Journal of the Optical Society of America
Edited byOlga Korotkova
Kurt Busch
Publication details
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A: 2.104
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B: 2.058 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Opt. Soc. Am.
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A
ISSN1084-7529 (print)
1520-8532 (web)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B
ISSN0740-3224 (print)
1520-8540 (web)

The Journal of the Optical Society of America is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of optics, published by Optica.[1] It was established in 1917[2] and in 1984 was split into two parts, A and B.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Part A covers various topics in optics, vision, and image science. The editor-in-chief is Olga Korotkova (University of Miami, USA).[3]

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Part B covers various topics in the field of optical physics, such as guided waves, laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, lasers, organic and polymer materials for optics, and ultrafast phenomena. The editor-in-chief is Kurt Busch (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany).[4]


  1. ^ "About OSA Publishing". The Optical Society. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ "JOSA History". Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ "Editorial Board". Optica. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  4. ^ "Editorial Board". Optica. Retrieved 2023-04-24.