Photonic Sensors is a fully sponsored, double-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It presents original, peer-reviewed articles that report on new developments of interest to members of the photonics and sensor communities in all fields of photonic sensing science and technology. The journal's coverage includes optical fiber sensors, planar waveguide sensors, laser-based sensors, and biophotonic sensors and more. Photonic Sensors focuses on experimental contributions related to novel principles, structures or materials for photonic sensors.

In addition to research articles, the journal publishes letters and review articles, providing an opportunity to rapidly disseminate research results of timely interest, and comprehensive reviews of emerging topics.

The publication costs are covered by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

The journal operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at

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  • Reports on new developments in photonic sensing and technology
  • Covers optical fiber sensors, planar waveguide sensors, laser-based sensors, and biophotonic sensors and more
  • Offers timely, comprehensive information on emerging topics

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  • Yunjiang RAO
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Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

Journal metrics

2.073 (2019)
Impact factor
69 days
Submission to first decision
150 days
Submission to acceptance
55,985 (2019)

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  1. ACM Digital Library
  2. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  3. CNKI
  4. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
  6. Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
  7. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  8. DOAJ
  9. EI Compendex
  10. Gale
  11. INIS Atomindex
  12. INSPEC
  13. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  14. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  15. ProQuest Central
  16. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  17. ProQuest Technology Collection
  18. SCImago
  19. SCOPUS
  20. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  21. UGC-CARE List (India)
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