Two recently launched SPIE journals added to Web of Science databases

The inclusion of Advanced Photonics and Journal of Optical Microsystems is an early indication of their quality and value to the research community
21 April 2021

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA – SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce the recognition of its two newest journals by the scholarly publication indexing service Web of Science.

Launched in 2019, Advanced Photonics is a highly selective open access journal publishing innovative research in all areas of optics and photonics. The journal, co-published by SPIE and Chinese Laser Press, has been added to the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) index. Inclusion in the index means that the journal can expect to receive an impact factor in 2022. This rapid inclusion in the SCIE database is an indicator of the high-quality content published in the journal. Papers published in 2019 averaged 12 citations per paper.

“This is exciting news and a significant development for the journal,” says Editor-in-Chief Anatoly Zayats. “It shows that Advanced Photonics has already achieved impact on the optics and photonics community, and we hope it will continue to grow. We are thankful to our authors and readers for their trust in us, and the editorial board members, who keep the journal on the right course. We look forward to serving the photonics community in the years to come and continuing to publish new and exciting developments in the field.”

At the same time, the Journal of Optical Microsystems (JOM) was added to the Web of Science’s Emerging Science Citation Index (ESCI). Launched in January 2021, its early inclusion, after just one issue of publication, is a vote of confidence and a positive sign for the new journal, which publishes cutting-edge research in all aspects of optical and photonic microsystems, from materials and fabrication of micro-optical and photonic components, through assembly and packaging, to systems and applications.

“It’s encouraging that JOM has already been recognized by Web of Science as being worthy of inclusion just four months after we launched,” says Editor-in-Chief Hans Zappe. “This is a good sign for our fledgling publication.”

Advanced Photonics and the Journal of Optical Microsystems are two important additions to the SPIE journals portfolio and it is rewarding to know that Web of Science considers them both to be important in advancing the scholarly record,” says SPIE Director of Publications Platform Patrick Franzen. “Advanced Photonics’s inclusion in SCIE is a critical step in achieving its goal of being a highly impactful journal for the international optics and photonics community. We are also encouraged that JOM is already being acknowledged as an important title and will be indexed in ESCI only four months after its first publication."

Both Advanced Photonics and the Journal of Optical Microsystems are Gold Open Access journals. SPIE will be waiving all open access fees on submissions through 2021.

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