2020 Impact factor 2.707
Special Topics


EPJ Quantum Technology: Special Issue on Quantum Industry


This article collection on “Quantum Industry” is perhaps the first of this kind and aims at bringing together all the main players involved in the process of transferring quantum technologies into a mature quantum industry. The goal is to foster the dialogue among all parties, to discuss potential common issues at an early stage, to remove possible pitfalls and speed up the process overall. It is intended to be a little stepping stone on the path to a successful quantum economy.

The article collection addresses various aspects of the process such as use cases and technology roadmaps, industry challenges, and experiences of cooperation projects between academia and industry, just to mention a few. It is open to publish also scientific descriptions of the “insides” of startups or new products or components.

Round table interviews with invited experts will discuss several topics, such as the needed competencies of future quantum engineers, standardization, comparisons of different approaches to quantum computing.

All the contributions have to be accessible to a wide audience and will be scrutinized based on the scientific content. It may be useful for authors to write them as if they should present them at plenary talks of conferences.

In particular authors from the industry, from startups and applied research organizations, but also from academia, are invited to submit contributions that fit to the mission laid out above

We invite you to submit articles for this special issue. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Use cases: what can quantum technologies be used for?
  • Industry challenges (scientific/technological) addressed to academia
  • Technology roadmaps
  • Scientific introduction of startups
  • Scientific presentation of quantum technologies products and components
  • Projects reports of academia/industry cooperation’s
  • Success stories for QT: economically relevant application of QT, industrialization, cooperation academia/industry
  • “Round table interviews”. Experts discuss pros and cons of technologies etc.
  • comparison of different qc implementation technologies
  • When does standardization help?
  • What is missing in the supply chain?
  • Basic competencies of future quantum engineers


Please refer to the journal’s Submission Guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript.
Important: upon submission select the article type (i.e. Research, Commentary, Review, Letter) and the special issue in the Additional Information step.
The guest editor together with the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Kai Bongs (University of Birmingham), will oversee the editorial process. Accepted articles are published Open Access and automatically assigned to a volume and issue after the proofs are corrected. They will be accessible through the regular volume and issue, as well as collected online under their specific special issue tab. This allows not waiting to collect all articles before publishing the special issue, but they appear on the fly (no need to wait for the deadline!).

Submissions are accepted from now until 31 August 2021.

Guest editor: Dr. Thomas Strohm
(Coordinator of Quantum Technologies at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany)

EPJ Quantum Technology is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database, one of the major databases of the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science, and has been accepted for indexing in Scopus. Its Impact Factor 2019 is 3.0

EPJ Quantum Technology: Special Issue on Quantum Metrology & Quantum Enhanced Measurement


Quantum technologies are one of the major future challenges for research and science, but also a major opportunity for industry with respect to innovation and high technology. Indeed, quantum technologies and devices have already started to have an impact in industry, and several large companies are now developing new quantum devices or have started to integrate already existing devices into their products.

The exploitation of quantum effects in customised systems can lead to devices with superior performance and capabilities for sensing, measuring and imaging. The aim of this special issue is to present cutting-edge research in the context of all these R&D quantum technology domains, as well as to highlight activities aiming to develop the necessary standardisation and metrological infrastructure for the characterisation and certification of the new quantum-based devices.

We invite you to submit articles for this special issue. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum Sensing with Colour Centres
  • Quantum Imaging and Quantum Bio-Imaging
  • Quantum-enhanced measurements in atomic systems
  • Quantum-enhanced measurements in solid state systems
  • Non-Classical light for quantum optical technologies and quantum enhanced measurement
  • Entangled light sources and their characterisation and application
  • Lattice and single trapped ion optical atomic clocks and optical combs
  • Optical fibre link for Clock network Quantum Communication Testbed
  • Technologies and Metrology for QKD
  • Micro- and nanofabrication of quantum devices
  • Josephson Junctions and Circuits
  • Single-electron devices and fermionic quantum optics
  • Quantum Hall effect and magneto-transport measurements
  • Single photon sources and detectors technologies and metrology
  • Entanglement-enhanced measurements and spectroscopy.
  • Quantum opto-mechanical resonators and quantum thermodynamics
  • Quantum electrical transport and current sources
  • Atomic-based sensors, e.g. quantum gravimeters, quantum gyroscopes, etc.
  • Metrology of components for Quantum Computing

Deadline: Submissions are accepted from now until 30 June 2021.

The special issue will be published as a Topical Collection in the framework of the Continuous Article Publication scheme allowing the usual EPJ Quantum Technology fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically by the editors of the Special Issue. Check out the Submission Guidelines for further information on preparing your manuscript.

Guest editors

Ivo Pietro Degiovanni (INRIM & EURAMET EMN-Q)

Sebastien Bize (LNE-SYRTE & EURAMET EMN-Q)

Christopher Chunnilall (NPL & EURAMET EMN-Q)

Hansjoerg Scherer (PTB & EURAMET EMN-Q)

EPJ Quantum Technology is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database, one of the major databases of the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science, and has been accepted for indexing in Scopus. Its Impact Factor 2018 is 2.84

Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Sabine, Sandrine, and Nicolas, your professional and efficient management supported our editing tasks enormously and made the whole process smooth and pleasant. The web-based SAGA system was very helpful for handling the workflow. Thank you all for your high commitment!

Jan Freund, ICBM, University of Oldenburg, Germany

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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