Journal Information

Nature Photonics is a monthly journal publishing the best research from all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

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Journal abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Photon.


Our international standard serial number (ISSN) is 1749-4885. Our electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 1749-4893.

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