Photonics Journal (PJ)

IEEE Photonics Journal is an open access, online-only rapid publication archival journal of top quality research at the fore-front of photonics. Contributions addressing issues ranging from fundamental understanding to emerging technologies and applications are within the scope of the Journal. In addition to regular papers, the journal offers ‘Feature Issues’ containing a small number of invited papers and/or Reviews by invitation only.
IEEE Photonics Journal is published online only. This platform offers new capabilities to enhance the effectiveness of the published articles. All articles are published in color. Authors have the opportunity to submit supplemental material which may include but is not limited to: multimedia presentations, simulations, webinars, etc. In final form all articles contain a cover page with a “graphic” abstract. Authors can also include in the MULTIMEDIA section, supplemental material such as: authors biographies; a list of conference presentations related to the published work.
The Journal offers the thorough review process that is a signature of IEEE Publications. To ensure rapid publication, papers are only accepted with minor or no revisions. Upon acceptance papers receive a Digital Object Identifier and are published in the Forthcoming Section on IEEE Xplore. At this stage papers are fully citable. The final published version of the papers is copy-edited by IEEE to ensure higher production quality.

IEEE Photonics Journal Scope

Breakthroughs in the generation of light and its control and utilization have given rise to the field of Photonics: a rapidly expanding area of science and technology with major technological and economic impact. Photonics integrates quantum electronics and optics to accelerate progress in the generation of novel photon sources and in their utilization in emerging applications at the micro- and nano-scales spanning from the far-infrared/THz to the x-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. 

We welcome original contributions addressing issues ranging from fundamental understanding to emerging technologies and applications. The Journal will include topics in:

  • Photon sources from far infrared to x-rays
  • Photonics materials and engineered photonic structures
  • Integrated optics and optoelectronic
  • Ultrafast, attosecond, high field and short wavelength photonics
  • Biophotonics including DNA photonics
  • Nano-photonics
  • Magneto-photonics
  • Fundamentals of light propagation and interaction; nonlinear effects
  • Optical data storage
  • Fiber optics and optical communications devices, systems, and technologies
  • Solar Cells
  • Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems (MOEMS)
  • Microwave photonics
  • Optical sensors

About this Journal

Impact Factor: 2.833

Time to Publication:  42 days

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