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 "Rapid tissue oxygenation mapping from snapshot structured-light images with adversarial deep learning" by Mason T. Chen and Nicholas J. Durr.

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

Shike Liu, et al. (2019) Open Access

Refractive index correction in optical coherence tomography images of multilayer tissues

Zahra Turani, Emad Fatemizadeh, Qiuyun Xu, Steven Daveluy, Darius Mehregan, Mohammad Reza Nasiri Avanaki (2018) Open Access

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

Clinical evaluation of fever-screening thermography: impact of consensus guidelines and facial measurement location

Yangling Zhou, Pejman Ghassemi, Michelle Chen, David McBride, Jon P. Casamento, T. Joshua Pfefer, Quanzeng Wang (2020) Open Access

Detecting inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis using Fourier transform analysis of dorsal optical transmission images from a pilot study

Daniel Lighter, Andrew Filer, Hamid Dehghani (2019) 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

Review of light parameters and photobiomodulation efficacy: dive into complexity

Randa Zein, Wayne Selting, Michael R. Hamblin (2018) Open Access

Diffuse correlation spectroscopy measurements of blood flow using 1064 nm light

Stefan A. Carp, et al. (2020) Open Access

Interferometric diffuse correlation spectroscopy improves measurements at long source–detector separation and low photon count rate

Mitchell B. Robinson, David A. Boas, Sava Sakadžic, Maria Angela Franceschini, Stefan A. Carp (2020) Open Access

Photoacoustic image improvement based on a combination of sparse coding and filtering

Ebrahim Najafzadeh, et al. (2020) 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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