Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

A society-owned journal publishing high quality research on all aspects of photochemistry and photobiology.

Impact Factor

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences'  2011 impact factor is 2.584, according to the data released by ISI.

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.

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 
  • Photochemotherapy 
  • Photochromism 
  • Photodegradation 
  • Photodermatology 
  • Photoelectrochemistry 
  • Photoimaging 
  • Photoimmunology 
  • Photomedicine 
  • Photomorphogenesis 
  • Photomovement 
  • Photoprotection 
  • Photoreception  
  • Photosensitization 
  • Photosynthesis 
  • Phototechnology 
  • Phototherapy 
  • Phototoxicity 
  • Solar energy utilization 
  • Spectroscopy 
  • Spectroscopy of biological systems 
  • Supramolecular photochemistry 
  • Synthetic photochemistry 
  • Theoretical photochemistry 
  • UV and visible radiation effects and vision 

About the Owner Societies

The objective of the EUROPEAN PHOTOCHEMISTRY ASSOCIATION is to promote the development of photochemistry in Europe and contacts among photochemists. The Association is concerned with various experimental and theoretical aspects of the interaction of light with molecular systems, ranging from basic knowledge and practical know-how in photochemistry to application in areas such as chemical synthesis, electronics, material science, nanotechnology, biology and medicine. 

The objectives of the EPA are currently pursued by:

  • the ownership and publication of the peered-reviewed scientific journal "Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences"

  • the publication of the "EPA Newsletter" 

  • the award of a Prize for PhD Thesis in Photochemistry 

  • the organisation of summer schools on selected aspects and the active involvement in international symposia and conferences 

  • offering its members a discussion forum and information exchange via its website and e-mailing list 

  • collaborating with Photochemistry Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and sister scientific societies to foster intercontinental cooperation


The European Society for Photobiology (ESP) aims to stimulate and facilitate the interchange between photobiologists in Europe and neighbouring countries. Photobiology deals with chemical and/or physical changes in biological systems induced by radiation, and subsequent responses.

The aims of the ESP include the promotion of contacts between photobiologists and photobiology groups in Europe. In particular to establish meetings capable of developing interest and research in photobiology in Europe, to promote photobiology amongst governmental and industrial sponsors of scientific research and to use available resources to facilitate collaborative research between members. The ESP currently has around 800 members.


AOSP logo
The Asia and Oceania Society for Photobiology (AOSP) aims to promote the science of photobiology in Asian and Oceanian regions through the affiliation with Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences as its official journal, with the aims and scope compatible with the other societies.


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The Korean Society of Photoscience (KSP) ceased production of its official publication Journal of Photoscience as at the end of 2005. In its place, the KSP affiliates with Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences as its new official journal, with the aims and scope compatible with the other sister societies including ESP, EPA and AOSP.

Related Links

Link icon European Photochemistry Association
European Photochemistry Association

Link icon European Society for Photobiology
European Society for Photobiology

Link icon Asia and Oceania Society for Photobiology
Asia and Oceania Society for Photobiology

Link icon Korean Society of Photoscience
Korean Society of Photoscience

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