• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

The Journal Review Process: All You Need to Know!

Monday, 06 March, 14:00 – 15:30

Journal publications are critical for our industry. They are where new results, ideas and demonstrations are reported, after which they are permanently stored and made available for others to use in their own research and design work. This body of knowledge has been built up for the optical industry over many decades. This event will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the journal publications process and attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Editors and Reviewers of some of the highest impact factor Journals in the field of optical communications and networking. It will follow the trail of what happens once a new research paper is submitted to an IEEE or Optica journal. 

The event will consist of informative presentations followed by roundtable discussions, hosted by people involved in the review and publication process, willing to answer questions and engage with you. Most importantly, for those interested to learn more, this event will provide guidance on how to get involved in the review process of the most prestigious journal publications in the field of optical telecommunications.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Ben Ooi, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Sorin Tibuleac, JLT Associate Editor, Director, ADVA Optical Networking, USA

Welcome Address

Andrew Lord, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Sr. Manager of Optical Networks Research, BT, UK, Gabriella Bosco, Editor-in-Chief at IEEE/Optica Journal of Lightwave Technology, Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy


Kelly Cohen, Sr. Publisher, Optica Publishing Group, USA
Overview of the Review Process

Peter Winzer, Former Editor-in-Chief Journal of Lightwave Technology, Founder, Nubis Communications, USA
Why be a Reviewer?

Sorin Tibuleac, JLT Associate Editor, Director, ADVA Optical Networking, USA
Are Journals Really Just for Academia?