Journal of Biomedical Optics

Editor-in-Chief: Brian W. Pogue, Dartmouth College

The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) publishes peer-reviewed papers on the use of novel optical systems and techniques for improved health care and biomedical research.

Announcement: JBO will become a fully open access journal in January 2019. Beginning with submissions received on or after 1 July 2018, authors of accepted papers will be required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply.

Journal of Biomedical Optics

Optical spectroscopic sensing of tumor hypoxia

Sina Dadgar, Joel Rodríguez Troncoso, and Narasimhan Rajaram

Multispectral cross-polarization reflectance measurements suggest high contrast of demineralization on tooth surfaces at wavelengths beyond 1300 nm due to reduced light scattering in sound enamel

Kenneth Chan and Daniel Fried

Special Section on Topical Problems of Biophotonics: from Optical Bioimaging to Clinical Biophotonics

Guest Editors: Mikhail Kirillin, Kirill Larin, Ilya Turchin, and Valery Tuchin

June 2018


From the Journal of Biomedical Optics

Challenges and opportunities in clinical translation of biomedical optical spectroscopy and imaging

Brian C. Wilson, Michael Jermyn, Frédéric Leblond (2018) Open Access

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography

Yong Zhou, Junjie Yao, Lihong V. Wang (2016) Open Access

Polarized light interaction with tissues

Valery V. Tuchin (2016) Open Access

Review of human hair optical properties in possible relation to melanoma development

Xiyong Huang, Michael D. Protheroe, Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily, Sharad P. Paul, Andrew N. Chalmers (2018) Open Access

Quantitative real-time optical imaging of the tissue metabolic rate of oxygen consumption

Michael T. Ghijsen et al. (2018) Open Access

Review of fluorescence guided surgery systems: identification of key performance capabilities beyond indocyanine green imaging

Alisha V. DSouza, Huiyun Lin, Eric R. Henderson, Kimberley S. Samkoe, Brian W. Pogue (2016) Open Access

Effect of intraocular scattering in macular pigment optical density measurements

Dimitrios Christaras, Alexandros Pennos, Harilaos Ginis, Pablo Artal (2018) Open Access

Clearing of fixed tissue: a review from a microscopist’s perspective

Ludovico Silvestri, Irene Costantini, Leonardo Sacconi, Francesco Saverio Pavone (2018) Open Access

Review on near-infrared heptamethine cyanine dyes as theranostic agents for tumor imaging, targeting, and photodynamic therapy

Changhong Shi, Jason B. Wu, Dongfeng Pan (2016) Open Access

Recent advances toward preclinical and clinical translation of photoacoustic tomography: a review

Paul K. Upputuri, Manojit Pramanik (2016) Open Access

Video introduction to the journal

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  • Rigorous, prompt peer review (median time from submission to first decision: 39 days)
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