Journal Information


Laser & Optoelectronics Progress (ISSN 1006-4125), the first laser and optoelectronics journal published in China, which was founded in 1964, is administrated by Chinese Academy of Sciences, sponsored by Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is published by Chinese Laser Press. The present editor-in-chief is Professor Dianyuan Fan, who is a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering. It will be under coverage by Scopus. Laser & Optoelectronics Progress mainly publishes new research results, as well as important reviews in the fields of laser and optoelectronics. It aims to present timely reports of the latest research results and applications of laser and optoelectronics science and technology, promote academic communication and the development of laser and optoelectronics research and applications, and establish connections between scientific research and industry.
      The main columns include general, lasers and laser optics, fiber optics and optical communications, optical design and fabrication, materials, image processing, imaging systems, optical devices, remote sensing and sensors, atmospheric optics and oceanic optics, diffraction and gratings, atomic and molecular physics, detectors, thin films, ultrafast optics, etc. Laser & Optoelectronics Progress is famous for its review papers. In 2018, Laser & Optoelectronics Progress published 61 reviews, including 18 invited reviews from senior professors.
      According to Chinese S&T Journal Citation Reports (Core Edition) (CJCR) 2018, the impact factor of Laser & Optoelectronics Progress is 0.8, which is No.8 among the 17 journals in Optoelectronics and Laser Technology in China.
     According to Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), in 2018, the Academic Journal Clout Index (CI) of Laser & Optoelectronics Progress was 359.040, which is No.21 among the 150 journals in Radio Electronics and Telecommunication Technology in China, and the CI of Laser & Optoelectronics Progress is 313.581, which is No.12 among the 47 journals in Physics in China.


Peer Review Process


1.First Review
     Manuscripts are screened by the editorial office regarding the manuscript format and the duplication rate. Manuscripts are then preliminarily evaluated by the editors-in-chief and editorial board members to ensure they meet the journal's rigorous scientific standards and are eligible for peer review.
     2.Peer Review
     Manuscripts that meet these criteria are single-blind reviewed by at least two referees. The referees provide detailed comments and recommendations to help the editorial board members arrive at the appropriate editorial decision.
     3.Author Revision.
     Authors should carefully address all reviewer comments when submitting a revised manuscript.The revision time is 10/14 days, and may extend under special occasions.
     Revised manuscripts are evaluated by the editorial board members and may be sent to the original or new referees.
     Authors may appeal to the editorial office to reconsider a rejection decision if they believe that the reviewers have seriously misjudged the manuscript. All appeals will be given careful consideration. The editorial board members and/or editors-in-chief will determine if further consideration is merited or if the original decision should stand.