Journal of Biomedical Optics

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

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

On the cover: The figure is from the article "Minimally invasive intrathecal spinal cord imaging with optical coherence tomography" by Christopher R. Pasarikovski et al., in JBO Volume 26, Issue 5.

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Featured Content

Adaptive compounding speckle-noise-reduction filter for optical coherence tomography images

Juan J. Gómez-Valverde et al.

High optode-density wearable diffuse optical probe for monitoring paced breathing hemodynamics in breast tissue

Samuel S. Spink, Fei Teng, et al.

Hot Topics Webinar: Open-source Monte Carlo code

Qianqian Fang (Northeastern University), Fabrizio Martelli (University of Florence), and Lothar Lilge (University of Toronto), hosted by Brian Pogue (Dartmouth College) and Steve Jacques (Tufts University)

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From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy: fundamentals and advances in instrumentation, analysis, and applications

Rupsa Datta, Tiffany M. Heaster, Joe T. Sharick, Amani A. Gillette, Melissa C. Skala (2020) Open Access

Comprehensive review of surgical microscopes: technology development and medical applications

Ling Ma, Baowei Fei (2021) Open Access

Globally deployed COVID-19 fever screening devices using infrared thermographs consistently normalize high readings to afebrile range

Conor Healy, Zachary Segal, Chris Hinnerichs, Ethan Ace, Derek Ward, John Honovich (2021) Open Access

Clinical applications of laser speckle contrast imaging: a review

Wido Heeman, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Gooitzen M. van Dam, E. Christiaan Boerma (2019) Open Access

Spatial frequency domain imaging in 2019: principles, applications, and perspectives

Sylvain Gioux, Amaan Mazhar, David J. Cuccia (2019) Open Access

Measurement of the refractive index of whole blood and its components for a continuous spectral region

Shike Liu, et al. (2019) Open Access

Rise of Raman spectroscopy in neurosurgery: a review

Damon DePaoli, et al. (2020) Open Access

Photoacoustic imaging in the second near-infrared window: a review

Paul Kumar Upputuri, Manojit Pramanik (2019) Open Access

Near-infrared spectroscopy-derived muscle oxygen saturation on a 0% to 100% scale: reliability and validity of the Moxy Monitor

Andri Feldmann, Roger W. Schmitz, Daniel Erlacher (2019) Open Access

Super-resolution recurrent convolutional neural networks for learning with multi-resolution whole slide images

Lopamudra Mukherjee, Huu Dat Bui, Adib Keikhosravi, Agnes Loeffler, Kevin W. Eliceiri (2019) Open Access

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Journal Metrics:

  • ISSN: 1560-2281
  • CiteScore 2019: 5.5
  • Google Scholar h5-index: 45
  • H-Index: 133 (The journal's number of articles h that have received at least h citations.)
  • Quartile 2 in JCR OPTICS and BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS categories

Author Benefits:

  • Rigorous, prompt peer review (median time from submission to first decision: 27 days)
  • Rapid publication of articles (median time from acceptance to publication: 22 days)
  • Professional copyediting and typesetting
  • Immediate  gold open access for all published papers 
  • NIH-funded articles deposited into PubMed Central at no charge
  • Integration with Code Ocean, a cloud-based code development and publishing platform
  • 5 free downloads from the SPIE Digital Library


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