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Advanced Optical Technologies

Editor In Chief: Michael Pfeffer

Your benefits:

  • High-quality peer reviewed 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


Advanced Optical Technologies is a strictly peer-reviewed scientific journal. The major aim of Advanced Optical Technologies is to publish recent progress in the fields of optical design, optical engineering, and optical manufacturing. Advanced Optical Technologies has a main focus on applied research and addresses scientists as well as experts in industrial research and development.

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.

  • 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

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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.

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You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aot and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.
You may use optional templates for manuscript preparation. (see Overview)

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!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Michael Pfeffer
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
E-Mail: michael.pfeffer@hs-weingarten.de

Associate Editor
Allen Yi
- The Ohio State University, USA

Publishing Partner
THOSS Media GmbH
Publisher: Dr. Andreas Thoss
E-Mail: th@thoss-media.de

Editorial Board
Stefan Bäumer - TNO, Delft, The Netherlands
Jan Burke - Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany
Andreas Erdmann - Fraunhofer IISB, Germany
Donis Flagello - Nikon RCA, USA
Michael Golub - Tel Aviv University, Israel
Norbert Kaiser - Fraunhofer IOF, Germany
Norbert Kerwien - Carl Zeiss AG, 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
Cornelius Neumann - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
Andrew Rakich - Mersenne Optical Consulting, New Zealand
Jan van Schoot - ASML Netherlands BV, The Netherlands
Stefan Sinzinger - Technical University Ilmenau, Germany
Guohai Situ - Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Koji Sugioka - RIKEN, Japan
Hugo Thienpont - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Hans Dieter Tholl - Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Michael Totzeck - Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Hexin Wang - Carl Zeiss Shanghai Co. Ltd., China

Journal Manager
Holger Kleessen
E-Mail: holger.kleessen@degruyter.com

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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.