International Journal of Optics comes into focus

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Hindawi are delighted to announce the acceptance of the International Journal of Optics into the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), an index of more than 8,500 notable and significant journals from Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science. The addition of the journal to SCIE means that published work will now be more discoverable to a wider audience as well as providing extra recognition for our authors, editors, and reviewers. It also means that the journal will receive its first Impact Factor when Clarivate Analytics release their 2018 Journal Citation Report later this year.

Prior to acceptance into this key indexing database, the journal underwent a rigorous evaluation process. We’re sure that this success is in no small way thanks to the continued support from our 30 Editorial Board Members, such as Dr Chenggen Quan from the National University of Singapore, who has handled a journal-high 45 papers since joining the board, as well as Prof Giulio Cerullo, Prof John Sheridan and Prof Dragomir Neshev, who are our most long-standing members on the board — having been with us nearly since the launch of the journal in September of 2008. Researchers who have written and reviewed for the journal have contributed hugely to its success. Indeed, there have been numerous interesting papers published in the International Journal of Optics over the past two years. These include a review article written by Prof. Garmire of Dartmouth College discussing the history and applications of stimulated brillouin, a research article authored by Dr Mahnke et al. reporting the creation of solitons in amplifying fibers, as well as a research article written by Dr Zulkipli et al. discussing how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can be used to provide accurate data for road design. This final article was included in a Special Issue on optical 3D imaging technology, guest edited by Prof Xiaowei Li of Sichuan University.

We plan to continue building on this success... by striving for ever greater openness and excellence in everything we do. Click To Tweet

IJO cover 2019We plan to continue building on this success in the coming year through a range of new projects and initiatives; by continuing to collaborate with our valued editors, authors, reviewers, and readers; by improving the all-round journal experience from submission, through review, up to publication and reading; and by striving for even greater openness and excellence in everything we do. News of these exciting developments will follow in the near future.

Once again, thank you to all journal contributors for making International Journal of Optics such an exciting place to publish.


Luke Barrett is a Publishing Editor at Hindawi. This blog post is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). The illustration is by Hindawi and is also CC-BY.