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
  • Masahiro Yamaguchi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.068 (2019)
Impact factor
0.802 (2019)
Five year impact factor
97 days
Submission to first decision
164 days
Submission to acceptance
43,435 (2019)
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    Authors whose papers are published in Optical Review are eligible candidates for the “Young Researcher’s Award of the Optical Society of Japan”. 

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Electronic ISSN
1349-9432
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  2. CNKI
  3. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  4. EBSCO Academic Search
  5. EBSCO Engineering Source
  6. EBSCO STM Source
  7. EBSCO Science & Technology Collection
  8. INIS Atomindex
  9. INSPEC
  10. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  11. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  12. SCImago
  13. SCOPUS
  14. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  15. UGC-CARE List (India)
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