Journal of Biophotonics

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Editor: Jürgen Popp

Impact Factor: 3.818

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 10/90 (Optics); 16/77 (BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS); 16/72 (Biophysics)

Online ISSN: 1864-0648

Associated Title(s): Laser & Photonics Reviews


Aims and Scope

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The first international journal dedicated to publishing reviews and original articles from this exciting field, the Journal of Biophotonics covers the broad range of research on interactions between light and biological material. The journal offers a platform where the physicist communicates with the biologist and where the clinical practitioner learns about the latest tools for the diagnosis of diseases. As such, the journal is highly interdisciplinary, publishing cutting edge research in the fields of life sciences, medicine, physics, chemistry, and engineering. The coverage extends from fundamental research to specific developments, while also including the latest applications.


The main fields of application are:

  • Advanced spectroscopy
  • Biosafety
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Food an drug analysis
  • Imaging and microscopy
  • Life sciences
  • Manipulation and preparation
  • Medicine (detection and therapy)
  • Microbiology
  • Optical biosensors

Featured technologies are:

  • Advanced optical microscopy & nanoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • High volume analysis
  • Non-invasive physiological monitoring
  • Optical biosensing
  • Optical tomography
  • Photonic nano-manipulation
  • Spectroscopic methods on a cellular and molecular leve

ISSN: Previously 1864-063X (print). 1864-0648 (online).

Volume 9. 12 Issues in 2016.

How to cite: To make sure that references to this journal are correctly recorded and resolved (for example in CrossRef, PubMed, or ISI Web of Knowledge), please use the following abbreviated title in any citations: "J. Biophotonics" (punctuation may vary according to the style of the citing journal).


Biophotonics is truly interdisciplinary, thus the journal appeals to scientists such as physicists, chemists, and biologists, as well as physicians and engineers interested in the application of light in life sciences


medicine, microbiology, food and drug analysis, biosafety, microspectroscopy, optical tomography, Biophotonics, spectroscopy, microscopy, nanoscopy, imaging, optics and photonics in life sciences, optical manipulation technologies, data information and processing (data mining), biooptical science, biomedical applications, manipulation and preparation, optical biosensors, device technology, photo dynamic therapy
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