Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

OSA Announces New Journal Editors, Unveils New Contemporary Cover Designs for 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013—The Optical Society (OSA) today announced new editors-in-chief for two of its journals and revealed the new branding for of its highly-reputed subscription-based journals.
Andrew Weiner
Andrew Weiner

Grover Swartzlanderg-Grover
Grover Swartzlander
New Editors of Optics Express, JOSA B
Andrew Weiner, Scifres Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University is the new editor of OSA’s flagship open access journal, Optics Express. Optics Express, which just celebrated its 15-year anniversary, was OSA’s first open-access journal and is well-known for its rapid time to publication and high impact factor.  Weiner will oversee peer review for 6,000+ submissions to Optics Express each year and will lead the journal’s strategic growth and direction for the next three years. Weiner began his career at Bellcore in 1984 and joined Purdue University in 1992. He is the winner of several awards for his work, including OSA’s Adolph Lomb Medal and R.W. Wood Prize.  He is also a Fellow of OSA and has been a topical editor for OSA’s Optics Letters journal, as well as a subcommittee chair of the OSA-co-sponsored Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO).
Grover Swartzlander, associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is the new editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B). Swartzlander will be responsible for maintaining the high-quality standards that JOSA B is known for in the optics and photonics community, and for leading this broad-based journal that focuses on research related to the interaction of radiation with matter, such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics.  JOSA B originates from OSA’s founding journal, the Journal of the Optical Society of America, which was first published in 1917. Before joining RIT in 2008, Swartzlander held faculty positions at the University of Arizona and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He is an OSA Fellow and has served OSA in various leadership capacities, including as a topical editor of Optics Letters, and as a member of the CLEO program committee, the OSA Fellows Committee, and OSA’s Publications Council.
“We’re pleased to welcome Andy and Grover to OSA’s distinguished Board of Editors,” said OSA’s Chief Publishing Officer Elizabeth Nolan. “It’s because of the dedication of OSA’s volunteer members, especially those involved in the editorial and peer review processes of our publishing enterprise, that OSA’s journals continue to be so successful.  We look forward to working with and supporting Andy and Grover as they take Optics Express and JOSA B to new heights.”
New Year, New Look
In addition to starting the New Year with two new editors, OSA also starts the year with a contemporary new look for its portfolio of subscription-based journals.  The new brand, which is being rolled out across its five subscription journals, is consistent with the look of OSA’s Express or open-access journals and gives each journal a contemporary appearance that augments the high-quality content that the optics and photonics community has come to expect from OSA.   

"In keeping with the ongoing evolution of OSA’s publishing program as a high-quality, innovative, authoritative leader in optics and photonics publishing, we're starting 2013 with a fresh new look that unites our entire portfolio of highly-cited journals," said Nolan.

The new look already appears in the online editions of Advances in Optics and Photonics, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, JOSA B, and Optics Letters.  The new covers will debut on the print editions as each journal publishes its first issue for the year. The designs complement the journal cover for Applied Optics, which was redesigned in 2012 for its 50th anniversary.

To view the new journal designs, visit the Publications page on the OSA website.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos of the new editors and new cover art are available upon request. Contact Lyndsay Meyer,

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