Optics and Spectroscopy (Optika i spektroskopiya), founded in 1956, presents original and review papers in various fields of modern optics and spectroscopy in the entire wavelength range from radio waves to X-rays. Topics covered include problems of theoretical and experimental spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, and condensed state, lasers and the interaction of laser radiation with matter, physical and geometrical optics, holography, and physical principles of optical instrument making.

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Optics and Spectroscopy is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 98 experts from 6 countries (Russia, Israel, France, USA, Canada, Poland). The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 3 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 15 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 20%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

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  • Presents original and review papers in various fields of modern optics and spectroscopy
  • Covers the entire wavelength range from radio waves to X-rays
  • Explores theoretical and experimental spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, and condensed state; interaction of laser radiation with matter; physical and geometrical optics; and principles of optical instrument making

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  • Evgenii B. Aleksandrov
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0.801 (2018)
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0.713 (2018)
Five year impact factor
26,209 (2018)
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1562-6911
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0030-400X
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