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 https://www.springeropen.com/about/open-access.

As authors of articles published in Photonic Sensors you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement (https://www.springeropen.com/get-published/copyright/copyright-and-license-agreement).

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact info@springeropen.com if further information is needed.

  • 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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Editor-in-Chief
  • Yunjiang RAO
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

Journal metrics

1.12 (2018)
Impact factor
69 days
Submission to first decision
150 days
Submission to acceptance
55,985 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
2190-7439
Print ISSN
1674-9251
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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. Dimensions
  10. EBSCO Discovery Service
  11. EI Compendex
  12. Gale
  13. Google Scholar
  14. INIS Atomindex
  15. INSPEC
  16. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  17. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  18. Naver
  19. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  20. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  21. ProQuest Central
  22. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  23. ProQuest Technology Collection
  24. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  25. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  26. SCImago
  27. SCOPUS
  28. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
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