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Advanced Optical Technologies

Editor-in-Chief: Pfeffer, Michael

In co-publication with THOSS Media GmbH

Your benefits:
  • High-quality academic journal with a strong focus on industry
  • Innovative approach to optical engineering and manufacturing
  • Rapid publication: Average time from submission to decision is 41 days (2015)
  • Attractive pricing models including Open Access options

Aims and Scope

Advanced Optical Technologies (AOT) is a new journal on Optical Engineering & Manufacturing addressing the needs of the industrial and scientific optics community.Advanced Optical Technologies partners with the European Optical Society EOS. All its 4.500+ members have free online access to the journal through their EOS member account. Advanced Optical Technologies offers an attractive pricing model for authors, companies, institutions and societies. Commercial companies may use attractive advertising conditions in the journal.

  • Optical design
  • Lithography
  • Opto-mechanical engineering
  • Illumination and lighting technology
  • Precision fabrication
  • Image sensor devices
  • Optical materials (polymer based, inorganic, crystalline/amorphous)
  • Optical instruments in life science (biology, medicine, laboratories)
  • Optical metrology
  • Optics in aerospace/defense
  • Simulation, interdisciplinary
  • Optics for astronomy
  • Standards
  • Consumer optics
  • Optical coatings

Article formats
Tutorial, Review Article, Research Article, Letter, Short Communication, Views

> Information on submission process

Type of Publication:

Researchers and practitioners in public and private research and development involved with optical technology, design, and applications

European Optical Society EOS. All its 4.500+ members have free online access to the journal through their EOS member account.

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
  • Average time from submission to decision is 41 days (2015)
  • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support
  • Advertising opportunities available

Submission process
  • Before preparing a manuscript please have a look at our Instructions for Authors
  • Before submitting a paper please use the submission checklist for a final check
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Manuscripts are independently reviewed by at least 2 peers selected by the Editors
  • Decision on your paper (4 weeks for submission to first decision)
  • When manuscripts are subject to revision, the revised manuscript should be returned within another 2 weeks
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!


The optics community has a wide range of excellent scientific journals. Nevertheless, many important results from industry and industry related academic research are published in conference proceedings only. Most of them lack a proper peer review. Therefore, a number of optics experts created the idea of a new optics journal with a particular industry related approach at a meeting of the German Society of Applied Optics DGaO. This idea included not only the publication of double peer reviewed papers from applied research but also the continuous invitation of tutorials and review articles to distribute the rich experience of outstanding industry experts to the wider optics community.
Soon, Professor Michael Pfeffer took over the position of Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Andreas Thoss, a former Wiley-publisher with a strong record in optics journal publishing, became founding publisher. Together they set up partnerships with the European Optical Society EOS and De Gruyter, a medium sized academic publisher with a worldwide distribution network. The first issue was published in March 2012 and today AOT is an established platform for the publication of academic and industry related research in applied optics.

Other publications in the field

Advanced Optical Technologies is covered by the following services:

  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • Celdes
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Paperbase
  • Pirabase
  • Polymer Library
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • TEMA Technik und Management
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Michael Pfeffer
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany

Journal Manager
Holger Kleessen

Publishing Partner
THOSS Media GmbH
Publisher: Dr. Andreas Thoss

Editorial Board

Stefan Bäumer - TNO, Delft, The Netherlands
Jan Burke - BIAS, Germany
Andreas Erdmann - Fraunhofer IISB, Germany
Donis Flagello - Nikon RCA, USA
Michael Golub - Tel Aviv University, Israel
Norbert Kaiser - Fraunhofer IOF, Germany
Yanqiu Li - Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Irina Livshits - St. Petersburg National Research University, Russia
Peter Loosen - Fraunhofer ILT, Germany
Angus Macleod - Thin Film Center Inc., USA
Douglas McCarter - Mc Carter Machine Inc., USA
Andrew Rakich - ESO, Germany
Peter Seitz - Universitä de Neuchatel, Switzerland
Stefan Sinzinger - Technical University Ilmenau, Germany
Guohai Situ - Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Kimio Tatsuno - OITDA, Tokyo, Japan
Hugo Thienpont - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Michael Totzeck - Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Wilhelm Ulrich - Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Hexin Wang - Carl Zeiss Shanghai Co. Ltd., China

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  • Was interested in a list like that,too. I will defenitely use it frequently.

    posted by: Stephanie Fischer on 2012-10-22 01:10 PM (Europe/Berlin)