Meet the Editorial Board

Allow me to introduce myself, I am Gabriella Cincotti and I am honored to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Photonics Journal (PJ). I would like to thank the Photonics Society Publication Council for giving me this opportunity, I am extremely grateful.

PJ is the Photonics Society’s premier open access, online-only rapid publication archival journal of top quality research at the forefront of photonics. Contributions addressing issues ranging from fundamental understanding to emerging technologies and applications are within the scope of the Journal.

The success of PJ is due to the efforts of an international team of Senior Editors, Associate Editors, Reviewers, Authors and the Journal Editorial Staff. The team commits to provide a satisfactory submission experience to the Authors, by shortening the decision time, all while still keeping a rigorous peer-review. In order to uphold these practices, we have improved the submission process ( When Authors are submitting their paper(s), they now select one of the twelve Technical Areas which are assigned to twelve Senior Editors. The Senior Editors were carefully designated to a Technical Area in which they are scientific leaders in the corresponding research fields.

We also have introduced a “data” question that enables Authors to store their data in IEEE DataPort, receive a DOI for their dataset, and include the DOI for their dataset when submitting their article via IEEE DataPort. Authors may upload up to 2TB of data related to their article to IEEE DataPort at no cost, or at low cost if the dataset must be open access.

Throughout the review process, the Senior Editor collaborates with a Junior Editor, who offers support to the Editorial Board to ensure the review process is handled in a timely manner. The Junior Editor role offers Young Professionals from our community exposure to editorial and review experience, as well as the chance to build mentorship relationships.

Learn more about the 12 Senior Editors and their assigned technical areas:

Area 1: Optical Communications
Senior Editor: Chester Shu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Area 2: Fiber Optics Devices and Subsystems
Senior Editor: Xinliang Zhang, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Area 3: Light Sources
Senior Editor: Wei Lei, Southeast University, China
Area 4: Detection, Sensing, and Energy
Senior Editor: Boon Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Area 5: Fabrication and Materials
Senior Editor: Sylwester Latkowski, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Area 6: Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Senior Editor: Qiaoqiang Gan, University of Buffalo, USA
Area 7: Biophotonics and Medical Optics
Senior Editor: Gabriella Cincotti, University Roma Tre, Rome Italy
Area 8: Computational Photonics
Senior Editor: Jose Azana, INRS-EMT, Canada
Area 9: Propagation, Imaging, and Spectroscopy
Senior Editor: Stefan Stanciu, University of “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Area 10: Quantum Photonics
Senior Editor: Niels Gregersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Area 11: Nonlinear Photonics and Novel Optical Phenomena
Senior Editor: Michelle Sander, Boston University, USA
Area 12: Optical Data Science and Machine Intelligence in Photonics
Senior Editor: Yair Rivenson, UCLA, USA