Infrared Physics & Technology

An International Research Journal

Infrared Physics & Technology - ISSN 1350-4495
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.274 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.515 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.379 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.182 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 112-119
Issues: 1 issue
ISSN: 13504495
Editor-in-Chief: Rutt

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The Journal covers the entire field of infrared physics and technology: theory, experiment, application, devices and instrumentation. Infrared' is defined as covering the near, mid and far infrared (terahertz) regions from 0.75um (750nm) to 1mm (300GHz.) Submissions in the 300GHz to 100GHz region may be accepted at the editors discretion if their content is relevant to shorter wavelengths. Submissions must be primarily concerned with and directly relevant to this spectral region.

Its core topics can be summarized as the generation, propagation and detection, of infrared radiation; the associated optics, materials and devices; and its use in all fields of science, industry, engineering and medicine.

Infrared techniques occur in many different fields, notably spectroscopy and interferometry; material characterization and processing; atmospheric physics, astronomy and space research. Scientific aspects include lasers, quantum optics, quantum electronics, image processing and semiconductor physics. Some important applications are medical diagnostics and treatment, industrial inspection and environmental monitoring.

A fuller though not exhaustive list of topics would include:
• Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Research
• Atmospheric transmission, turbulence and scattering
• Biomedical and Medical applications
• Cultural heritage
• Environmental applications: pollution and monitoring
• Detectors: quantum and thermal
• Image processing
• Industrial applications
• Infrared lasers including free electron lasers
• Material properties, processing and characterization.
• Nondestructive testing, active and passive.
• Optical elements: lenses, polarizers, filters, mirrors, fibres, etc.
• Radiometry: techniques, calibration, standards and instrumentation.
• Remote sensing and range-finding
• Solid-state physics
• Thermal imaging: device design, testing and applications
• Synchroton radiation in the infrared

During submission, please suggest at least one and a maximum of five potential reviewers. You are strongly encouraged to submit recommendations for appropriately senior and knowledgeable referees having no connection to your work and not located at your institution, as this may speed up the processing of your manuscript. The editorial office may not use your suggestions, but they are greatly appreciated. Where the author works in a country with a small community of research workers in his or her field, it is highly desirable that at least two of the suggested referees are from another country.

To be suitable for submission to this Journal, manuscripts should advance the field of Infrared Physics and Technology.
Their target audience should be those working in the field of Infrared Physics and Technology.
Papers using infrared methods, such as FTIR spectroscopy or thermography, in an essentially routine way to advance some other field, and of interest to other readerships, and generally not suited to this Journal.
The Journal does include within its scope genuinely new applications of established infrared methods. In the field of medical applications such as the detection of breast cancer or diabetic pathology, submissions to IRPT should normally include advances in hardware or data collection protocols etc. Such studies are required to have adequate sized and well characterized cohorts. Clinical studies using standard equipment are generally not within the scope of the Journal. Similarly in the fields of hyperspectral imaging and near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy application of standard hardware and signal processing methods to a different agricultural product etc does not normally fall within our scope, whereas novel hardware or signal processing does.

The Journal only publishes papers which are purely based on computer modelling without support from experimental results in exceptional circumstances when there is a clear reason to do so.
These might, for example, include comparative studies of designs for large pieces of equipment such as satellites, FELs etc.
Papers on advances in modelling techniques, appropriately validated, are welcome.