Instruments is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to the design and applications of instruments, apparatus, and experimental techniques in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
The journal aims at publishing high-quality scientific papers presenting groundbreaking and innovative results, as well as major achievements in the field of instrumentation and in the use of the related data.
It publishes regular research papers, communications, letters, short notes and reviews. Our aim is to encourage researchers to publish their experimental, theoretical and computational results in as much detail as necessary. There is no restriction on paper length or number of figures and tables.
The main subject areas include:
- Innovative design, methods, applications, and theory of all aspects of advanced instruments.
- Among the main fields: instrumentation in physics, astronomy, engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, space science, biology and medicine.
- Examples of keywords are: particle accelerators and detectors, sensors, microscopy, spectroscopy, plasma, imaging, optical devices, spectrometry, electronics, data handling, medical diagnostics, dosimetry etc.
MDPI Publication Ethics Statement
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Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in Instruments will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
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