Optics is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on optics published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, EBSCO, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Optics is a companion journal of Photonics.
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Special Issue in Optics
Novel Optical Materials and Device Guest Editor: Mikhail V. Shestakov
Deadline: 20 June 2023
Special Issue in Optics
Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nano-Fabrications Guest Editor: David A. Willis
Deadline: 10 July 2023
Special Issue in Optics
Optics and Photonics: Technologies, Methods and Facilities in the 21st Century Teaching Guest Editor: Javier Gamo
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Special Issue in Optics
Opto-Thermo-Mechanical Interactions in Nano-Objects and Metasurfaces Guest Editor: Marco Gandolfi
Deadline: 20 September 2023
Topical Collection in Optics
Feature Paper Collection of Emerging Trends on Optics Collection Editors: Costantino De Angelis, Thomas Seeger
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