Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732; CODEN: PHOTC5) 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, Chemical Abstracts, and many other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.2 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.140 (2019)
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Special Issue in Photonics
Optoelectronic Materials and Their Applications Guest Editor: Tien-Lung Chiu
Deadline: 1 April 2021
Special Issue in Photonics
Ultrafast Laser Written Photonic, Sensing and Microfluidic Circuits in Transparent Materials Guest Editors: Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, Roberta Ramponi
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Photonics
Bio-Integrated Photonic Materials and Devices Guest Editor: Luyao Lu
Deadline: 1 June 2021
Special Issue in Photonics
Plasmonic Metasurfaces Guest Editors: Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, Fei Ding
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Topical Collection in Photonics
Visible Light Communication (VLC) Collection Editor: Chen Chen
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