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
- 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. The Journal also publishes occasional retrospectives that present a historical overview of an area in optics, or an interdisciplinary area in which optical concepts are heavily employed.
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Key Journal Metrics
Impact Factor: 2.104*
Total Citations: 15,546*
Cited Half-Life: 17.5 years*
Journal Citation Indicator: 0.72*
Google Scholar h5-index: 35†
Median Time to Web Publication: 101 days
*Source: 2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2022).
†2022 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.
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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.
University of Miami, USA
Deputy EditorMarkus Testorf,
Dartmouth College, USA
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