Waves in Random and Complex Media
Waves in Random and Complex Media
Journal Title: Waves in Random and Complex Media
ISSN: 1745-5030
ISSN Online: 1745-5049
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

Waves in Random and Complex Media (formerly Waves in Random Media ) is a broad, interdisciplinary journal that reports theoretical, applied and experimental research related to any wave phenomena.

The field of wave phenomena is all-pervading, fast-moving and exciting; more and more, researchers are looking for a journal which addresses the understanding of wave-matter interactions in increasingly complex natural and engineered media. With its foundations in the scattering and propagation community, Waves in Random and Complex Media is becoming a key forum for research in both established fields such as imaging through turbulence, as well as emerging fields such as metamaterials.

The Journal is of interest to scientists and engineers working in the field of wave propagation, scattering and imaging in random or complex media. Papers on theoretical developments, experimental results and analytical/numerical studies are considered for publication, as are deterministic problems when also linked to random or complex media. Papers are expected to report original work, and must be comprehensible and of general interest to the broad community working with wave phenomena.

The Journal welcomes studies of waves in random and/or complex media, such as tissue or metamaterials, nonlinear, chaotic or fractal media, as well as relevant inverse problems (the physical problem’s significance within one or more of the areas of wave propagation, scattering and imaging in random or complex media should be articulated). Examples of topics covered are:

Propagation and diffraction of classical waves Quantum and nonlinear effects in complex media Scattering and inverse scattering, backscattering enhancement, multiple scattering, rough surface and volume scattering Surface waves and surface excitation, including plasmonics Statistical properties of waves Electromagnetics of metamaterials and photonic bandgap structures

Examples of specific applications include optical properties of photonic crystals, applications of microwaves to remote sensing (e.g. FOPEN) and medical imaging.

All published research articles in Waves in Random and Complex Media have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by expert referees.

All peer review is single blind, and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Currently known as Waves in Random and Complex Media (2005 - current) Formerly known as Waves in Random Media (1991 - 2004)
Editor Board:


Professor Michael A Fiddy - Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, University of North Carolina Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA View the Editor’s Profile

Associate Editor:

M. Saillard - LSEET, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, BP 132, 83957 La Garde cedex, France

Book Reviews Editor:

K. I. Hopcraft - Department of Theoretical Mechanics, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Founding Editor:

A. Ishimaru - University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Editorial Board:

S. Broschat - Washington State University, Pullman, USA
W. C. Chew - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
J. A. DeSanto - Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA
N. Engheta - University of Pensylvania, USA
V. Freilikher - Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
S. He - Zhejiang University, China
J. Johnson - Ohio State University, USA
R. Lang - George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
A. A. Maradudin - University of California, Irvine, USA
R. C. McPhedran - University of Sydney, Australia
M. I. Mishchenko - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
N.V. Movchan , University of Liverpool, UK 
S. Mudaliar - Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, USA
G. C. Papanicolaou - Stanford University, CA, USA
M. B. Silevitch - Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Boston, USA
M. Spivack - University of Cambridge, UK
B. A. van Tiggelen - Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
A. G. Voronovich - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO, USA
F. Zirilli - Università di Roma ’La Sapienza’, Rome, Italy

Abtracting & Indexing:

Waves in Random and Complex Media (formerly Waves in Random Media) is abstracted and indexed in: ISI Science Citation Index®; ISI Current Contents® - Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences; ISI SciSearch®; INSPEC®; Engineering Index/Ei Compendex®; Zentrallblatt MATH/Mathematics Abstracts; Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet; Current Mathematical Publications; Applied Mechanics Reviews; Science Citation Index Expanded? and Scopus.

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