonathan Petruccelli
University at Albany, USA
(Geometrical Optics and Coherence)

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Yangjian Cai
Soochow University & Shandong Normal University, China
(Atmospheric Optics)

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Alessandro Rizzi
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
(Applied Color Science)

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Angela Dudley
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
(Structured Light and Singular Optics)

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John Schotland
Yale University, USA
(Mathematical Optics)

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David Fischer
NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
(Fourier Optics and Coherence)

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Jinli Suo
Tsinghua University, China
(Image Processing and Machine Vision)

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Felipe Guzman
Texas A&M University, USA
(Optical Systems and Precision Measurements)

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Markus Testorf
Dartmouth College, USA
(Computational Imaging and Inverse Imaging Problems)

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Jennifer Hunter
Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester, USA
(Visual and Physiological Optics)

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Minchen Wei
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
(Color Vision)

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Irina Larina
Baylor College of Medicine, USA
(Biomedical Optics)



Staff

Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator jamss@optica.org 202-416-1969
Feature Proposals dmcdonold@optica.org
Scott Mullin, Managing Editor smullin@optica.org 202-416-1936
Reprints Sheridan Electronic Order Center
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General Information
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Online Journal Technical Support elec@optica.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing Production & Technology
Christopher Videll, Director, Production & Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
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