2 December 2019
Photonics—Call for Special Issue Proposals

Photonics is calling for Special Issue proposals for the six new sections:

The following topics may be covered in forthcoming Special Issues in the journal:

Optical Sensors


Optical Fiber Communications

Optical Metrology

Digital Holography

Holographic Optical Memory

Quantum Cascade Lasers

Quantum Dot Lasers

X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers

Laser Ceramics

Laser Cooling

Laser Materials Processing

Lasers in Biology and Medicine

Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy


Computational Nanophotonics

Integrated Photonics

Microwave Photonics

Mid-Infrared Photonics

Terahertz Photonics

Nonlinear Photonics

Ultrafast Photonics

Organic Photonics

Thin Films Photonics

Solid State Lighting



2D Materials

Fiber Materials

Fluorescent and Luminescent Materials

Glass Materials

Rare-Earth-Doped Materials

Photonic Crystals

Photovoltaic Materials and Solar Cells


Nonlinear Optical Materials

Quantum Photonics

Quantum Computing

Optical Angular Momentum




Any other proposals within the scope of the journal are welcome:

The following information will be required to submit: Special Issue Title, Introduction, Planned Paper list.

The duties and benefits of acting as a Guest Editors are as follows:

– To re-define the title and scope of this Special Issue

– To make decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted or not based on the reports we collect;

– To promote the Special Issue and increase its visibility at related academic conferences.

– Full/ Partial waivers on the publishing fees will be granted for your first submission in this Special Issue.

Guest Editorship: 2–3 Editors for a team. This could balance the workload for the editors and could also enable an internal discussion in case any controversial issue arises. Moreover, as the Guest Editors have different research networks, the cooperation would broaden the coverage of potential authors, thereby increasing the influence of the Special Issue. Once your proposal is approved, you have the priority to organize a team. The Publisher and EiC will review these co-editors to ensure they meet the journal’s editorial requirements. We encourage teams to include editors from multiple institutions and locations. This diversity reduces potential conflicts of interest and helps the issue to reach a wider audience.

If you are interested in editing a special issue, please contact us before 31 December 2020. To propose or request further information, please contact the Photonics Editorial Office ([email protected]). We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Photonics publishes high impact fundamental research but also applications of optics and photonics. The journal particularly welcomes both theoretical (simulation) and experimental research and is covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE - Web of Science), Inspec (IET), as well as Scopus CiteScore 2.16. The first Impact Factor expected in June 2020 (JCR - Clarivate Analytics). To date, 51 articles have been cited 10 times or more (h-10 index). The website of Photonics can be accessed here.

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