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The Optical Society (OSA) publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) is a joint publishing effort of OSA and IEEE.

See the JOCN Author Page for information about manuscript submissions and length restrictions.


The scope of the Journal includes advances in the state-of-the-art of optical networking science, technology, and engineering. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, analyses, and economic studies) and practical contributions (including optical networking experiments, prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged. Subareas of interest include the architecture and design of optical networks, optical network survivability and security, software-defined optical networking, elastic optical networks, data and control plane advances, network management related innovation, and optical access networks. Enabling technologies and their applications are suitable topics only if the results are shown to directly impact optical networking beyond simple point-to-point networks.

Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 2.261*
Google Scholar h5-index: 40 (ranked 19th out of 20 top journals)

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
June 2017 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

Editorial Board

Jane Simmons, Monarch Network Architects LLC, USA
Associate Editors
Anjali Agarwal, Vencore Labs, USA
Liam Barry, Dublin City University, Ireland
Konstantinos Christodoulopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Milorad Cvijetic, University of Arizona, USA
Robert Doverspike, Network Evolution Strategies, LLC, USA
Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies, USA
Jörg Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking AG, Germany
Mark Feuer, C.U.N.Y. College of Staten Island, USA
Antonio García-Zambrana, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Nasir Ghani, University of South Florida, USA
Stephen Grubb, Facebook Inc., USA
Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University, Canada
Masahiko Jinno, Kagawa University, Japan
Andrew Lord, BT Exact, UK
Annalisa Morea, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Mario Pickavet, Ghent University—IMEC, Belgium
Yvan Pointurier, Nokia Bell Labs, France
K.K. Ramakrishnan, University of California Riverside, USA
Gangxiang Shen, Soochow University, China
Jesse Simsarian, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Nina Skorin-Kapov, San Javier Air Force Base, Spain
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA
Masahito Tomizawa, NTT Network Innovation Labs, Japan
Anna Tzanakaki, University of Bristol, UK
Luis Velasco, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA


Peer Review E-mail Phone
Keith Jackson, Journal Coordinator kjacks@osa.org 202-416-1414
General peer review questions jocn@osa.org
JOCN Fax Number 202-416-6129
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Editorial Production E-mail Phone
Marshal Staggs, Managing Editor mstaggs@osa.org 202-416-1495
Tim Fincham, Director, Production & Technology tfinch@osa.org 202-416-1931
Copyright Permission Requests copyright@osa.org
Online Journal Technical Support E-mail: elec@osa.org
General Information
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Kelly Cohen, Sr. Publisher
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Dan McDonald, Editorial Director
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing

About JON

The Journal of Optical Networking (JON) was published monthly by the Optical Society of America from January 2002 to May 2009 (eISSN: 1536-5379). JON Archives are available online.

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