Journal Information


Laser & Optoelectronics Progress (ISSN: 1006-4125), founded in 1964, which is administrated by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), sponsored by Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), and published by Chinese Laser Press. LOP is the first academic journal in the fields of lasers and optoelectronics, the first semimonthly journal in Optics of China. The special issue of "Advanced Imaging" has been published since 2020. It offers intensive reviews and the latest research articles in all areas of laser and optoelectronics.

The main scope of this journal includes Reviews, Lasers and Laser Optics, Fiber Optics and Optical Communications, Optical Design and Fabrication, Materials, Image Processing, Imaging Systems, Optical Devices, Remote Sensing and Sensors, Atmospheric Optics and Oceanic Optics, Diffraction and Gratings, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Detectors, Thin Films, Ultrafast Optics, etc.

LOP is indexed in Chinese Core Periodical Database, Chinese Science and Technology Periodicals Database, ESCI, INSPEC, Scopus, CSCD, etc. It has received awards by “Outstanding S&T Journals of China” and “East China Outstanding Journal”. From January 2018, the LOP started to select cover paper based on the evaluation of peer reviewers and the editor-in-chief, and it adopted a color cover. In 2020, it was selected in "Chinese Science and Technology Journals supported by science Publishing Foundation of Chinese Academy of Sciences".


Peer Review Process

1.First Review

Manuscripts are screened by the editorial office regarding the manuscript format and the duplication rate. Manuscripts are then preliminarily evaluated by the editors-in-chief and editorial board members to ensure they meet the journal's rigorous scientific standards and are eligible for peer review.


2.Peer Review

Manuscripts that meet these criteria are single-blind reviewed by at least two referees. The referees provide detailed comments and recommendations to help the editorial board members arrive at the appropriate editorial decision.


3.Author Revision

Authors should carefully address all reviewer comments when submitting a revised manuscript.The revision time is 10/14 days, and may extend under special occasions.



Revised manuscripts are evaluated by the editorial board members and may be sent to the original or new referees.



Authors may appeal to the editorial office to reconsider a rejection decision if they believe that the reviewers have seriously misjudged the manuscript. All appeals will be given careful consideration. The editorial board members and/or editors-in-chief will determine if further consideration is merited or if the original decision should stand.