Acta Optica Sinica
Qihuang Gong


Journal Information


Acta Optica Sinica (ISSN: 0253-2239), founded in 1981, is the most famous academic optical publication in China issued at home and abroad, and it covers the latest research in optical science. The main scope of this journal includes atmospheric and ocean optics, detectors, fiber optics and optical communications, Fourier optics and optical signal processing, holography, imaging systems, measurement and metrology, lasers and laser optics, machine vision, materials, nonlinear optics, optical design and fabrication, optical devices, physical optics, quantum optics, remote sensing and sensors, spectroscopy, X-ray optics, etc. This journal offers services to optical science and technology researchers to carry out academic exchange and discussion. Acta Optica Sinica has been selected by EI, CA, AJ, INSPEC, Scopus. It has received awards by “100 Outstanding Academic Journals of China,” “Outstanding S&T journals of China,” and “The Highest International Impact Academic Journal of China.


From July 2017, Acta Optica Sinica started to adopt the Topic Editor (TE) reviewing rule, and is the first Chinese journal to adopt this rule. There are about 30 topic editors, who are young and famous researchers of optics from all over the country. From January 2018, Acta Optica Sinica started to select cover papers based on the evaluations of peer reviewers and the editor-in-chief, and it adopted a color cover.


According to the Chinese S&T Journal Citation Reports (Core Edition) (CJCR) 2017, the impact factor of Acta Optica Sinica is 1.411, which is No.3 among the 17 journals in Physics in China.


According to the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), in 2017, the Academic Journal Clout Index (CI) of Acta Optica Sinica was 930.284, which is No.3 among the 149 journals in Radio Electronics and Telecommunication Technology in China, and the CI of Acta Optica Sinica is 790.403, which is No.3 among the 48 journals in Physics in China.


Peer Review Process


1.First Review

Manuscripts are screened by the editorial office regarding the manuscript format and the duplication rate. Manuscripts are then preliminarily evaluated by the editors-in-chief and editorial board members to ensure they meet the journal's rigorous scientific standards and are eligible for peer review.


2.Peer Review

Manuscripts that meet these criteria are single-blind reviewed by at least two referees. The referees provide detailed comments and recommendations to help the editorial board members arrive at the appropriate editorial decision.


3.Author Revision.

Authors should carefully address all reviewer comments when submitting a revised manuscript.The revision time is 10/14 days, and may extend under special occasions.



Revised manuscripts are evaluated by the editorial board members and may be sent to the original or new referees.



Authors may appeal to the editorial office to reconsider a rejection decision if they believe that the reviewers have seriously misjudged the manuscript. All appeals will be given careful consideration. The editorial board members and/or editors-in-chief will determine if further consideration is merited or if the original decision should stand.