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 is provided to authors approximately 13 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 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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Applications of Photonics, Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics Topic Editors: Viorel-Puiu Paun, Eugen Radu, Maricel Agop
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Metrology, Sensors, Photonics, Machines
Manufacturing Metrology Topic Editors: Fang Cheng, Qian Wang, Tegoeh Tjahjowidodo, Ziran Chen
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Topic in Dentistry Journal, IJERPH, JCM, Materials, Photonics
Medical and Dental Care, Photobiomodulation and Photomedicine Topic Editors: Samir Nammour, Chukuka Samuel Enwemeka, Aldo Brugnera Junior
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Sensors, Electronics, Photonics, JSAN
Machine Learning in Communication Systems and Networks Topic Editors: Yichuang Sun, Haeyoung Lee, Oluyomi Simpson
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Women’s Special Issue Series: Photonics Guest Editors: Irina Yanina, Frauke Alves, Hongping Zhao, Zhaoran (Rena) Huang
Deadline: 20 April 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
XUV and X-ray Free-Electron Lasers and Applications Guest Editors: Luca Poletto, Fabio Frassetto
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Design and Application of Modern Evanescent Wave Photonic Sensors Guest Editors: Cuma Tyszkiewicz, Andrzej Kaźmierczak
Deadline: 20 May 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Light as a Cure: Photobiomodulation, from the Cell to the Clinical Application Guest Editors: Andrea Amaroli, Nasim Chiniforush, Kinga Grzech-Leśniak
Deadline: 31 May 2023
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