Optica Publishing Group publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

Co-published by Optica Publishing Group and Chinese Laser Press (CLP) at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Photonics Research disseminates fundamental and applied research progress in optics and photonics.

The Journal is:

  • Published in English
  • Open Access online with subscription-based print edition available in China
  • Published monthly
  • Professional composition and timely publication
  • Accessible in the Optica Publishing Group platform and the Chinese Laser Press OpticsJournal.net platform

Topics include, but are not limited to, lasers, LEDs and other light sources; fiber optics and optical communications; imaging, detectors and sensors; novel materials and engineered structures; optical data storage and displays; plasmonics; quantum optics; diffractive optics and guided optics; medical optics and biophotonics; ultraviolet and x-rays; terahertz technology.

Photonics Research considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and comments on published articles.

For more information, you may email prjournal@optica.org or prjournal@siom.ac.cn.

Submission Information

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 7.6*

Journal Citation Indicator: 2.14*

Google Scholar h5-index: 67

Median Time to First Decision: 18 days

Median Time to Publication: 123 days

*Source: 2023 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023).

2023 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

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Editorial Board


Lan Yang,

Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Prof. Yang leads the Laboratory of Micro/Nano Photonics Research Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Fellow of Optica, APS, IEEE and AAAS.

Deputy Editors

Yu-Ao Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia

Associate Editors

Nunzio Cennamo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

Nan Chi, Fudan University, China

Giuseppe D'Aguanno, The Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab, USA

Chun-Hua Dong, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Tal Ellenbogen, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Yan Feng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS, China

Weibo Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Yong-Zhen Huang, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China

Xianmin Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Hao-Chung (Henry) Kuo, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Tongcang Li, Purdue University, USA

Xiaohang Li, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

Di Liang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Jinyang Liang, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Universite du Quebec, Canada

Zhiwen Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Chao Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Xianshu Luo, Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore

Ryuji Morita, Hokkaido University, Japan

Stephan Reitzenstein, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Kebin Shi, Peking University, China

Jan Wiersig, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

Yang Xu, Zhejiang University, China

Jingbi You, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China

Chao Zhou, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Assistant Editors

Lin Chang, Peking University, China

Yang Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Aleksandr Krasnok, Florida International University, USA

Beibei Li, Institute of Physics, CAS, China

Junqiu Liu, Hefei National Laboratory, USTC, China

Dalong Qi, East China Normal University, China

Hao Sun, Tsinghua University, China

Lin Wang, Nanjing Tech University, China

Xiaoxiao Xue, Tsinghua University, China

Zhang-Kai Zhou, Sun Yat-sen University, China


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Keith Jackson, OSA Peer Review Coordinator prjournal@optica.org 202-416-1414
Jie Ding, CLP Publisher prjournal@siom.ac.cn 86-21-69918198
Feature proposals dmcdonold@optica.org

General Information
Copyright permission requests prjournal@siom.ac.cn
Online Journal Technical Support elec@optica.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Kelly Cohen, Senior Publisher
Tim Fincham, Director, Production and Technology