March 2018


Issue 83

Special issues of JQSRT (Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer)


Electromagnetic and Light Scattering, ELS-XVII


Dear Colleagues,


You can now submit your paper to the ELS-XVII Special Issue of JQSRT via the website clicking on Submit your article in the right-hand panel. You will be prompted to create an Evise account unless you already have one. The papers can be submitted at any time but no later than 15 July 2018. 


Only full-size papers rather than extended abstracts will be considered. All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to the standard JQSRT evaluation procedure. Each accepted manuscript will be published promptly, without waiting for all the other papers. As a consequence, ELS-XVII papers will likely appear in several physical volumes of JQSRT, but will be grouped (in real time) in an online virtual special issue at

This will greatly increase the visibility of your contribution since Elsevier advertises special issues of JQSRT quite widely.


When submitting a regular manuscript, please select the Full-size paper category. All keynote and invited ELS-XVII speakers are encouraged to submit comprehensive reviews along the lines of their presentations, in which case the Review category should be selected. Ideas of additional reviews should be first discussed with one of the Guest Editors. 


Finally, please note that we encourage the submission of any papers on topics covered by ELS conferences, i.e., not only those presented at ELS-XVII. 


We look forward to your high-quality submissions to the special ELS-XVII issue!


Ping Yang, Patrick Stegmann, Michael Mishchenko

(Guest Editors)



Laser-light and Interactions with Particles (LIP2018)


After the success (150 participants) of the last join conferences LIP2018 & ELS-XVII organized by Ping Yang, Patrick Stegmann and their colleagues from Texas AM University, it is time to think about next steps.


First, a Topical Issue of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) is scheduled on LIP conference topics: beam shape description (i.e. electromagnetic, acoustic and quantum beams), near fields and morphology-dependent-resonances, far-field scattering, time-resolved scattering, mechanical effects of light, complex shaped particles and aggregates, multiple scattering in dense media, optical particle sizing and characterization methods. It will be a topical issue of JQSRT and not a conference proceedings volume. Thus, each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two independent referees to ensure that all accepted manuscripts satisfy the highest standards of scientific quality adopted for JQSRT.


To expedite the communication of your research results to the scientific community, each paper will be officially published as soon as it has been accepted, typeset, and proof-read. In other words, the authors of accepted manuscripts will see their papers officially published without having to wait for the rest of the manuscripts to get accepted. This accelerated publication protocol is a recent improvement in the JQSRT production process.


Submission gate open/close: May 1st, 2018 / August 31st, 2018

Where to submit:

How to select this topical issue: select (SI:LIP2018) on Evise/EES submissions system

Guest editors: G. Gouesbet, F. Onofri & P. Yang




Book in your agenda that the next Laser-light and Interactions with Particles (LIP2020) conference will be organized in 2020 by Daniel Jakubczyk and his colleagues from the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Conference place: Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (map).

Conference dates: August 23-28th, 2020.

Conference website: available in a couple of weeks!


Best regards

G. Gouesbet, F. Fabrice Onofri & P. Yang



Special issue of PSS (Planetary and Space Science)


On behalf of all the guest editors of the following Planetary and Space Science (PSS) special issue, let me give you the following information.


An international symposium "Int'l Symposium on Dust & Parent Bodies" ( ) was held at PERC, Chiba Institute of Technology, in 2018 February 26-28. In the symposium, various studies related to the near-Earth asteroid (3200) Phaethon were discussed: Phaethon as the parent body of the Geminidmeteor stream, Phaethon's surface status observed in the closest approach in 2017, dust from Phaethon that arrived at the Earth, dust in the planetary and interstellar space, and so on.


Following the discussions in the symposium, we plan to make a special issue on Planetary and Space Science (PSS) entitled "Asteroid (3200) Phaethon and meteoroids".

We will call for research papers from widely relevant fields. Any research subjects related to Phaethon or meteoroids from any viewpoint (observation, experiment, theory, simulation, exploration, and others) are welcome. Please refer to the submission procedure as follows.


If you have any questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us at


We are looking forward to having everyone's participation.


Editors of the Special Issue: Asteroid (3200) Phaethon and meteoroids

Fumi Yoshida, Wing-Huen IpMasateru Ishiguro, Takashi Ito, Hiroshi Kimura, Harald Krueger, Karen Meech