Photon Netw Commun (2013) 26:43
Krishna M. Sivalingam · Byrav Ramamurthy
Published online: 6 November 2013
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
We would like to announce several changes with regard
to the Springer Photonic Network Communications journal.
First, we (Krishna Sivalingam, Professor, IIT Madras, India)
and Byrav Ramamurthy (Professor, University of Nebraska-
Lincoln, USA) took charge as Co-Editors-in-Chief in January
Second, we have added several members to the Editorial
Board. At present, we have 38 members from all the world
including USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, India, China, Tai-
wan, Korea, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia. We take this oppor-
tunity to extend a hearty welcome to the Editorial Board
members and also thank them for spending their valuable
time in handling papers.
We have expanded the journal’s International Advisory
Board by adding several internationally reputed researchers
and practitioners, including Dr. Eytan Modiano of MIT,
Dr. Kumar Sivarajan of Tejas Networks and Dr. C. Sivaram
Murthy of IIT Madras. We are particularly thankful to
Dr. Biswanath Mukherjee of University of California Davis
and Dr. Piet Demeester of Ghent University for their constant
support, advice and encouragement.
Third, we have also identiﬁed special issues based on
selected papers from upcoming conferences such as IEEE
ANTS 2013 and ONDM 2014. A special issue on “Software-
Deﬁned Elastic Optical Networks” is being planned by
K. M. Sivalingam (
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, USA
Dr. Jason Jue and Dr. Vincenzo Eramo, with a submission
deadline in January 2014.
We are also contacting authors of papers published in
leading international conferences in an effort to encourage
them to submit their manuscripts to this journal. We encour-
age you to submit papers to this journal and hope that you
will encourage your colleagues to do so as well. The journal
also strongly encourages survey/tutorial articles, especially
on current and emerging research topics. We also invite Spe-
cial Issue proposals on current and upcoming topics in pho-
tonic network communications, please contact the Editors-
in-Chief for details.
The 2012 Impact Factor for this journal is 0.448. With the
changes done so far and with the support of readers, authors,
editorial board members and reviewers, we plan to take this
journal to the next level by continuing to publish very high-
We express our gratitude to Brett Kurzman and Rebecca
Hytowitz of Springer, and Kamatchi Ulagappan, Ramya
Raghavan, and other Springer Journals Editorial Ofﬁce
members for their outstanding support, understanding and
patience in helping us put together this journal.
We look forward to receiving your research submis-
sions to this journal. Please do contact us with your com-
ments/suggestions regarding the journal.
Krishna M. Sivalingam and Byrav Ramamurthy
Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal