Bahaa E. A. Saleh To Edit New OSA Review Journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics



Angela Stark
Optical Society of America

Bahaa E. A. Saleh To Edit New OSA Review Journal,
Advances in Optics and Photonics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 – The Optical Society of America (OSA) is pleased to announce that Bahaa E. A. Saleh will serve as the first editor of the society's newest publication, Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP), an online quarterly journal of invited reviews and tutorials. The inaugural issue of AOP is to be published in January 2009.

Saleh has a long history with OSA publications, having served as editor of its flagship journal, JOSA A, as the Chair of the Board of Editors, the Chair of the Publications Council and a member of the Publications Long-Term Planning Group. Professionally, Saleh is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University and is also Deputy Director of the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. Additionally, Saleh has authored two books and more than 500 papers. His distinguished career and numerous professional accomplishments, along with his extensive OSA experience, made him the top choice for editor of the society's newest undertaking. 

"With AOP, OSA will enter a new publishing domain, creating a journal that will comprehensively explore the most important topics in optics and photonics," said Saleh. "As the world's most respected publisher of archival material in the field, OSA provides all of the advantages of professional society publishing by bringing together a network of subject-matter experts with a peer-review infrastructure to produce state-of-the-art reviews and tutorials of high-impact research areas. I can unequivocally say this journal will have a significant beneficial effect on research and education in the field, and I am honored to be its first editor."
Designed to capture the most significant advances in optics and photonics, AOP will include both traditional long review articles and peer-reviewed tutorials. Submissions of long reviews and tutorials are invited only. Tutorials will feature interactive components like animation and video to maximize their reach. Each article will have navigational links and external reference-linking for easy sourcing and enhanced learning. Authors will enjoy timely publication as each article is published online immediately upon completion.

OSA will provide free introductory access to the journal for a limited time following its launch. AOP tutorials will remain open access. For more information on AOP or to suggest authors and topics for invited articles, please contact Kelly Cohen in OSA's publications department at 202.416.1917 or

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