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 15.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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 Materials, Nanomaterials, Photonics, Polymers, Applied Sciences, Sensors
Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Materials and Their Applications Topic Editors: Zhiping Luo, Gibin George, Navadeep Shrivastava
Deadline: 20 May 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, JMMP, Materials, Photonics, Plasma
Hybrid and Heterogeneous Integration on Photonic Circuits Topic Editors: Joan Manel Ramírez, Carlos Alberto Alonso-Ramos
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, Electronics, Photonics, Remote Sensing, Technologies
Emerging Terahertz Technologies for Integrated Sensing and Communication Topic Editors: Jianjun Ma, Xiue Bao, Bin Li, Suman Mukherjee
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, Electronics, Optics, Photonics, Technologies
The Extended Technological Platform Based on Optics and Microwaves: Conventional and Hybrid Solutions Topic Editors: Francesco Prudenzano, Antonella D’Orazio, Maurizio Ferrari
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Special Issue in Photonics
Optical Systems for Astronomy Guest Editors: Eduard Muslimov, Gennady G. Valyavin
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Photonics
Advances in Infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy Guest Editors: Zehua Han, Yujie Shen
Deadline: 20 May 2024
Special Issue in Photonics
Optical Technologies Supporting 5G/6G Mobile Networks Guest Editors: Zbigniew Zakrzewski, Mariusz Głąbowski, Piotr Zwierzykowski, Vincenzo Eramo, Francesco Giacinto Lavacca
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Photonics
Micro-Nano Optical Devices Guest Editors: Yan Shen, Yanfeng Zhang
Deadline: 15 June 2024
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