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 "In situ terahertz monitoring of an ice ball formation during tissue cryosurgery: a feasibility test" by Arsen K. Zotov et al., in the JBO Special Section on Advances in Terahertz Biomedical Science and Applications, guest edited by Kirill I. Zaytsev, Vladimir N. Kurlov, Igor V. Reshetov, Maksim Skorbogatiy, and Valery V. Tuchin in Volume 26, Issue 4.

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Featured Content

Quantitative evaluation of frequency domain measurements in high density diffuse optical tomography

Guy A. Perkins, Adam T. Eggebrecht, and Hamid Dehghani

Detection and monitoring of early dental caries and erosion using three-dimensional enhanced truncated-correlation photothermal coherence tomography imaging

Sohrab Roointan 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

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

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

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

In-vivo Raman spectroscopy: from basics to applications

Eliana Cordero, Ines Latka, Christian Matthäus, Iwan W. Schie, Jürgen Popp (2018) Open Access

MCmatlab: an open-source, user-friendly, MATLAB-integrated three-dimensional Monte Carlo light transport solver with heat diffusion and tissue damage

Dominik Marti, Rikke N. N. Aasbjerg, Peter E. E. Andersen, Anders K. K. Hansen (2018) 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

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

Paul Kumar Upputuri, Manojit Pramanik (2019) Open Access

Line-field confocal optical coherence tomography for high-resolution noninvasive imaging of skin tumors

Arnaud Dubois, et al. (2018) Open Access

Performance comparison of the MOXY and PortaMon near-infrared spectroscopy muscle oximeters at rest and during exercise

Chris J. McManus, Jay Collison, Chris E. Cooper (2018) 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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