Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
1.0 Scope and Standards
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (PPS) is a monthly journal for the publication of original research papers (Full Papers), Perspectives, Communications and Technical Notes of current interest in the areas of photochemistry and photobiology. The journal also contains a Forum section. PPS is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry and is the official journal of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) and the European Photochemistry Association (EPA). The journal publishes articles on the interaction of light with molecules, supramolecular systems or biological matter.
Typical topics include:
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, Photochemotherapy, Photochromism, Photodegradation, Photodermatology, Photoelectrochemistry, Photoimaging, Photoimmunology, Photomedicine, Photomorphogenesis, Photomovement, Photoprotection, Photoreception, Photosensitisation, Photosynthesis, Phototechnology, Phototherapy, Phototoxicity, Solar Energy Utilisation, Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy of Biological Systems, Supramolecular Photochemistry, Synthetic Photochemistry, Theoretical Photochemistry, UV and Visible Radiation Effects and Vision.
2.0 Article types
Communications contain novel scientific work of such importance that rapid publication is desirable. Authors should briefly indicate in a covering letter the reasons why they feel that publication of their work as a Communication is justified. The recommended length is usually no more than four printed journal pages.
2.2 Full Papers
Full Papers contain original scientific work that has not been published previously. However, work that has been published previously in a short form such as a PPS Communication is normally acceptable. There are no restrictions on the length of a paper.
PPS Perspectives are normally published by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief. However, suggestions from authors are welcome and enquiries regarding the submission of PPS Perspectives should be directed to the Editor. The recommended length is usually 10-15 printed journal pages. The number of references should not normally exceed 50.
2.4 Technical Notes
Technical Notes are short (usually no more than four printed journal pages) single accounts of novel scientific work that warrants rapid publication. Technical Notes are unlikely to be followed up by a full article. Authors should briefly indicate in a covering letter the reasons why they feel that the work should be published as a Technical Note, and not a Full Paper.
The Forum section of the journal offers extremely rapid publication of critical comments or opinions on concepts and results expressed in papers published in PPS, as well as on actively debated topics in various fields of photochemistry and photobiology. Outlines of novel hypotheses or emerging developments in fields of interest for the readers of PPS are also welcome. Such contributions usually do not contain experimental data and are not peer-reviewed as such, but accepted for publication by the Editor-in-Chief (who may ask for expert advice).