Journal of Biomedical Optics

Editor-in-Chief: Brian W. Pogue, Dartmouth College

The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of novel optical systems and techniques for improved health care and biomedical research.

Announcement: JBO is now a fully open access journal. Papers are published under a Creative Commons license. Authors of accepted papers are required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply. Click here for more details. 

The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of novel optical systems and techniques for improved health care and biomedical research. Growth in the capabilities of biomedical optical technology has fueled new areas of contrast, resolution, and spectral capacity, which have enabled widespread applications throughout biology and medicine. Topics suitable for JBO include significant in-depth studies of:

  • novel optical devices, systems, and procedures developed for surgery, cancer, cardiology, pharmacology, physiology, ophthalmology, immunology, pathology, genetics, clinical medicine, and public health;
  • advances for inherent optical therapies and interventions, including photodynamic therapy, photodiagnosis, photobiomodulation, surgical guidance, drug imaging/activation, photoimmune therapy, and optical-radiation interactions;
  • translational medical optics intended for use in human studies or clinical testing;
  • advances to the knowledge of tissue-optical interactions, theoretical modeling, image and signal processing, and image reconstruction;
  • advances in biomedical spectroscopy, microscopy systems, and imaging and photonic systems;
  • in vivo or translational use of nanophotonics, optical reporters, plasmonics, and biosensors;
  • hybrid imaging or interventional systems with optics and ultrasound, x-rays, MRI, and electromagnetics.
Details

    About the Journal

    ISSN: 1083-3668
    E-ISSN: 1560-2281
    Publisher: SPIE
    Frequency: Monthly (12 issues/year)
    Year Established: 1996
    Format: Online and Print (In January 2020, JBO will become an online-only journal. The print edition will be discontinued beginning with the January 2020 issue.)
    Access: Full open access as of January 2019; published under CC BY 4.0 license

    Metrics

    Impact Factor*: 2.555
    5-Year Impact Factor*: 2.578
    CiteScoreTM 2018: 2.59
    Google Scholar h5-index: 48 (#16 in Optics & Photonics)

     *Source: 2018 Journal Citation Reports


    Abstracting and Indexing

        • Medline
        • PubMed
        • PubMed Central
        • Web of Science
        • Science Citation Index
        • Science Citation Index Expanded
        • Current Contents - Life Sciences
        • Current Contents - Engineering, Computing & Technology
        • Inspec
        • Scopus
        • Ei Compendex
        • Astrophysics Data System
        • Embase
        • Google Scholar

    Editorial Office

    SPIE
    P.O. Box 10
    Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
    Tel: +1 360 676 3290
    Fax: +1 360 647 1445
    Email:  journals@spie.org

    Managing Editor: Karolyn Labes
    Senior Editors: Renae Keep, Eric Lochridge
    Peer Review Coordinators: Rita Davis, Karen Klokkevold, Brenda McDonald
    Editorial Assistant: Katie Sinclair

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