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: Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE - Web of Science), Inspec (IET), as well as Scopus. First Impact Factor expected in June 2020 (JCR - Clarivate Analytics).
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 23.9 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 2019).
  • 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 Issue in Photonics
Metamaterials for Advanced Photonic and Plasmonic Applications – Selected Papers from Metamaterials’2019 Guest Editors: Dimitrios Sounas, Constantinos Valagiannopoulos
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Special Issue in Photonics
Optical Wireless Communications: Next Generation of Connectivity Guest Editors: Zahir Ahmad, Sujan Rajbhandari
Deadline: 15 June 2020
Special Issue in Photonics
Topological Photonics Guest Editor: Daniel Leykam
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Special Issue in Photonics
Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Photonic Devices Guest Editors: Jing Zhang, Jung-Hun Seo, Songrui Zhao
Deadline: 21 August 2020
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