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JEOS:RP is the online, open access Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications covering a large scope of research in optics and photonics. JEOS:RP is a peer-reviewed open-access journal which is listed with ISI Journal Citation Reports. ISSN 1990-2573. In addition to the scientific publications, JEOS:RP also publishes Industrial White Papers.

As of the 1st of January 2022, the Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications is published by EDP Sciences.
To access the articles published 2006-2016, visit the JEOS:ORG Archived website


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Aims and scope

Rapid progress in optics and photonics has broadened its application enormously into many branches, including information and communication technology, security, sensing, bio- and medical sciences, healthcare and chemistry.

Recent achievements in other sciences have allowed continual discovery of new natural mysteries and formulation of challenging goals for optics that require further development of modern concepts and running fundamental research.

The Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) aims to tackle all of the aforementioned points in the form of prompt, scientific, high-quality communications that report on the latest findings. It presents emerging technologies and outlining strategic goals in optics and photonics.



Editor in Chief: 

Sergei Popov, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Riad Haidar, ONERA and École Polytechnique, France

Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany

Sergei Turitsyn, Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, UK

Open access

All articles published by the Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in the Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article.


EOS Member discount

EOS members submitting to JEOS:RP  receive significant discount on he article-processing charge (APC):

 Short communication (up to 4 pages):

700 € for EOS members
1350 € for non-members

 Research article (above 4 pages):

 950 € for EOS members
1600 € for non-members

Not yet a member? No problem!
You can join EOS as an individual or corporate/institution member here.


The journal covers both fundamental and applied topics, including but not limited to:

  • Classical and quantum optics
  • Light/matter interaction
  • Optical communication
  • Micro- and nanooptics
  • Nonlinear optical phenomena
  • Optical materials
  • Optical metrology
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Colour research
  • Nano and metamaterials
  • Modern photonics technology
  • Optical engineering, design and instrumentation
  • Optical applications in bio-physics and medicine
  • Interdisciplinary fields using photonics, such as in energy, climate change and cultural heritage 

The journal aims to provide readers with recent and important achievements in optics/photonics and, as its name suggests, it strives for the shortest possible publication time.