Copublished by SPIE and Chinese Laser Press, Advanced Photonics is a highly selective, open-access, international journal publishing innovative research in all areas of optics and photonics, including fundamental and applied research. The journal publishes top-quality original papers, letters, and review articles, reflecting significant advances and breakthroughs in theoretical and experimental research and novel applications with considerable potential.

The journal seeks high-quality, high-impact articles across the entire spectrum of optics, photonics, and related fields with specific emphasis on the following acceptance criteria:

*New concepts in terms of fundamental research with great impact and significance

*State-of-the-art technologies in terms of novel methods for important applications

*Reviews of recent major advances and discoveries and state-of-the-art benchmarking.

The journal also publishes news and commentaries highlighting scientific and technological discoveries, breakthroughs, and achievements in optics, photonics, and related fields.

Research areas covered include:

*Photonic devices and systems for communications

*Photonics for clean energy

*Photonics in chemistry, biology, and medicine

*Optical imaging, metrology, and sensors

*Photonics for data storage, data manipulation, and displays

*Materials, artificial materials, and nanostructures for photonics

*Photonics in quantum technologies

*Nonlinear and ultrafast optics

*Optoelectronics and optical information processing

*Optical manipulation techniques, optomechanics, and optofluidics

Researchers may submit manuscripts beginning in spring 2018. Detailed submission information and author guidelines will be forthcoming.

The first bimonthly issue will be published in January 2019. Articles will be published online as they are reviewed, accepted, copyedited, and typeset, starting in late 2018.

All articles will be open access (CC BY) with the article publication charge waived in the first year.