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.

You can access content up until December 2020 on the RSC web-site.

From January 2021, content is listed on the Springer web-site.


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
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

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.