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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 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 optics
  • Clinical vision
  • Coherence and Statistical Optics
  • Color
  • Diffraction and gratings
  • Image processing
  • Machine vision
  • Physiological optics
  • Polarization
  • Scattering
  • Signal processing
  • Thin films
  • Visual optics

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

Submission Information

Is my paper appropriate for Journal of the Optical Society of America A? 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: 1.861*
Total Citations: 14,988*
Cited Half-Life: 15.8 years*
Google Scholar h5-index: 35
Median Time to Web Publication: 107 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)
July 2019 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief
P. Scott Carney,
University of Rochester, USA



Deputy Editor
Christine Fernandez-Maloigne,
University of Poitiers, France



Topical Editors and Content Areas

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

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

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

Rosario Martinez-Herrero
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
(Coherence and Statistical Optics)

Shanker Balasubramaniam
Michigan State University, USA
(Electromagnetics, including Simulation and Computational Methods)

Sérgio Nascimento
Minho University, Portugal
(Color Vision)

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

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

Johannes Courtial
University of Glasgow, UK
(Geometrical Optics)

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

Fabrizio Frezza
"La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy
(Propagation and Scattering)

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

Greg Gbur
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
(Fourier optics)

Anne Sentenac
Fresnel Institute, France
(Inverse Problems and Computed Imaging)

Richard B. Holmes
Boeing Laser Technical Services, USA
(Atmospheric Optics)

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

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

Samuel Thurman
Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA
(Image Processing)

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

Staff

Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator jamss@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
Christopher Videll, Director, Production & Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing
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