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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Lihong V. Wang, Washington University in St. Louis

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The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of modern optical technology for improved health care and biomedical research. Recent growth in the use of optics technology for biomedical research and health care has been explosive. New applications are made possible by emerging technologies in lasers, optoelectronic devices, fiber optics, physical and chemical sensors, and imaging, all of which are being applied to medical research, diagnostics, and therapy.

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ISSN: 1083-3668
E-ISSN: 1560-2281
Publisher: SPIE
Frequency: Monthly (12 issues/Year)
Format: Print and Online
Impact Factor: 2.752*
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.945*
Subject Category Rankings: 17th out of 82 journals in Optics, 30th out of 78 journals in Biochemical Research Methods; 31st out of 121 journals in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging*
h5-index: 47

* 2014 Release of Journal Citation Reports with "Source: 2013 Web of Science data." Journal Citation Reports is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. 
h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2009-2013 have at least h citations each (from Google Scholar)

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Contact the Journal of Biomedical Optics staff at:

P.O. Box 10
Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
tel: +1 360 676 3290
fax: +1 360 647 1445



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