JEOS-RP is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemThe current Editor-in-Chief of JEOS-RP will retire at the end of 2017. The European Optical Society (EOS) is searching for a new Editor-in-Chief, whose tenure wil start on January 1st, 2018.

EOS seeks to appoint a dynamic person with fresh ideas to develop JEOS-RP together with the publishing partner Springer Nature. JEOS-RP offers a nice position to oversee the full spectrum of research in the field of optics and photonics. The Editor-in-Chief has two co-editors and about 40 associate editors which is an asset regarding rapid publication of articles.

If you are interested please submit your application by 30 September 2017 addressed to the President of the European Optical Society (via the EOS Executive Director, Elina Koistinen). Please provide your full name, contact information, CV and a brief statement on your interest in this position and vision of the future of JEOS-RP.

For inquiries please contact Kai Peiponen or Ana Valente.

Featured research: Gloss measurement in detection of surface quality of pharmaceutical tablets

2D gloss maps of antimalaria tablet samples © 2017 Bawuah et al.Bawuah et al. develop a handheld glossmeter to inspect antimalarial drugs in order to determine whether these are genuine or counterfeit pharmaceutical tablets.

Featured research: Focusing characteristics of a 4π parabolic mirror light-matter interface

Parabolic mirror setup © Alber et al. 2017Alber et al. examine the focusing properties of a 4π parabolic mirror that was produced by single-point diamond turning. The results show that the mirror is suitable for an efficient light-matter interface. Read the full article here.


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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.

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.



The archival content of Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications can be located by clicking the following link.


Discounted APC for EOS members

Members of the European Optical Society (EOS) receive a discount on the article-processing charge (APC). If you are planning to submit to the journal and are a member of EOS, please contact the Editor-in-Chief Kai Peiponen for information about how to claim the discount.

Funding your APC

​​​​​​​Open access funding and policy support by SpringerOpen​​

​​​​We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. Learn more here