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 other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q3 (Optics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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: 2.536 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.302 (2021)
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Topic in Geosciences, Minerals, Molecules, Photonics, Vibration
Study of Minerals by Molecular Spectroscopy Topic Editors: Katarzyna Chruszcz-Lipska, Urszula Solecka
Deadline: 27 September 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Coatings, Materials, Photonics, Sensors
Optical and Optoelectronic Materials and Applications Topic Editors: Fabian Ambriz Vargas, Jianzhong Zhang
Deadline: 20 December 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Crystals, Electronics, Materials, Photonics
Liquid Crystal Photonics Topic Editors: Wei Hu, Zhigang Zheng
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Topic in Automation, Fibers, Metrology, Photonics, Sensors
Advance and Applications of Fiber Optic Measurement Topic Editors: Flavio Esposito, Stefania Campopiano, Agostino Iadicicco
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Photonics for Emerging Applications in Communication and Sensing Guest Editors: Guo-Wei Lu, Zhenzhou Cheng, Ting-Hui Xiao
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue in Photonics
Laser Ablation: From Fundamental Science to Applications Guest Editor: Erik Wagenaars
Deadline: 15 September 2022
Special Issue in Photonics
Effects of the Twist Angle in TMDCs Heterostructures Guest Editor: Leonidas Mouchliadis
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Photonics
Advances in 3OM: Opto-Mechatronics, Opto-Mechanics, and Optical Metrology Guest Editors: Virgil-Florin Duma, Guillermo Garcia-Torales, Tomohiko Hayakawa
Deadline: 20 October 2022
Topical Collection in Photonics
Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers Collection Editor: Mario Christian Falconi
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