This journal publishes papers involving optical communication networks. Coverage includes network and system technologies; network and system architectures; network access and control; network design, planning, and operation; interworking; and application design for an optical infrastructure

This journal publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed papers presenting research results, major achievements, and trends involving all aspects of optical network communications.

Among the topics explored are transport, access, and customer premises networks; local, regional, and global networks; transoceanic and undersea networks; optical transparent networks; WDM, HWDM, and OTDM networks and more.

  • Offers research results, major achievements, and trends involving all-optical communication networks
  • The first and only journal that focuses primarily on photonic networks
  • Covers network and system technologies and architectures; access and control; design, planning, and operation; interworking; and application design
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Byrav Ramamurthy
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Journal metrics

1.750 (2019)
Impact factor
1.304 (2019)
Five year impact factor
134 days
Submission to first decision
345 days
Submission to acceptance
34,648 (2019)
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Volume 40

Issue 3, December 2020

Special Issue: Optical Network Design and Modelling

Latest articles

  1. Authors (first, second and last of 6)

    • Anna Tzanakaki
    • Emmanouel Varvarigos
    • Markos Anastasopoulos
    • Content type: Editorial
    • Pages: 123 - 125
This journal has 11 open access articles

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1572-8188
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1387-974X
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