PPS meets the growing information needs of scientists working in the areas of photochemistry and photobiology, and indeed, encourages a synergism between these two important research areas. This international journal is published monthly on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP), the European Photochemistry Association (EPA), the Asia and Oceania Society for Photobiology (AOSP) and the Korean Society of Photoscience (KSP), and is available in both print and electronic formats.
PPS' 2020 impact factor is 3.982 according to the data released by Journal Citation Reports.
Photobiological Sciences is covered by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Science Citation Index (SCI), Research Alert, Chemistry Citation Index (CCI), Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index (BBCI), Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (CC/PC&ES), MEDLINE and Index Medicus.
Please have a look at the content of the latest issues and the advance articles. All active ESP members have free access to PPS (and Topics in Current Chemistry) after signing in at the "reserved area" (https://www.photobiology.eu/user/login)
Press release May 2020: SpringerNature to publish PPS from 2021
Scope of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
|Applied photochemistry||Atmospheric photochemistry||Bioluminescence||Chronobiology|
|DNA repair||Energy transfer||Environmental photobiology||Environmental photochemistry|
|Excited state properties||Laser photochemistry||Luminescence||Mechanistic photochemistry|
|Organic and inorganic photochemistry||Photocarcinogenesis||Photochemical kinetics||Photochemistry of biomolecules|
|Phototoxicity||Solar energy utilization||Spectroscopy||Spectroscopy of biological systems|
|Supramolecular photochemistry||Synthetic photochemistry||Theoretical photochemistry||UV and visible radiation effects and vision|
The overall responsibility for the journal lies with the Ownership Board, which consists of members from ESP and EPA as well as associate members from the publisher, Springer Nature. At present there are two Editors-in-Chief and two deputies on the board representing the research areas within photobiology and photochemistry.
The ESP members who attend the yearly ownership meetings are an ESP-nominated representative for publications (currently Kristian Berg), the ESP President and both the Editor-in-Chief (Rex Tyrrell) and the Deputy Editor-in-chief for Photobiology. In addition there are meetings of the Photobiology editorial board to which all associate editors are invited and which takes place at the ESP Congress.
The current editorial board for the Photobiology section of PPS includes:
|Rex Tyrrell (Editor-in-Chief), University of Bath, UK||Santi Nonell (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), University Ramon Llull, Spain||Alkiviadis Bais, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Kristian Berg,The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Norway||Janet Bornman, Curtin Business School, Australia||Ellen Bruzell, Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, Norway|
|Paolo Di Mascio,Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil||Celine Frochot, University of Lorraine, France||Prue Hart, Telethon Kids Institute, Australia|
|Gareth Jenkins, University of Glasgow,UK||Yiannis Koutalos, Medical University of South Carolina ,USA||Choon-Hwan Lee, Pusan National University, Korea|
|Aba Losi, University of Parma, Italy||Tim Maisch, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany||Patrick Neale, Smithsonian Research Center, USA|
|Kristjan Plaetzer, University of Salzburg, Austria||Vivienne Reeve, University of Sydney, Australia||Evelyne Sage, CNRS Institut Curie, France|
|Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy||Franz Trautinger, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Austria||Massimo Trotta, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy|
|Cristiano Viappiani, University of Parma, Italy|
Further information about the journal and all details for submitting your manuscript can be found at the Springer Nature website.