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(FEB. 29)—The Optical Society of America (OSA) Board of Editors appointed Dr. Percival F. Almoro of the National Institute of Physics (NIP) as Topical Editor for its Applied Optics Journal from 2016 to 2018.

Applied Optics is ISI SCI-indexed journal that focuses on applications-centered research in optics (scientific study of light) and covers optical technology, photonics, lasers, information processing, sensing and environmental optics.

As topical editor, Almoro will evaluate submitted manuscripts in specialized optics research areas including, but not limited to, Interferometry, Holography, Speckle, Statistical Fringe Processing and Nondestructive testing. He will be responsible for assigning reviewers and making decisions on the reviewed manuscripts.  Prior to his OSA appointment as topical editor, Almoro has been a reviewer for Applied Optics and other scientific journals.

Scholarly peer review is the process of examining an author’s ideas by her peers who are experts in the same field. Publication in an international peer-reviewed journal is considered the most effective way of disseminating new scientific discoveries.

Almoro holds the rank of Professor 3 and is the Deputy Director for Facilities and Resources of NIP. He also holds a rank of UP Scientist I. He is a member of the NIP Photonics Group, Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas and the National Research Council of the Philippines.

Below is a link to the journal editorial board:

https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/journal//ao/about.cfm#board. — With reports from NIP

Almoro appointed as Topical Editor of Applied Optics Journal

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