About the Journal of Nanophotonics
The Journal of Nanophotonics (JNP) is an e-journal focusing on the fabrication and application of nanostructures that facilitate the generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection of light from the infrared to the ultraviolet regimes.
In addition to contributed research papers, JNP occasionally includes special sections in key areas of technology. Special sections are assembled by guest editors. See the Editorial Schedule for a list of forthcoming special section topics.
Why publish in this journal?
The Journal of Nanophotonics is published online as part of the SPIE Digital Library, accessible by researchers at many of the world's leading universities, laboratories, and corporations as well as thousands of individual subscribers.
- Rapid review and publication of articles
- Professional copyediting and typesetting
- Free online color figures
- Video and audio content
- Video abstracts of papers
- Reference linking via CrossRef
- 5 free downloads for authors from the SPIE Digital Library
- Open access publication at a low cost through payment of voluntary page charges
- Voluntary page charges
- Abstracting and indexing in leading scientific databases, including Science Citation Index Expanded; Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology; Inspec; Scopus; and Ei Compendex.
Submit a manuscript
Journal of Nanophotonics uses an online submission system. Please do not submit your manuscript via e-mail.
Authors should read and follow the instructions on how to prepare and format a manuscript prior to submission.
Authors should also read the journal policies prior to submission to ensure their manuscript meets the journal requirements. The journal policies also provide information about submitting a proceedings manuscript to the journal.
All authors are required to include a cover letter with their submission explaining the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in this journal. This cover letter sample (.doc) can be used as a template.
JNP typically allows only one round of major revision. Authors should carefully address all reviewer comments when submitting a revised manuscript. Also note that resubmission of a rejected manuscript is normally not allowed until three months after the decision date.
SPIE uses the CrossCheck plagiarism screening service, powered by iThenticate software, to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality.
Types of Manuscripts
Letter: A short technical communication of significant interest intended for rapid publication in the JNP Letters section of the journal. The manuscript length may not exceed six typeset pages. Further details below.
JNP Letters: The purpose of this section of the Journal of Nanophotonics is to provide rapid publication of short technical communications of significant interest in the field of nanophotonics. Submissions should be prepared in the same manner as a regular paper, except that there are no author biographies. The manuscript may not exceed six typeset pages. A brief cover letter setting forth the significance of the paper must accompany the manuscript. Regular page charges apply to letters.
Regular Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended as a regular contribution to the journal.
Special Section Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended for submission to a special topical section organized by a guest editor.
Review Paper: An article reviewing a particular topic or field. Review papers are typically invited papers written by a highly regarded expert in the field. Review articles summarize progress made in a particular research or development area during a specified period and summarize the current state of the art.
Commentary: A Commentary should be based primarily on research in the past two to three years. It should be written at a level accessible to readers who are not researchers themselves but who are interested in research. The number of authors must not exceed two. The total number of words should be between 900 and 1500. There can be one or two small illustrations, and no more than 10 references. No abstract is needed. A Commentary should begin with a paragraph conveying a sense of immediacy, and end with specific proposals for research in the next few years. Commentaries will be solicited by the Editor-in-Chief.