FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10 October 2008
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce the inaugural editorial advisory board of its newest journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP). World renowned for their scientific achievements and advances in the optics and photonics community, the advisory board will help the editor-in-chief formulate editorial strategy and identify new directions for AOP.
The advisory board also will be made up of the editors of JOSA A, JOSA B, Applied Optics, Optics Letters and Optics Express as well as AOP’s first Editor-in-Chief, Bahaa Saleh.
The following are the inaugural members of the AOP Editorial Advisory Board:
- Govind Agrawal, University of Rochester
- Stephen Burns, Indiana University (Editor, JOSA A)
- Christopher Dainty, National University of Ireland Galway
- Martijn de Sterke, University of Sydney (Editor, Optics Express)
- Erich Ippen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Joseph Mait, US Army Research Laboratory (Incoming Editor, Applied Optics)
- Daniel Malacara, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC
- Peter Milonni, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Sune Svanberg, Lund University
- Henry van Driel, University of Toronto (Editor, JOSA B)
- Alan Willner, University of Southern California (Editor, Optics Letters)
“The tremendous knowledge that these esteemed leaders will bring to the advisory board will enable AOP to stay ahead of the curve and feature the most significant industry subjects,” said AOP Editor in Chief Bahaa Saleh. “I am looking forward to working with each of them and using their expertise to help AOP become the go-to resource for in-depth reviews of the field’s most important research areas.”
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 visit http://aop.osa.org.
Uniting more than 70,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society of America (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.