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) / CiteScore - Q2 (Instrumentation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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.
Impact Factor: 2.676 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.276 (2020)
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Special Issue in Photonics
Topical Problems of Biophotonics Guest Editors: Mikhail Kirillin, Andrey Lugovtsov, Ilya Turchin
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Photonics
Biomedical Optics and Its Applications Guest Editors: Meng-Tsan Tsai, Hsiang-Chieh Lee
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Special Issue in Photonics
Bio-Integrated Photonic Materials and Devices Guest Editor: Luyao Lu
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Photonics
Laser Ablation: From Fundamental Science to Applications Guest Editor: Erik Wagenaars
Deadline: 15 November 2021
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