Laser & Photonics Reviews

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Editor: Katja Paff

Impact Factor: 7.976

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 2/80 (Optics); 8/128 (Physics Applied); 9/68 (Physics Condensed Matter)

Online ISSN: 1863-8899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Optical Materials, Journal of Biophotonics


Laser & Photonics Reviews is a journal that covers articles in the field of laser, photonics and optical sciences. The main focus is set on the publication of review articles. Since 2012 short letter articles and original papers of high quality are considered as well as an addition. To ensure the continued high quality of the journal, only a very limited amount of letter articles and original papers are considered. The selection is done by a strict peer-review procedure with editorial pre-screening.

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    Review Proposal form: Submitting a review article requires a proposal. Authors can download the form here: [PDF], [Word]
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  • Color Figures and Reprints: Color figures will only be printed if the author is prepared to pay the cost incurred. The form to order color figures or reprints can be found here Reprint Order and Color Cost Form (see page 2 and 3)
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