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 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
Topic in Energies, Nanomaterials, Photonics, Solar, Sustainability
Photovoltaic Materials and Devices Topic Editors: Bin Yang, Yongbo Yuan, Salvatore Lombardo
Deadline: 31 August 2023
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
Special Issue in Photonics
Optical Wireless Communication for Underwater-to-Ground-to-Space Connectivity Guest Editors: Hemani Kaushal, Abhishek Dixit
Deadline: 10 August 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Photonics in Single Molecule Detection and Analysis Techniques Guest Editor: Luca Nardo
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Nano/Micromechanical Metasurfaces and Active Metasurfaces/Plasmonics Guest Editors: Jun-Yu Ou, Kenzo Yamaguchi
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Photonics
Emerging Frontiers in Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Detection Guest Editor: Zhen Wang
Deadline: 20 September 2023
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