Journal History

2014 Photonics released its inaugural issue and was published as a quarterly journal.
2016 Photonics was covered by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI—Web of Science).

Photonics published 21 papers in the Special Issue on Quantum Cascade Lasers—Advances and New Applications, edited by Photonics Editorial Board member, Prof. Dr. Manijeh Razeghi.
2017 Photonics was indexed in Scopus, starting from Volume 1.
2018 Photonics received its first CiteScore of 1.96 (2017 Scopus data).
2019 Photonics was covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE—Web of Science).

Photonics’s CiteScore (2018 Scopus data) was 2.16.
2020 Photonics’s CiteScore (2019 Scopus data) was 2.90.

Photonics received its first Impact Factor: 2.140, ranking 48/97 (Q2) in the category ‘OPTICS’.

The journal was divided into eight topical sections: Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics, Optical Communication and Network, Optoelectronics and Optical Materials, Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors, Optical Interaction Science, Quantum Photonics and Technologies, Data-Science Based Techniques in Photonics, New Applications Enabled by Photonics Technologies and Systems.

Prof. Dr. Sergio Fantini was nominated as Associate Editor by the Editor-in-Chief.

Photonics changed to a monthly publication schedule.

Photonics’s CiteScore (2020 Scopus data) was 3.50.

Photonics received an increased Impact Factor of 2.676, ranking 37th out of 99 (Q2) in the category 'OPTICS'.


2014 to date Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Nelson Tansu
2020 to date

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Huabei Jiang for Section “Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics”

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Francesco Prudenzano for Section “Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors”

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michael Brodsky for Section “Quantum Photonics and Technologies”

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