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Aims & Scope

Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery (formerly 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.

Photobiomodulation, 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 

Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Michael R Hamblin, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, 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


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Compendex
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • ProQuest databases
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
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.

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