Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics (Journal of Optics) publishes original, peer-reviewed research covering all aspects of modern and classical optics, experimental and theoretical studies, applications and instrumentation. It is the an official journal of the European Optical Society.
The editor-in-chief is Colin James Richard Sheppard at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
The journal had an Impact factor of 1.604 for 2006 according to Journal Citation Reports. It is indexed in Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (Environmental Engineering Abstracts, Bioengineering Abstracts), INSPEC Information Services, Chemical Abstracts, Mass Spectrometry Bulletin, Engineering Index/Ei Compendex, ISI (Science Citation Index, SciSearch, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology), Article@INIST, PASCAL Database, and Aerospace Database.
It is a subscription journal, but all papers are freely accessible for the first 30 days after publication at the journal web site.
Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Abbreviated title JOPA
Edited by Colin James Richard Sheppard
Publisher IOP Publishing (UK)
Publication history 1999–present Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
This journal was formed by a merger of 1977–1998 Journal of Optics 1992–1998 Pure and Applied Optics: Journal of the European Optical Society Part A
Open access All papers are freely accessible for the first 30 days after publication
Impact factor 1.604 (2006)
ISSN 1464-4258 (print)