Optical Review is an international journal presenting top results in optical science and technology. The scope of the journal includes general and physical optics; quantum optics and spectroscopy; information optics; photonics and optoelectronics; lasers; nonlinear optics; optical systems and technologies; optical materials and manufacturing technologies; environmental, biological and space optics; vision; infrared and short wavelength optics; and other optical methods and applications

The international advisory board includes renowned scientists from 24 countries.

  • Publishes research and review papers in all branches of optics on the bimonthly basis
  • An official journal of the Optical Society of Japan

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Takanori Nomura
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Hybrid. Open Access options available.

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0.868 (2018)
Impact factor
0.670 (2018)
Five year impact factor
71 days
Submission to first decision
12 days
Acceptance to publication
45,877 (2018)
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1349-9432
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