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Peer-review policy

PhotoniX operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Publication of research articles by PhotoniX is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Affiliated with

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Chinese Society for Optical Engineering

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Tsinghua University

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University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

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Westlake University


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    19.818 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    19.818 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)

    Speed
    25 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    54 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    74,309 downloads (2021)

This journal is indexed by

o    Science Citation Index Expanded 
o    DOAJ
o    CNKI
o    Dimensions
o    EBSCO Discovery Service
o    Google Scholar
o    Naver
o    OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
o    ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
o    ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
o    TD Net Discovery Service
o    Portico
o    INSPEC
o    Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
o    Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
o    CNPIEC
o    CLOCKSS