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 assessment of breast tumor margins using deep ultraviolet fluorescence scanning microscopy" by Tongtong Lu et al.

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Comprehensive review of surgical microscopes: technology development and medical applications

Ling Ma and Baowei Fei

Characterization of nanosensitive multifractality in submicron scale tissue morphology and its alteration in tumor progression

Nandan Das et al.

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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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

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

Shike Liu, et al. (2019) Open Access

Diagnosing 12 prostate needle cores within an hour of biopsy via open-top light-sheet microscopy

Weisi Xie, et al. (2020) 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

Development of a drug–device combination for fluorescence-guided surgery in neuroendocrine tumors

Servando Hernandez Vargas, et al. (2020) Open Access

Rapid tissue oxygenation mapping from snapshot structured-light images with adversarial deep learning

Mason T. Chen, Nicholas J. Durr (2020) Open Access

Optical coherence tomography retinal image reconstruction via nonlocal weighted sparse representation

Ashkan Abbasi, Amirhassan Monadjemi, Leyuan Fang, Hossein Rabbani (2018) Open Access

Deep learning in photoacoustic tomography: current approaches and future directions

Andreas Hauptmann, Ben T. Cox (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

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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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