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.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 2.4 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022)
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Topic in Energies, Entropy, Photonics, Technologies, Thermo
Advances in Solar Technologies Topic Editors: Jayanta Deb Mondol, Annamaria Buonomano, Biplab Das
Deadline: 10 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Coatings, Materials, Photonics, Sensors
Optical and Optoelectronic Materials and Applications Topic Editors: Fabian Ambriz Vargas, Jianzhong Zhang
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, BDCC, Photonics, Processes, Remote Sensing, Automation
Advances in AI-Empowered Beamline Automation and Data Science in Advanced Photon Sources Topic Editors: Yi Zhang, Xiaogang Yang, Chunpeng Wang, Junrong Zhang
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Sensors, Electronics, Photonics, JSAN, Telecom
Machine Learning in Communication Systems and Networks Topic Editors: Yichuang Sun, Haeyoung Lee, Oluyomi Simpson
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Progress in Neurophotonics and Its Future Perspectives Guest Editors: Huabei Jiang, Dan Wu, Shixie Jiang
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Women’s Special Issue Series: Photonics Guest Editors: Frauke Alves, Hongping Zhao, Zhaoran (Rena) Huang, Irina Yanina
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Brain Photobiomodulation: Searching for Predictive Target Engagement Guest Editors: Paolo Cassano, Willians Fernando Vieira
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Quantum Optics: Science and Applications Guest Editors: Hua-Lei Yin, Peng Xu, Jie Chen
Deadline: 10 November 2023
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