Aims & Scope

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery is the essential journal for cutting-edge advances and research in phototherapy, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and laser medicine and surgery. The Journal delivers basic and clinical findings and procedures to improve the knowledge and application of these techniques in medicine.

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery coverage includes:

  • Mechanisms of biostimulation and bioinhibition
  • Increasing collagen synthesis
  • Reversing photoaging
  • Stimulating wound healing
  • Expanded applications
  • Procedures in medicine, surgery, and dentistry
  • New instrumentation
  • Optical diagnostics
  • Photobiomodulation Literature Watch 

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Michael R Hamblin, PhD, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Co-Editor-in-Chief Heidi Abrahamse, PhD, University of Johannesburg; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Photobiologists, physicists, physicians, dentists, scientific researchers, and equipment manufacturers, among others

Society Affiliations

The Official Journal of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT), North American Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (NAALT), and an Official Journal of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD)

Indexed/Abstracted in:



PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine;

Science Citation Index Expanded;

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;



Chemical Abstracts;

ProQuest databases;

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.