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 "Estimation of skin microcirculatory hemoglobin oxygen saturation and red blood cell tissue fraction using a multispectral snapshot imaging system: a validation study" by Maria Ewerlöf et al. in JBO Volume 26, Issue 2.

Featured Content

Heartbeat optical coherence elastography: corneal biomechanics in vivo

Achuth Nair et al.

Visualization of superficial vein dynamics in dorsal hand by near-infrared imaging in response to elevated local temperature

Mohiuddin Khan Shourav, Jungil Choi, and Jung Kyung Kim

Optical Tissue Phantoms: Design & Uses

Joshua Pfefer, Dimitris Gorpas, and Sarah Bohndiek, hosted by Brian Pogue and moderated by Irving Bigio

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Comprehensive review of surgical microscopes: technology development and medical applications

Ling Ma, Baowei Fei (2021) 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

Review of in vivo optical molecular imaging and sensing from x-ray excitation

Brian W. Pogue, Rongxiao Zhang, Xu Cao, Mengyu Jia, Arthur Petusseau, Petr Bruza, Sergei A. Vinogradov (2021) Open Access

Review of light parameters and photobiomodulation efficacy: dive into complexity

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

Multi-reference global registration of individual A-lines in adaptive optics optical coherence tomography retinal images

Kazuhiro Kurokawa, James A. Crowell, Nhan Do, John J. Lee, Donald T. Miller (2021) 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

Temporal focusing multiphoton microscopy with optimized parallel multiline scanning for fast biotissue imaging

Chia-Yuan Chang, Chun-Yun Lin, Yvonne Y. Hu, Sheng-Feng Tsai, Feng-Chun Hsu, Shean-Jen Chen (2021) Open Access

Deep learning in photoacoustic tomography: current approaches and future directions

Andreas Hauptmann, Ben T. Cox (2020) Open Access

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

Sylvain Gioux, Amaan Mazhar, David J. Cuccia (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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