AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce that APL Photonics has received its first Journal Impact Factor of 4.383. This places APL Photonics in the first quartile of journals in the category of Optics according to the 2019 Journal Citation Reports released by Clarivate Analytics today.
An open-access, peer-reviewed journal, APL Photonics launched in 2016 and has established itself as the leading platform for fundamental and applied multidisciplinary research and next-generation innovations anchored in the field. As its impressive initial Journal Impact Factor rank suggests, researchers have increasingly turned to it to publish significant research and to access important developments in the broad photonics field.
“I’m delighted that the first Journal Impact Factor for APL Photonics reflects the hard work and dedication of the journal’s editorial team, authors and reviewers, as well as the rapid embrace of the journal by its community. We look forward to continuing to publish breakthrough research that advances photonics and related research areas,” said the journal’s Editor-in-Chief Prof. Benjamin J. Eggleton, Director of The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano) and co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) in Sydney, Australia.
The Journal Impact Factor, as published in the annual Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019), measures a journal’s impact on its community through a calculation of article-level citation activity and quality criteria, editorial rigor, and publication best practices. It provides researchers with a metric to assess a journal’s credibility and stature, and to gauge the visibility of its published articles.
ABOUT APL PHOTONICS
APL Photonics (ISSN: 2378-0967) is the dedicated home for open access research directly serving the photonics community. The journal’s scope encompasses fundamental scientific and engineering advances in photonics research across physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. APL Photonics shares values with its parent (Applied Physics Letters) and sister (APL Materials and APL Bioengineering) journals – promoting significant advances and novel understandings in the array of related fields through research reports that are driven forward by peer-review. In response to its diverse community and communication needs, the journal features different article types including Articles, Letters, Perspectives, Tutorials and Special Topic collections. Articles published in APL Photonics are freely accessible, without restrictions, to the global public. Its authors retain the copyright to their work under a Creative Commons license.
ABOUT AIP PUBLISHING
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