Open Access

Open Access Rights Management

All open access articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

CC BY allows authors to retain the copyright of their article and permit a very broad range of reuse. Under CC BY, reuse for commercial purposes or to create derivative works is permitted, and authors are responsible for protecting their content from possible abuses such as infringement and plagiarism.

Publishing open access requires payment of an open access article processing charge (APC).

Article Processing Charge (APC): US$1950

IEEE Photonics Journal is a fully Open Access Journal, compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S.

For papers submitted in 2022, the Article Processing Charge (APC) is US$1850 plus applicable local taxes. 
For papers submitted in 2023, the APC is US$1950 plus applicable local taxes. 

The following discounts apply:

  • IEEE Members receive a 5% discount.
  • IEEE Society Members receive a 20% discount.

Discounts do not apply to undergraduate and graduate students. These discounts cannot be combined.

Photonics Journal has a waiver policy for authors from low-income countries. Corresponding authors from low-income countries (as classified by the World Bank) are eligible for a 100% waiver on APCs. Corresponding authors from lower-middle-income countries are also eligible for a discount on APCs ranging from 25% to 50% based on the GDP of the country of the corresponding author. 

For additional information, please visit Basic Information About Open Access (OA)  


About this Journal

Impact Factor: 2.250

Time to Publication: 54 days

View on IEEE Xplore