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Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics

Editor-in-Chief: Facchetti, Antonio

Ed. by Ponomarenko, Sergei


Emerging Science

Open Access

    Open Access
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    OPP in India
    Coordinating Editors:
    K.S. Narayan

    OPP Research in China
    Coordinating Editors:
    Xugang Guo

    Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics [OPP] is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research and reviews in the field of organic materials synthesis, fundamental opto-electronic properties, new fabrication approaches for applications in high performance photonic devices. OPP welcomes theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects ranging from fundamental sciences to commercial applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • New structural design and synthesis of organic semiconductors, conductors, and interfacial materials;
    • Theory and modeling of electronic structure and light-matter interactions;
    • Fabrication and characterization of functional opto-electronic devices, particularly photovoltaics, photodetectors, light-emitting transistors, sensors, etc.;
    • Investigation and engineering interfaces between organic semiconductors and semiconductor blends and charge extracting/collecting layers;
    • Relevant achievements in opto-electronic devices addressing key industrial processes;
    • Scale-up approaches for commercialization of organic semiconductor-based photonic devices;

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics [OPP] is dedicated to the most important advances in the chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering of organic photo-active materials for primary applications in photovoltaic cells but extending other photonic devices involving the generation, propagation, detection, and processing of light. Papers suitable for publication in this journal includes original articles, reviews, and commentaries covering topics such as organic synthesis, fundamental exciton and charge transport phenomena, photoconductive and electronic properties of organic materials, thin film growth and characterization, and organic optoelectronic device fabrication. OPP provides the only forum for both fundamental, applied, and industrial contributions spanning several disciplines concerning the wide range of opto-electronic properties and applications of organic materials. The Open Access model allows ready access to its target audience and the peer-review system together with the outstanding scientists of the Advisory Board, ensures that quality is maintained throughout the process.

    Why submit

    Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics [OPP] intends to establish a devoted international high-level forum for the emerging field of organic materials photonics.
    The authors are offered a variety of benefits:

    • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review;
    • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions;
    • convenient, web-based manuscript submission and tracking system;
    • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of Versita’s e-technology;
    • no publication charge in the first two annual volumes.


    Emerging Science
    Type of Publication:

    Researchers and engineeres interested in the fields of the chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering of organic photo-active materials.

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/oph/default.asp. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at oph.editorial@degruyteropen.com.

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Commentaries
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Peer-Review Process
    The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the authors). Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two or more experts. Reviewers are asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. Although the journal uses the plagiarism detection system CrossCheck, reviewers should alert the editors if they suspect any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism.

    Reviewers are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help both the editors make a decision on the publication and the author(s) to improve their manuscript. They should point out whether the work has serious flaws that preclude its publication, or whether additional experiments should be carried out or additional data should be collected to support the conclusions drawn.

    Formatting Requirements

    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by) 
    • full title of article and short title 
    • full list of authors with affiliations 
    • e-mail of the corresponding author 
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion.  For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

    Open Access License

    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

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    Editorial Information

    Antonio Facchetti, Polyera Corporation, USA / Northwestern University, USA

    Journal Editor
    Sergei Ponomarenko, Laboratory of Functional Materials for Organic Electronics & Photonics, Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPM RAS), Russia

    Associate Editor
    Xugang Guo, South University of Science and Technology of China, China
    K.S. Narayan, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Ana Arias, University of California - Berkeley, USA
    Luca Beverina, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy
    Christoph J. Brabec, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Wenping Hu, Institute of Chemistry - Chinese Academy of Science, China
    Yuning Li, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Maria Antonietta Loi, University of Groningen, The Netherland
    Seth Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University, USA
    Michele Muccini, IMNS - CNR Bologna, Italy
    Dieter Neher, University of Potsdam, Germany
    Yong-Young Noh, Hanbat University, South Korea
    Riccardo Po, Institute ENI Donegani, Italy
    Jean Roncali, University of Angers, France
    Henninh Sirringhaus, Cambridge University, UK
    Natalie Stingelin, Imperial College, UK
    Kazuo Takimyia, Hiroshima University, Japan
    Chung-Chih Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    He Yan, University of Hong Kong, China
    Donghang Yan, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China

    Assistant Editors
    Martin Drees, Polyera Corporation, USA
    Brett Savoie, Northwestern University, USA
    Riccardo Turrisi, Northwestern University, USA
    Chun Huang, Polyera Corporation, USA
    Nanjia Zhou, Northwestern University, USA

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    Editorial Contact
    Sergei Ponomarenko

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