Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications

JEOS:RP is the online 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.

The journal is currently published by Springer.
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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.

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, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.


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.

EOS Member discount


Members of the European Optical Society (EOS) submitting to JEOS:RP receive a discount on the article-processing charge.

APC for EOS members: EUR 900

If you are planning to submit to the journal and are a member of EOS, please contact the Editor-in-Chief Sergei Popov for information about how to claim the discount. For Non-members the APC is 1690 EUR.

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


Benefit from free publication


  • Publication in Germany for free:
    If you are a corresponding author affiliated with a German university or research institution, you are entitled to publish open access in our journal with fees covered by the German DEAL agreement. Read more here.
  • Springer also routinely waives charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. Read more about the funding and support actions:



  • Editor in Chief: 
    • Sergei Popov, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Co-Editors: 
    • 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