Aims & Scope

npj Nanophotonics is a fully open access journal from the Nature Portfolio publishing high-quality research, reviews, commentary, and prototype showcases in all areas of nanophotonics. It provides a highly impactful platform for researchers and entrepreneurs working in nanophotonics science and applications in order to foster fundamental breakthroughs and significant technological advancement in nanophotonics.

By closely engaging with authors, readers and industry, we aim at fostering the nanophotonics community to bring benefit to society through the timely transition of nanophotonics ideas to technology, from lab to fab, from academia to the real life.

Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances that bring new insight to either a specialized area of research or issues of importance to the community for all photonics related phenomena. We welcome both academics and entrepreneurs to contribute research papers and commentary on new ideas, innovations, demonstrations and prototypes.

The scope of the journal covers all areas of experimental, applied and fundamental on nanophotonics, and related sciences, engineering or applications, including but not limited to:

  • Photonic and plasmonic metamaterials
  • Photonic nanostructures, including nanoparticles, nanowires, quantum dots and nanofibers
  • Design and fabrication of nanophotonic devices
  • Topological photonics
  • 2D photonic materials and structures
  • Layered photonic materials
  • Integrated photonic devices
  • IR and THz photonics
  • Ultrafast and nonlinear photonics
  • Magnetophotonics
  • Quantum photonics
  • Compact light sources
  • Biophotonics
  • Optomechanics
  • The application of nanophotonics to imaging, sensing, detector, data storage, communications, space or energy-harvesting

We are committed to rapid dissemination of significant research results. Articles are published on a continuous basis with minimal time from acceptance to publication.