Elsevier in Optics

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  • Widest choice: 10 journals across the entire Optics Spectrum

  • Fast Publication: Accepted articles published online within 3-5 days

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  • High quality peer review

  • Article Transfer Service between Elsevier Optics journals and multidisciplinary Open Access journal Heliyon

  • Reproducibility of your Research: make related data, methods or protocols citable by co-submitting them as micro-article to the Open Access peer
    reviewed journals Data-in-Brief and MethodsX

  • Virtual Special Issue: International Day of Light 2018. Elsevier in Optics – Shining a Light on the Future

  • Nobel Prize Physics 2018 - Pioneering contributions Mourou and Strickland in Optics Communications

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Impact Factor: 2.732
CiteScore: 2.91

Journal of Luminescence

The purpose of the Journal of Luminescence is to provide a means of communication between scientists in different disciplines who share a common interest in the electronic excited states of molecular, ionic and covalent systems, whether crystalline, amorphous, or liquid. Read more

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Impact Factor: 2.320
CiteScore: 2.60

Optical Materials

The purpose of Optical Materials is to provide a means of communication and technology transfer between researchers who are interested in materials for potential device applications. The journal publishes original papers and review articles on the design, synthesis, characterisation and applications of optical materials. Read more

Optical Materials has an open access mirror journal Optical Materials: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

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Optical Materials: X

Optical Materials: X is the open access mirror journal of Optical Materials.

Optical Materials: X offers authors with high-quality research who want to publish in a gold open access journal the opportunity to make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible.

Impact Factor: 1.887
CiteScore: 2.06

Optics Communications

Optics Communications invites original and timely contributions containing new results in various fields of optics and photonics. The journal considers theoretical and experimental research in areas ranging from the fundamental properties of light to technological applications. Read more

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Impact Factor: 1.575
CiteScore: 2.05

Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications

This journal establishes a dedicated channel for physicists, material scientists, chemists, engineers and computer scientists who are interested in photonics and nanostructures, and especially in research related to photonic crystals, photonic band gaps and metamaterials. Read more

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Impact Factor: 3.388
CiteScore: 4.64

Optics and Lasers in Engineering

Optics and Lasers in Engineering aims to provide an international forum for the interchange of information on the development and application of optical techniques and laser technology in engineering. Read more

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Impact Factor: 2.503
CiteScore: 3.41

Optics & Laser Technology

Optics & Laser Technology aims to provide a vehicle for the publication of a broad range of high quality research and review papers in those fields of scientific and engineering research appertaining to the development and application of the technology of optics and lasers. Read more

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Impact Factor: 1.350
CiteScore: 1.93

Optical Fiber Technology

Optical Fiber Technology is a cutting-edge journal designed to fill a need in this rapidly evolving field for speedy publication of regular length papers. Both theoretical and experimental papers on fiber materials, devices, and system performance evaluation and measurements are eligible, with emphasis on practical applications. Read more

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Impact Factor: 10.733
CiteScore: 7.94

Progress in Quantum Electronics

Progress in Quantum Electronics is an international review journal devoted to the dissemination of new, specialized topics at the forefront of quantum electronics and its applications. The journal publishes papers dealing with theoretical or experimental aspects of contemporary research such as advances in the physics, technology and engineering of subjects of relevance to quantum electronics.  Read more

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Impact Factor: 1.191
CiteScore: 1.91


Optik publishes articles on all subjects related to light and electron optics and offers a survey on the state of research and technical development within the field of optics. Read more

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*2017 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

**CiteScore measures the average citations received per document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a given year (e.g. 2015) to documents published in three previous calendar years (e.g. 2012 – 14), divided by the number of documents in these three previous years (e.g. 2012 – 14).