Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Methods and Applications in Fluorescence(MAF) is pleased to announce that we will be publishing a collection of research articles based on work presented at the MAF 2017 conference in Bruges.


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The success of the MAF conference series, reflects the enormous progress that has been made in fluorescence over the last few decades. Topics covered include new developments in (lifetime) spectroscopy, imaging (including microscopy), and probe design, but also in nanomaterials (including beads and thin films), opto-electronic components, in data acquisition and processing. The widespread applications of fluorescence are also covered, for example in life sciences where it complements (and competes with) other techniques.


MAF impact factor: 2.656


In this issue we plan to present a selection of the most exciting work presented at the conference. Articles submitted for publication should contain original research which is not substantially similar to work published elsewhere. All articles will be peer reviewed to international journal standard.

Regular research papers in MAF are typically about 8500 words in length, including space for figures, graphs and so on (figures are equivalent to about 300 words each). Review articles are between 12,000 and 18,000 words in length. Technical Notes are up to 5000 words in length.

Guest editors are:

  • Prof. Yves Mély
  • Prof. Johan Hofkens

Some additional practical guidelines:

  • Submission deadline 15 October 2017
  • Rapid publication – articles published within 48hrs of acceptance
  • Easy submission process. Use your own style and template and submit a PDF
  • Free colour, video abstracts, animated figures and supplementary data
  • No page charges (article charge applies for open access articles
  • If you wish to submit a Review article you should speak to the Guest Editors before submitting to avoid overlap with other articles.

Please submit you manuscript through the submission facility at

If you have any trouble or queries, please contact us at

All submissions should be clearly marked ‘MAF 2017 issue’.
Detailed information about how to submit an article for publication in the journal can be found in the author guidelines section on our on our website, at
There is no formal template, because the journal will edit and format all articles on acceptance.


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