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OSA Publishing

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: 1.566*
Total Citations: 13,980 (ranked 10th out of 94 journals)*
Cited Half-Life: 10+ years*
Google Scholar h5-index: 32
Median Time to Web Publication: 107 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)
July 2018 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

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)
Shanker Balasubramaniam, Michigan State University, USA (Electromagnetics, including Simulation and Computational Methods)
Dominique Barchiesi, University of Technology—Troyes, France (Biomedical Optics)
Yangjian Cai, Shandong Normal University, China (Atmospheric Optics)
Johannes Courtial, University of Glasgow, UK (Geometrical Optics)
Fabrizio Frezza, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy (Propagation and Scattering)
Greg Gbur, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA (Fourier Optics)
Richard B. Holmes, Boeing Laser Technical Services, USA (Atmospheric Optics)
Jennifer Hunter, Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester, USA (Visual and Physiological Optics)
Antigone Marino, Italian National Research Council, Italy (Gratings and Diffraction)
Rosario Martinez-Herrero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (Coherence and Statistical Optics)
Sérgio Nascimento, Minho University, Portugal (Color Vision)
Izabela Naydenova, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (Gratings and Diffraction)
Alessandro Rizzi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (Applied Color Science)
Anne Sentenac, Fresnel Institute, France (Inverse Problems and Computed Imaging)
Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA (Image Processing)
Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (Machine Vision)


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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