African Physics Newsletter

Joint Feature Issue on Optics in Africa in JOSA A and JOSA B

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An opportunity for African physicists who work in optics.

The Journal of the Optical Society of America is soliciting papers to highlight the excellence of optical research presently underway in Africa, with particular emphasis on work by the growing body of emerging researchers in the continent.

This feature issue will provide researchers in Africa with the opportunity to share their current work and will not only cover research advances but also present a perspective on challenges and opportunities, including impact on society, through studies that address continental issues. It will also present some historical context and research on education, society, as well as national and continental initiatives in optics. With its long history and emerging excellence, the time is opportune to showcase optics in Africa — optics by Africans, and optics to solve African problems.

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA A and JOSA B and must be uploaded through OSA’s electronic submission system.

Submissions open on 15 March 2020, and the closing deadline is 1 May 2020.

Further details on the submission procedure, as well as the list of topics of interest, can be consulted on JOSA A or JOSA B website.

Guest Editors of the feature issue:

  1. Andrew Forbes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (Lead)
  2. Rim Cherif, Institut superieur des etudes technologiques en communications de Tunis, Tunisia
  3. Alain Moise Dikande, University of Buea, Cameroon
  4. Angela Dudley, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  5. Ahmadou Wague, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

Alain M. Dikande (Head of Laboratory of Research on Advanced Materials and Nonlinear Sciences “LaRAMaNS,” University of Buea, Cameroon)

This article has first been published by the African Physics Newsletter. American Physical Society, 2020.

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