Optics Continuum

Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University

Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, monthly issues

ISSN: 2578-7519

Submissions website is now open!

First issue will publish in September

Optica Publishing Group is launching a new, inclusive, rapid-publication, Open-Access journal, Optics Continuum. The Journal welcomes contributions from the broad optics and photonics community. Optics Continuum will publish research articles meeting Optica's high standards for technical accuracy, scientific rigor, and presentation quality without judgment of impact or significance.

Optics Continuum will publish original research articles, negative results, reproducibility studies, comments and replies. A unique feature of Optics Continuum is the opportunity for authors and reviewers to agree to publish the peer review correspondence (decision letters, reviewer comments, and author response to reviews) associated with an article. This transparent peer review option is a first for Optica Publishing Group.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) are waived for all articles published in 2018. After the introductory period, Optics Continuum will offer APC discounts or waivers to authors from qualifying low- and middle-income countries.

For more information, see the 30 May 2018 press release.

Questions about Optics Continuum can be directed to the editorial staff at optconcmss@optica.org.

Transfers to Optics Continuum

Authors will have the option to easily transfer manuscripts and peer review details from other Optica Journals to Optics Continuum. The transfer option is available to the author for two weeks following certain decisions in another Optica journal. Transfers can be completed with or without revisions based on reviews of the original submission. The new Optica Publishing Group Universal Template for manuscript preparation will help authors facilitate the transfer process by eliminating the need to reformat the paper. The transparent peer review option is applicable to manuscripts that authors transfer from another Optica journal before peer review.

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be prepared using the Optica Publishing Group universal manuscript templates for Word files and LaTeX. OSA Publishing's Author Style Guide provides additional formatting instructions.

All submissions must be made using the Prism article tracking system. The following information is required during the submission process: email addresses for all co-authors, supplementary material-if applicable, funding agency name(s) and grant number(s).

Click below to enter the online submission system.


Note: Authors who do not have an Optica account will be able to create one before beginning the submission process. Please do not create a new account if you have previous Optica activity.

Editorial Board


Takashige Omatsu
Chiba University, Japan

Deputy Editor

Erik Vartiainen
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Associate Editors

Andrea Blanco-Redondo, University of Sydney, Australia
Mojca Jazbinsek, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Olga Korotkova, University of Miami, USA
Yuichi Kozawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Eric Lantz, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comte, France
Ho Wai (Howard) Lee, Baylor University, USA
Kwang-Sup Lee, Hannam University, South Korea
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Ist di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Italy
Jae-Hyeung Park, Inha University, South Korea
Ghanshyam Singh, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India
Ching-Cherng Sun, National Central University, Taiwan
Caterina Vozzi, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie—Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IFN), Italy