Journal of Biomedical Optics

Editor-in-Chief: Brian W. Pogue, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) is a Gold 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: "Enhancing intraoperative tumor delineation with multispectral short-wave infrared fluorescence imaging and machine learning" by Dale J. Waterhouse et al., in JBO Volume 28 Issue 9.

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Featured Content

Assessment of open-field fluorescence guided surgery systems: implementing a standardized method for characterization and comparison

Marien I. Ochoa, Alberto Ruiz, Ethan LaRochelle, Matthew Reed, Eren Berber, George Poultsides, and Brian W. Pogue

Impact of corpus callosum fiber tract crossing on polarimetric images of human brain histological sections: ex vivo studies in transmission configuration

Deyan Ivanov, Lu Si, Leonard Felger, Theoni Maragkou, Philippe Schucht, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Hui Ma, Razvigor Ossikovski, and Tatiana Novikova

Compressive hyperspectral microscopy for cancer detection

Yaniv Oiknine, Marwan Abuleil, Eugene Brozgol, Isaac Y. August, Iris Barshack, Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Yuval Garini, and Adrian Stern

Multiparameter interferometric polarization-enhanced imaging differentiates carcinoma in situ from inflammation of the bladder: an ex vivo study

Shuang Chang, Giovanna A. Giannico, Ezekiel Haugen, Ali Jardaneh, Justin Baba, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Sam S. Chang, and Audrey K. Bowden

Optical absorption spectra and corresponding in vivo photoacoustic visualization of exposed peripheral nerves

Michelle T. Graham, Arunima Sharma, William M. Padovano, Visakha Suresh, Arlene Chiu, Susanna M. Thon, Sami Tuffaha, and Muyinatu A. Bell

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From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

Polarimetry in Biomedical Optics, Part 1 (in progress)

Guest Editors: Alex Vitkin, Nirmalya Gosh, and Jessica C. Ramella-Roman

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Translating Novel Photonics Technology into Clinical Applications (in progress)

Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Short Wave Infrared Techniques and Applications in Biomedical Optics (September 2023)

Guest Editors: Daniel Fried, Mark Pierce, and Darren Roblyer

Seeing Inside Tissue with Optical Molecular Probes (August 2023)

Guest Editors: Nada Boustany, Mark Niedre, and Manojit Pramanik

30 Years of Open Source Monte Carlo Codes in Biomedical Optics (August 2022)

Guest Editors: Qianqian Fang, Fabrizio Martelli, and Lothar Lilge

Tissue Phantoms to Advance Biomedical Optical Systems (July 2022)

Guest Editors: Dimitris Gorpas, T. Joshua Pfefer, and Heidrun Wabnitz

Perspectives in Biophotonics (May 2022)

Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Wearable, Implantable, Mobile, and Remote Biomedical Optics & Photonics (August 2020 - June 2021)

Guest Editors: Jessica Ramella-Roman, Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Stephen C. Kanick, Babak Shadgan, and Bruce J. Tromberg

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Biomedical Optics (September 2020 - May 2021)

Guest Editors: Behrouz Shabestri, Mark A. Anastasio, Baowei Fei, and Frédéric Leblond

Advances in Terahertz Biomedical Science and Applications (December 2020 - April 2021)

Guest Editors: Kirill I. Zaytsev, Vladimir N. Kurlov, Maksim Skorobogatiy, Igor V. Reshetov, and Valery V. Tuchin

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Journal Details/Metrics:

  • ISSN: 1560-2281
  • CiteScore 2022 : 7.1
  • Impact Factor: * 3.5 

      * Source: Clarivate Analytics, Journal Citation Reports (2023)

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  • 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)
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