1. OSA Launches New Journal Biomedical Express

    OSA Launches New Journal Biomedical Express

    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today the launch and publication of the first issue of its newest monthly journal, Biomedical Optics Express. With a focus on biomedical optics and photonics, Biomedical Optics Express joins OSA's diverse portfolio of 14 peer-reviewed optics journals. The editor-in-chief of this new journal is Joseph A. Izatt, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.

    Published online, Biomedical Optics Express is OSA's principal outlet for serving the biomedical optics community. The Journal provides rapid, open-access publication of content related to optics, photonics, and imaging in the life sciences and its scope encompasses theoretical modeling and simulations, technology development, biomedical studies, and clinical applications. Thirty-one articles are published in the inaugural issue, including contributed submissions and articles from three special issues: Advances in Optical Coherence Tomography, Photoacoustic Imaging, and Microscopy; Bio-optics in Clinical Application, Nanotechnology, and Drug Therapy; and Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy. Additional articles in these special issues will be published during the coming months.

    "Biomedical Optics Express has already received a tremendous number of submissions of outstanding quality," said Izatt. "I firmly believe that the format and timeliness of Biomedical Optics Express will serve our research community well, and I am honored to be a part of this new and exciting journal."

    A video introduction to the journal by Izatt can be found online here: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/home.cfm

    The following are some research highlights from the inaugural issue of Biomedical Optics Express, which can be accessed online at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/issue.cfm:

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