Photonics — Open Access Journal

Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732; CODEN: PHOTC5) is an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of optics and photonics, published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) from Vol. 3, and Inspec (IET) from Vol. 4. Covered in Scopus from Vol. 4 (2017).
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 26 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Photonics
Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks Guest Editor: Luca Potì
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Photonics
Photonic Communications Systems in Access Networks Guest Editors: Wai Pang Ng, Fary Ghassemlooy, Sujan Rajbhandari, Lu Chao, Kyriakos Zoiros
Deadline: 15 November 2018
Special Issue in Photonics
Metamaterials for Advanced Photonic and Plasmonic Applications – Selected Papers from Metamaterials’2018 Guest Editors: Andrea Alù, Filiberto Bilotti, Alessio Monti
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Photonics
Selected papers from “International Quantum Cascade Laser School and Workshop 2018” Guest Editors: Sukhdeep Dhillon, Sushil Kumar, Angela Vasanelli
Deadline: 31 January 2019

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