Photonics is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science and technology of optics and photonics, published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, CAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Optics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • 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.
  • Companion journal: Optics.
Impact Factor: 2.676 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.276 (2020)
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Deadline: 27 September 2022
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Deadline: 31 January 2023
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Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
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Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Photonics
Novel Nonlinear Phenomena with Strong Laser Fields Guest Editors: Bonggu Shim, Xiaohui Gao
Deadline: 15 July 2022
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Photonic Application in the Automotive Industry Guest Editor: Sergio Restaino
Deadline: 25 July 2022
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Materials, Methods and Models for Holographic Optical Elements Guest Editors: Suzanne Martin, Friedrich-Karl Bruder
Deadline: 31 July 2022
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