Optics is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on optics published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within  ESCI (Web of Science)Scopus, EBSCO, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Optics is a companion journal of Photonics.
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Computation, Entropy, J. Imaging, Optics
Color Image Processing: Models and Methods (CIP: MM) Topic Editors: Giuliana Ramella, Isabella Torcicollo
Deadline: 30 July 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, Sensors, J. Imaging, MAKE, Optics
Applications in Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition Topic Editors: Bin Fan, Wenqi Ren
Deadline: 31 August 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 Optics
Advanced Optical Imaging for Biomedicine Guest Editors: Li Lin, Zhiyi Liu
Deadline: 10 August 2024
Special Issue in Optics
Advances in Biophotonics Using Optical Microscopy Techniques Guest Editor: Ellas Spyratou
Deadline: 20 October 2024
Special Issue in Optics
Optoelectronic Thin Films Guest Editors: Zhenjun Li, Tao Jiang, Meng Li, Jigang Wang, Junming Li
Deadline: 30 October 2024
Special Issue in Optics
Ultrafast Light-Matter Interaction Guest Editor: Daria Popova-Gorelova
Deadline: 15 December 2024
Topical Collection in Optics
Feature Paper Collection of Emerging Trends on Optics Collection Editors: Costantino De Angelis, Thomas Seeger
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